El Tuito, founded in 1844, commonly called “Tuito”, is a small colonial farming town. It has a population of about 3,500. It’s  at 2,624 ft or 800 mts above sea level with cobble stone streets, It’s located 34 mi or 55 klm south of PV, just 1 hour by car or 1.5 hrs. by bus from Old PV. The average temperature is 78 F or 25 C. It’s famous for its seasonal peyote mushrooms ,nearby hot springs & is located one hour from Mayto’s virgin 6 mile  beach, turtle reserve and oyster beds.  The buses to Tuito are located 5 blocks inland from the Malecon, in Old PV, at Carranza & Aguacate Aves. They leave daily on the hour from 7 am to 9 pm & costs 35 pesos, one way & return from Tuito on the half hour till 9 pm.Tel. 322-269-0473 The same bus goes to the Botanical Gardens  for 30 Pesos.

Bus to Tuito & Botanical Garden from PV


The main plaza in Tuito !





The police station people are really helpful !












Rosita Restaurant is located near the Main Plaza on Calle Abril #3.  It’s typical colonial atmosphere with inside & sidewalk tables ,makes a perfect stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The friendly owner, Hector Javier Perez. loves to practice his English.  Open daily 8 am- 6 pm. Pay in pesos or $US only. Phone # 322-269-0291

El Patio de Mario is located on the west side of the Main Plaza. It’s inner courtyard with tropical vegetation & birds singing makes it a tranquil place for any meal. Open daily 8:30 am- 5 pm. Most meals are cooked to order by owner, Mario Humberto Rodriguez Romero or “Mario” who has his whole family to assist and serve you. Phone # 322-269-0604

Mario & family lined up to serve you !

Mario & family lined up to serve you !

4 comments on “El Tuito

  • Hello John and Margret,
    I am also from California but currently living in El Tuito. I was wondering if you have or know people who have experience in setting-up day tours? I want to help three local and unique operations here in Tuito to combine efforts and become a day tour destination for one of the tour companies in Puerto Vallarta. We want to propose our tour concept to one or more of them but have no contacts. Any help is much appreciated.

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