Have an authentic Mexican experience while enjoying the allure of a sophisticated resort-town. Puerto Vallarta allows you to experience paradise on the Mexican Riviera while befriending you with its small-town flavor. Surrounded by the majestic Sierra Madres, lush tropical vegetation and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, this vacation haven is home to quaint, colonial charm, world-class resorts and a host of leisure activities.
Those with an adventurous spirit can board a hot-air balloon for a spectacular aerial view, glide through the treetops on a canopy tour, or enjoy a land or water eco-tour and discover the exotic jungle and marine life including hundreds of species of birds, 4-ft iguanas, dolphins and turtles. The truly daring can fly through the air and experience the thrill of bungee jumping!
For a quieter adventure, explore the cobble-stone streets of Puerto Vallarta and visit taco stands and shops featuring handmade Mexican goods. Don't miss a sunset stroll along the Malecon (boardwalk) and watch the sun melt into the emerald sea. You may even witness the "green flash" that is said to occur at the moment the sun sinks below the horizon!
After sunset and you have seen all there is to see, done all the things there are to do, eaten all there is to eat, and still aren't ready for bed...no problem! Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of post-dinner options. Enjoy the cool night air and romantic views over a cognac, while listening to the night come alive. For the night owls looking to party the night away, Puerto Vallarta offers a wealth of clubs, bars and open air beach bars complete with live music, salsa, reggae, jazz and rock.
Sights that delight
Isla del Rio Cuale - Go up the lazy river to this five-acre island, accessed by a picturesque red-brick bridge. A leisurely stroll here rewards with views of the Pacific on the western side and mountains and canyons to the east.
Los Arcos - Explore what's beneath the surface of the sea! Safe for all levels of divers and snorkelers, this underwater marine nature preserve amazes even the most experienced divers with its variety and abundance of sea life.
Yelepa - Sail away to a picturesque, white-sand cove where you'll find a Polynesian-style village. Enjoy fresh fish in a thatched-roof restaurant, shop for handcrafts or simply relax. The more adventuresome might go swimming, snorkeling, parachute gliding or horseback riding, or hike to the 150-foot waterfall.
The African Queen - Picture yourself in the charming Katharine Hepburn-Humphrey Bogart movie The African Queen, as the talented duo took a steamboat down the Congo. This replica of that famous boat takes a small group of no more than 12 passengers on a two-hour cruise featuring local wildlife and the dolphin park.
Fishing Excursion - Board a fishing vessel and sail off into Banderas Bay on a catch-and-release fishing trip, where you might catch any of an abundance of species, including sailfish, red snapper, rooster fish, bass, sea bass, dorado, swordfish, tuna and bonito.
Marriott Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta Resort - The Marriott Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta Resort is located on the Pacific Ocean in the exclusive Marina Vallarta complex on the Bay of Banderas. In addition to the beach and a dramatic oceanfront pool, the resort offers three lighted tennis courts, children's program and a full service health club and spa. The marina and the 18-hole golf course are within walking distance.
All-inclusive program available.
Riu Jalisco - 24-hour All-inclusive. Riu Jalisco rises from an oasis of palms along a golden beach, facing the beautiful turquoise waters of the Pacific and at close reach of Puerto Vallarta's great shopping and nightlife. This beautiful property offers 700 tastefully decorated guestrooms. Both children and adults enjoy spacious facilities coupled with an extensive activities and entertainment program. As another of the many Riu trademarks, the wide array of excellent bars and restaurants is also remarkable.
Allegro Nuevo Vallarta - All-inclusive. If your ideal vacation is a mix of elegance and tropical sun in equal parts then you'll love the upscale Allegro Nuevo Vallarta. Located on one of the largest stretches of beach in Nuevo Vallarta. Surrounded by the vast beaches and lush scenery of Mexico's Bay of Banderas, this stunning resort on the Pacific lets you get away for it all in style.
Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - All-inclusive. Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a luxury resort catering to couples, families and friends. Bordered by the magnificent Sierra Madre Mountain Range, all rooms and suites feature a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and our picturesque private beach.