Settle into Rivera del Rio, a sumptuous B&B that was once home of late local legend Mary Margaret ("Silver") Alexander Killen and often used as a backdrop for photo shoots.
Sign up for a cooking class at the prize-winning restaurant El Arrayán. The Monday class begins with a traditional Mexican breakfast and market tour before hands-on in the kitchen, preparing lunch. Thursdays and Saturdays , a shorter class focuses on kitchen-time and lunch.
If the cooking class doesn't fit in your schedule - or you don't want to get your hands dirty - do a foodie walking tour to sample snacks and sights with Vallarta Eats, which also has evening tours.
Head south of the river to Galleria Dante, an electric art gallery in an old hacienda. Long a fixture on the Puerto Villarta art scene, it has a particularly good stable of Mexican artists.
Adjourn upstairs to Di Vino Dante, a romantic tapas and wine bar that overlooks the sculpture garden of the gallery.