Activities in the Bay

Visiting Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit will certainly change your life, and probably, will make you not want to leave, ever!

These destinations have an uncommon appeal that can’t be put in words, you simply have to experience them.


There’s no doubt you’ll come across some of the most charming beaches in Mexico during your stay in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit, whether you want a moment of peace or an adventure.

5 beaches you really can’t miss!

  • Punta Negra
    At the south side of Puerto Vallarta, this beach is known for its crystal clear and serene waters, a tranquility evoking a soothing sensation in your soul.
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  • Hidden Beach
    Don’t leave without visiting one of the most beautiful beaches in Riviera Nayarit, unique by its location and form.
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  • Colomitos
    A small paradise can be found only a few minutes away from Boca de Tomatlan, a very popular fishing town near Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Lancha Beach
    The ideal beach for those who want to ride the waves. This is a popular spot among the surfing community, but you can also go relax and take a swim.
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  • Conchas Chinas
    A beach locals love to visit. It is full of tradition and is not far away from the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta.
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Beautiful Towns

From every angle, you find magical sceneries making you fall in love with the uniqueness of the towns nearby Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit.

Discover the tradition and history of these destinations through these 5 colorful towns:

  • Yelapa
    A traditional fishing village at the south side of Puerto Vallarta. You can get there by water taxi or through a joyful jungle hike.
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  • Bucerias
    Located in Riviera Nayarit, Bucerias is a town full of life and color, surrounded by beautiful beaches, delicious places to eat, drink and enjoy of the picturesque landscapes.
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  • Quimixto
    Make a stop at Boca de Tomatlan to grab a water taxi and explore this fishing village located near Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Sayulita
    It’s a must to make a stop at this lively town in Riviera Nayarit, full of music, food, peace and adventure.
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  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
    Live an extraordinary experience at Riviera Nayarit at this warm and cozy town.
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Art & Culture

The richness of Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit, can be found in their artistic expression and cultural offer in diverse spaces that give you an introspection to their roots.

5 cultural and artistic spots you need to visit:

  • River Cuale Island
    A traditional landmark at the historic side of Puerto Vallarta, you will find culture and art. It is full of souvenir stores, museums, art galleries and nature.
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  • Naval Museum
    At the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta –an iconic spot of the city-, this museum will introduce you to Mexico’s maritime history.
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  • La Cruz Market
    Every Sunday at La Cruz’ Marina, from 9am to 2pm, you’ll find a large variety of organic and local products at this popular seasonal market.
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  • Sayulita Farmer’s Market
    This farmer’s market is full of music, food, and organic and local products.
    Takes place every Friday from 10am to 2pm.
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  • Huichol Indian Village Tour
    Immerse yourself in the fascinating Huichol culture through this fascinating tour.
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Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit have a variety of activities and scenarios full of a peaceful atmosphere that will make you reconnect you with nature. Revolve around the impressive green and blues with complete freedom.

Wonderful activities and places that will leave you speechless.

  • Whale watching
    Every winter a wonderful event takes place at Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, an event that welcomes nature and its beauty.
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  • Cerro del Mono
    Get your hike on as you explore the green jungles of Riviera Nayarit to get to this amazing lookout spot, where you’ll get an impressive view of the bay.
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  • Los Arcos Marine National Park
    A protected area in Puerto Vallarta, that has become the perfect place for snorkeling, swimming, diving, yoga-sup, and stand-up paddle.
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  • Botanical Garden
    One of the top natural attractions of Puerto Vallarta and selected as “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For” by the North American Garden Tourism Conference’s International Tourism Award Jury.
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  • La Tovara
    Explore extensive and impressive mangrove canals as you admire the diverse wildlife that exists in this unique place in Riviera Nayarit.
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Other activities

It is important to try fun and special activities that will leave a lasting memory, memories you can always share with your loved ones, and can bring a big smile to your face every time you remember them.

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit are filled with activities full of the right dose of adrenaline, fun, culture, serenity, color, and enticing backdrops.

Don’t forget to visit these amazing places or try these fun activities:

  • Cerro de La Cruz
    At the Downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find this popular lookout spot, where you’ll be able to enjoy of awe-inspiring views of the city.
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  • Scuba diving
    Explore the diverse deep blue life and create inimitable memories during your stay.
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  • Ziplining
    An adrenaline-filled activity that you need to try!
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  • Motorcycle tours
    Bike through the most beautiful scenarios of Mexico with a tour that will make you feel more than special.
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  • Jungle hiking
    Hiking through the jungle in Puerto Vallarta will take you to the most lovely places in town.
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  • Artwalk
    A tour for the art lovers that will take you to the most important cultural and artful spots of Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Fishing
    Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit are well known as top places to practice sport fishing at.
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