Best outdoor activity: Canopy Tours
: Exhilarating and educational, this eco-activity has taken off in a big way in the four years since two progressive local companies established tours enticing young and old up into PV’s lush tropical rain forest.
Best Beach: That Depends on What You Have in Mind
: With some 26 beaches on Banderas Bay’s 34 miles of coastline, there really is no such thing as “the best beach” here. Besides, whatever floats your boat, right? We can, however, give you a heads-up about the best ones for enjoying various pursuits.
Botanical Gardens: A Natural New Getaway
: Celebrating this area’s rich bounty of tropical flora and offering a pleasant respite from the bustling crowd is a new family-run botanical gardens a half-hour drive away.
Discover Mexico's Heritage by Attending a Fiesta!
: Mexicans need little excuse to plan a party. And visitors and locals alike can participate in an authentic Mexican fiesta simply by phoning one of the venues that offers an evening of good food and clean fun suited for most all ages.
Puerto Vallarta is Fishing Paradise!
: Fishing is only one of the many reason you should consider Puerto Vallarta as your next vacation destination. From luxury hachts to fast and flexible "pangas," explore the many possibilities here.
Vallarta Flora 101
: It could so easily be said that the Garden of Eden exists right here on Banderas Bay, where thick, tropical deciduous rainforest – most commonly referred to as “jungle” – perfumes the air and enlivens the soul.
Fiestas and Festivals
: Every day is a día de fiesta in Mexico! Here is a list of official Mexican holidays and important local festivals you may want to keep in mind as you plan ahead for your paradise vacation.
Learn to Sail With One Of The World's First Solo Female Navigators
: Discover the joy of being on the water with American Pat Henry, one of the first women to sail around the world alone, and an international group of dynamic women cruisers with more than 300,000 ocean miles among them.
Puerto Vallarta is a Tennis Destination!
: With 300 days of sunshine and average high temperatures of 82 F year-round, Vallarta is a tennis player’s dream. Given such ideal conditions, the bay area has spawned a good number of high-ranking amateur and professional players, who can practice to their respective heart’s delight!
: Charros, or cowboys, have been riding Puerto Vallarta’s hillsides and valleys for centuries.
Wondering How to Keep Busy?
: Knowing what we do about all the activities that are available to indulge in, it only seems fair that we give you a sampling of our favorites.
: Taking in the sights on foot is a great way to see some of the marvelous things Puerto Vallarta has to offer, from historical buildings to new night clubs, cigars to sculptures.
Visit Puerto Vallarta's Beautiful Homes
: Admit it or not, we all possess a bit of healthy voyeurism, delighting in the opportunity to see how others live, especially in the unique seaside ambiance of Puerto Vallarta. Find out how you can visit some of the most beautiful homes in the bay area, experiencing first-hand life in “Paradise.”
Swimming with the Dolphins
: A look at swimming with the Pacific Bottlenose dolphins at the Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Center.
Monumental Oceanfront Art Invites Your Touch
: You can’t really say you’ve been to Puerto Vallarta unless you’ve experienced the Malecon and all it offers.
Sail Banderas Bay
: Boasting ideal weather conditions most of the year with few craft on it, sailing doesn’t get much better than on Banderas Bay.
Dive right in! The water's fine
: There are some experiences that are like no others, and diving is one of them. Although it had been described to me as being similar to dreams of flying, I still found myself surprised by the intensity of the actual experience.
Humpback Whales Breach In The Bay
: One of the greatest thrills you can experience inside Banderas Bay is watching the play of the humpback whales that return every year to mate and give birth.
: Head out for a day of beach activities at a wide variety of pretty and peaceful spots near Puerto Vallarta.
: Earth, water, fire and air are vital to the method of Temazcalli that has been practiced in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times.