Over time there has been a tiny population of foreigners who have chosen to invest in El Tuito and live a tranquil life away from the bustle of Puerto Vallarta. There are probably 300 to 400 gringos that have chosen to build homes in this quiet area. As you explore this town you will find small bakeries, handmade gifts, cheeses, restaurants and little stores that sell the local Raicilla (Mexican Moonshine.) It is made right there in El Tuito, have a shot and enjoy the buzz, it is a strong liquor made from Agave and more and is about 150 proof but delicious and smokey when made right.
There is a bus from downtown Puerto Vallarta that will take you to El Tuito if you are just going to Tuito and not any further. Be aware that there are not buses that can get you to Treasure by the Sea Beachfront Resort in Chimo but if you are driving to us then El Tuito is right on your way. If you are planning the journey to Chimo I suggest you rent a car and have lunch in El Tuito, it’s well worth the trip!