There are many things to do and see in and around Puerto Vallarta. For adventure seekers there is mountain biking or hiking, exploring the jungle on horseback, going on a Jeep safari, snorkel and scuba diving, chartering a yacht or sail-boat, whale watching, cruises, and much more. For those that want a more relaxing trip there are beautiful beaches, spas, 5-star resorts, world-class restaurants and shopping, and much more. Surely, you will not want to avoid the excellent newly renovated (refurbished and extended) boardwalk, called Malecon, that extends from the south end of Old Town to central downtown. Taking a stroll down the Malecon you will enjoy seeing artists, performers, shops, restaurants, and more.
Some of the highlights of Puerto Vallarta are:
Banderas Bay – among the largest and deepest bays in the world.
Beaches – Puerto Vallarta is famous for its golden sand beaches.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens – a collection of thousands of species of flora.
Whale watching – best time to see whales in Puerto Vallarta is December through March. You can also see dolphins at the same time.