Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - If you are wondering what it's like in the rural countryside away from busy Vallarta, take a day and enjoy the beauty and fresh mountain air of quiet El Tuito. If you are a lover of organic veggies, panela cheese, blue corn tortillas and curious about the local moonshine, this is a walk for you.
Pre-Hispanic El Tuito is one hour south of Vallarta by local bus. Learn local history as you walk through town. See typical adobe architecture, clay studio producing pre-Hispanic figures, sample blue corn tortillas and locally-made soft Panela cheese.
Stop at the farmhouse to sample raicilla while observing propagation and seed-saving techniques. Then a short walk through the countryside to the working farm where you learn about tilling, composting, mulching, planting, irrigation, crop rotation and harvesting.
Finish your walk back into town to visit a backyard bakery using a wood-fired oven and then an optional stop for lunch. Percentage of fee goes to support this non-profit community supported farm project. This walk is in collaboration with Organic Select.Held every Thursday from 10 am - 2 pm, the $40 USD/person fee is well worth it. (Children under 12 are $20). RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY TUESDAY NOON. Book online at escaperoutevallarta.com, or email sandra.learn.vallarta(at)gmail.com for more information.