Meet our Superior Team!
Superior Tours Vallarta ® , founded in January 2007, quickly became the number one Tour/Travel/Transportation Company in Puerto Vallarta. We are a women owned company, not very common in Mexico for a transportation company. Since several years we are the Number One Transportation service on Tripadvisor in Puerto Vallarta. Everybody in our team has many years of experience in organizing (customized) Tours and Transportation, and within our team we speak 5 different languages fluently.
Meet our team:
Astrid van Dam, Founder
Astrid was born in the Netherlands and was raised in a family that has always worked in the airline and tourism industry. Since she was old enough to write, she was already helping her parents with their business. Astrid has traveled with her parents and independently on hundreds of trips all over the world. After studying at the famous Dutch Hotel Management School she worked for a well known Dutch Publisher. Her job required her to, anonymously, visit hotels all over the world and then report back on their quality and service. While on a holiday in 1999 she fell in love with Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and subsequently moved there.
Astrid is multi-lingual, fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and German, and a certified guide by SECTUR ( administration of Tourism in Mexico) since 2001. From 2000 until 2010 she traveled for an average of 9 months a year through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras guiding groups herself. In 2011 Astrid was responsible for the transportation of all athletes, trainers and everybody else involved during the 2011 Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta.
She now runs our office in Vallarta and is responsible for all overnight tours, daily operations, contracts and Public Relations.
See Astrid, featured in Vallarta Lifestyles with an article about Best Cultural Connection to Greater Mexico.
Patricia Martinez, chief accounting and general manager
Patricia has been the head of Administration since 2010. She is responsible for all numbers, all administration, payroll etc. She is always on her calculator and computer and only leaves her desk when really necessary!
Alba, Christel, Isabel, Paula, Angel. Eddy, Beto, Hector, Carlos & Juan Manuel: Airport Reps, drivers and tour guides.
They will take care of Superior Tours guests from the moment they arrive at the airport and during our tours. Always smiling, with a bottle of water in their hands for all clients. They will handle your airport transfer as fast as possible so that you can enjoy your first Margarita on the beach few minutes after your arrival at the hotel. Some of our drivers are also Certified Tour guides and will be very glad to take you on a City Tour, San Sebastian or Sayulita for example if you have a bit more time for Sight Seeing.
“To be able to show our guests the country that I fell in love with in ’99 is a privilege, not an ordinary job, especially with all the professionals that work at Superior Tours Vallarta.”
~Astrid Van Dam- Founder Superior Tours Vallarta ®