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  • Writer's pictureNik Valcic

Come for a walk around Puerto Vallarta!

Sandra Cesca, a long time PV resident and photographer has been operating Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours for over 10 years. Recently I had the opportunity to join her on the "Historic El Centro" tour. One thing that I noticed immediately was that there were numerous other tours happening around us and they were all groups of 20 or more. Sandra's approach is small groups with individualized attention. We went inside workshops and markets to see and meet the artisans and vendors, learned some history, visited places I would not have found on my own and I live here! There was also plenty of time for questions and conversation, something that you won't find in a large group.

Over the years Sandra has expanded her walks and now has a "menu" that includes Gringo Gulch, Southside Neighbourhoods, Rural El Tuito, Pitillal Centro and something you will not find with any other tour company; Malecon for Wheelchairs.

Two of her recent additions are on my wish list; The Chocolate Walk and the Snorkel Hike Swim tour. The Chocolate walk takes you to three unique confectionaries two of which are also chocolatiers with their own production kitchens. There are plenty of free samples, a discussion about the history of chocolate in PV and in Mexico as well as an actual mini class in how to make chocolate. The Snorkel Hike Swim tour is her latest addition. It's a 6 hour water and land adventure that takes you to Animas beach by private boat, a swim and snorkel at Los Arcos park, an inland hike to Quimixto Waterfall and time for lunch on your own if you wish. Depending on the time of year you will see whales and dolphins as well as sea turtles.

Sandra has earned a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018, and you can learn more about Sandra's tours by going to www.puertovallartawalkingtours.com or by emailing her directly sandra.learn.vallarta@gmail.com .


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