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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors

Vallarta Tours & Activities

Activities in Puerto Vallarta range from simple beach fun to wild adventure. Vallarta's tropical surroundings offer exciting jungle, river, beach, and ocean activities. Twenty-five miles of coastline provide ample opportunities for sailing, cruising, whale watching, kayaking, deep sea fishing - virtually any type of water sport. Puerto Vallarta is a mecca for sports enthusiasts.

If you are looking for a guided tour, there are many sightseeing excursions, air expeditions, Mexican Fiestas, bullfights, and cultural tours to choose from, and the jungles and mountains in Vallarta's vicinity are the perfect place to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, jeep safaris, canopy tours, and many more activities and tours. Need more ideas about what to see and do while vacationing here? Check out our list of 52 things to do in Puerto Vallarta!

Superior Tours Vallarta
Superior Tours VallartaWhether it is your first vacation to Mexico or your 20th, there are hundreds of fascinating places to explore. Superior Tours Vallarta offers only the best tours available in Puerto Vallarta, throughout Mexico and in Latin America - for every group size, taste and budget.

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Learn Vallarta Educational Tours
Learn Vallarta Educational ToursLearn Vallarta offers personal attention and information services for anyone interested in retirement or relocation to Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay areas. Learn Vallarta is here to help with services including walking tours, free consultations, personal assistants, free bay property tours, housing searches, and construction assistance.

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Master Baiter's Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta
Master Baiter's Sportfishing in Puerto VallartaEstablished in 2000, Master Baiter's Sportfishing and Tackle is one of the oldest fishing companies in Puerto Vallarta. Specializing in Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish and Rooster Fish, Master Baiter's is the only company in Marina Vallarta that offers a GUARANTEED CATCH, and will give you 30% of the charter cost back should you not come in with at least one game fish!

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Tours de Jour Puerto Vallarta Power Walking Tours
Puerto Vallarta Power Walking ToursGet in your morning workout while experiencing a different side of Puerto Vallarta with its hidden neighbourhoods, quaint gardens and rustic walls. In a brisk walking fashion, we will guide you into the hills where most tourists don't venture. Learn about the different medicinal uses of local plants and fruit trees as we make our way up to a spectacular 360 degree view of the bay and city.

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Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Vallarta Botanical GardensSince opening the Gardens gates in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Gardens has won international accolades as a not-to-be missed highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta. In addition to the 20 acres of native tropical plants and flowering trees, the Gardens offer a day's worth of activities for just a $50 pesos entrance fee - your best vacation value!

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Mundo Nogalito Canopy Tour
Mundo Nogalito Canopy TourMundo Nogalito Canopy Tour, just 20 minutes South of Puerto Vallarta, sits within a beautiful, lush jungle that offers bird lovers and extreme excursionists a place to enjoy. Famous for their river side restaurant and hike to a waterfall, this canopy tour offers height, lush vegetation, spectacular views and professionally trained guides that will make even the fearful giggle.

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Marigalante Pirate Ship - Day and Dinner Cruises
Marigalante CruiseClimb aboard the Marigalante Pirate Ship and get ready for a fantastic fun-filled frolick with the Pirates of the Bay as you sail across the beautiful blue waters of the Bay of Banderas. Whether you choose a fun-filled day of family adventure on the TREASURE LAND tour or a BUCCANEER'S NIGHT dinner cruise, you'll enjoy the unique experience of sailing on a real galleon - and an unforgettable experience.

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Pegaso Sailboat Charters
Pegaso Sailboat ChartersIf you want to explore the natural wonders found in Puerto Vallarta's Banderas Bay, but don't want to take a "Booze Cruise," then a Pegaso Charter is perfect for you! Whether you are into snorkeling, fishing, beach combing, whale watching, or just pure sailing pleasure, climb aboard one of Pegaso's sailboats for the best of Mexican hospitality and service. Their sailboats feature every comfort and convenience, and the crew's goal is to provide you with exceptional service to ensure that the time you spend with them is the best day of your Puerto Vallarta vacation!

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Vallarta Adventures' Eco-Tours and Expeditions
Vallarta Adventures' Eco-Tours and ExpeditionsAt Vallarta Adventures our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding adventure travel experience of your life! Our tours are safe learning experiences designed for people who want to explore all that nature has to offer. We offer a wide variety of tours and activities that are planned with incredible attention to detail and the right mix of fun, learning, and challenge to keep everyone entertained during your vacation in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

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Canopy Tours de los Veranos - Treetop Jungle Tours
Canopy Tours de los VeranosCanopy Tour de los Veranos is an exciting eco-adventure that gives people of all ages the chance to explore the indigenous jungle canopy while zipping from tree to tree over the breathtaking Orquidias River. Traveling through the treetops, you'll take in the wonderful sights and sounds of Mexico's magnificent tropical environment on a total of 15 cables designed to gradually take you higher and faster until the final cable shoots you over the rapids to our traditional Mexican palapa bar.

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The Puerto Vallarta Zoo - El Zoologico de Vallarta
Feel the magic of the jungle and see all of the local animals plus many exotic animals from throughout the world at the Zoologico de Vallarta. Located just south of Puerto Vallarta in the jungles of Mismaloya, you can admire the majestic white tigers and the elegant flamingos, the macaco and the squirrel monkey. Enjoy the ferocity of the lions and jaguars, discover enigmatic black panthers. Touch, caresses and feed the animals at the Puerto Vallarta Zoo!

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San Sebastian Air & Land Tours
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Sebastian's remote location and historic appeal have made it one of Mexico's last great getaways. Even though this little mountain enclave [elevation 4500 ft.] is not very far from Puerto Vallarta, this half-forgotten 17th century silver mining town is a world away from typical resorts and ordinary tourist attractions. Vallarta Adventures offers two ways to get to this tranquil town in the Sierra Madres: 15-minute charter flights and 90-minute trips by air-conditioned mini van.

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Dolphin Adventures
Vallarta Adventures invites you to experience the most unique and exciting adventure tours in Puerto Vallarta Mexico! The Dolphin Adventure Center in Nuevo Vallarta is one of the few dolphin and marine mammal educational facilities in the world where people of all ages can interact face-to-face with Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. Don't miss your chance to get closer to dolphins than you ever dreamed possible - a thrilling experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life!

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Canopy & Outdoor Adventures
Vallarta Adventures offers two exciting ecotours that appeal to thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike! Choose from flying through the treetops on an exciting Canopy Adventure and experience what can only be described as a pulse-stopping view of one of the most beautiful and complex biological communities on earth - or try the Outdoor Adventure, often called Canopy Tour's "Big Brother," an amazing adventure travel experience and one of the most popular ecological jungle tours in Puerto Vallarta.

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Scuba Diving with Vallarta Adventures
Ideally situated on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding environs offer some of the best scuba diving in the world. If you've always wanted to scuba dive but don't know how to begin, then come to Puerto Vallarta and jump right in! Vallarta Adventures' highly qualified dive instructors offer Learn to Dive classes for everyone age 8 and up, so first-time divers can enjoy scuba diving in safe tranquil waters resplendent with a diversity of marine life.

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Puerto Vallarta Snorkeling Tours and Banderas Bay Cruises
Snorkeling in the warm clear waters off Puerto Vallarta offers you the opportunity to explore the area in a whole new way! Banderas Bay is one of the few bays in the world that offers sanctuary to a great profusion of sea life - and Vallarta Adventures offers a variety of exciting tours that combine an extraordinary day of sun and fun with snorkeling, sea kayaking, and exploring the natural wonders and isolated beaches at Las Caletas, Las Marietas and Yelapa.

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Whale Watching Adventures
Puerto Vallarta offers many ecological wonders and adventure tours - but nothing compares to the thrill of witnessing the beauty, harmony and grace of the Humpback whales and wild dolphins that inhabit the Bay of Banderas. Vallarta Adventure's whale watching and wild dolphin expeditions are exciting adventures that combine the thrill of watching whales and dolphins in the wild with an afternoon of exploring the natural wonders of secluded islands and beach hideaways around Banderas Bay.

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TTF - Puerto Vallarta City and Tropical Coach Tours
City and Tropical TourPuerto Vallarta has become one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations, and the ONLY way to experience the natural beauty and cultural magnificence of Mexico is by taking a sightseeing tour on one of our 15 brand-new, air conditioned motor coaches. TTF offers Puerto Vallarta City, Nightclub and Rain Forest tours, as well as Tequila, San Sebastian, San Blas and Huichol Indian sightseeing tours. No matter which tour you choose, TTF's certified tour guides provide excellent service from the moment we pick you up to the moment we drop you off at your hotel.

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Canopy Tour El Eden - Above the Predator Movie Set
Canopy Tour El EdenCome and visit the location where Arnold Schwarzenegger combated alien invaders in the movie thriller "Predator." As you zip through the tree-tops of the jungle canopy, high above the trails and waterfalls, you'll see the helicopter that was blown up in the popular action movie that was filmed here in Puerto Vallarta the 1980's. Suitable for individuals and groups travelers who are seeking a thrilling adventure in the jungle of Mismaloya, Canopy El Eden is completely safe and lots of fun!

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Ecotours De Mexico - Land & Sea Eco-Adventures
Sierra Madre Hiking TourEcotours de Mexico is a small, family owned and operated tour company in Puerto Vallarta that provides a variety of exclusive ecotours in and around Banderas Bay. From whale watching, dolphin and ocean wonders tours to Marietas Islands snorkeling, scuba diving and sea kayaking trips and turtle camp, bird watching and hiking tours, we provide our clients with personal and professional attention to detail to ensure that each and every one of our expeditions is an unforgettable experience.

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Deep Sea Fishing in Puerto Vallarta
Deep Sea FishingThe Bay of Banderas is where the Pacific has taken a 500 sq. mile bite out of the land and just 20 miles out is the deep Pacific Ocean - where the Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna await. We have three fast, fully equipped sport fishing boats that will take you there in comfort and an experienced crew that will help you land that big one! Food and beverage service is available.

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Horseback Riding
Horseback RidingWe believe that riding should be fun and just as exciting as you want it to be and we do our best to make sure that it is. We deal with three ranches and have horses to suit everyone's comfort level: from "auto-pilot" to the real thing. Starting in the foothills, our guides will lead you along jungle trails and, (if it is safe), along riverbeds, until we reach a mountain lookout with panoramic views of the Bay. There is a stop at a rustic restaurant where you may purchase beverages or food.

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Marietas Islands Cruise
Marietas Islands CruiseThe Marietas, a Cousteau favorite, are a protected sanctuary for a unique selection of birds and marine life. Whales, dolphins and giant mantas are a regular sight from November through April. We will take you there aboard a U.S.G.G. approved, 73ft catamaran complete with bathrooms and freshwater shower facilities. At the islands there is the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, scuba dive or tour the volcanic grottos in a small boat. Back on board it is time for a hearty lunch while we make our way to a secluded, white-sand beach where you can relax in the sun for an hour before we start back to Puerto Vallarta. Music, dancing, entertainment, lunch, open bar - all included.

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Rhythms of the Night Dinner and Show
Rhythms of the NightOnly an hour's sail away, our journey takes us to the former jungle hideaway of film director John Huston, Las Caletas, which is only accessible by sea. By night this secluded cove is a mesmerizing vision of flickering torches under a star-studded sky. Our candlelit dining experience is one you will cherish for years to come; as the moonlit ocean laps at your feet and tropical palms sway overhead soft music fuses with the song of the jungle - ensuring a heady mix of mysticism and romance. And, just when you feel this reverie could not be any sweeter, a rhythmical drumbeat beckons you into the heart of the shadowy jungle. As the beat intensifies, a torch-lit pyramid appears to rise up from between the palms calling out for you to witness a magical gathering of the spirits, as a hypnotic performance unravels before your very eyes. This is a breathtaking evening unlike any other you will ever witness again.

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Sierra Madre Adventure
Sierra MadreMost tourists and many Mexicans, never see the real Mexico. The real Mexico starts at the Sierra Madre mountains where tumbling rivers have cut deep canyons into the rock. Here the jungle vibrates with life and color; and "19th century villages" lie beyond the forest. Accompanied by knowledgeable,experienced, bilingual guides, we take you there in Mercedes, all-terrain vehicles, designed to handle the real thing. Beverages are provided and we serve lunch at a secluded beach, where there is the opportunity for a late afternoon dip in the ocean.

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Las Caletas Cruise
Las CaletasA one-hour sea cruise through some of the most dramatic coastal scenery that Vallarta has to offer takes you to this private cove that was originally discovered by the famous film director John Huston. Accessible only by sea, Las Caletas is a tropical nature asylum waiting to be discovered. Take a guided nature walk through the jungle and the unique orchid gardens or stop by our interactive deer and parrot centers. Guided kayak tours, snorkeling tours and scuba diving courses ensure that you will not miss out on the array of sea life inhabiting this natural cove. The height of self-indulgence is to take a therapeutic body massage or facial at our hilltop spa center. Our spa sanctuary offers unparalleled views and warms sea breezes to compliment a completely, natural, de-stress therapy. Las Caletas is, purely and simply, a safe haven from civilization and Mexico's answer to the Garden of Eden.

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Terra Noble Spa and Healing Center
Terra NobleSet high above town with a splendid view of the entire Bay, Terra Noble is a unique experience. Not only is it an extraordinary Spa and Healing Center, but it is also a cultural center established to preserve and teach the techniques of Mexico's prehispanic art forms. At Terra Noble, visitors are given a hands-on opportunity to discover their own hidden talents in the clay and art workshops, relax with a healing massage, or steam away stress in the Sweat Lodge. Optional lunch features prehispanic specialities.

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Tequila and Guadalajara Day Tour
Tequila and Guadalajara Day TourThe small town of Tequila is a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Puerto Vallarta that takes you over the stunning Sierra Madre Mountain range. Our day includes a fascinating tour of the agave plantations and one of town's original distilleries, Hacienda de San Jose, which dates back to the 18th century and produces Herradura Tequila. A 10-minute flight from Tequila takes you to the city of Guadalajara, the birthplace of Mariachi music and Mexico's most inspiring 16th century architecture. Our professional guide will conduct a walking tour through the city center, giving you a chance to marvel at the most famous landmarks. No visit to Guadalajara would be complete without a chance to shop in the famous Tlaquepaque district. This Colonial suburb is famous for it's local craftsmen who produce their own hand carved works of art and ceramics at bargain prices. From the rolling hills of Tequila to the truly impressive colonial city of Guadalajara, this tour offers an excellent insight into Mexico, both past and present.

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Read real travelers' comments about the best tours and activities in Puerto Vallarta.
Adventure Snorkeling Tours
Canopy & Outdoor Adventures
Canopy Tour El Eden
Canopy Tours de los Veranos
Dolphin Adventures
Ecotours by Land
Ecotours by Sea
Learn Vallarta Educational Tours
Marigalante Day Cruise
Marigalante Dinner Cruise
Master Baiter's Sportfishing
Mundo Nogalito Canopy Tour
Pegaso Sailing Charters
Pegaso Whale Watching Charters
Scuba Diving Adventures
TTF City Coach Tours
TTF Cultural Coach Tours
Vallarta Power Walking Tours
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Whale Watching Adventures


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