Family and Kids in Puerto Vallarta

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Puerto Vallarta? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Puerto Vallarta, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Puerto Vallarta.
Plan a marvelous family trip at the budget you are looking without missing the fun!

Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Puerto Vallarta for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Malecon

    Family and Kids

    It's funny this place is called a boardwalk - there are no boards! But "Malecon" means "esplanade along a waterfront" in Spanish, and that describes this place very well. Always alive and bustling, it's said this seaside stroll alone is enough to fully immerse you in the city's vibe. A series of startling bronze statues and elegant palm trees mark the 800 metre pedestrian walk. Interspersed in ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    The Church Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

    Family and Kids

    There are so many famous churches around the world it can sometimes be hard to place them with just an image, but there is no mistaking this one. The silhouette of the church is topped by a distinctive crown hoisted up by figrines of angels. Also distinctive are the unique sound of the chiming bells, which sound a quarter hour before mass time. The church's legend goes that in 1531, the Virgin ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Vallarta Botanical Gardens

    Botanical Garden

    This is an interesting attraction - it doesn't try to overplay its assets; rather it seeks to maximise the visitor's experience. Set over 20 acres of land, the garden demonstrates the Tropical Dry Forest Biome, cultivating trees such as oaks, bromeliads, agaves, cactus and wild palms. Winding hiking paths course through these plants, and on your walk, you ought to spot a great variety of orchid...Read more
  4. Amazing Puerto Vallarta attraction for kids
    Marietas Islands

    Family and Kids

    On one of the endless list of 'most beautiful sights/places on Earth' that you'll find on the internet, there is almost always a picture of a crystalline beach hidden inside a crater, like a jewel inside a treasure chest. This is the place. Cutely called Playa de Amor (Beach of Love), the beach is no natural creation - it was formed when a bomb was accidentally detonated here by the military. N...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Marina Vallarta

    Family and Kids

    This is not a commercial marina. Rather, it's a business, residential and resort area with a catchy name. That said, it does have a marina of sorts for private vessels - yachts, boats and charters. It's nice to stroll past them at sunrise on sunset on the Marina's boardwalk. On the boardwalk you'll also find jewellery shops, antique stores, restaurants, spas, cafes and confectionaries. Atop a l...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Puerto Vallarta
    Playa Los Muertos Pier

    Family and Kids

    Every major city has at least one tourist attraction that is clearly and sheerly a tourist trap, made with the blatant intention of capturing passing tourists, and it's still impossible to give them a miss because they are so good. This pier is one of them. Made famous by a 1960s movie, the pier's latest incarnation was revealed in 2013, when architect Jose de Jesus Torres Vega shaped it t...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Los Muertos Beach

    Beach

    The Beach of the Dead has several legends behind its name's origin - from indian attacks, to Indian and pirate attacks and the fact that an Indian graveyard was found here, which is the only factual origin. The atmosphere at the beach is nothing like its name might suggest. Families, locals and tourists alike, throng the beach, soaking up the sun, frolicking in the waves, or dozing in under a s...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Las Animas Beach

    Beach

    This secluded beach cannot be reached over land. Water taxis will drop you off at the pier. Tourists appreciate it more than locals do. Don't be surprised to see locals strolling around with iguanas and snakes - take pictures with them and give a tip. Do the same if some random musician serenades you. There are some nice restaurants. The beach has some cool restaurants and shacks. Water sport o...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Olas Altas

    Family and Kids

    Not far away from Los Muertas, the city's most popular beach, is the Olas Altas street. The mile long neighbourhood is an excellent tourist trap, and part of Vallarta's Romantic Zone's main appeal. Art galleries and boutiques can take a whole day to explore. The cafes make chilling look cool. The bars may be open during the day, but they really liven up during the night, when small pubs and lou...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    El Eden

    Family and Kids

    What does a restaurant have to do to be hailed as a popular tourist attraction? As far as El Eden is concerned - two things. The first is to be located inside a natural paradise, where the Mismaloyariver coursing through lush jungles creates a natural pool of emerald waters worth frolicking around in. The second is to be the location of an iconic movie shoot! Arnold Schwarzenegger's sci-fi clas...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Aquaventuras Park

    Water Park

    The city's only water park isn't quite as glamorous as most American parks tend to be, but it does have one fantastic dolphinarium. That's what most people come to see, and they pay a steep price for it too! It's totally justified, considering you actually get to swim with the dolphins. The Royal Dolphin Swim package has you being towed along by Dolphins like some sort of Aquaman. If you want s...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge

    Family and Kids

    In the city's Zona Romantica, on a second floor lounge, is the local favorite nightspot. Run by owner Allan Sellers, the lounge mixes inventive but excellent martinis, the open night sky, and nightly movie projections to make this place feel like a home away from home. For convenience, because he serves no food, nearby restaurants are allowed to deliver food to the lounge. You can even get your...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Galleria Dante

    Family and Kids

    A gallery has to be something special when practically no one has a single bad thing to say about it. Consider the elements. It's the city's largest art gallery. Though the style of painting and sculpture are mostly Italian, and the layout resembles a European salon, the artists represented here are mostly Mexican. Above the gallery is a wine and tapas bar called De Vino Dante, where exhibits a...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Caballito Del Mar

    Family and Kids

    This iconic 3 metre high sculpture is Puerto Vallarta's main symbol, but its story is somewhat funny. Called 'El Nino on a Seahorse' when first carved back in 1960, the sculpture was swept out to sea by a storm some years later. The sculptor Rafael Zamarripa obligingly carved an identical statue that was placed on the now famous seawall area. Then the original was recovered, re-established in i...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Isla Rio Cuale

    Family and Kids

    The Cuale River divides the city into the Downtown area in the north and the ZonaRomantica in the south. In the middle of the river, early in the 20th century, formed the island you see today. Bridges were linked to the island and it was gradually commercialized. The bridge from Grinch Gulch to the island is prettiest of all, and it offers beautiful views over the Romantic Zone. On the island y...Read more