Sports and activities in Puerto Vallarta


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 Ocean waters.

Hotels can arrange for all kinds of sports and activities, including:

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.

Bungee Jumping in Puerto Vallarta

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 daily. See on the map. More info on FB.

Canopy Tours (Zip-line)

Enjoy a new, exhilarating experience while you zip over the treetops in the jungles around Puerto Vallarta. Not for the faint of heart, not for those that suffer vertigo, but for the rest, this will be a once in a lifetime experience. Read more.



Puerto 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.


Lush tropical greens, sprawling palm trees, meandering fairways and an epic view of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean describe Puerto Vallarta's five championship golf courses. More golf information

Punta Mita Golf


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 at reasonable prices. Especially useful in the warm summer months.

Horseback riding

Jet skiing

Sometimes offered as an extra at hotels, you can rent them from service providers along the main beaches, check with us for more information.


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.

Kitesurfing in Bucerias

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. Read more.

Mountain biking


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 levels of users, a great photo opportunity too. More.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

The rugged coastline with its large rock formations provides 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.

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Scuba Diving in Vallarta


An experience of a lifetime, jump from 9000 feet above the Bay and Puerto Vallarta and view the impressive panorama as a bird, mountains, the ocean, the bay and the green mountains. All instructors are certified and evaluated by and the pilots are certified by DGAC in Mexico.


The teams also have AAD automatic activation systems in case parachutes are not activated in time in which case they activate automatically. Tandem dives are available and are the best option for those that want to experience it without having to take a certification course. More info at


Surfing in Banderas Bay is great all year round. There are 22 secluded surf spots in Banderas Bay, which are best accessed by boat.

Punta de Burros

The most popular surf spots include Punta Burros, Sayulita, and San Pancho. Read more: Puerto Vallarta Surfing.

Windsurfing & Sailing

Windsurfing options in Banderas Bay are available all year round. Winds normally pick up in the afternoon, especially around Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta, and La Cruz.

More options:

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