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52 Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta
Need a little help deciding what to do? Well, maybe these tips will be just enough to get you started.

Situated on the west central coast of Mexico where mountains covered with lush tropical rain forest fall into the deep blue Pacific waters, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most captivating places on Earth. You can relax in the sun on one of the many beautiful beaches, or enjoy sailing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, and deep sea fishing in the calm waters of Banderas Bay.

The Sierra Madre mountains offer horseback riding, hiking, biking, jeep safaris and canopy tours, and Puerto Vallarta itself offers countless restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities to keep you entertained. With all of this going for it, Puerto Vallarta activities are as boundless as your imagination.

1 Get a bird's eye view of Vallarta on a parasail ride over Banderas Bay
2 Snorkel or Scuba Dive at Los Arcos or Las Marietas with SCUBA VALLARTA
3 Have your portrait or caricature done by a street artist on the Malecon
4 Visit La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe - the heart of Vallarta
5 Haggle with vendors at the El Centro Mercado Municipal "flea market"
6 Experience the magic of M้xico aboard a La Marigalante night cruise
7 Rent a car and explore the secluded beaches along the Nayarit coast
8 Reel in the big ones on a MR MARLIN deep sea fishing charter
9 Try to spot the elusive "green flash" as the sun sets over Banderas Bay
10 Buy a teeny bikini, hat, or souvenier T-shirt to wear on the beach
11 Stroll down the Rio Cuale River Walk and visit the pre-Hispanic museum
12 Play a round of golf on one of Vallarta's 7 world-class golf courses
13 exercise your option for health at one of the many fitness centers
14 Swim and interact with Pacific bottlenose dolphins at DOLPHIN ADVENTURE
15 Take a horseback ride or hike through the jungle to Yelapa's waterfall
16 Explore the streets of Puerto Vallarta on a motorbike or moped rental
17 Race around Super Karts' professional go cart track in Nuevo Vallarta
18 Rent a mountain bike and explore the hills behind Puerto Vallarta
19 Enjoy a romantic dinner at LA PALAPA RESTAURANT on Los Muertos Beach
20 Dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs along the Malecon
21 Peruse the works of Mexican artists in any of the many art galleries
22 Practice your Spanish reading the subtitles at the movie theaters
23 Experience the culture and history of Mexico at a Mexican Fiesta
24 Keep in touch with friends back home at one of the many cyber cafes
25 Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or spa treatment
26 Treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail served in a coconut shell
27 Shop for a beach house or vacation home, so you can visit more often
28 Toast the sunset at the El Faro Lighthouse Bar in Marina Vallarta
29 Visit the movie set of "The Night of the Iguana" on Mismaloya Beach
30 Tour Casa Kimberly, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's love nest
31 Fly up to the village of SAN SEBASTIAN in the Sierra Madre Mountains
32 Wobble across the two swinging bridges from Isla Rio Cuale
33 Ask strangers on the Malecon if they have change for a peso
34 Take all three walking tour in El Centro or Marina Vallarta
35 Explore the jungle behind Vallarta inside a huge 4-wheel drive-truck
36 Try a genuine Cuban cigar, or a shot of Raicilla - Mexico's "moonshine"
37 Go on a Banderas Bay WHALE WATCHING excursion or whale photo safari
38 Take the bus to Punta de Mita and enjoy a day at El Anclote beach
39 Get wet & wild on the 9 water slides [toboganes] at Splash Water Park
40 Enjoy a day of palapa hopping at Vallarta's busiest beach, Los Muertos
41 Eat a chocolate banana, ear of corn or fish on a stick
42 Shop for Mexican TALAVERA pottery, tiles, dinnerware and accessories
43 Feel wealthy by living the "high life" at Mexico's discount prices
44 Drink a Tequila Sunrise as you watch the sunset on the Mexican Pacific
45 Get a temporary tattoo while basking in the sun on Playa los Muertos
46 Explore Banderas Bay on MARINA MISMALOYA's Discovery Cruise or sailboat
47 Shop for silver jewelry, blankets & vacation souvenirs on the beach
48 Take a morning or sunset stroll along a beautiful white sand beach
49 Swing through the jungle like Tarzan on VALLARTA ADVENTURES' canopy tour
50 Go to a bloodless bullfight at Vallarta's bullring on a Wednesday evening
51 Listen to the Municipal Band at the Plaza on Sunday or Thursday nights
52 Attend a local AA meeting and complain about the last time your car got towed

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