trips planned today
out of 5
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Plan your next trip here

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon Boardwalk , Puerto Vallarta
A stroll along Malecon Boardwalk allows you to immerse yourself in local life at its best. Day and night, the walkway (whose name means "espl
Tours from $14
Zipline , Puerto Vallarta
Experience the lush Mexican jungle from a bird's-eye perspective as you soar over the treetops on a series of ziplines. This heart-racing out
Tours from $30
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins , Puerto Vallarta
We suggest booking in advance.Select from 6 top choices.
Tours from $87
  • ©
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Get ready to become a local! Experience our 3.5-hour food tasting and walking tour offering a local’s insight into Mexican culture through its delicious, intricate cuisine, and rich history. Your local "foodie" guide takes you on a culinary adventure, navigating the cobblestone streets of historic Puerto Vallarta. Along the way you will delight in the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer, visiting 9, carefully selected, food tasting locations.Explore off-the-beaten path eateries, meet their colorful owners and staff, visit taco stands, and try regional delicacies. Leave filled with a deeper understanding of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico, as well as a satisfied stomach.
Book on Viator from $55
An iconic gem of downtown Vallarta’s skyline, Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe offers unrivalled serenity. The relatively new church was not o
Tours from $7
Spas , Puerto Vallarta
We suggest booking in advance.Select from 66 top choices.
Tours from $85

Recommended Puerto Vallarta tours

Puerto Vallarta

Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta appeal to all types of travelers taking to the shores of Mexico's most prominent resort destination. A long stroll past the accessible sands and beachfront nightlife on Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk is recommended for a quick preview of what the city does best. Once you have your fill of land-based activities, take your friends or family to swim with dolphins, or put on some snorkeling gear and discover the area's rich underwater marine life.

Plan your trip to Puerto Vallarta

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Puerto Vallarta

GuadalajaraTrip planner Best for: Church, Specialty Museum, Aquarium TequilaTrip planner Best for: Distillery, Distillery Tour, Religious Site TlaquepaqueTrip planner Best for: Landmark, Specialty Museum, Civic Center Cabo CorrientesTrip planner Best for: Garden, Beach, Art Gallery AjijicTrip planner Best for: Landmark, Gift & Specialty Shop, Cemetery

Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

The appropriately named Hotel Zone, at the coastal fringe of the city center, serves as one of the most popular areas to stay, with equally good access to the beach and the amenities within the city. Private rentals are particularly popular, with the Hotel Zone and the equally vibrant hub of Emiliano Zapata to the south offering plenty of condominiums to complement the range of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. Many of the city's best gay-friendly accommodations are found at the southern fringe of the old town.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +