Las Islas Marietas National Park

Nayarit

The Islas Marietas are often called the Mexican Galapagos. Since 2008, they have been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The islands are a prime viewing area for humpback...

  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Hiking
  • Eco Tourism

Malecón Sculpture Tour

Centro

A free tour of the monumental Malecón sculptures is held every Tuesday at 9:30 am mid-November through mid-April. The tour begins at Mathis Lidice's Millennium...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Sunset Cruise

Bay of Banderas

Watch the sun set from the deck of a luxurious Beneteau sailing yacht as you enjoy wine and cheese and an open bar. You'l be back in port in time for dinner.

  • Natural Attraction
  • Night tour

Playa Mismaloya

Jalisco

Mismaloya Beach's claim to fame is this is where it all began when John Huston and his stable of top Hollywood stars arrived in 1963 to film Tennessee William's...

  • Public beach
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Water fun
  • 4.5
  • 1

Playa Palmares

Puerto Vallarta South

In 2014, Playa Palmares became the first beach in the state of Jalisco to fly the prestigious Blue Flag, signifying international certification of quality. The...

  • Public beach
  • Walking
  • Water fun
  • 5
  • 1

Playa Destiladeras

Punta de Mita

On the southern end of Riviera Nayarit, Playa Destiladeras has three miles of fine white sand good for walking and just enough surf for boogie boarding and body...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Walking
  • 5
  • 1

Playa Los Muertos

Zona Romantica

Playa Los Muertos is the most popular and busiest of Puerto Vallarta's beaches. The southern end is a longtime gay beach known as "blue chairs," because of the...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Los Veranos Canopy Tour

Los Veranos Canopy Tour crosses 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) of jungle and river in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains about 25 minutes from the city. After the...

  • Playground
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Food & drink

Aquaventuras Park

Nuevo Vallarta

Aquaventuras Park, a 10-minute drive north of the international airport, is an aquatic theme park that features 10 water slides, a lazy river, pools for all ages and...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Amusement Park
  • Zoo
  • Water fun

Dune Buggy Tour

Punta Mita

Take a dune buggy tour on the back roads of Punta Mita, north of Banderas Bay, up mountain trails, through creek beds and secluded beaches to Sayulita, an artsy

  • Motor sport or tour
  • Eco Tourism

Vallarta Adventures Day Sail

Bay of Banderas

Spend a get-away-from-it-all day out on the Bay of Banderas on a luxurious Beneteau sailing yacht from Marina Vallarta. The crew of three will serve you guacamole...

  • Water sport & adventure
  • Excursions

ART VallARTa

Zona Romantica

ART VallARTa is an art center a block off the southern end of Olas Altas. It holds exhibits and offers art and cooking classes. It also has a shop selling art

  • Food & drink
  • Art

Bandares Soap Blends

Zona Romantica

Banderas Soap has been blending hand-crafted, all natural soaps since 2007, expending to include shower gels, sea salt scrubs and face and body creams. Its "Fight...

  • Specialty Shop

Boana Gay Horseback Riding

Boanama Torre Malibu condo hotel offers gay horseback riding excursions at a ranch in the mountains north of the city. The outing includes transportation, a meal,

  • Sports
  • Outdoor Adventure

Boca de Tomatlán

Cabo Corrientes

Boca de Tomatlan, a picturesque fishing where river meets sea, is located 11 miles (17 km) from Puerto Vallarta (15-20 minutes by car). The last beach south of...

  • Public beach
  • Food & drink
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun

Bungee Jumping

Mismaloya

Encore Bungee offers an adrenaline rush with bungee jumps over the Pacific ocean in Mismaloya, just 15 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, the only bungee jump in the...

  • Other

Colectika Gallery

Centro

Collectika Ancestral Contemporary Art Gallery, located at the corner of Guadalupe Sanchez and Allende, exhibits modern forms and techniques adapted by Native and...

  • Art

Contempo Gallery

Emiliano Zapata

Contempo Gallery presents a remarkable roster of established and emerging artists from all over Mexico with smartly showcased works that reveal a profound passion...

  • Art

Corsica Gallery

Corsica

Founded in 2002 by partners Jean Pierre Renucci and José A. Villavicencio, Corsica Gallery deals exclusively in fine Mexican contemporary art and represents some of...

  • Art

Cuale Archaeological Museum

Cuale Island

The small permanent collection displayed in a couple galleries at the Cuale Archaeological Museum includes Pre-Colombian pottery, tombs and artefacts. 

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Diana's Tours

Los Muertos Pier

Diana DeCoste of Diana's Tours has been organizing gay and lesbian cruises in Puerto Vallarta for nearly two decades. The full day at sea includes unlimited beer and...

  • Water sport & adventure
  • Food & drink
  • Excursions

El Arrayán Cooking Class

Centro

Shop, cook, eat classical Mexican dishes in the cooking classes at the prize-winning El Arrayán restaurant. Classes - in English - are led by Chef Diego Sánchez and...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical

El Tuito

El Tuito at an altitude of about 2,000 feet makes a pleasant day trip if you tire of sunny beaches. A 16th century colonial town with orange-hued buildings, it is...

  • Cultural & Historical

Flamingos Golf Club

Bucerías

Now one of nine courses in Puerto Vallarta, Flamingos Golf Club was the area's first course. Englishman Percy Clifford designed the regulation length par 72 with...

  • Golfing

Flyboard

Los Muertos Beach

Flyboard, invented in 2011 by a French watercraft rider, is the latest in extreme sport though it takes only 10 minutes training by certified instructors before a...

  • Water sport & adventure

Galerías Vallarta

Hotel Zone

The air-conditioned Galerias Vallarta is a US-style mall with stores like Liverpool, Lacoste and Pepe Jeans and a food court with a Starbuck's on the second floor....

  • Commercial Center
  • Various
  • Fun & games
  • Cinema

Galleria Dante

Zona Romantica

Housed in an old hacienda, Galleria Dante is a large eclectic art gallery, representing mostly Mexican painters and sculptors from emerging to well-established, It...

  • Food & drink
  • Art

Hidden Beach

Islas Marietas

The Hidden or Lovers Beach in Los Islas Marietas National Park off the coast is a beach in a crater created by bombing exercises in the early 1900s...

  • Wild beach
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure

Las Caletas

Cabo Corrientes

John Huston so loved Puerto Vallarta when filming "Night of the Iguana" that he bought a house there, later leasing La Caletas, an undeveloped island owned by an...

  • Private beach
  • Eco Tourism
  • Hiking
  • Night tour
  • Performing arts
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure

Los Arcos Marine Park (Las Peñas)

Jalisco

Los Arcos, two arching granite rock formations just off Playa Mismaloya, have been the symbol of Puerto Vallarta since John Huston filmed "Night of the Iguana"...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure