Puerto Vallarta

Shaded Hot Spring, Massage and Mex Grill in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From $145.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Relax during a peaceful tour at this shaded hot spring. At Nuevo Ixtlan, our guide provides a personalized spa day experience, surrounded by nature. After pickup from your accommodation, you will arrive at the medicinal waters that are a comfortable temperature. Unwind with a traditional Mexican grill of locally sourced food before heading back to Puerto Vallarta.
  • Friendly, local tour guide offering a tailored experience
  • Take in the fresh mountain air and scenic beauty of the area
  • Mexican BBQ grill provided
  • Stop-off at Bucerias for a massage with beach view on return to Puerto Vallarta

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sam's Club
      Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2880, 48290 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

      Meeting point is at sam's store main entrance

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Operated by Jose Antonio Garcia Rivas

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Excellent day. David was a fantastic tour guide, kept us entertained and informed throughout the day. The hot springs are lovely and the lunch that David prepared was excellent. Rounded off the day with a lovely massage on the beach and dropped off back at our accommodation. Highly recommend and a must do if you are in PV.


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    Full Experience! Well worth the time!
    Amanda_C, May 2023
    Eduardo (the guy with the hat as he mentioned to call him) was fantastic and great company. This is a full experience! We enjoyed hearing the history about the country and villages. We were luck in that the other tour group was running a little behind. We got to explore San Juan and check out the little shops. The tortilla factory was very neat to see. The ride is an adventure in itself, it is bumpy but the drivers do the best they can to navigate the road. Once at the hot springs, it very calm and beautiful. We were served fresh squeezed lemonade and snacks. It was a really great experience. We sat down with the other group and got to share a meal with them. They were very nice and we were all very grateful. Next was the ride back to town for the massage 💆🏼‍♀️ don’t be shy, get comfy because this message is going to be amazing. Last, our driver was kind enough to drop us off at our villa that we rented. We had such a great time with him. He was a great guide and had a wonderful attitude. We learned a bit and had such an immersive day. Highly recommend. I would suggest bringing your own towel even though they are provided. I like a big light weight towel. Only downside is I left it out to dry with my suit and forgot them there. Oh well.
    Great Day
    Danny_T, May 2023
    Tony and Sergio were Fantastic. Great Day in the Wilderness. Massage was The Best. Our Host Antonio was so cool The food was great they really took care of us.
    The best day of our Puerto Vallarta trip!
    Amy_K, May 2023
    We had a beautiful week in Puerto Vallarta, but the day trip out of town through the countryside, small towns, and up the foothills to the thermal springs was especially memorable. Sergio and David were great guides and hosts, knowledgeable and caring. The hot springs themselves are wonderfully pleasant. And it was good to see that the local community takes such pride and benefits directly from maintaining the springs, pools, and facilities. The barbecue lunch – with local produce we picked up from a market along the way and fresh tortillas from the local tortilla factory – was fantastic. And finishing up with an hour of massage on the beach a perfect ending! Very strongly recommended for anyone visiting PV -- we would certainly do it again!
    Fantastic Adventure
    Alexandra_E, May 2023
    We had a fantastic time on this adventure! Jose was an excellent host, the hot springs were relaxing, the food was delicious, and the massages on the beach were the perfect end to it all. Highly recommend doing this while in Puerto Vallarta.
    Hannah_D, May 2023
    Edgar, our wonderful driver, the food, mineral baths, everything! A memorable experience! We highly recommend.
    Two thumbs up
    Brad_D, May 2023
    Relaxing day with wonderful hosts, excellent food and a good time all around! Antonio and Edgar made the experience top notch!
    Vicky_L, Apr 2023
    Excellent day. David was a fantastic tour guide, kept us entertained and informed throughout the day. The hot springs are lovely and the lunch that David prepared was excellent. Rounded off the day with a lovely massage on the beach and dropped off back at our accommodation. Highly recommend and a must do if you are in PV.
    Relaxing and fun day!
    James_M, Apr 2023
    A wonderful and relaxing day! We learned so much about local history from our fantastic host Edgar, watched homemade tortillas were made and shopped the fresh market together. This was before we reached the hot springs! We soaked in the warm mineral springs while Edgar and Tony prepared a yummy fresh grill. It was such a relaxing day and an hour long massage on the beach capped off the the experience. We will definitely do this tour again on our next trip to Puerto Vallarta!
    Relaxing cultural day of hot springs and grilling
    Adam_A, Apr 2023
    This was a fantastic day that included a lot more than I expected, I would very much recommend it to others and can't wait to go back to these guys to see what other tours they can offer in and around Jalisco! On the way to the hot springs we stopped at a market and a tortilla factory to pick up fruit and and learn about the tortilla process. When we arrived at the hot springs we had them mostly to ourselves and Sergio, our guide, made a fruit plate for each of us before embarking on lunch. Lunch had chicken, beef, fish, tons of grilled veggies and fresh guac. After this we headed to the beach where we all got 60 min massages, which were fantastic. There is a bit of driving through the day (2 hours total), and me and my partner were with three other folks so hope that you like the people you're with (no problems on our trip). Enjoy the trip!
    A MUST DO!!
    Marlayna_W, Apr 2023
    If I could give his experience 10 stars, I would this is an amazing experience that Antonio and Sergio give! their hearts are all about Puerto Vallarta and sharing the experience of small treasures like the Hot Springs! Finding all of our lunch and cooking it in front of us always doing extra special treats along the way and knowledge overall would do it again 1 million times over!!
    A must go!!!
    Bardie_B, Apr 2023
    It was over 10 stars! I have never eaten so much and been so relaxed. Loved it! Loved traveling through the cities, the tortilla factory, the springs, lunch, laughs with new friends and the massage on the beach! It was wonderful. Must go. The guides were wonderful!
    Beautiful day activity-soaking and massage!
    Jen_C, Apr 2023
    Jose was an absolute delight to have as our guide for the day! No detail was overlooked, and the time he spent cooking us lunch was so appreciated! What a relaxing, enjoyable way to spend time with family!
    Fantastic under the radar excursion!
    Donn_E, Apr 2023
    Edgar and Sergio were fantastic tour guides concierges and chef’s as we were treated to a truly unique experience. Beautiful trip to the mountains thru some neighboring villages, where we bought the fresh food for our BBQ experience at the hot springs. Our guides were full of cultural and historical insights which made the trip fly by. The hot springs themselves were simply awesome - clean and relaxing! The ultimate punctuation to the day was an hourlong massage on the beach before we came back to Vallarta. This is a must do excursion - a lot for the price!
    Must do experience!
    Mike_S, Mar 2023
    The entire experience was fantastic from start to finish. Edgar taught us about so much. The culture, the helos, the people, trees, wildlife, etc. The food, service, hot springs, and massage at the end if the trip were all well done. I can't recommend this trip enough. Everyone should do this and we will be back!
    Love it
    Franz_F, Mar 2023
    Sergio is great. Love the hot spring pools and appreciate the local tour and stories. Food is fresh and the guacamole’s presentation is nice. They made it as a heart shape with chips around. We enjoyed it a lot. Will do it again soon.
    Relaxing and Pampering
    anne_m, Mar 2023
    I had heard from friends this tour was a treat for your inner and outer self and they were correct. I will repeat this fabulous experience every year upon my return. You drive through the countryside, small towns and mountains. On the way our driver Sergio provided cultural, historical interchange about Mexico. We stopped to pick out our fruits and vegetables for lunch, plus a tortilla factory where the tortillas were delicious. These tortillas have a reputation and you understand why with the first bite! Upon arriving at the hot springs there are changing rooms and toilets and a clean, hot pool for your party. The pool is emptied and scrubbed for each new client. We also had a mud facial while in the natural hot springs. The pool water was not too hot as we were in there for some time. We were served drinks, guacamole, fruit plate, in the pool under the shaded trees with soft Mexican music in the background. A delicious and plentiful lunch was served of chicken, steaks, fish, vegetables, on a picnic table near the pool. After lunch we arrived in Bucerias for a massage on the beach. Don"t make plans for your evening! Continue the Zen!
    Great day to discover something new
    Katherine_W, Mar 2023
    This tour is as advertised. The property is lovely and our guide, Sergio, was wonderful. He made our day by explaining all we saw on the drive up and back. The baths are primitive but the rest perfect. Lunch was grilled and delicious.
    Can’t say enough good things
    Belyn_N, Mar 2023
    My boyfriend and I did this on our last full day in pv and it was the perfect way to end our trip. Antonio was a fantastic guide and did way more than the description. We went to a local tortilla factory (so yummy) and he also took us to a market to pick our out favorite fruits and veggies for snacks at the hot springs. The hot springs were so cool and the guy there helps you get your pool to your desired temperature. Our guides kept us WELL fed. Lunch was amazing and I can’t say about good things about it. The massages were a nice touch at the end. Antonio even dropped everyone off at their accommodations. Seriously this is a must do.
    Great value for a great experience!
    Ana_M, Mar 2023
    We had a great time on this trip! The best part was visiting a tortilla factory and grabbing a fresh hot corn tortilla off the conveyer belt. I was very thankful that the trip included transportation because I don't think we would have found the hot springs if we had rented a car. Combined with lunch and the massage, this tour is a great value. Thank you to our guides who were so kind.
    Don’t miss this one
    Kelly_C, Mar 2023
    This was a day filled many things we enjoyed, from the tortilla factory to the open air market to the hot springs and bbq lunch. The drive included interesting facts about the country side. Antonio made the trip entertaining. End the day with an amazing massage on the beach. Just wonderful.
    Best day of vacay!
    Halie_S, Mar 2023
    I highly recommend this experience! It was a great getaway from the bustle of the city. The hot springs, food, scenery, and beach massage were all amazing and we left feeling relaxed and refreshed. Edgar, our tour guide and driver, was especially exceptional! We learned so much about Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Ixtlan, and the local culture. My only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer!
    Best tour we’ve been on in our 12 years in Puerto Vallarta.
    Dave_E, Mar 2023
    The springs were very soothing; best fresh cooked meal that we’ve ever had and the hour long massage on the beach was amazing. What a great tour, well worth the money.
    First rate experience
    David_L, Mar 2023
    First rate experience from start to finish. The ride to the hot springs was interesting. The hot springs were relaxing. The BBQ was great and the massage was a really nice way to finish.
    Best excursion
    Murray_M, Mar 2023
    Great food, incredible locations, tour guides that explain everything and are great cooks. All local food including things I'd never seen.
    Clarence_V, Mar 2023
    WOW, Antonio created an experience beyond the description and above and beyond our expectations! Soon enough we were out of the city and driving through the countryside and forest. We passed through small towns where life is slower and more peaceful. In one of the towns we stopped at a local market where Antonio invited us to participate in picking the fruits and vegetables we prefered for the lunch he was going to prepare for us while we soaked in the natural hot springs! The town-stop also included fresh tortillas at the local factory,(including a taste of a hot, freshly made tortilla) 😍 Antonio answered all our curiosities about everything we saw and did! The hot springs were such a holistic experience, we smiled with content for the remainder of the day, long after returning to town; but not before enjoying the organic meal he grilled for us while we marinated in the natural spring tubs! To finish the afternoon we each received a 1 hour body massage in the town of Bucedias! Note: I'm a licensed massage therapist in the US, the therapist (masajista) was a true professional and provided a therapudic experience that rates top-notch in the profession! This excursion is a must, even if you only choose one outing during your trip to PV, make it with Antonio! Thank you Antonio! Oh, one more comment please, because of Antonio's kindness as a person, the others that were along with us on this journey, CeeCee and Jeannie, they were only strangers for the first 5 minutes, by the end of 8 hours together, including Antonio, we became friends, sharing something about each of our lives, bonded by the holistic afternoon!
    Great experience !
    Marie_P, Feb 2023
    We had the best time ! The food was great ! The hot springs experience is fantastic! Antonio is the best guide ….
    Manon_L, Feb 2023
    Learning about the culture, tasting the best taco’s on the way to the site. Having healthy BBQ after relaxing in the hot springs and completing this day with an hour massage on the beach. This was just perfect!
    A wonderful, unique experience
    Mark_Z, Feb 2023
    I've never been on a tour like this -- and I mean that in a good way. Tony was a terrific guide, taking us to the backwoods of Mexico, outside Puerto Vallarta. My girlfriend and I started the morning at Sam's Club, where we met Tony and three other tourists before we headed out. We stopped at a local market on the way where we picked out vegetables and fruit for later. Once at the hot springs, we enjoyed a relaxing three hours there while Tony grilled the food, plus chicken and steak, for lunch. When we were ready for our return trip, we dried off and stopped in Bucerias, where we had a massage on the beach before going back to our resort. Tony was very accommodating and helpful. I can't recommend this tour enough.
    A Day Full of Adventure, Fantastic Food and so Much More!
    Angela_W, Feb 2023
    Jose was the perfect host for this fun hot springs adventure. From the moment he picked us up to when he dropped us off at the end of the day he was taking great care of us. We stopped along the way to pick up our choice of fresh fruits and veggies that he grilled up for lunch after the delicious guacamole he made for us. We went on a Sunday, which is family day for the locals at the hot springs so it got busy but every group gets their own hot springs 'tub' to enjoy for the day. My mom and I had such a great time! This is a great adventure to book if you are looking for a rustic, off the beaten path, authentic experience. I can't wait to see what other adventures Jose offers the next time we are in PV because he's an awesome host who know how to take care of his guests plus leave you with stories & memories that'll last a lifetime. Thanks Jose, we had such a great time!!
    Fun experience
    Daniel_W, Feb 2023
    Very fun trip away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. You get a brief stop in a small town and get to see a little sample of life away from the city. The springs were very nice as was the lunch and the massage back on the beach. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and great personality

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