If you’re in Puerto Vallarta, you’re in the right place to truly enjoy tequila, as this distilled beverage must be produced in the Mexican state of Jalisco in order to be called tequila. Read on for tips on how to sample and learn about it.
Distillery Tours & Tastings
You can taste tequilas at bars around downtown Puerto Vallarta on your own, but to gain insight into the liquor, which is made from the blue agave plant, consider booking a guided tasting to learn about the characteristics and differences between the various types of tequila as you drink. Outside of town, Rancho Verano Distileria de Tequila and Tequila Mama Lucia also offer tastings and tours.
For a little adventure and sightseeing before relaxing over tequila samples, opt for a combo tour that also includes an activity such as an ATV or zipline experience; a Puerto Vallarta city tour or visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens; or a day trip to surrounding towns like Tequila or El Tuito. Most of these tours include visits to tequila distilleries or bars for a tasting.
Things to Know
Participants must be at least 18 years of age to consume liquor in Mexico.
While you may be used to taking tequila shots with lime and salt, expect to sip it neat during Puerto Vallarta tequila tasting sessions.