Embraced by the lush palm-covered Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta’s white sandy beaches open onto the bright turquoise Pacific Ocean. Earning the honor of being voted one of Mexico’s most romantic places, this enticing coastal destination regularly tops vacation lists with its charming cobblestone streets, bright terracotta-roofed houses, and stunning secluded beaches. Friendly locals welcome you to stylish restaurants and quirky shops throughout the city’s center, while rhythmic music pumps out of busy beachside bars and clubs into the night air along the malecón. Experience a bucket-list worthy flight on the longest and fastest zipline in Mexico or explore a picturesque underground beach on the Marieta Islands. Whether on foot, horseback or boat, the epic beauty of Puerto Vallarta is inescapable.
Puerto Vallarta is a resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Things to do in Puerto Vallarta include relaxing on sun-splashed beaches, exploring in the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and playing golf at one of the many fine golf courses in the area. Puerto Vallarta excursions nature lovers enjoy include whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach, sailing, surfing, jet skiing, and kite surfing.
The latest thrilling trend in outdoor adventure in Puerto Vallarta tours is ziplining. Turtle watching is becoming an increasingly popular activity on the beaches of Mexico.
Although Puerto Vallarta receives a great deal of tourist activity, it also has a sizable community of retired Canadian and U.S. citizens, so you won't have a problem finding places to socialize with other English-speaking people. Puerto Vallarta also has a recently established English-speaking live theater scene. However, don't forget that some of the must see attractions in Puerto Vallarta are off the beaten path. For instance, if you love freshly prepared blackberry juice, your best bet is to slip away into a side street and find a little juice stand where the local people go.
One of the most famous Puerto Vallarta activities is the November Festival. You can find art exhibits, concerts, tequila, and wine tasting events, cocktail parties and festive dinners during this annual celebration that takes place in mid-November. All varieties of music are also well-represented in Puerto Vallarta, and one of the top electronic music festivals in the northern hemisphere is held here every year.
As night falls, the secluded cove of Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise, the ultimate backdrop for our exclusive event, Rhythms of the Night - an amazing voyage that will transport you to a mystical and spiritual land that time forgot.
For all you thrill seekers, experiencing our Outdoor Adventure is an absolute must. An ecological rollercoaster ride fully loaded with excitement, challenges, and non-stop fun. This exciting eco-tour brings out the wide-eyed child in all of us. With some of Mexico's highest and longest zip-lines, at almost 1,000 ft long and 250 ft high, and two thrilling waterslides, it's no wonder that many people have referred to the experience as one of the greatest adventures on earth.
Puerto Vallarta lies between the Bay of Banderas and the mountains of the Sierra Madre. The lush tropical canopies that cover the Sierra Madre provide a habitat for over 350 bird species. Glide like a tropical parrot through the trees on a zip line. These zip line excursions allow hikers to view the jungle environment from a rare perspective.
The most experienced and well-trained guides will provide you with an enjoyable and safe adventure in this spectacular environment. Get a bird’s eye view of the amazing flora and fauna in this region, including wild orchids, parrots, and of course, the famous Puerto Vallarta iguanas.