Puerto Vallarta Things to Do

In this Puerto Vallarta things to do page you will find what are the most popular places to go when visiting Puerto Vallarta.

Beaches and Fishing Towns

In Puerto Vallarta and around, there are many places to visit with different scenes to appreciate.

In the north part of the city, crossing the state boarder from the state of Jalisco to the state of Nayarit, you can find the typical small fishing towns and beautiful secluded beaches.

  • These places are perfect for enjoying less crowded beaches with excellent sand.

  • You can also find the best surfing with tall waves as you get passed the edge of Banderas Bay.

  • On the very edge of Banderas Bay there is one of the best places for scuba diving with underground caves.

  • Lastly, there are locally owned restaurants with fresh sea-food for an authentic taste.

Here are the names of the most typical places starting from Puerto Vallarta and traveling North on the coast:

Puerto Vallarta beaches and sports Puerto Vallarta beaches and sports*

  • Bucerias

  • La Cruz de Huanacaxle

  • Destiladeras

  • Punta del Burro

  • Marietas Islands

  • El Morro

  • Punta de Mita

  • Sayulita

Downtown Puerto Vallarta

In Downtown you can walk on the Malecon (Boardwalk) and enjoy the breeze of the Pacific Ocean with an spectacular view. On the other side of the street there are all kinds of shops, galleries, restaurants and bars.

In downtown you can also visit the main square of the typical town and the Parish Church.

There is also a Market with a maze of shops full of crafts and souvenirs.

More Puerto Vallarta Things to Do

There are quite a few Golf courses designed by the best. Here are the best and most popular golf courses

  • Jack Nicklaus Vista Vallarta.

  • Tom Weiskopf Vista Vallarta.

  • Joe Finger Marina Vallarta.


Visit the Marina where you will see expectacular yachts, and sail boats. In this area there are shops, galleries , cafes, top-notch restaurants, and bars to enjoy a fun nightlife. Close to the Marina there are hotels, and golf courses


Puerto Vallarta Marina Puerto Vallarta Marina*

Puerto Vallarta's Banderas Bay is excellent for water sports. To find a place or hire equipment ask the concierge in your hotel or look for stands near the beach. Here are the sports you will find:

  • water-skiing

  • scuba diving

  • snorkeling

  • sport fishing

  • parasailing

  • sailing

  • surfing

  • wind surfing


One of the favorite for groups socialization is to hire a sail boar or a catamaran and enjoy drinks, dinner and the ride into the ocean.



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