Excursions in Puerto Vallarta
The more adventurous of you can take the opportunity to swim and snorkel in beautiful Banderas Bay, and if the weather is right, we'll stop to explore a protected and secluded cove. For those who crave some downtime though, this is the perfect day to just lie back on one of our oversized cushions and bask in the tropical rays. Sip on an ice-cold drink, relax to the calming sounds of the ocean and the billowing sails as we cater to your every need.
Venture to the outskirts of Vallarta aboard one of our all-terrain vehicles, this exciting tour visits isolated communities and the rainforests of this little-known Mexican region. Our journey of exploration leads us through scenery filled with waterfalls, forgotten villages and rugged terrain, all the while heading for the final excursion destination at the heart of the Sierra Madre. Here at the heart of dense rainforest, our specialized guides will take you on a shady tour, livening up the route with the discovery and exploration of the extraordinary flora and fauna concealed at the heart of the rainforest. You will also relax on a beach of golden sand where it is possible to enjoy a delicious lunch. This day will not only open guests' eyes, but also their senses will be vigorously opened up to a panorama of natural discovery, in a safe environment that provides pure joy.
Sail in the Marigalante Ship and enjoy a night full Of disquises and entertainment. The fun begins immediately with welcoming cocktails, music, dance, contest and national open bar during all the route. After Dinner, you will return to the deck to see Vallarta´s dusk. Once darken, you will be invited to an spectacular pre-Hispanic and antique dance.
Only accessible from the sea, Las Caletas is a tropical beach that, at night, is transformed into a magical paradise and provides the perfect setting for this evening tour: Rhythms of the Night. The adventure begins with a cruise on the Bay of Banderas, while the sun sinks lower over the Pacific Ocean and the night falls, you may enjoy a marvelous show as the sunset provides a blaze of beautiful colors over the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Upon arrival, you will feel as if they have gone back to the pagan times of mysticism and legend. Soothing music mingles with the sounds of the rainforest whilst torches light the way past scenes of forgotten civilizations, rituals and customs. You will enjoy a delicious dinner and at the end, the sound of drums will guide you to the open-air amphitheatre where you will enjoy a spectacular show that will delight the senses. Stories of ancient civilizations will be revealed through music and modern dance taking you on a mystical and magical journey. Following the show, this great evening will be brought to a close by dancing beneath the stars.
Enjoy a thrilling Jet Ski ride in Puerto Vallarta as you´Â´ve never done, youll discover the most beautiful places around Puerto Vallarta but now from the ocean and this ride becomes even better when youÂ´ll combined with snorkeling right after you cross side to side the entire town. Drive your personal wave runner and challenge your skills riding over the waves while you are watching the hotel zone, romantic zone, down town, Los muertos beach and Los Arcos national Park following your guides until youÂ´ll get to the paradisiacal and private beach named Colomitos, which is perfect for snorkeling. Once at Colomitos beach, our guides will provide the gear and instructions to involve you in an incredible underwater experience, interact with the ocean world of Puerto Vallarta, swim through an extreme variety of color fish and marine creatures and live a full nature adventure in Puerto Vallarta.
The ATV tour in Canopy River is designed to allow anyone with the desire to drive an ATV (either with little or no experience), through the mountains and to enjoy an unforgettable journey. Sixty minutes of adventure, driving on winding roads, admiring stunning views of mountains and the River Cuale Canyon, with stops along the way in which the guide explains and projects the respect to the natural environment and the lush flora and wildlife of our striking Sierra Madre Occidental. Halfway down the journey, the Piletas are reached, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in natural spring waterfall with crystal clear waters. The Canopy River ATV Tour could definitely be one of the highlights of your trip. For those who want to experience the lush mountain scenery of Puerto Vallarta and to enjoy it in an unconventional manner. ATVs drivers must be over 18 and have a credit card with them. Preferably to have driverÂ´s license.
Adventure, adrenaline and extreme fun is what River Expedition has to offer to nature lovers, as well as thrill seekers. It is an experience not to be missed. The tour begins with a journey by the shores of the Rio Cuale heading to our facilities, where will be experienced the difference of being between the city and the mountains in the Sierra Madre Occidental. Canopy River is located at the top of the mountain; from there the expedition is intensified by being led through the jungle by our experienced and friendly guides. We challenge you to live the first dose of adrenaline when you are launched by the first time in the zip line from one mountain to another. Then you will walk into the jungle and you will be captivated by the beautiful view and the variety of flora and wildlife. Then the challenge is to cross two bridges located on one side of the mountain that will take the edge of a precipice, from which you will have the option to rappel 27 meters in height or 24 meters in free fall. To get to the next adventure, the challenge is to pass on a platform suspended bridge over the River Cuale. The views are magnificent, breathing the freshness of the jungle and to experience the live spectacle of being in a natural environment, green and exotic. The guide will prepare the team to cross the river by a vine in the style of Tarzan and immediately after, another zip line will provide a great shot of freshness by soaking in the waters of the river. Once in the river, you will go on an inflatable raft down the river, enjoying the scenery of the surrounding mountains. The last part of this challenging journey is the mule ride up the mountain through the jungle way back to River Canopy facilities, where you can enjoy delicious Mexican dishes and refreshing drinks in the restaurant Los Coapinoles. You can also relax in the hammocks or sunbathe on our bunks. And to close this adventure with golden brochure and with the essence of our Mexico, you are invited to enjoy the Tequila Tour in the Tequilera EL JORULLO. 2 way transportation, purified water during the excursion. The participants must be at least 12 years old and being physically fit. Maximum weight 220 pounds (100 kg) Cameras are not recommended, but we have available photographic services. We have lockers, which are free of charge and are available to keep goods and belongings.
For those who really enjoy the pleasure of being in contact with nature; Canopy River offers the most spectacular zip line tour in Puerto Vallarta. Originally the canopy or zip lines were designed by specialized biologists to access the thickest of forests and thus reach plants that live in the treetops. The Canopy River Tour consists of 12 lines that cross a valley of ancient forest and rocky gorge. Two trained guides accompany each group comprising a maximum of ten people to ensure the safety of our visitors. Along the way, the guides point out and explain to tourists the great variety of flora and fauna around. The canopy tour will begin with a safety briefing. The Guides will demonstrate how to slide over wires and will inform you of safety procedures that must be met on the tour. Thereafter, you will be equipped with a full body harness, pulleys and security helmet. A new world is revealed from the air as you glide smoothly through the forest. Once passed the line, we stopped on every platform for a moment to breathe fresh air while enjoying the river view from below you, plus the spectacular scenery of the surrounding forest (purified drinking water will be available on some of the platforms). Now being at the river, the return to the reception area is riding on mules. It is a journey of 20 minutes uphill, during which we enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sierra Madre and all scenery along the winding path. On the return to the reception area, in the restaurant Los Coapinoles, you will enjoy an exquisite and deserved meal andrefreshing drinks. We also invite you to the Tequila Tour offered by Tequilera El Jorullo, you will know more about this unique and traditional drink, 100% Mexican. Then you can relax in a hammock by reading a book, or stroll enjoying the beautiful setting with colorful flowers and a great variety of nice places where you can relax and have a good cup of coffee or tea. So, if you want to challenge the heights and want to enjoy nature at its fullest in the best possible way, you should do the Canopy RiverTour.
Guests begin with a 15 minutes orientation seminar during which they watch an educational video to learn some of the more interesting facts about dolphins, followed by specific instructions from our training staff on what they will be doing when they enter to swim with the dolphins. Following the orientation, our trainers will take the guest dock side before they enter the water for a 30 minute The Experience of a Lifetime guests will enjoy the thrill of gently rubbing the dolphins skin as they swim next to these gentle creatures. They will be amazed at the dolphins power and grace as they push them through the water by their feet or jump over them. A portion of the water time will also be dedicated to the free time, where guests will interact more spontaneously with the dolphins allowing everyone a very personal DOLPHIN DISCOVERY.
This tour offers the most activities packed into one fun-filled day of adventure. Enjoy thrilling rides on a series of zip lines, including MexicoÂ´s longest and fastest, an exhilarating off road ride in a Polaris® UTV and much, much more.
Whether you are here or not, we encourage you to take a look into Puerto Vallartas Paradise of Fishing and Boating possibilities you are about to discover. We can proudly say we have one of the greatest variety of fish species you can catch such as: black, blue and stripped marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, rooster fish, red snappers, wahoo, jack crevalle, sierra mackerel, amberjack, bonito of California, pompano, snook fish and all kind of groupers. You may choose between deep sea fishing in the Pacific, bottom fishing in Banderas bay, flyfishng or bass fishing at of the dams close to Puerto Vallarta. Dont think twice and let us make of your vacations something to remember forever.
This Signature Swim offers the smallest group size available anywhere to swim with dolphins. You are ensured the best possible opportunity to develop a close personal bond with your dolphin. You will discover all there is to know about dolphins from the best possible teachers, the dolphins themselves, as they talk and flirt with you in the comfort and safety of our specially designed pool.
Everyone dreams of swimming with dolphins and, at our Dolphin Adventure Center in Puerto Vallarta, we're fortunate to have these Pacific Bottlenose dolphins as part of our family. Here's your chance to chat, cuddle, play and swim with these charming and gentle creatures.
** Dolphin Family Encounter ** A fantastic chance to enjoy our family dolphin encounter programs with your little ones. This encounter is available for parents with children aged 3 years and under. A truly family affair that lets you and your loved ones hug and kiss the dolphins while in the water on a shallow platform.
Learn all about the world of the Pacific Bottlenose dolphin from the best possible teachers, the dolphins themselves. Designed with non-swimmers in mind, this program is an ideal introduction to the anatomy, physiology and history of the ocean's most inspiring mammals.
You will enjoy an adventure with pirates of the seven seas. The fun starts. Children and adults will interact in games and contests. On the way to Majahuitas beach, the land of pirates, a mock pirate battle takes place. Captain Sam fights with the treasonous pirate Shrek who tries to seize the ship. In between a sword fight, discover who wins the battle.
Discover Aquaventuras Park Vallarta in the Mexican Pacific Sea, one of the most amazing Vallarta tourist attractions. You will find tons of fun for all your family members during a day full of action, adventure and entertainment. Feel the emotion and speed of our 10 water slides, enjoy a fresh ride along the river; kids will have great moments in their playground while their parents enjoy the swimming pool area.
Tucked in at the base of the mountains south of Puerto Vallarta, Los Arcos Snorkeling trip is ideal for those who enjoy marine life and natural beauty in a quick handy 4 hr. tour. The best way to spend a few hours out in the ocean having fun and sun.
** Trainer for a day ** If you love dolphins, or have ever thought about being a dolphin trainer, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you in Puerto Vallarta Mexico! Developed for people who want to learn more about training marine mammals, our Trainer for a Day program gives you the chance to spend an exciting day working beside our dolphin trainers at our dolphin center in Nuevo Vallarta.
If you're really looking to escape from it all, then our tranquil day to Yelapa villages and Majahuitas beach are an absolute must. With emerald waters and pristine golden sand beaches, these remote coves are ideal for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking and provide the perfect backdrop to explore Banderas Bay's secret hideaways.
Las Caletas was once the private home of the famous film director John Huston, who considered it one of the most beautiful places in the world. Today, Las Caletas is an exclusive tropical beach located on Banderas Bay where you can enjoy an extraordinary day of sun, fun, and adventure.
Enjoy with us the beauty of Puerto Vallarta on our trimaran where you can snorkel, swim or just relax and let us pamper you while you take in the beautiful view from Puerto Vallarta. "Cielito Lindo" is the best option to know the sea and surrounders.
Cielito Lindo is a trimaran with a maximun capacity of 50 people, so make sure you will never be disturbed or crowded. Our tour includes a tour throughout all the Bay, while our friendly crew serve you snacks and unlimited beverages. In Whale Watching season don´t miss the opportunity to be part of this incredible experience.
WeÂ´ll drive around Marina Vallarta Residential zone, golf course and Yacht club and head out to the heart of Vallarta. We will arrive to the downtown area and go to the border walk (Malecón) where we stop at the sea horse statue for a brief informational walk about the statues of the area and the buildings such as the Municipal Palace, Main Square and Guadalupe Church. Guide will mention some of the stores of the area. After we will go to the flea Market. We will now head south of the bay, going through the residential zone (Costa de Oro & Conchas Chinas, Mirador de los Arcos) making brief stops for photographs and wonderful sightseeing. Our lasts stops will be a riverside restaurant and then a tequila factory to learn the process and elaboration of tequila & raicilla. Of course, a splendid invitation to taste one or all of these house liquors will be extended.
Imagine an exchange of looks; a gaze full of liberty, love and everything we are by nature but we have forgotten. That is the beginning of an unforgettable experience in Vallarta, beside our marine mirrors and friends, the dolphins. During the Dolphin Encounter program, you and your family will have the opportunity to receive all the affection of these tender and playful animals that always seem to smile. In this swimming with dolphins programs, also your kids will be able to enjoy safe and fun activities that Dolphin Discovery Vallarta has specially designed for all ages.
If swimming with dolphins is one of your greatest dreams, now is the time to make it real! In the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean you will be able to live an adventure to remember forever. The Dolphin Swim Adventure in Vallarta will keep you as close to the dolphins as you ever imagined. You will immerse yourself in their world through a snorkeling mask and you will understand the greatness of the special bond between you and them. They will also pull you with a boogie board through the water. They will tenderly say hello with their fins, they will kiss you, sing for you, take you for a ride on their belly and you see them jump or play with you. The dolphins will be your pals for the rest of your life.
Just offshore, inside Banderas Bay, rests a group of small, volcanic islands known as the Marietas Islands. During the winter season you can swim, snorkel and kayak in the warm clear waters of the Marietas Islands, but this adventure is really all about the adrenalin rush of witnessing humpback whales and wild dolphins in their natural habitat Whale season in Banderas Bay runs from mid-December to the end of March, but we're fortunate to see wild dolphins throughout the entire year.
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Sebastian's remote location and historic appeal have made it, one of Mexico's greatest getaways. Even though this little mountain enclave It's not very far from Puerto Vallarta, this half-forgotten former mining town is a world away from typical resorts and ordinary tourist attractions.