Puerto Vallarta, located on the heavenly Banderas Bay wakes up fresh every morning and puts up a dazzling show to its visitors. The aroma of delicious food wafting in the air and the tunes of mariachi can be felt almost everywhere. To experience this festive spirit, we have gathered a list of top things to do in Puerto Vallarta:
Thirteen galleries in Puerto Vallarta’s historic centre throw open their doors every Wednesdays between October to May. Art aficionados and tourists alike can embark on this self-guided tour called Vallarta Art Walk. The walk takes you through an eclectic blend of modern, contemporary, vintage and folk art. Reminisce your special moments in this city by purchasing a piece of art here.
Revelers can party their night away at three of the most popular cosmopolitan clubs! The thriving nightlife scene is best experienced with a VIP Nightclub Tour. Hop from watering hole to another with a personal party guide. Music being mixed by the best DJs will certainly make you want to hit the dance floor. Also, cold mojitos, tropical cocktails or ice-cold beers generously flow from the bars here.
Exploring Bay of Banderas
Watersport enthusiasts will fall in love with Banderas Bay which is teeming with rich marine life. The bay is best experienced by spending the day out in the sea on a sailboat. While you are on the boat, you will come across gamboling dolphins. Above all, the sight of humpback whales spouting water into the air is the most exciting. Also, there are hordes of manta rays swimming in synchrony. If luck favors you, you can catch a rare glimpse of these manta rays flying into the surf breaks. Likewise, you can also visit Islas Marietas National Park to kayak, snorkel, scuba dive, or just explore the Hidden Beach.
Fall in love with Mexican cuisine
Hit the street and taste local flavors by sampling dishes from well-established eateries in Puerto Vallarta. Nosh to your heart’s content with loads of tacos, ceviche and taste the quintessential mole sauce. Intersperse this with local drinks and handcrafted Xocodivas chocolates. Furthermore, you will visit Puerto Vallarta’s oldest tortilla factory called La Gloria Tortilla Factory and La Azteca, a chocolate factory. Finally, visit Los Cunados, Puerto Vallarta’s oldest tacos stand to devour some of the finest tacos in Puerto Vallarta.
Wander the Old Town
The charm of Puerto Vallarta lies in the cobble-stoned lanes locked away from plain sight. They are beautiful during the day and magical by night. Vibrantly colored houses and pretty wrought-iron balconies are full of blooming bougainvillea. Streets in downtown Romantic Zone are full of art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Mirador Cerro de La Cruz is perfect to catch panoramic views of the bay.
Rhythms of the Night
The soulful theatrical performance of ancestral dance and music at Las Caletas will leave you enraptured. Their spectacular acrobatic skill, pulsating rhythms, amazing costumes and Ste Croix’s breath-taking interpretation of the Aztec creation story is a thorough entertainer.
With this list of things to do in Puerto Vallarta, unravel the beauty of this coastal city full of exquisite art, delicious food, water thrills and more.