Puerto Vallarta

Hop On Hop Off Tour with Free Stops in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From $23.52

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Create your own personalized itinerary for sightseeing in Puerto Vallarta on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. You'll enjoy privileged views of the seaside city on the top deck, as well as the freedom to descend whenever an attraction catches your eye. Plus, your ticket includes tequila tasting, a lounger on Mangos Beach, and entry to a chocolate factory.
  • See Puerto Vallarta your way on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour
  • Buses run every hour to give you plenty of time at each point of interest
  • Hop off whenever an attraction catches your interest
  • Your ticket includes extra activities that showcase Mexican culture

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • tequila shot
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entrance to Puerto Magico
  • Entrance to Cacao Magico (chocolate factory)

    Meeting And Pickup

    Departure Point

    • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

    Return Details

    • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

    Ticket Redemption Points

    Malecon, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Starbucks- Marina Vallarta , Av Paseo de la Marina 121-Local 25, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    What To Expect

    Hop On Hop Off Panoramic Tour: Marina Vallarta - Malecon - Mismaloya - Marina Vallarta

    16 Stops

    9 Points of Interest

    Duration: 4 hours

    Operating Schedule: The tour begins at its official stop in Marina Vallarta or on the Malecón next to the Caballo de Mar monument. Malecón 10:15, 12:15, 14:15 and 16:15. The schedules from Thursday to Sunday in Marina Vallarta 09:15, 10:15, 11:15, 13:15, 14:15 and 15:15, Malecon 10:15,11:15,12:15,14:15, 15;15 and 16:15 The concept is that you can go up and down as many times as you need, that is why you can use your bracelet from 09:00 am, which begins the 1st tour, until 20:00 pm, which ends the last exit In the city's Malecon, if you want to get on at one of our official stops, you must dial 3222938563 or 3221233703 to confirm the place and time. The complementary activities are the client's decision to take them, if they decide to take any of them our team will leave them at the place of the activity and they will be given the information that the bus will be back to continue with the tour. You can bring your bathing suit if you decide to stay on one of the beautiful beaches in the South.

    Avenida Paseo de la Marina

    H. Escuela Naval Militar 30

    Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2479

    Plaza Genovesa Vallarta

    Av México 987

    Plaza de Armas

    Ignacio L. Vallarta 190

    Carr. Costera a Barra de Navidad Km 2.5

    Carr. Costera a Barra de Navidad 2354

    Playa Palmares

    Mirador los arcos de mismaloya


    C. Juárez 340

    C. Perú 1158

    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio

    Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2468

    Points of interest passed by on this route


    Malecon Boardwalk

    La Isla Puerto Vallarta

    Marina Vallarta

    Playa Las Gemelas

    Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

    Teatro Vallarta

    Playa de los Muertos

    Puerto Magico

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate

    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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    Traveler Tips

    Book earlier in the day so you stay at stops longer.


    237 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 237 reviews
    This tour was more than...
    JoseL_R, Jun 2023
    This tour was more than expected. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, personable, friendly. No complaints.
    Great Touring Option
    Michael_Y, May 2023
    Great attendant/guide Luis, and friendly driver Victor. Slow season in May, so just a handful of passengers. Overall, very happy!
    Great way to start your trip/ Get an overview of PV
    Gina_G, May 2023
    Really enjoyed this experience. I recommend riding all the way to the end, having lunch at Plata Mismaloya then hopping back on and off as desired on the way back. That way you get a great overview of the city. I did it at the end of my trip, wish I’d done it first. The guides were very nice and helpful. Oskar was sure to give precise times to return to the bus (two hours between drop off and pick up in the same spot on weekdays, btw!) He took my phone number to make sure I would get back on in time. He was also great about helping me practice and improve my Spanish along the way! There are a few quick stops. Half hour to see the Malecon (Beachside promenade) and ten min each for a vista and souvenir shopping. Definitely go back to the Malicon at night. Amazing people watching, night market, street food, and dancing at the town square/gazebo! Downsides: The bus isn’t exactly new and the recordings about locations and history weren’t that exciting or easy to hear, I but didn’t really care or think it like that kind of tour. Ride on top if at all possible. It’s cooler once you start moving. Wear lots of sunscreen and a hat with a chinstrap. They provide cold water or beer and even a quick shot of tequila. :)
    Fun Bus
    Barb_H, May 2023
    Oscar was a great tour guide. He had a lot of energy and jokes and facts to tell. Had a great time, but make sure you duck when you see the branches coming.
    Inclusive tour of area.
    Brian_B, May 2023
    Information given on sites good. Beer nice and cold. Saw what we wanted to see and learn about the area. Negative: bus was hot- sat downstairs and a/c was not cool enough; also couldn’t see out the windows well as was a black mesh covering them. Tour Was a little long. Didn’t need to do chocolate factory although bathroom stop there was good.
    Hop on Hop Off
    Jocelan, May 2023
    What a great way to see Puerto Vallarta, I have been to Puerto Vallarta before and have seen many of the locations around, but this was a new way to see more of this beautiful area.
    Being able to see the...
    Cathy_S, May 2023
    Being able to see the coast line in Puerto Vallarta was amazing! The tour guide was great also! Thanks for having cold beverages to drink.
    We had a great time on the hop on/hop off bus tour
    Gaye_J, May 2023
    Highly recommend this trip. Beautiful Scenery. Great staff. We didn't make the bus at one of the stops, but just hopped on the next one.
    Living the Dream
    Brent_B, May 2023
    views on the southside of PV and seeing the hotels and houses along the ocean, plus touring around PV. Unbelievable.
    Welcome with open arms
    Audrey_C, May 2023
    The most memorably was I was scared my sister didn’t want to come with me because she had done it before. I was the only person from my ship and the other were from another ship. A family welcome me with open arms, I enjoy the whole tour
    A great day
    Paul_M, Apr 2023
    Oscar was awesome. Very worth the money paid. If the stops had been a few minutes longer I would’ve appreciated it. Other than that, AWESOME!!
    Fun way to spend time
    Vicki_A, Apr 2023
    We were on the last bus of the day and started in Mismaloya. It would be best to take the earliest bus for sure and then you have more time at the stops, especially the Marina and the Malecon. It’s an enjoyable trip, traffic is a bit of a pain leaving the main area but it was worth the money for the fun of it. Watch your head on the low branches hahaha
    Robert_S, Apr 2023
    I will b contacting foe a refund. I was not told it would b one hour to wait for another bus at each stop. Wrong information given
    Fun day Vallarta
    Traci_L, Apr 2023
    Different from a hop on hop off like in USA, but it was fun, got to see the country and sights. Good system to spend a few hours at main stops. Our guide was spot on! Worth the money.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Tracy we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip and got to see a lot of the city.
    Great Overall
    Steve_J, Apr 2023
    The tour was great. The sights that we stopped really showed us Puerto Vallarta main highlights. The only issue was the meeting point was bit confusing.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Steve an apology for the confusion, we are working on more specific information, glad the tour was to your liking and that you enjoyed it.
    Barbara_C, Apr 2023
    Our third time in this tour. Just enjoy seeing PV from up on the mountains. Tour guide was great. Can't remember his name.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    thank you for enjoying with us every time you visit us.
    A good see the area tour
    William_B, Apr 2023
    This is a good low cost tour if you’re not familiar with the area. You can hop off and on and go revisit areas as long as the buses are still running. I recommend going to the end, then decide where to go next. The end is a nice beach, bring a backpack and gear to hang.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Your comments will help us so that our next customers can enjoy the tour.
    Tree branches
    Noemi_T, Apr 2023
    It was good overall. But the city should cut the trees. I’ve been hurt by a tree branch . It was a terrible experience, after 4 days my face still swelling. I have two scars in my face . I understand it is not the company fault .
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Noemi how unfortunate that this situation has marked the experience, if it is a delicate issue that we are working with the city.
    Fun, easy and convenient
    Mikael_V, Apr 2023
    I loved this option for a city tour. The flexibility of getting off where you want it and take as much time to explore and hon on the next bus at your own convenience was great for us. We loved it, especially being able to enjoy the scenery from top of the bus. Looking forward to do it again. Oscar and Francisco were very nice, friendly and courteous.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    An slice of life tour of Puerto Vallarta
    Marc_J, Apr 2023
    We thoroughly enjoyed sitting up top and seeing the coastline of PV. The marina area with all the upscale restaurants and shops was a pleasant surprise.
    Don’t bother
    Nithi_R, Apr 2023
    We did the Malecon route. No clear established times & didn’t run frequently enough. Learned very little about Puerto Vallarta; except when hotels were built. Saw very little of the city. There were only three “stops” of no interest besides resorts & a souvenir stand. How would you spend 1-2 hours there? (That’s how frequently the busses came through) No one could get off at the second stop because there was nowhere for the bus to park. The English audio is fine so long as people are quiet enough for you to hear it. We did receive water, beer & tequila shots which was its only redeeming quality. Worst informational/geographic Hop-on-off I’ve done.
    Hop On Hop Off bus was ok
    rogerl666, Apr 2023
    Good tour to take to get to know Puerto Vallarta but different from many hop on hop off buses. There are long stretches of the tour where the bus winds through a beach side road and the way back north is the same as the way down south. They did have water and beer with the price as well as a visit to a touristy overpriced chocolatier. Overall, enjoyed the tour.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    Our tour was enjoyable, a...
    Thomas_B, Apr 2023
    Our tour was enjoyable, a nice drive down coast with a few stops along the way. We stayed on bus until the return trip and got off at the Malecon/ Centro stop. We stayed for 2 hours, which was the time between buses, and had a very nice lunch and a little shopping. The bus was right on schedule and we had a short ride back to Puerto Magico which was our stop right by the cruise terminal. The tour guide and bus driver were very nice and the guide made sure we were accommodated. This is a good value for what you get.
    A Great casual Hop on Hop Off tour. An overall quick view of PV
    Marilyn_S, Apr 2023
    I had friends visiting from Canada and I was looking for an economical easy tour. This was perfect. We even decided the night before and easily booked this tour on this site that quickly, easy peasy. And it was the best price I had seen. $400 pesos you can't go wrong. Many stops to chose from that you can either stay for 10 minutes or stay until the next bus. And very attentive, friendly and personable guides on each bus that explain everything. And the best part is your view from the top deck, it is great. A few reviews complained that they could not hear the tour narratives on the speakers but we had no problems. We started at the PV Marina at Star Bucks at 9:25 Am. Go early and walk the Marina and even enjoy breakfast before your tour. Or return to this destination and do the same but have dinner. When you are done the tour ask and they will drop you off along the tour route at a pedestrian safe stop. I say safe due to the likely high traffic and hustle and bustle of the main road. All in all we were very happy with this casual feeling tour. And when the next friend comes to visit again I will do the tour again as it gives a great birdseye view of much of PV. The South Coast is beautiful.
    Marisol_R, Apr 2023
    Highlight of my visit to Puerto Vallarta! We experienced so much and our tour guide Oscar was amazing. The driver was also very nice. Well worth it. I highly recommend it.
    Fun, informative and a great way to get around town
    Megan_J, Mar 2023
    Liked the drive around town. Good tour information. Fairly consistent on time. Nice driver and host. A good way to see all of PV!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    So worth it! Would do it again!
    Yvonne_S, Mar 2023
    So much fun! Beautiful way to see the town, beaches and the city streets! Wear lots of sunscreen if you’re on the top deck!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    Nicely done
    Karl_K, Mar 2023
    Points of interest were well done, guide was good and price was reasonable. Everything went like clockwork.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    Give it try, well worth the money!
    Debbie_R, Mar 2023
    This is the best way to see Puerto Vallarta! Once you get the lay of the land you can always take a cab back. It was a beautiful day, seeing beautiful Puerto Vallarta!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
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    Our first time in Puerto...
    John_H, Mar 2023
    Our first time in Puerto Vallarta. Great way to see the sights! Was able to get advice on restaurants in the area.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thanks for your coments!

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