There is no end to the list of fun things to do in Puerto Vallarta; extreme or relaxed, young and old, Puerto Vallarta has something to offer everyone. If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta for the first time, you have found the right spot for advice to begin planning your perfect vacation. Whether you aiming for a luxury all inclusive hotel with family and kids, a romantic getaway with your girlfriend or a luxury vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, these are the must do activities for first timers having a holiday on the Banderas Bay.
GET A VIEW OF THE CITY… COME HUNGRY!
The ideal way to have a feel for the city is to start with a Guided Tour; explore the sights and visit attractions featuring live narration. Stroll down the beautiful palm-edge Malecon to admire the distinctive status, intricate sand sculptures, fascinating indigenous artwork, and linger to watch the street performers and papantla flyers. The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a must-see monument of Puerto Vallarta. Alternatively, (kill two birds with one stone) by submerging yourself in a delicious Mexican Pacific coast life with a guided walk through the streets of the city with Vallarta Eats Food Tours, you will know the town as you sample the best flavors in the area.
ADVENTURE BEYOND SAND AND SUNSHINE
One of the many reasons we all love Puerto Vallarta – aside from the friendly locals, fantastic restaurants, and the over-the-top experiences – is the incredibly beautiful beaches. The beaches in the city are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, a relaxing day, or a family beach day filled with fun. Las Animas, Las Caletas, Yelapa (only accessible by boat) are just a few of our beaches that guarantee a relaxing family beach day under the sun or palapa. Relax on the beach while you sip margaritas and feast on fresh seafood, while your little ones dip their toes in the Pacific. Now, imagine a secluded beach located in the middle of the ocean that can only be accessed by swimming through a cave, wow! Doesn’t that sound amazing?! Islas Marietas is the most beautiful, ecologically-diverse island paradise in Mexico, perfect for your fun-filled snorkel adventure. Any of these beaches (and more) are the ideal setting for under-water fun or a romantic time while you admire the breathtaking sunsets. Are you longing for an adrenaline rush adventure? Satiate your craving for that exhilarating adventure with – Extreme Adventures by Vallarta Adventure. Each experience will be more exciting than the last; from zip lining into the rainforest and beaches to flyboarding as your favorite superhero over the open ocean. You will begin your adventure zip lining through breathtaking views of the mountains. Before you know it, you will be rappelling down trees like Tarzan; don’t worry, everything will be explained, so pose for the camera and let the professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff do the rest. This epic family adventure with nonstop adrenaline moments will be the experience of a lifetime!
FEEL THE RHYTHMS OF THE NIGHT
Live a magical evening in the top-rated excursion held by Vallarta Adventure; Rhythms of the Night. After a scenic sunset cruise across the Banderas Bay, you step into the candle-lit secluded beach, Las Caletas (only accessible by boat). You will then be guided into a mystical amphitheater to enjoy a world-class Cirque de Solei show, Savia, a compelling interpretation of ancient rituals and stories divulged through music and modern dance. Keep enjoying your magical night with an authentic Mexican cuisine by candlelight while you listen to the sounds of the ocean lapping gently against the shore.
Puerto Vallarta does not only have a great variety of extravagant activities and places, but it is also a famous culinary destination. International flavors are combined with the tastes of Mexican food traditions creating exceptional restaurants with excellent food, great service, and awe-inspiring view: La Palapa, Le Kliff, Café des Artistes, La Leche, to name a few, will immerse you in the most delicious dining experience offered.
FUN IS EASY TO FIND
Spas, nightlife, swimming with dolphins, Sayulita (surfers’ retreat), Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns), the list of activities is endless. You will need more than one trip to what will become hands down your favorite Mexican tropical getaway.