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
Jose Antonio Garcia Rivas
On Viator Since June 2021
All Fees and Taxes
Meeting And Pickup
Sam's Club Puerto Vallarta
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2880, Puerto Vallarta, 48290 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Meeting point is at sam's store main entrance
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
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
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Best day trip ever!!
Sandy_F, Feb 2023
Amazing day and far exceeds expectations! Our guide, david, taught us so much about the history of the area as we drove. Hot springs were immaculate and the lunch delicious! Beach massage was great- a very memorable birthday celebration for me!!
The best tour in all of Vallarta, Hot Springs, beautiful drive, amazing guides and unforgettable food and pampering.
Debra_D, Jan 2023
I have been renting luxury villas in Vallarta for 7 years and coming here for almost 30 years. I had a friend in town who love hot springs so I thought I would try out this tour with her. I can't believe what I have been missing!!! This was by far the most professional, enjoyable, beautiful and amazing day I have had in all my years in Vallarta. Our guides were so knowledgable and took such care in telling us all about the plants and towns along the way. The tubs were lovely and the atmosphere so relaxing. We were treated like queens when they brought us fresh fruit and drinks as we soaked in the lovely hot mineral waters, then fresh guacamole. The finale was a amazing lunch of grilled veggies , chicken and beef with the amazing fresh corn tortillas we got at the tortilla bakery along the way. Then for dessert a beach massage and chocolates - it was a dream of a day!! If I could give this tour 10 stars I would and I plan on recommending this to all of my luxury villa guests and taking all of my visitors on this tour. It is by far the best experience you will have on your vacation.
larry_m, Jan 2023
The tour guide was awesome,the explained alot about the history of the area on the way to our destination.When we arrived he prepared a very good friut as a snack ,guacamole then grilled steak ,chicken and assorted vegetables.After relaxing a few hours in the hot spring he drove us to a beautiful beach for a excellent massage.Thanks for a relaxing good time.I recomend this at the end of your stay ,after walking and stressing over everything.two thumbs up!
Relaxing and delicious
Michelle_A, Jan 2023
The best meal of my trip to Mexico was on this excursion with Edgar! He grilled our lunch while we soaked in natural hot springs and he even served us fresh lemonade, fresh fruit, and guacamole and chips in the pool! Someone was there to offer an optional mud mask as well. But the meal served after the soak was out of this world! Then a lovely full-body massage when we got back to the coast. I was traveling alone and met a lovely couple that was in the same group. It was a beautiful and relaxing day with new friends and good food. Thank you Edgar!
A must do trip if you want a vacation on vacation!!!
Jeffrey_P, Jan 2023
I have been on a few excursions in different parts of the world, and this was one of the best I've been on. The attention to the clients wants and needs are amazing. The personal service we got was unmatched. Form pick up to drop off; we felt like a good friend who was a local was guiding us. Such a different experience from all the hustle and bustle of PV. A great way to relax an eat the best food we had on the trip, and we had a lot of great food.
This trip is must if you have the time in PV. It is first story we told people when they asked us how our trip was. So much better than the crowded big corporation trips you can take. From now on all trips will be judged against this one, it set the bar so high.
Would recommend and would return.
Cheryl_L, Jan 2023
We gad an amazing time at the hot springs. We stopped at a local market where they got fresh fruits and vegetables then we went to a tortilla place where they make them. We got to see how they are made and tried one hot wow! Then we headed to the hot springs where the guides cooked the best appetizers and lunch we ever had! It was such a great experience! I highly recommend this one!
Best Trip Ever
Jani_S, Jan 2023
The guide Surgeo was outstanding. We have never had a better guide . The food was outstanding it was a great experience. We will probably do it again
These guys definitely went above and beyond our expectations.
Bradley_L, Jan 2023
Jose is an outstanding host! Learned not only about the places we went but also the history of Puerto Vallarta. Hot springs were amazing, food was delicious and the massages were very relaxing.
Must do experience an excursion
Waheedah_C, Dec 2022
This was not like your typical tour company. The personalize customer service was outstanding. We met at a location with air-conditioned comfortable transportation. We picked up fresh vegetables and tortillas, straight from the factory for lunch along the way. When we arrived at the Hot Springs it was amazing. The family the communities greeted us. Lunch was prepared and served. Fresh squeezed lemonade. Afterwards the Spa at the beach was top-notch. I highly recommend this trip. It is a beautiful experience, our host gave us a history of PV and the community which enhanced the experience. I look to return someday.
Great time, great food
Steven_H, Dec 2022
This was the best part of our trip. We enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the area. The whole journey was well worth the money. The food and our guide were amazing. Can't wait to go back.
Jason_R, Dec 2022
This experience at the Hot Spring was incredible. If you want a nice quaint relaxing day in the mountains this is it. Our guide Edgar was the man great hospitality friendly knowledgeable just overall great guy. Easy to talk to, he Is bilingual. The message on the beach of Bucerias was so good I feel asleep. Then he suprise us with drinks and chocolates. Thanks Edgar for a great experience. To all, treat your girlfriend, mother or yourself you won't regret it.
Terry_F, Dec 2022
We really enjoyed the drive through the different terrains and being out in nature, and the hot springs were just lovely and rustic.
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Fantastic sights, wonderful guide!
Ariel_m, Dec 2022
Definitely recommend this tour!! Sergio was our guide and he was fantastic. He answered all our questions thoughtfully and had a lot to say about different places we saw. He took care of everything- and made sure everyone was having a good time! The places we saw felt peaceful and the pools were out in the countryside, so we saw a little bit more of the region. For anyone who gets car sickness I recommend a motion sickness tablet as a short portion of the tour goes on windy roads- I took one and was completely fine. The pools were beautiful, we were served a delicious grilled meal, fruits and guacamole followed by a massage on the beach. Don’t forget to bring extra cash for tips for guide, masseuse and any extra souvenirs, as many places don’t take credit card. This is a great way to end your tour - 100% relaxation and seeing a little more of the region.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fabulous day in Puerto Vallarta
Paula_R, Nov 2022
First time to Puerto Vallarta for my husband's 60th birthday! Sergio took us to a small town to explore a fresh fruit and vegetable market. We gathered the food and was told we'd be having this food grilled for us later. We strolled down the street to peek into a beautiful church and then met Sergio across the way for a quick tour of a tortilla factory with amazing tortillas! Sergio treated us like kings and queens!
Relaxing in the hot springs with plates of freshly cut fruits and handmade lemonade followed by fresh made guacamole and chips! After a long soaking he set a table for our small group and fed us beef, chicken and the fresh vegetables from the market. It was delightful! Sergio then drove us to the beach for some remarkable body massages followed by drinks for hydration and chocolates...yummy! We can't say enough about Sergio! He is well know in all the places he took us. We enjoyed every moment of being pampered on this excursion. Anyone one able to experience Sergio as host will have an unforgettable time. Life is full of memories and Sergio supplied us with many to share. Thank you Sergio!!! Gracias! Ciao from Tom and Paula!
Christine_K, Nov 2022
Sergio and Edgar were amazing hosts and chefs! Wow we haven't had a cookout like that in many years. Truly fantastic!! The hotsprings did their job naturally and off to the beach massages ended our day in bliss!
Our guide, Sergio was...
Bruce_M, Nov 2022
Our guide, Sergio was fantastic and he was very attentive to our needs. It was a greate escape from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area
Relaxing, informative, delicious, restorative!
Chris_O, Nov 2022
Great trip into the hills east of Puerto Vallarta. After starting our adventure in Puerto Vallarta, we headed inland. We stopped in a small town to pick up fresh vegetables and fruit for our lunch. While our host, Antonio, was completing that purchase he suggested that we walk about 3 blocks down the street to a tortillería. On the way we ate some delicious gorditas at a street vendors cart (not part of the official itinerary but they were delicious), visited the town church, got coffee and met Antonio at the tortillaria. He explained the process that was used to make the tortillas. It was really interesting to see how the owners had devised ways to retain the critical traditional techniques that create healthy yummy tortillas and combined these techniques with mechanization which allows them to make enough tortillas to satisfy the towns demands. I've been visiting Mexico for 15 years and can honestly say that I've never had a better tortilla. From there we continued into the hills to the hot springs. If you are looking for a 5 star spa with soft music, clean sheets and luxurious surroundings you won't find it here. What you will find is a group of people who took what nature gave them (the hot springs) and used innovation and hard work to create a truly unique experience for visitors. Out of the beautiful forest/jungle they have carved out many pools of different temperatures. Instead of soft new age music, you can enjoy the sounds of the forest and good conversation with your traveling companions. I should mention that after each group is finished, the used pools are drained , cleaned, and refilled. While we were soaking in the springs, Antonio was hard at work making us plates of fruit and chips/guacamole to enjoy while in the pools. At the same time he was making a fantastic lunch of the newly purchased vegetables along with carne asada and grilled chicken. After lunch we had the opportunity for another quick soak and then we left the forest and drove to Bucerías for an exquisite massage on the beach. Throughout the day, Antonio told us about some of the history of the region. All in all, it was a wonderful relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta.
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Shirley_R, Oct 2022
This was a perfect end for my vacation. It was a beautiful drive up the mountains thru the countryside and a stop at a local farmer's market for fresh vegetables and fish. Once at this beautiful family owned hot springs I was treated to the best meal of my trip; grilled veggies, fish, chicken and beef and the best guacamole and salsa ever created by our guide Sergio. At the springs you can choose a cool tub next to the hot springs to go between and cool down. The most awesome part was a massage on the beach to finish. Run, don't walk to this vacation. Perfection!
Beautiful hot spring experiences
Kallie_L, Oct 2022
Amazing experience. Sergio gave us the best tour & I cannot stop talking about how beautiful the hot springs and area we were shown was. I had an amazing day in the mountains and plan to do this excursion every time I am in Puerto Vallarta. The food was incredible and the service of the entire excursion was top notch.
We would go back in a heartbeat
Kattleya_T, Oct 2022
Celebrated hubby’s bday in this excursion. Could not have been happier with our guides. Thank you Antonio and David for his cake and the fun experience we did. We’ll recommend! 💯