Introduction to Vallarta Activities

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit offer plenty to do for people of all ages, the biggest problem you'll probably have is finding the time to fit them all into your schedule. To help you out, we've created some lists of what we feel are the top things to do in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

This section includes directories of restaurants, tours & activities, art galleries, shopping opportunities available in and around Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Each directory includes businesses that can be found within the whole region. To find restaurants, galleries or shops specific to a certain region or community, you'd be best to visit that particular community page where they'll be listed. 


Puerto Vallarta is known as a gastronomic destination. Many say that Vallarta has the best culinary experience outside of Mexico City and Guadalajara. And its not all Mexican! There's been a strong European influence in Vallarta for many years, while in recent years an increase in Asian cuisine. Visit our restaurant section for a wide selection of restaurants in the region. Two major culinary events take place each year; Festival Gourmet in November and Restaurant Week in May.

Tours & Activities

With regards to tours and activities, most of these are not community specific, so the best place to find out what there is to see and do in the region is to visit our Tours & Activities section. To make it even easier we've created lists of the Best Things To Do, broken down into categories, such as those we feel are great for families, or couples, young people, sports-minded, etc. 


Vallarta is also arts destination, with numerous galleries throughout the region. The vibrant colors of Vallarta, where the tropical foliage meets the ocean, has inspired artists to make the area their home, with an endless supply of scenes to recreate. 


Mexico has always been know for shopping, and Vallarta offers all sorts out shopping opportunities. Every community has its own unique shops, with a number of shopping centers situated mostly within the Hotel Zone. There are Flea Markets in downtown Vallarta, with the two most popular on or next to Isla Cuale.

Top Things To Do