What shall I pack for a multi-day tour?

  • Bike shorts (if cycling)
  • Bike shirts (if cycling)
  • Bike gloves (if cycling)
  • Socks
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Baseball cap or hat for sun protection while on the beach or in town
  • Water bladder if you’d like to use your own, otherwise we will provide water bottles
  • Light back pack (for hikers, if you prefer to bring your own) – we have a few packs you can borrow
  • Camera/phone
  • $ MXN pesos for some local cash-only restaurants and taxi’s other than free night out and airport transfer
  • Bathing suit
  • Light to medium weight jacket

What should I bring for hiking tours?

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes or close-toed shoes
  • Socks
  • Hat

What should I wear for mountain biking tours?

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Socks

Is tip included?

Gratuities for most services are included in the overall cost of the tours, however tips are not included for our guides. Just as we personalize our tours for you, we leave the tipping as a personal preference to thank our guides/drivers for excellent service. If you feel that your tour guide has offered an exceptional, individualized, or memorable experience, gratuities are encouraged and welcomed, at the end of the trip.

A typical tip for a day tour is anywhere from $18 to $30 USD, or local equivalent, per guest. A typical tip for a multi-day tour is $20-25USD, or local equivalent, per guest per day. If transportation has been included, we divide the tips between our tour guides and drivers.


Should I bring Mexican Peso currency?

Yes, we would recommend exchanging money at your local bank ahead of the trip or the airport, so that you have pesos available for cash-only businesses. Sometimes airports have the better rates, but rates fluctuate. Please check the current exchange rate before exchanging so that you are aware of fees involved when exchanging currencies.

To help you understand your spending power and transactions, we recommend you download the application called, Global Convert, which updates the conversion rate daily. It will give you a good idea of the exchange from US to MX or vice versa, especially when looking at prices or doing transactions for food, goods, or services.


Are there bathroom facilities?

For all except for the Los Barriles View and Oasis hike there are bathroom facilities at the start and end of the tour.


What is supplied during the tours?

We supply bottled water, light snacks (e.g. nutritional bar, local fruit), personal guide


What if I have special dietary needs?

If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know during your reservation so that we may plan ahead. Kevin and Teresa eat a healthy plant-based diet and are very willing to help accommodate for food preferences and intolerances.


Do I need to bring my own bike?

You do not need to bring your own bike for tours that include mountain biking or e-biking as it is customary for us to supply the bikes. We do ask that you let us know your height during your reservation process so that we may size the bike(s) accordingly. If you prefer to bring your own bike you are welcome to do so. Please let us know during your reservation if you will bring your own bike.


What type of pedals are used?

Flat pedals are used for the tours, but we can put your own pedals on for you if you bring them or we have a couple sets of SPD’s that we can offer as an option, if available.


Do you recommend exchanging some money at the airport?

Yes, we would recommend exchanging money at the airport or at your bank ahead of the trip, so that you have some pesos available for cash-only businesses. Sometimes airports have the better rates, but rates fluctuate. Please check the current exchange rate before exchanging so that you are aware of fees involved when exchanging currencies.

To help you understand your spending power and transactions, we recommend you download the application called, Global Convert, which updates the conversion rate daily. It will give you a good idea of the exchange from US to MX or vice versa, especially when looking at prices or doing transactions for food, goods, or services.


What banks are in town?

There is a Bancomer bank in town 5 miles away from the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. Please check your bank for accurate foreign ATM fees. If you are a BBVA customer there usually isn’t any fee incurred for ATM transactions.