Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta Attractions

Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Adventure awaits in Puerto Vallarta. Explore iconic beaches along the Malecón Boardwalk, zipline across forest canopies, or try mezcals and local eats in the Romantic Zone.

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Top Attractions in Puerto Vallarta

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Geologic Formations
National Park with rich marine life and tranquil snorkeling zones. Features stunning rock formations and historical ruins, plus options for boat rentals and kayaking.
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Challenging uphill hike through the neighborhood rewards with panoramic views and a refreshing breeze, ideal for photography and a moderate workout.
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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.



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What travelers are saying

  • Christan Schuyler
    Ventura County Coast, CA15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re looking for a lively stroll packed with a variety of experience options the Malecon is the place to go.

    We took a taxi from our accommodations to the malecon, where we were dropped off at the end so that we could leisurely wander back.

    There is so much to see here, including shows in the amphitheater, art displays, street vendors, and so much more. The Paplanta Bird Men show is a must see. Such a beautiful display of an indigenous tradition, where 4 men bravely climb to the top of a pole secure themselves with nothing more than a rope, and cascade themselves suspended by their ankles and waste, while playing the flute. It is a breathtaking experience that deepens your appreciation for traditional customs.

    Whether you’re seeking the night life excitement, or a place to sightsee this in the place to go!
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • Jenny K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The four of us saw two shows (back-to-back nights): 1) A Night of Jazz with Delilah Beaucoup and 2) Life is a Cabaret with Cate Valcic. Both shows were performed in ACT2PV’s Casa Karma Red Room, and every seat offers a comfortable experience in an intimate setting.
    Delilah and her most talented jazz band put on a beautiful and memorable show – a true highlight of our vacation! We are jazz enthusiasts and their performance had us snapping, tapping, singing and smiling from start to finish! The night’s sampling of Delilah’s repertoire left us wanting more! Her relaxed sultry style coupled with her palpable chemistry with the musicians was perfect! We absolutely loved every minute of the show – Merci Beaucoup!!!
    Cate and her dancers owned the stage and kept us wondering which song would be next. Cate’s knowledge and passion for “all things Liza” was undeniable and the show was energetic and sexy! Really well done, BRAVO!
    In addition to these incredible performances, the ACT2PV staff took great care of us. We enjoyed cocktails in the lounge before the show and received attentive, unobtrusive bar service during the show.

    Highly recommend ACT2PV!!!
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Dr. Orchid
    Palm Springs, CA104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One gorgeous building especially at sunset, great views can also be had from above from La Cappella restaurant. Nice to see historic buildings preserved.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Joey R
    Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun. Buzzing. Exciting. Food galore. Friendly (except Friday night was a bit scairy, drunkards and loud. But, generally loved the area.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Steven M
    Washington46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The transportation service was impeccable. Driver picked us up from the port in a private car, took us to destination quickly and safely. Gave us some history and a scenic tour of the city.
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • Roam38968896552
    Helena, MT1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Puerto Vallarta is an awesome destination for vacation! We had a great excursion experience with Vallarta Adventures, taking us to Yelapa and Majahuitas, feeding us, able to snorkel, kayak, ride a 4-wheeler, and visit some of the local community and vendors. The beach scene at Suyalita was a great vibe as well. A bit crowded, but the people are friendly and the food is excellent!
    Written March 13, 2024
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  • skipper
    Victoria, Canada1,124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it here such a beautiful place to see. Awesome weather and such friendly people. Love this bay.
    Written May 31, 2023
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  • Wendy M
    Canmore, Canada104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area in a marine reserve with lots of birds and amazing snorkelling. We saw blue-footed boobies and nesting pelicans. Definitely worth a boat trip out there to experience it.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • The Travel Trio
    New York City, NY10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful experience at Playa Las Gemelas today. We wanted to go to a beach outside of PV proper and Yelapa seemed too far for two women traveling here for our first time. It was a Tuesday in November so it was quiet, which was welcomed. It seemed more locals, either from nearby towns or the condos on the beach. But the water was clean and clear with mild waves, the shells were gorgeous and the water temperature couldn't be beat. We Uber'd there instead of the bus. You're dropped on the side of the highway to take very steep and unkempt stairs down to the water (not handicap friendly), which opens up onto the beach. There, vendors make food, rent tables and chairs and have other fun things to look at / buy. You won't be disappointed.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • KATHY O.
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since I am a burgeoning artist, I look forward to each visit for ideas to paint. I could spend hours there !
    Written May 7, 2023
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  • carlye w
    2 contributions