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Puerto Vallarta Attractions

Puerto Vallarta is a resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Things to do in Puerto Vallarta include relaxing on sun-splashed beaches exploring in the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and playing golf at one of the many fine golf courses in the area. Puerto Vallarta excursions nature lovers enjoy include whale watching scuba diving

snorkeling horseback riding on the beach sailing surfing jet skiing and kite surfing.

The latest thrilling trend in outdoor adventure in Puerto Vallarta tours is ziplining. Turtle watching is becoming an increasingly popular activity on the beaches of Mexico.

Although Puerto Vallarta receives a great deal of tourist activity it also has a sizable community of retired Canadian and U.S. citizens so you won't have a problem finding places to socialize with other English-speaking people. Puerto Vallarta also has a recently established English-speaking live theater scene. However don't forget that some of the must see attractions in Puerto Vallarta are off the beaten path. For instance if you love freshly prepared blackberry juice your best bet is to slip away into a side street and find a little juice stand where the local people go.

One of the most famous Puerto Vallarta activities is the November Festival. You can find art exhibits concerts tequila and wine tasting events cocktail parties and festive dinners during this annual celebration that takes place in mid-November. All varieties of music are also well-represented in Puerto Vallarta and one of the top electronic music festivals in the northern hemisphere is held here every year.

Your PV vacation will be much more enjoyable if you contact our offices here at Expedia for assistance in planning your Mexican sojourn. You can book your stay through us and we will also provide you with a map of the city as well as advice on Puerto Vallarta activities and local spots that may be of interest to you and your traveling companions.


Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta

This purpose-built coastal resort features a long sandy beach, family-friendly hotels, golf, water sports and wildlife.

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Stunning beaches, rolling waves, water sports, jungle treks and superb restaurants await visitors at this stylish getaway on the Pacific coast.

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Punta de Mita

Dabble in water sports and discover deserted beaches, exclusive hotels and picture-perfect islands at this serene oceanfront resort.

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