Things to do and related things to do in Puerto Vallarta
As Puerto Vallarta is located at the center point of the Banderas Bay surrounded by the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountains, it provides the perfect circumstances for a wide variety of activities and things to do. Additionally to the typical things to do provided by other travel destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta features some really unique adventures. While the traveler may organize his activities individually, many highly specialized tour operators offer fully organized tours with all required services available. The range reaches from jungle tours to fishing tours, or shopping and sightseeing tours to nearby locations. Day Trips to the Huichol enclave or the states capital are as well available as sightseeing tours or wildlife experiences including whale watching, turtle camps, birding or hiking trips. As luxury destination Puerto Vallarta is very recommended for golfers through its 7 golf courts. While yearly golf championships are very important at land, the international sport fishing challenges are most important at the water. Sailing, scuba diving, kite boarding, surfing and many other water sports in Puerto Vallarta and nearby villages at the Riviera Nayarit make Vallarta even more interesting.
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Some of the most interesting and unique activities are listed in this section. Famous tours like the pirate ship adventure or the moonlight tours to Las Caletas are as well provided as zip lines or canopy tours in the nearby jungle.
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With starting point Puerto Vallarta a nice selection of day trips to nearby locations is provided. Available are shopping trips to Guadalajara, day trips to Mexican haciendas, visits of nearby villages or beaches or just fun tours inside the Banderas Bay. Trips to the beaches of Nayarit are as well provided as excursions to secret beaches at the south.
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Sightseeing in Puerto Vallarta is very popular as the range of opportunities is quite huge. Some visitors are interested in the prehispanic history of Puerto Vallarta others want to know about the recent years. Besides the natural sightseeing worthy locations which we feature in the wildlife segment, the traveler can choose from museums, sculptures, buildings, islands and even precolumbian artifacts of interest.
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Puerto Vallarta is famous for its unique fishing grounds. As the Banderas Bay is the second largest bay of Mexico with a diameter of about 12 km, the waters are relatively calm and the water temperature does not change as extremely like in the open sea. Numerous charters and fishing trips are offered, specialized shops provide everything a sport fisher needs. International tournaments take place year by year.
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Puerto Vallarta is a golfers paradise ! 7 upper class golf courts in and around Vallarta invite the golfer to enjoy the courts, unique views and the Mexican ambience. Yearly competitions and tournaments are visited by sportsmen from all over the world.
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The Banderas Bay, featuring 3 marinas in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, is a well known travel destination for active sailors and surfers as well as divers or kite boarders. Several national and international championships and the good conditions in the bay are some of the reasons why many trips and tours are provided. Charters and schools make it interesting for groups or the whole family.
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If there is something a traveler should not miss, then this would be the wide range of wildlife experiences. From hiking and birding tours, to whale watching and swimming with dolphins, horse back riding or zoo visits, everything is available. The visitor may organize his own trips or book some specialized feature rich tours.
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