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In addition to outdoor activities, Puerto Vallarta is home to a thriving group of art galleries, shops, and eateries

The Area

Outdoor Activities

Every day in the Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful adventure. Whether you enjoy the adrenaline rush of extreme sports or simply taking in the sights and sounds of a Mexican street fair, there's something for the explorer in all of us.

Real thrill-seekers should make a forest canopy tour their first priority. You'll cross the jungle trails, granite boulders, and waterfalls of the magnificent Orquidias River gorge, zipping from tree to tree on a network of safety cables, gliding along over 30 mph. Additionally, daily off-road ATV tours, mountain climbing expeditions, and fishing trips leave every morning from nearby towns and ports.


If you prefer your fun in the water, the tranquil Banderas Bay is perfect for ocean kayaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Deep-sea fishermen can try to snag a mahi-mahi, tuna, or sailfish, while sun-worshippers might opt for a secluded beach or hidden cove.

Of course, you could stay ashore and spend the afternoon on the gorgeous fairways and trimmed greens that make for a perfect day of golfing in this warm and lightly breezy climate.