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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Specialty Shops; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked, high-quality, authentic Mexican folk-art. Lucy and Gil... more » Owner description: Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked, high-quality, authentic Mexican folk-art. Lucy and Gil travel all over Mexico for several months every year searching for original pieces. All of their merchandise is purchased directly from the artisans at fair prices. They have been in business for twenty years. Lucy's will be closed from May 1 to October 25 while the owners go on their annual shopping trip. « less
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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
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Ranked #4 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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Ranked #5 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Beautiful cathedral featuring its trademark crown of angels.
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Ranked #6 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Tours; Cultural
While cobblestone streets along the Malecon add colonial charm, this area also features street vendors and craftsmen.
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Gardens was just selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Coalition as one of the Top 10 Gardens worth... more » Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Gardens was just selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Coalition as one of the Top 10 Gardens worth traveling for in 2013. Vallarta's best vacation value- only $60 pesos entrance fee. Open 7 days a week from Dec 16th.-April. Closed Mondays May-Nov. Located on HWY 200 (The Palms to Pines Scenic Highway), just 30 minutes from Old Town. GETING HERE: To arrive on your own using public transportation, Please take the "El Tuito" bus at the corner of Aguacate and Carranza in the Romantic Zone. The bus will bring you to our entrance and back to Puerto Vallarta or you may take a taxi. LAST BUS TO PV IS AT 6. BE AT THE BUS STOP AT 6.WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Orchid Conservatory, Tree Fern Grotto, Jungle Trails, Native Mexican Plant Collection, Palm Collection, Tropical Fruit Trees, Bird Watching, Butterfly Gardens, Cool Sierra Madre Mountain Breezes, Mountain River Swimming, The Lost Mines of La Sierra Madre, ATV Tours, Gift Shop and Plant Sales, Tequila Tasting, Vallarta's most-popular destination restaurant, Hacienda de Oro, Famous for brick-oven pizza & Fine Mexican Food, dining in the mountains overlooking the river and the gardens! « less
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Ranked #9 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Located between the cliffs of Punta del Burro, this beach is popular with sunbathers and surfers alike.
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Ranked #10 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Make your dreams come true with Puerto Vallarta's newest canopy tour! More than 10,000 feet of fun, spread out over 10... more » Owner description: Make your dreams come true with Puerto Vallarta's newest canopy tour! More than 10,000 feet of fun, spread out over 10 thrilling zip lines, up to a half-mile long, taking you up to an exhilarating height of nearly 700 feet over the beautiful jungle canopy and river far below.After the canopy you can enjoy our delicious food along with the relaxing sounds of the river, all of this while getting in touch with nature with our amazing green mountains. « less
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Ranked #11 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Neighborhood near the pier offering many seafood dining experiences.
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Ranked #13 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
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Ranked #15 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

EL Centro is a very interesting section of Puerto Vallarta. One fun thing  to do is the art walk. There are many art galleries clustered near the most northern end of the Malecon... more »

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Ranked #16 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: "Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto... more » Owner description: "Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta. « less
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Ranked #17 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

Choose Bucerias over downtown Puerto Vallarta (PV) and Nuevo Vallarta for several reasons: PV tends to be a busy, bustling sort of a place. In the winter month high season, PV has... more »

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Ranked #18 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
New Zipline attraction in Puerto Vallarta
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Ranked #20 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Islands; National Parks; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #21 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Art gallery where the newest in classical and contemporary sculptures of many talented artists can be viewed.
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$95* and up
Ranked #22 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
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Ranked #23 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Discover an exceptional adventure on a round trip boat, to the beautiful beach of "Las Animas" and discover "Adventure Park"... more » Owner description: Discover an exceptional adventure on a round trip boat, to the beautiful beach of "Las Animas" and discover "Adventure Park" where you will enjoy a real adventure in the jungle respecting the environment, and moving tree to tree fun for the whole Family!!! « less
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Ranked #25 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries; Museums

Puerto Vallarta is known for the wonderful bronze sculptures that line the Malecon.  One of the most interesting and rewarding tours in Vallarta is the Tuesday morning two-hour... more »

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Ranked #26 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
It's a very modern 960 seat theater for traveling shows as well as a local company.
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Ranked #27 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

  Take the  local bus from downtown Puerto south to Boca de Tomatlan!  It costs only about $1. each, and takes about 40 minutes.  At Boca de Tomatlan,  it is quite simple to hire... more »

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Ranked #28 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
This city beach is popular with locals and features clear water and white sand.
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Ranked #29 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
One of Puerto Vallarta's many statues, it depicts a boy riding a giant sea horse while waving to passers-by.
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Ranked #30 of 65 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Resort Communities; Outdoors
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