Outdoor Activities in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoor activities in Puerto Vallarta are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Puerto Vallarta comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Puerto Vallarta and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Puerto Vallarta has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Puerto Vallarta:

  1. #1 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 913 itineraries
    Malecon

    Tags: Waterfront, Walking Area

    Address: Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  2. #2 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 877 itineraries
    The Church Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Calle Hidalgo 370, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 distinctiv...Read more

  3. #3 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 665 itineraries
    Vallarta Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Botanical Garden

    Address: Carret. Barra De Navidad Km. 24, El Tuito, 48400 Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 For...Read more

  4. #4 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 600 itineraries
    Marietas Islands

    Tags: Island

    Address: Marietas Islands, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ins...Read more

  5. #5 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 1243 itineraries
    Marina Vallarta

    Tags: Leisure

    Address: Marina Vallarta, 48450 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  6. #6 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 994 itineraries
    Playa Los Muertos Pier

    Tags: Pier

    Address: Muelle de Playa Los Muertos, Francisca Rodríguez, Col. Altavista, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 t...Read more

  7. #7 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 762 itineraries
    Los Muertos Beach

    Tags: Beach

    Address: Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 o...Read more

  8. #8 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 405 itineraries
    Las Animas Beach

    Tags: Beach

    Address: Cabo Corrientes, JAL,, Puerto Vallarta - Manzanillo, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 a...Read more

  9. #9 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 917 itineraries
    Olas Altas

    Address: Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. Ar...Read more

  10. #10 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 736 itineraries
    El Eden

    Tags: Restaurant

    Address: Puerto Vallarta - Manzanillo, Jalisco, Mexico

    Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 Mismaloyari...Read more

  11. #11 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 450 itineraries
    Metamorfosis Day Spa

    Tags: Spa

    Address: y Olas Altas street, Francisca Rodríguez 159, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The city's favorite spa - loved by locals and tourists alike - was founded by the wonderful Angie. It's a small set up, but intimate and cozy. The staff welcome you like you're a long-lost family memb...Read more

  12. #12 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 395 itineraries
    El Faro Lighthouse

    Tags: Bar, Light House, Cafe

    Address: Paseo de la Marina 245, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico

    Timings: 05:30 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    Located on the Marina Vallarta, El Faro is actually the name of the cafe and bar atop the lighthouse. Visit the 110 ten feet high cafe during sunset and then stay a while for the jazz music to begin p...Read more

  13. #13 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 471 itineraries
    Aquaventuras Park

    Tags: Water Park

    Address: Carretera a Tepic Kilómetro 155, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  14. #14 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 127 itineraries
    Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge

    Address: Ignacio L. Vallarta 228, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 06:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  15. #15 of 83 Outdoors Activities in Puerto Vallarta
    - Used in 79 itineraries
    Mandala

    Tags: Nightclub, Adults

    Address: Paseo Diaz Ordaz 644, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Timings: 09:30 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    The decor of this nightclub takes inspiration from its name - lots of Hindu and Buddhist symbolism and sculptures. Its three levels are separated into a bar, a restaurant and disco. No matter which le...Read more