Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Things To Do
Tours and Attractions
The great variety of activities that you can enjoy in Puerto Vallarta cover water adventures such as boat rides, flyboard, windsurf, diving, and swimming with dolphins, as well as riding through its tropical forests on ziplines or rappelling down a river. Which one will you pick? For more information, click here.
Enjoy open-air performances and artistic expressions at Los Arcos amphitheater and all along its almost one kilometre boardwalk; pamper your palate at the local and international restaurants with amazing views of the Pacific. Once the sun goes down, this boardwalk that runs starting at Hotel Rosita – the oldest hotel in town, founded in 1948 – all the way to the Cuale River, is filled with life and colour at its many bars and clubs.
This area attracts visitors with its authentic Mexican style, cobbled streets and picturesque facades. Art and culture play an important role in this area, so you are sure to find galleries with more than a 60-year trajectory exhibiting local and foreign artwork. The Lázaro Cardenas Park (also now known as The Tile Park) is a must-stop with unique mosaic designs embellished into its benches, columns, planters, and walls that turn it into an open-air gallery. At Olas Altas Farmers Market you will find one-of-a-kind items made by local artisans, fresh produce, local and international delights, live music and so much more!
At the Marina Vallarta some of the best hotels, shops, boutiques, cafés, art galleries, restaurants and bars in Puerto Vallarta come together along its famous Lighthouse and dock designed to harbour 500 yachts and boats. Golf aficionados can enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens welcomes you to explore its different sections: the Cactus Garden, the Tropical Fruit Orchard and the Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants, with almost 300 species native to Mexico – out of the 1000 found in the country -. When you finish visiting the greenhouses and gardens, you can walk deeper into the forest, cross the hanging bridge and admire the magnificent trees that inhabit the area.
Puerto Vallarta’s nightlife means cosmopolitan fun that can be found in every corner of the city. As the sun goes down, bars, cafés and nightclubs open up all along the Malecón, the Romantic Zone and Los Muertos Beach’s cobbled streets, all the way to the Marina. Live bands play at different spots around town, and the DJ’s modern beats make anyone stand up and dance. For more information, click here.
From traditional markets to trendy shopping centers, Puerto Vallarta is an extraordinary place to find the best souvenirs, artwork, crafts, jewelry, silver, and the freshest local produce at the Farmers’ Markets. For more information, click here.
Mismaloya has a beautiful beach surrounded by a rain-forest. Here one can enjoy delicious seafood dishes or take a “panga” (barge) to visit the southern beaches. Eden is the perfect place to go swimming in the small sinks formed by the big rocks and was the set for “Predator” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.