Whether it is golf or an adrenaline-filled kitesurfing race along Bucerias beach, Puerto Vallarta has an impressive array of options for those that refuse to lay in the sun.
The bay's 25 miles
of golden beaches presents limitless possibilities for enjoying its pacific
Hotels can arrange for activities, including wind surfing, canopy tours, fishing, parasailing, sailing, whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking. The things you can do in Vallarta are just endless.
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Some options include:
- Bungee Jumping
Once again Puerto Vallarta can offer the adrenaline pumped experience of jumping into the Pacific Ocean from a platform over the emerald waters. The company Encore Bungee has reopened the attraction that is very close to Mismaloya. They have gone through a series of reviews, both the structure and their new jump cords, plus test jumps and opened to the public on Feb 16, 2013. Open from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. See on map. More info on FB.
- Canopy Tours (Zip-line)
Enjoy a new, exhilarating experience while you zip over the tree tops in the jungles around Puerto Vallarta. Not for the faint of heart, not for those that suffer vertigo, but for the rest, this'll be a once in a lifetime experience. Read more.
Vallarta has remained a well kept secret especially
with regard to its bountiful ocean waters. The waters
of Banderas Bay provide sportfishing opportunities that
are second to none. Check out our list of Fishing Charters or review the options in our tours.
tropical greens, sprawling palm trees, meandering fairways
and an epic view of the Sierra Madre Mountains and Pacific
Ocean describe Puerto Vallarta's five championship golf
courses. More Puerto Vallarta Golf information
Consider the Sierra Madre mountains, the lush jungle, the cornucopia of life, both fauna and flora, the comfortable weather and you start understanding why Puerto Vallarta is a great place to enjoy a hiking trip.
- Horseback Riding
Many enjoy horseback riding and the extra freedom they obtain riding on a good horse. Many beaches offer horses for reasonable prices. Specially useful in the warm summer months.
- Jet Skiing
Sometimes available as an extra at the various hotels and resorts, sometimes as a service offered by tour operators, inquire with your hotel or travel agent before your trip.
Most hotels offer kayaks to their guests at no extra cost, there are many great adventures awaiting, just remember your sunblock.
This very popular an relatively modern sport is practiced around the bay, but nowhere more than in front of Bucerías Beach.
- Mountain Biking
Offered as a tour option by various operators in the bay, jungles, the hills, mountains and creeks in the area, make this a fabulous way to combine health with nature.
Float off from the beach and into the air over the bay, an exhilarating option for those that want to feel what it's like to fly. Easy for all level of users, a great photo opportunity too. More.
- Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
coastline with its large rock formations provide exciting
underwater adventures. The best places for diving and
snorkeling are Los Arcos, Quimixto, Playa Las Animas, Punta Mita or the Marieta Islands, located about
an hour’s boat ride from Puerto Vallarta or some 15 minutes from Punta de Mita.
in Banderas Bay is great all year round.
There are 22 secluded surfspots in Banderas Bay, which
are best accessed by boat. The most popular surf spots include Punta Burros, Sayulita and San Pancho.
Read more: Puerto Vallarta Surfing
all the hotels now have their own courts. Check with
your hotel when booking.
- Windsurfing & Sailing
options in Banderas Bay are available all year round. Winds normally pick up in the afternoon, specially around Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz.