We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: La Isla de Rio Cuale, Puerto Vallarta 43810, Mexico
Book In Advance
More Info
US$34.99*
and up
Puerto Vallarta City Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A small but interesting museum with great air conditioning !!! Some days you really want that air conditioning!

Staff is friendly accomodating and willing to explain the exhibits. You only need a few minutes to walk through unless you want to study artifacts.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2016
terrynkathy
,
Mismaloya, Mexico
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 12: English reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
715 reviews
315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in Puerto Vallarta the third week of October and spent a lot of time in El Centro and always stopped by to see if this place was open, and it never was. It didn't looked closed permanently, so I'd recommend calling ahead or asking your concierge for their hours.

Helpful?
Thank rduinc
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

limited collection, no current shows. and mostly closed, needs new life breathed into it. a sleeping gem of potential.

Helpful?
Thank bodsurfnguy
Sterling Heights
Level Contributor
193 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is a very small museum of history. It's air conditioned and feels great during a hot shopping trip down the Cuale river. If you just look at the exhibits you will be out in a few minutes. However if you ask the staff a few questions, you can spend a lot of time here.You can make a small contribution... More 

Helpful?
Thank James M
Mismaloya, Mexico
Level Contributor
179 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Staff is friendly accomodating and willing to explain the exhibits. You only need a few minutes to walk through unless you want to study artifacts.

Helpful?
Thank terrynkathy
Britsh Columbia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If Naval history interests you -this is a very good display. There is English translation upon request. The museum is by donation.

Helpful?
Thank Sophiaoo1
Nassau, New York
Level Contributor
79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

With all the tourist money flowing into Peurto Vallarta you would think that an Anthropological Museum would be a big thing here. With all the people coming in for golf sun and the sea museums are not a priority. They would rather go to the Whitlow and buy computer generated masterpieces. Yes this Museum is free and they ask that... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Tedravelstheworld
California
Level Contributor
1,697 reviews
1,074 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 946 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

People do not come to Puerto Vallarta for culture. They come for the sun and the sea and the fun and the food. This tiny museum, consisting mainly of pottery, will be ignored by most of them, and they aren't missing that much.

Helpful?
1 Thank CarmichaelVentura
California
Level Contributor
93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

I was doing some late shopping around the Rio Cuale area when I noticed a bridge that was going from side of the river to an alley full of shops. We kept walking when we came across this museum. We went in and we noticed that it was free: The only requirement was to sign a guest book. The museum... More 

Helpful?
9 Thank Rekon
New England
Level Contributor
100 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Let's face it: there's not much to do but swim and eat when you're at the beach. Thus, this small museum is a great diversion when you want to get out of the sun for a little while and learn something about the indigenous peoples of Western Mexico. A good collection of artifacts, mainly pottery.

Helpful?
2 Thank Beverly J
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

A beautiful little nest of culture and history in the heart of PV. I loved the ceramic depiction of the couple cuddling and their discussion of traditional clothing. These artifacts really brought local history to life for me. If you are not a history buff or an artist, you might find this museum a tad dry. Most (but not all)... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Bertram K B

Travellers who viewed Museum Rio Cuale also viewed

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 

Been to Museum Rio Cuale? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum Rio Cuale staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?