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What to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Zona Romantica

Also referred to as ‘Old Vallarta’, this laid-back part of the city is great for people who want/need a break from the resort and just want to be immersed in Puerto Vallarta’s culture and history. Zona Romantica is south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and sits on the western coast of Mexico. It’s home to some of the best restaurants and shops you’ll find in all of Mexico, not to mention a stunning nightly light show at the local pier as well. Zona Romantica is also home to the famous Playa De Los Muertos Beach.

Playa De Los Muertos

Playa De Los Muertos, meaning ‘Dead Man’s Beach’ in English, is considered to be the most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta. This beach offers its visitors a slew of activities like volleyball, jet skiing, and people watching. The beach is located in the ever-popular Zona Romantica and is considered a haven for the LGBTQ+ community as there are many stores and restaurants that pride themselves on being welcoming towards the community.

Tequila Tasting

In order to be classified as tequila, the drink must be brewed in the Jalisco area of Mexico, which is exactly where Puerto Vallarta is located. Since the drink is so famous and can only be brewed here, it only makes sense for tourists to go on a tequila tasting spree. There are countless tours that tailor the experience to your wants and needs. Some tasting tours prioritize the most prestigious tequilas while others have a heavy focus on food pairings. All you have to do is choose one and drink up!

What to See in Puerto Vallarta

Whale Watching

Since Puerto Vallarta is directly on Mexico’s western coast, which lies in the Caribbean Sea, whale watching is a very popular activity to do here. Whale watching season peaks from December to March and stretches into May, so you’ll have to visit the city during this period if you want to see them. Visitors can take one of the many boat tours dedicated to viewing the majestic creatures directly in Puerto Vallarta.

Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon is an absolutely stunning sight. Hop on a train and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Mexico’s largest canyon. Not only is it Mexico’s largest canyon, but it’s actually 4 times bigger than the more famous Grand Canyon. There are also hotels near the canyon that have some of the best views you’ll ever see in the world. Copper Canyon gets its name from the greenish copper colour that cover the canyon’s walls.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan

The Teotihuacan Valley is one of the coolest places to visit in Mexico, and it’s even better from the air! Take a trip in a hot air balloon and get a bird’s-eye-view of one of Mexico’s most famous attractions. Most tours start in Mexico City, so you will have to travel out of your way for this excursion, but taking a day trip, or spending the night in Mexico City is definitely worth it. Many tours also offer a complimentary breakfast/lunch.

Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta

Riu Vallarta

This all-inclusive resort will meet your every need whether you’re traveling in a big group or completely alone. Riu Vallarta is located only 14 miles away from Puerto Vallarta and only 8 miles from Puerto Vallarta Airport. The resort also offers a complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the resort. On location, Riu Vallarta has four outdoor pools, a pool with a swim-up bar, a children’s pool, aerobics classes, a fitness center, and more.

Dreams Vallarta Bay and Spa

Dreams Vallarta Bay and Spa is a luxury resort and spa located only 1.5 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta. This resort offers a wide selection of different packages that are tailored to your specific wants and needs. The Dream Big Package is perfect if you’re travelling with kids. It includes a massage for the parents, a family photo session, and more. The resort is also split into different towers each with its own set of perks. For example, guests will have the option to choose a room in a tower with a garden view or an ocean view.

Krystal Vallarta

The Krystal Vallarta resort is the ideal destination for those who want to get something special from their trip to Puerto Vallarta. On top of pools, spas, and free Wi-fi, this resort also offers multiple event rooms and spaces dedicated to hosting events with large crowds. Weddings, business meetings, and parties are just some of the things you can plan and host at Krystal Vallarta.

Zona Romantica

Also referred to as ‘Old Vallarta’, this laid-back part of the city is great for people who want/need a break from the resort and just want to be immersed in Puerto Vallarta’s culture and history. Zona Romantica is south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and sits on the western coast of Mexico. It’s home to some of the best restaurants and shops you’ll find in all of Mexico, not to mention a stunning nightly light show at the local pier as well. Zona Romantica is also home to the famous Playa De Los Muertos Beach.

Playa De Los Muertos

Playa De Los Muertos, meaning ‘Dead Man’s Beach’ in English, is considered to be the most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta. This beach offers its visitors a slew of activities like volleyball, jet skiing, and people watching. The beach is located in the ever-popular Zona Romantica and is considered a haven for the LGBTQ+ community as there are many stores and restaurants that pride themselves on being welcoming towards the community.

Tequila Tasting

In order to be classified as tequila, the drink must be brewed in the Jalisco area of Mexico, which is exactly where Puerto Vallarta is located. Since the drink is so famous and can only be brewed here, it only makes sense for tourists to go on a tequila tasting spree. There are countless tours that tailor the experience to your wants and needs. Some tasting tours prioritize the most prestigious tequilas while others have a heavy focus on food pairings. All you have to do is choose one and drink up!

Whale Watching

Since Puerto Vallarta is directly on Mexico’s western coast, which lies in the Caribbean Sea, whale watching is a very popular activity to do here. Whale watching season peaks from December to March and stretches into May, so you’ll have to visit the city during this period if you want to see them. Visitors can take one of the many boat tours dedicated to viewing the majestic creatures directly in Puerto Vallarta.

Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon is an absolutely stunning sight. Hop on a train and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Mexico’s largest canyon. Not only is it Mexico’s largest canyon, but it’s actually 4 times bigger than the more famous Grand Canyon. There are also hotels near the canyon that have some of the best views you’ll ever see in the world. Copper Canyon gets its name from the greenish copper colour that cover the canyon’s walls.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan

The Teotihuacan Valley is one of the coolest places to visit in Mexico, and it’s even better from the air! Take a trip in a hot air balloon and get a bird’s-eye-view of one of Mexico’s most famous attractions. Most tours start in Mexico City, so you will have to travel out of your way for this excursion, but taking a day trip, or spending the night in Mexico City is definitely worth it. Many tours also offer a complimentary breakfast/lunch.

Riu Vallarta

This all-inclusive resort will meet your every need whether you’re traveling in a big group or completely alone. Riu Vallarta is located only 14 miles away from Puerto Vallarta and only 8 miles from Puerto Vallarta Airport. The resort also offers a complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the resort. On location, Riu Vallarta has four outdoor pools, a pool with a swim-up bar, a children’s pool, aerobics classes, a fitness center, and more.

Dreams Vallarta Bay and Spa

Dreams Vallarta Bay and Spa is a luxury resort and spa located only 1.5 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta. This resort offers a wide selection of different packages that are tailored to your specific wants and needs. The Dream Big Package is perfect if you’re travelling with kids. It includes a massage for the parents, a family photo session, and more. The resort is also split into different towers each with its own set of perks. For example, guests will have the option to choose a room in a tower with a garden view or an ocean view.

Krystal Vallarta

The Krystal Vallarta resort is the ideal destination for those who want to get something special from their trip to Puerto Vallarta. On top of pools, spas, and free Wi-fi, this resort also offers multiple event rooms and spaces dedicated to hosting events with large crowds. Weddings, business meetings, and parties are just some of the things you can plan and host at Krystal Vallarta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Trip Support offers a “Book Now and Pay Later” service, where payments can be made in installments before your vacations and flights. Uniquely, we offer this service without the need for credit checks and extensive documentation.

Yes! You can book an all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta vacation package right now and be on the plane within two days.

When it comes to Puerto Vallarta, you’ll want to book your vacation package three months in advance. The resorts can fill up quickly, especially during the dry season.

If your booking is eligible for cancellation, you might be subject to a $250 airline cancellation fee. However, most discounted airline tickets are non-refundable. For more information, please contact us at 1-855-606-0606

At Trip Support, we believe that travel should be affordable for all. For a cheap travel package to/from Puerto Vallarta, please check out our Puerto Vallarta vacation packages located at https://tripsupport.ca/

Yes! Puerto Vallarta is a safe destination for travelers to visit. You should stay close to the resorts and more touristy areas if you are at all worried about your safety while vacationing.

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