If you take the bus there, make sure to check the times for the last bus. Bring snacks just in case you get hungry during restaurant off-hours.
June to November can be very hot and humid.
If you want to avoid crowds, go during the week. Check to see if there is a festival going on in San Pancho before you go.
Use public transportation (either use the bus round-trip or bus to Sayulita and then taxi to San Pancho) instead of using a taxi the whole way.
Traveling to Mexico with kids? Here’s a unique day trip itinerary for families visiting Puerto Vallarta. From the Puerto Vallarta area, find your way to San Pancho (aka San Francisco) either by bus or taxi first thing in the morning. Enjoy an easy walk through the town and head to Mexicolate, a small chocolate shop. Then, walk across the street to an unusual playground made from recycled materials. The playground is connected to the Entre Amigos community center and recycling center, where there are activities for toddlers and older kids alike. When you are ready for dinner, head to Faventia for authentic Italian food. Your kids will love the pizza! Afterward, walk to the beach for more play and to cool off in the water. There are many shops to stop and look at along the way.