Puerto Vallarta Adventure
Perhaps when you next plan a visit to Mexico you will consider a trip to the Pacific Coast. Puerto Vallarta is well worth exploring.
Only a short 40 minute journey from the airport and established in 1851, Vallarta is situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. Made famous in 1963 By Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when they arrive to film 'The Night of the Iguana'. Today the beach city offers an abundance of activities for even the most daring adventurer. There are just so many things to do, both touristy and otherwise.
Sea Lion swimming encounters are very popular as an alternative to swimming with Dolphins. These interactive experiences are sure to create a lifetime of happy memories.
Explore Las Caletas, a hidden private island nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Only reachable by boat, once on land you can take a hike through the jungle, observe and photograph some of the local animals or simply relax and unwind in a beach hammock, with a cocktail in one hand.
Take a walk on the iconic Lover's Beach. The Marietas Islands are an ecologically diverse sanctuary with a stunning hidden beach nestled just out of sight. Snorkel in and out of cave formations and rock archways, admire the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of fish that call these rock reefs home.
Take the opportunity to Zip Line from the mountainside - 200 feet high over the treetops.
Tour the famous Botanical Gardens, stroll down the cobblestone roads of El Tuito, see the time-worn petroglyphs and sample artisan breads cooked in an antiquated, hill-side stove. An exclusive experience steeped in culture and tradition.
Visit the remote mountain village of San Sebastian, one of the oldest mining towns in Mexico. Enjoy a walking tour of the 18th century church, a silversmith workshop and an organic coffee farm. Sample the local food and learn to prepare authentic corn tortillas during your visit to a family farm.
Next, embark on a nature hike in the Sierra Madre Mountains to uncover the region's flora and fauna hidden under the canopy of the tropical forest.
Visit Las Caletas in the evening and see the spectacle which is Rhythms of the Night. Relax with an open bar and gourmet candle-lit dinner on the beach before taking a boat ride back to the mainland.
and finally, if that isn't enough.....
Take a trip to the Malecon, an area packed with shops, bars and restaurants where you can visit old favorites such as Senior Frogs. Try the street food at one of the many food carts everywhere or enjoy some fresh coconut water.