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The Best Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

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Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Malecon Boardwalk , Puerto Vallarta
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A stroll along Malecon Boardwalk allows you to immerse yourself in local life at its best. Day and night, the walkway (whose name means "espl
Tours from $18
Zipline , Puerto Vallarta
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Experience the lush Mexican jungle from a bird's-eye perspective as you soar over the treetops on a series of ziplines. This heart-racing out
Tours from $35
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins , Puerto Vallarta
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Tours from $87
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Duration: 5 hours
Meet us at our pick up point and kick off your adventure in a speed boat, admiring beautiful views of Puerto Vallarta, including “Los Arcos” National Marine Park, or select our land-only transportation.Fly high above the jungle and river on 15 of the longest, highest ziplines accompanied by our bilingual professional guides.After the canopy, enjoy one of our many outdoor activities. Eat lunch and enjoy tropical drinks (own expense) at our riverfront restaurant - bar, discover our traditional tequila tasting.Slide down our waterslides and swim in the natural pools of the river, where kayaks and water toys will be waiting for you (weather permitting).An Excellent shore excursion with something fun for people of all the ages.
Book on Viator from $99
Church
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An iconic gem of downtown Vallarta’s skyline, Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe offers unrivalled serenity. The relatively new church was not o
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Bahía de Banderas , Puerto Vallarta
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Lounge on the beaches of Bahía de Banderas on Mexico's Pacific coast. Surrounded by tall mountains, the bay is known for being a humpback wha
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Puerto Vallarta

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta appeal to all types of travelers taking to the shores of Mexico's most prominent resort destination. A long stroll past the accessible sands and beachfront nightlife on Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk is recommended for a quick preview of what the city does best. Once you have your fill of land-based activities, take your friends or family to swim with dolphins, or put on some snorkeling gear and discover the area's rich underwater marine life.

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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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