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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Points of Interest

  • The Malecon
  • Las Caletas
  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Tequila Hacienda
  • Yelapa
  • Isla Marietas
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Outdoor Adventure

More about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Points of Interest

  • The Malecon -

    The city's popular boardwalk by the beach is lined with shops, restaurants and artists selling their wares. Begin your stroll at the Los Milenos sculpture by Mathis Lidice and head southward.

  • Las Caletas -

    Accessible only by boat, this secluded cove on the southern shores of Banderas Bay is surrounded by lush jungle and features pristine beaches for an exclusive private paradise.

  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe -

    The cathedral features a gilded crown, a replica of one worn by Carlota, empress of Mexico. A 1995 earthquake damaged the crown and sculptor Octavio Gonzales created its replacement.

  • Tequila Hacienda -

    Discover the fascinating process of tequila making, from its origins in the blue agave cactus to your glass, and sample Puerto Vallarta's finest at Hacienda Doña Engracia.

  • Yelapa -

    The tiny town and crescent-shaped beach of the same name is situated in a cove off Banderas Bay, south of Puerto Vallarta. Sleepy and remote, the only way to get there is by boat.

  • Isla Marietas -

    This series of uninhabited islands offers kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving around the periphery of the islands where you can bird-watch as it is a haven for all matter of winged species.

  • Dolphin Encounter -

    Get acquainted with new underwater friends at the Dolphin Adventure Center. Kids can kiss the dolphins and meet their curious babies, while adults may indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime belly ride!

  • Outdoor Adventure -

    Become one with nature as you zipline and rappel through the Mexican jungle, view the countryside by powerful ATV, or go kayaking and snorkeling in the warm waters of Puerto Vallarta.

27 Excursions

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Puerto Vallarta City Highlights

4.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-100 P V R - 1 0 0

Easy Activity

From $44.95

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Countryside & Tequila Tasting

4.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-105 P V R - 1 0 5

Easy Activity

From $39.95

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El Centro Walk, Tiles, Tequila & Lunch

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-110 P V R - 1 1 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $54.95

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Best of Puerto Vallarta

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-115 P V R - 1 1 5

Moderate Activity

From $59.95

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Puerto Vallarta by Private Vehicle - Van Class (Half Day for up to 10 Guests)

4 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-135 P V R - 1 3 5

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $459.95

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Local Connections: Colors of Vallarta: The Artist inside of You

6 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-150 P V R - 1 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $54.95

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Colonial San Sebastian, Tequila Tasting & Lunch

6.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-160 P V R - 1 6 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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Rare Spirits and Traditions at Private Countryside Villa

5.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-250 P V R - 2 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $64.95

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Puerto Vallarta Highlights & Mexican Cooking Class

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-255 P V R - 2 5 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $59.95

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Tequila Tasting, Mayahuel Show & Lunch

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-270 P V R - 2 7 0

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $109.95

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Family Retreat at La Dulce Vista

6 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-275 P V R - 2 7 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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DISCOVERY FAMILY LAS CALETAS PRIVATE BEACH GETAWAY & LUNCH

6.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-280 P V R - 2 8 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $149.95

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Exclusive Beach Resort Getaway

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-290 P V R - 2 9 0

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $94.95

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Beach Getaway

5.25 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-295 P V R - 2 9 5

Easy Activity

From $59.95

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City Walk, Tequila Factory & Lunch

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-300 P V R - 3 0 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $54.95

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A Walk through Puerto Vallarta & Elizabeth Taylor's Gringo Gulch

4 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-380 P V R - 3 8 0

Moderate Activity

From $49.95

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Jungle Zipline & Rappelling

5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-400 P V R - 4 0 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $139.95

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Jungle Adrenaline Adventure

6 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-410 P V R - 4 1 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $149.95

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ATV Adventure

4 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-545 P V R - 5 4 5

Strenuous Activity

From $199.95

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Whale Watching

3 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-640 P V R - 6 4 0

Easy Activity

From $99.95

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Dolphin Swim & Lunch

3 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-715 P V R - 7 1 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $179.95

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Dolphin Encounter for Kids & Lunch

3 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-725 P V R - 7 2 5

Easy Activity

From $39.95

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Sea Lion Swim & Lunch

3 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-735 P V R - 7 3 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $119.95

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Luxury Day Sailing

5.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-765 P V R - 7 6 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $119.95

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Speedboat, Horseback Ride, Snorkel & Lunch

7 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-770 P V R - 7 7 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $139.95

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Snorkel at Marietas Islands with Lunch & Open Bar

6.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-775 P V R - 7 7 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $89.95

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Mahajuitas Cove, Yelapa & Lunch

7 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-795 P V R - 7 9 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $94.95

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