Top 50 Things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Puerto Vallarta is a resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Things to do in Puerto Vallarta include relaxing on sun-splashed beaches, exploring in the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and playing golf at one of the many fine golf courses in the area. Puerto Vallarta excursions nature lovers enjoy include whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach, sailing, surfing, jet skiing, and kite surfing.

A Taste of Tequila
Visit Tequila, the small Mexican town with a world-famous name. Discover the birthplace of the popular agave liquor and La Rojeña, known as the oldest distillery in the Americas and the home of Jose Cuervo. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$249
per adult

ATV Adventure Tour & Dolphin Encounter Combo
Explore the lush jungle outside Puerto Vallarta on an ATV tour and learn about Pacific bottlenose dolphins during a unique encounter at Aquaventuras Park. Schedule each tour on a different day, and prepare for a pair of immersive experiences that... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

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$165

$149
per adult

Bird Watching Tour
Puerto Vallarta offers a great diversity of habitats and wildlife, so if you enjoy bird watching you are in for a very special treat during this tour. Explore mangroves, coastal lagoons, pine and oak forests on the Sierra Madre, low... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Cabaret Dinner Show with Gay Bar Hopping
Experience the best of everything gay Puerto Vallarta has to offer during 1 exciting night out. A delicious Dinner, an entertaining cabaret show, and 2 gay bar hops. Read More
Canopy Express & Dolphin Swim Adventure Combo
Prepare to feel the adrenaline as you fly over some of Puerto Vallarta's most beautiful natural scenery, and enjoy a magical experience swimming with friendly dolphins at Aquaventuras Park. Schedule each activity on separate days and discover different sides of... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

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$181

$163
per adult

Cooking Vallarta
A cooking class offers one of the best ways to experience real local culture and learn about a people's daily life. Meet locals who love their country and are happy to open the doors of their homes to teach you... Read More

$84
per adult

Experience Vallarta City Tour
Embark on a city tour of Puerto Vallarta, learning about traditional Mexican culture and history from a bilingual guide. See how tequila is made at a local refinery, go shopping at artisan stores, and witness amazing views of the city,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Extreme Zipline Adventure
Venture into the tropical forest just outside Puerto Vallarta and uncover a thrill seeking world of ziplines, aerial obstacles, waterslides, and off-roading. Get your adrenaline pumping as you discover the jungle's most action-packed activities—including Mexico's longest and fastest zipline. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$109
per adult

Flyboard
Strap into a Flyboard and prepare to ride a unique contraption that combines the power of a jet ski with the thrill of flying. Feel the thrust of massive jets of water as they shoot you towards the sky for... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$129
per adult

Full-Day Off-Road Adventure with Lunch
Discover the unbeaten path of Mexico on this off-road 4-wheel-drive adventure across streams, through plantations, and on a hike into the tropical rainforest. Led by an expert eco-guide, uncover Mexico's backcountry of lush scenery, authentic Mexican food, lively culture, and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Gay Bar Hopping Tour
Visit 6 popular gay bars with an expert guide leading the way. Choose from a variety of options to get your welcome drinks just the way you like them and enjoy the opportunity to party with thousands without the hassle... Read More

$70
per adult

Gay-Friendly Beach Hopping Tour
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta's romantic Old Town. Sip on refreshing specialty drinks and enjoy delicious appetizers while you meet exciting new people and tour famous beach clubs and restaurants. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$124
per adult

Gay-Friendly Cabaret Show & Tapas Dinner
Eat a delicious dinner of tapas and spend the evening at an exciting cabaret show. Begin in Puerto Vallarta's romantic Old Town, enjoy two glasses of Mexican wine, a multi-course tapas meal, and see a cabaret show with preferred seating... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$139
per adult

Gay-Friendly Downtown Art Tour with Tapas Dinner & Winetasting
Puerto Vallarta is known for its vibrant art scene, and this escorted, informative, and cultural walking tour lets you discover every aspect of it. Enjoy the chance to encounter locally, nationally, and internationally known artists and learn about their creative... Read More

$99
per adult

Guided City Tour
In the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, get acquainted with Puerto Vallarta's modern life and traditional Mexican culture. Tour the city center, enjoy spectacular views from Mexico's biggest bay, and sample tequila at a local distillery. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Guided San Sebastian Land Exhibition
Venture just 90 minutes outside of Puerto Vallarta for an expertly guided tour of the quaint San Sebastian town. Nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains at 3,000 feet (915 m) above sea level, this tour showcases Mexico's lush mountain scenery,... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$92
per adult

Guided Sea Safari & Horseback Ride
Away from the hustle of busy Puerto Vallarta sits a breathtaking hidden coastline and jungle waiting for you to explore. Join this 6. 5-hour authentic Mexican adventure, complete with a guided tour, an exhilarating boat ride, reef snorkeling, horseback riding,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Culinary Experiences, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Restaurants & Nightlife

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$118
per adult

Hidden Mexico Tour
Go off the beaten path to discover a genuine, traditional part of Mexico. Wander off to the 16-century El Tuito village aboard a 4x4 Mercedes truck. Visit an organic farm, bakery, and tortillería. Stop at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Horseback Riding
Ride into the amazing Sierra Madre mountain range on this incredible horseback adventure. Find panoramic views of Banderas Bay and enjoy the birds, hiking, swimming, flora, fauna, and waterfalls of the lush Pacific coast. Read More

$80
per adult

Jungle Canopy Zipline Tour
Feel the adrenaline and awaken your senses as you zip through the treetops of the Sierra Madre Occidental. Get bird's-eye views of indigenous wildlife and deep canyons, and then unearth the secrets of tequila by tasting samples of different agave... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Las Animas Snorkeling Tour
Sail to Las Animas Beach, surrounded by palm trees, and dive in for an up-close look at the underwater world. One of the favorite local snorkeling spots, this secluded paradise offers especially blue and clear waters, excellent visibility, and an... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$85
per adult

Las Marietas Eco Discovery
Venture to the Las Marietas Islands and explore a rocky caverns and archways. Spend your afternoon kayaking the pristine waters, snorkeling with tropical fish, and witnessing friendly dolphins frolic through the water. Read More
Los Veranos Canopy Tour
Fire up your adrenaline and awaken your senses on a thrilling zipline adventure. Tropical river gorges, lush jungle, and towering trees come into view as you zip along 2 miles (3. 2 km) of cables at speeds up to 30... Read More

Categories: Adventures

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Luxury Sailing
Embark on a luxurious sailboat cruise around scenic Banderas Bay. Enjoy an open bar, a catered lunch, and snorkel along the surface while exploring the impressive seascapes. Read More
Luxury Sunset Sail
As the afternoon sun paints the sky rich golden hues, whisk away on a luxurious 50-foot (15-m) sailboat along Banderas Bay and the lush coastline. Indulge in a wine-and-dine evening complete with imported cheeses, an open bar, and panoramic views... Read More
Mexico Golf Passport
With discounts up to 33% off valid at 30 top courses, the Mexico Golf Passport is a great way to save money throughout Mexico’s vacation resort destinations. The passport pays for itself with the first use and the benefits can... Read More

$40
per adult

Mexology Tacos, Tequila & Cocktails Tour
Savor all the flavors and savors of Mexico on this cocktail-centric walking tour. Roam between locally loved watering holes and street food stands as you sip tequila-infused drinks and feast on handmade carne asada tacos with an expert guide leading... Read More

$65
per adult

Nogalito Eco Park Ziplining
Zip through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h) on Zip Line Nogalito, one of the of the best zipline tours around. The network's 11 lines give you a spectacular look at... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Pirate Land Adventure - Special Offer
Board an authentically styled wooden pirate ship for a full day of pirate acrobatics, sword fighting, and cannon blasting. This fun-filled day has activities for the whole family ranging from dancing and contests to kayaking and snorkeling—complete with a lavish... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per adult

Pirates of the Bay Sunset Cruise
As the sun dips below the ocean's horizon and paints the sky golden, embark on an exciting evening of pirate acrobatics and sword fighting. Set sail from Puerto Vallarta on a sunset cruise complete with spectacular views, a lavish dinner,... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per adult

Private SUV: Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and your hotel in the comfort of a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban. The service includes a welcome drink, a wet towel, and luggage assistance, along with... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

5 minutes

Free cancellation

$51
per adult

Rhythms of the Night
Take a scenic sunset cruise across Banderas Bay to one of the most secluded beaches in the world, Las Caletas, and enjoy a romantic evening out. Once on the island, enjoy a lavish beachside dinner and a mesmerizing performance of... Read More

$109
per adult

Rincón de Guayabitos Tour
Tour Rincón de Guayabitos, a colorful fishing village nestled between the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and the gentle Bay of Jaltemba. Spend a day in paradise, relaxing with convenient roundtrip transportation from your hotel. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$51
per adult

River Hiking Tour
Explore the tropical forest of Puerto Vallarta and its beautiful flora and fauna with a visit to El Nogalito. Walk along the beautiful river to a magical waterfall and discover the area's plants and wildlife on this half-day tour, a... Read More

$60
per adult

Sailing & Snorkelling Half-Day Tour
Sail out along the Pacific coast for a half-day of snorkeling in the beautiful Los Arcos islands. With professional bilingual guides accompanying you, this tour is a great way for both children and adults to have some fun under the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$70
per adult

Sayulita & Punta Mita Tour
Explore the natural beauty and attractions in of Sayulita and Punta de Mita with a guided tour of these coastal resorts. The landscape offers a kaleidoscope of colors set against the amazing greens of the jungles and the vivid blues... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$40
per adult

Sayulita Escape
Hop on a powerful UTV (utility task vehicle) to explore Sayulita, a hip and relaxed beach town not far from Vallarta. Ride over muddy back roads and a riverbed to reach the small community famous for its laid-back atmosphere. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$300
per adult

Scuba Diving for Certified Divers
Add more excitement to your holiday by exploring the underwater world of Puerto Vallarta. The 5-star PADI center offers diverse trips to the area's top seascapes, where you can dive with sealions or see the a vast array of marine... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Shared Deluxe Minivan: Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and your hotel aboard a minivan. The service includes free international cell phone calls. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$15
per adult

Small-Group Dolphin Encounter
Get nose to nose with a dolphin during this interactive program that puts you waist-deep in the water with Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Led by professional marine trainers, choose from several options that give you up-close encounters and teach you about... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Small-Group Sea Lion Adventure
Share a wet kiss and a slippery hug with the ocean's most flirtatious creature, a sea lion. Hop in a specially designed pool with a professional trainer and spend time learning about sea lions' anatomy, eating habits, playful behavior, and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Sport Fishing
Venture off the coast of Puerto Vallarta with an expert guide to hone your sport fishing skills in pursuit of the big game fish that inhabit these warm, deep waters. With your choice of 6 or 8 full hours of... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$861
per adult

Sport Fishing Tour in Banderas Bay
Grab a pole and cast your line into the deep blue waters of Banderas Bay to lure in massive marlins, bucking tuna, and fighting sailfish. Team up with a local guide and expert fisherman to spend a day on the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$190
per adult

Surfing Lessons in Punta Mita
Ride the waves of the Pacific learn the techniques of classic surfing with lessons on Riviera Nayarit. Suitable for young and old, the amusing surf lessons at Punta de Mita make for an energizing workout and a great 2 hours... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours

Free cancellation

$93
per adult

Tequila & Toriles Archeological Tour
The Tequila Toriles Tour is like 4 tours at once, an experience filled with nonstop action. Take an archaeological tour, learn about handmade tortillas, watch giant quesadillas being made, come to understand the tequila production process, and enjoy traditional Mexican... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$155
per adult

Ultimate Outdoor Adventure
Experience an adrenaline rush like never before on an ultimate adventure of Puerto Vallarta's land and sea. Spend 6. 5 hours repelling down a waterfall, ziplining into a mountain pool, riding a mule up a mountain, riding an 846-foot (258-m)... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Vallarta Food Tours
Discover Puerto Vallarta's delectable side as you taste its authentic flavors. Choose between 3 exciting food tours led by charismatic local guides, featuring genuine tacos, sweets, and artisanal ice cream. This memorable experience combines delicious bites, history, culture, and sightseeing.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$49
per adult

Viva Tequila Show with Tastings & Dinner
Discover Mexico’s flavors, traditions, and tunes in this unique experience for all senses that combines tequila tasting with a folkloric show featuring a mariachi band. Top all this off with a sumptuous Mexican or Italian dinner, getting a taste for... Read More

$94
per adult

Yelapa & Majahuitas Catamaran Tour
Escape the tourist hot spots and venture to Yelapa, a tranquil village with an abundance of snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and local Mexican culture. Complete with lively guides and an open bar, this full-day catamaran trip explores Banderas Bay's secret hideaways,... Read More
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