This is a very special tour that visits some very
special, off-the-beaten-track places in the area
north of Puerto Vallarta known as the Riviera Nayarit,
or the North Coast. We will tour the famous
La Penita Market, the surfing mecca of Sayulita,
and most special of all, the Entre Amigos project
in San Pancho.
The market in La Penita is a wonderful event where
local artists offer handmade jewelry, authentic
native Huichol art, Oaxacan rugs, and other regional
specialty crafts and goods. You will have
time to browse the market on your own and shop for
what you would like to bring home with you.
This is the best market in the Riviera Nayarit,
and it is quite authentic.
After the market, we will visit the small town of
San Pancho and tour the Entre Amigos project, a
community center entirely funded by donations and
staffed by volunteers. The charity has attracted
followers from all over the world, including the
World Economic Forum, Cirque du Soleil and many
You will be amazed at what people at the Entre Amigos
Community Center can make...fun and crazy items
that can't be found anywhere else in this region.
If you have any household goods or gently used clothes,
you can donate them directly to the center.
They will sell the items at the second hand store
to raise funds for the center, similar to Goodwill
or the Salvation Army. We will donate part
of the cost of your tour to the center as well,
a very worthy local cause.
The next stop is the surfing paradise of Sayulita,
one of the most charming villages in the area.
We will have free time in this cozy town, during
which we can have lunch, do some shopping, go to
the beach, have a Chocobanana (the best you will
ever try!), see iguanas or simply relax with a cold
drink and soak it all up.
Yes! This tour makes a great shore excursion.
Runs: Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00
PM, November thru April Only. Pick-up time will be specified on your confirmation.
Departs From: Different pick-up locations in
Nuevo Vallarta, Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta.
Exact directions will accompany your confirmation.
Duration: 8 Hours
Camera and/or Video Camera
Cap or Hat
Comfortable Walking Shoes
Extra Cash Tips, Shopping, Lunch, etc.