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Puerto Vallarta

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Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts. With palm-fringed mountains as a backdrop, a vacation in Puerto Vallarta appeals to millions of visitors looking to laze on dazzling beaches, munch on tasty dishes at trendy restaurants, browse countless little souvenir shops, and stroll the photogenic seafront promenade offering a slew of tourist-oriented activities. In addition to swimming and basking on sun-kissed sands, popular things to do in Puerto Vallarta include boat tours, horseback rides, diving excursion, and day trips to the surrounding countryside, where you can find archaeological sites dating back to the period long before Columbus discovered the New World. Add Puerto Vallarta and other destinations in Mexico to your travel itinerary using our Mexico trip itinerary maker site.
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Popular things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon Boardwalk
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zipline
Zipline
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Duration: 4 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Puerto Vallarta

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Spa
Spas
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Duration: 4h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Bahía de Banderas
4.6
Duration: 6 hours

Side trips from Puerto Vallarta

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Island
Marietas Islands Nayarit
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Sayulita
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Danisha Sport Fishing Nuevo Vallarta
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Cabo Corrientes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Puerto Vallarta

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Art Gallery
Galleria Dante
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Galeria Olinala
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
4D Art Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Galeria Demetro
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Puerto Vallarta

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alberto's Jewelry Designs
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Miralo
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Eva's Fine Jewelry
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Evolution Jewelry
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Puerto Vallarta

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Paddle Zone
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Zona Romantica
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Los Muertos Beach
4.2
Duration: 6 hours

Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

The appropriately named Hotel Zone, at the coastal fringe of the city center, serves as one of the most popular areas to stay, with equally good access to the beach and the amenities within the city. Private rentals are particularly popular, with the Hotel Zone and the equally vibrant hub of Emiliano Zapata to the south offering plenty of condominiums to complement the range of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. Many of the city's best gay-friendly accommodations are found at the southern fringe of the old town.
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