Vallarta is amazingly walkable, but if you want to veer off the beaten path, try catching a city bus. Super cheap at 7.5 pesos (roughly 40 U.S. cents), and the convenience can’t be beat. Just remember to check the front window for a sign indicating whether the bus is going to Old Town (Centro) or via the tunnel (Tunel).
There are a few rules of thumb:
Hold on (it’s bumpy!).
Press the button by the back door to get off (bus stops are not really marked, but there is usually one every couple of blocks).
Bring change to give the random musicians, performers or vendors who alight periodically.
Blue buses go along the main drag Francisco Medina and Green buses go out on Francisco Villa, towards Pitillal.
The driver or other passengers are helpful if you get confused.
There are no maps of the routes, so just sit back and take in the scenery.
Art Walk and Southside Shuffle
If you like art and free wine, these are the activities for you!