Are you looking for what to do in Puerto Vallarta?
The city is extremely popular during winter months, and usually thick with tourists. It's a beautiful and compact place of lively beaches, a beautiful boardwalk, jewel-like islands, fun canopy tours and jungle adventures, incredible cuisine from everywhere, a thriving Mexican art scene, some unique styles of architecture - the list goes on and on.
The most beautiful part of the city is the area near the Malecon esplanade and the adjacent Los Muertos beach. It's also the most crowded area. Directly in the opposite direction is the Old Town, also called the Romantic Zone. Filled to bursting with shops, art galleries, cafes, boutiques, restaurants, hotels and every manner of colorful humanity, you can spend hours just WATCHING life go by. Nightlife in the area is unique - there are dinner theatres, drag shows, tiny bars and pubs, even a dance club or two. The ZonaRomantica is also where a lot of the art and culture from all over Mexico congregates, so it's a great place to pick up souvenirs. The downtown area to the north has barely anything worth adding to your vacation travel itinerary planner.
Outside of town, the city is surrounded by some beautiful jungle, sea, beaches and islands. The Marietas Islands in particular is a highly coveted tour, often sold out months in advance. There are many beaches on the mainland inaccessible by boat, which you have to get to by taking a boat from the Los Muertos pier. And finally, there are a number of excellent travel guideadventure touring companies - Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures, Extreme Zip Line Adventure and Skydive Vallerta.
Below we have a list of things to do in Puerto Vallarta and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Puerto Vallarta getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Puerto Vallarta with confidence.