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Top things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Ranked #1 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Tours; Beaches
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Ranked #2 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
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Ranked #3 of 94 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 #4 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Tours
While cobblestone streets along the Malecon add colonial charm, this area also features street vendors and craftsmen.
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Ranked #5 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Beautiful cathedral featuring its trademark crown of angels.
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Ranked #6 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Health Clubs

In the heart of Old Town is davannayoga. It is on the corner of Matamoros and Corona. The yoga school has a very special feeling about it. The teachers are certified in Asia USA... more »

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Ranked #7 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Art gallery where the newest in classical and contemporary sculptures of many talented artists can be viewed. Great Place to... more » Owner description: Art gallery where the newest in classical and contemporary sculptures of many talented artists can be viewed. Great Place to SHOP for great art collection. « less
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Ranked #8 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Garden was selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2013 as one of the "Top 10 North... more » Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Garden was selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2013 as one of the "Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For". It's clearly Vallarta's best vacation value - only $80 pesos per person to enter (children 4-12 are admitted at only $20 pesos each and those younger are admitted free of charge with their parents/guardians). - Open 7 days/wk for the months of DEC, JAN, FEB, & MAR (except DEC 25 & JAN 1) - Open 6 days/wk for the months of APR through NOV (closed Mondays) Located at km. 24 Of the Palms to Pines Scenic Highway (Carr. 200) Just 30 minutes from Old Town Puerto Vallarta. To arrive on your own using public transportation, take the "El Tuito" bus at the corner of Aguacate and Carranza Streets in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Tell the bus driver you are going to the Botanical Garden "Jardin Botanico" and he/she will stop right at the Garden's entrance. The same bus offers return service to Puerto Vallarta (PV) with the LAST BUS TO PV AT 6 PM. The bus is currently priced at $20 pesos per person ($40 pesos round trip -- less than $3 USD). WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE: beautifully landscaped grounds, stunning plant collections, jungle trails, mountain river swimming, bird watching, Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center, Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native plants, Holstein Tropical Plant House, Tillandsia House, Tree Fern Grotto, Palm Collection, Tropical Fruit Trees, Butterfly Gardens, cool "Sierra Madre" mountain breezes, gift shop, plant sales, Tequila tasting, Vallarta's most-popular destination restaurant (famous for brick-oven pizza & authentic Mexican cuisine with dining to the backdrop of jungle-clad mountains while overlooking the Horcones River and the gardens)... And much, much more! « less
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Ranked #11 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Neighborhood near the pier offering many seafood dining experiences.
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Ranked #12 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
Located between the cliffs of Punta del Burro, this beach is popular with sunbathers and surfers alike.
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Ranked #13 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: It's easy to see why we are Puerto Vallarta's favorite yoga, pilates, exercise, and dance studio. Walk-ins welcome! Facility... more » Owner description: It's easy to see why we are Puerto Vallarta's favorite yoga, pilates, exercise, and dance studio. Walk-ins welcome! Facility Yoga Vallarta occupies a roomy, air-conditioned, beautiful space in Puerto Vallarta's most sought-after and charming quarter, Zona Romantica. In addition to our inviting and balanced yoga studio, we have men and women's locker rooms stocked with Herbalife SKIN bath and body products for your convenience. There are towels, storage cubbyholes, and bottled water available as well. Enjoy our 3rd floor view of the local jungle-covered hills, the cobblestone streets, tiled roofs, and shady courtyards. Yoga Vallarta is located on Puerto Vallarta's "Restaurant Row" between Constitucion & Insurgentes, on Basilio Badillo #325. Drop ins welcomed, no reservation needed, check online for class schedule and arrive 20 minutes before class to get you registered and ready for class. Wellness Services offered: Acupuncture Holistic Chiropractor Wellness Evaluation Wellness Coaching Pilates Reformer & Cadillac Meditation Dance Cardio Fitness/Beach Workout Power 24 Nutrition Club 7am-8pm (ground level) « less
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Ranked #14 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

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 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
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Ranked #17 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
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 #18 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches

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 #19 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
New Zipline attraction in Puerto Vallarta
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Ranked #21 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Islands; National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #22 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Tours; Reefs
Owner description: Private Dive groups and tours in Puerto Vallarta. We only take your group, enjoy the boat all day and don't feel rushed to... more » Owner description: Private Dive groups and tours in Puerto Vallarta. We only take your group, enjoy the boat all day and don't feel rushed to get back. After diving we offer waterfall tours and beach hopping or just the scenic route back. We also cater if you need to get back for a cruise ship or business meeting. We depart when you want, sleep in a little bit longer but still enjoy a early dive. Offer discover scuba classes too. « less
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Ranked #24 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Shops

Peyote People has a new location in the 'centro' district.  The family that runs this shop has a strong connection with a number of indigenous communities, particularly Huichol... more »

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Ranked #25 of 94 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 #26 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 94 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 #28 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries

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 #29 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #30 of 94 attractions in Puerto Vallarta
Category: Beaches
This city beach is popular with locals and features clear water and white sand.
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