Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta
||Puerto Vallarta enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, the rainy season is late June through September (afternoon showers). January through April - high 86°F, low 63°F; May through Dec. - high 92°F, low 70°F.
Unique to Mexico, and perhaps the world, is the Bay of Banderas (Bahía de Banderas), where resorts and hotels (all-inclusive and european plan) light up the sky. Immediately upon arrival, you will be amazed at the array of choices from golf, whale watching, and eco tours. Puerto Vallarta is the choice of many, for weddings, for that long overdue vacation, or for a long-to-be- remembered honeymoon. Adventure is at your doorstep, in town or to the north or south. Sayulita may not have waves equal to Hawaii, but it nevertheless attracts surf aficionados from all points. Organized tours are available, or you may want to rent a jeep and explore for yourself. You'll quickly realize that our definition of paradise can be yours as well.
Puerto Vallarta offers amenities and attractions not readily available in any other part of Mexico and perhaps not in the world. Weather hovers in the mid 80's (30ºC) for much of "high season," giving way to rainy summer season from late June to early October. Some folks even prefer those months, delighting in the electrical storms that produce an orchestra of lightning that dances throughout the sky. Then, it's back to those glorious sunsets that attract "visitantes" to every rooftop across the town. As the sun sinks, everyone waits to see if the proverbial "green flash" will be visible. For those content to walk established paths, there are many tour options: hiking, sport fishing, golf, whalewatching, ATV, jungle tours and restaurants galore.
The Marina area offers a selection of European-styled hotels. Comparable to the "Zona Hotelera" of Cancun Mexico, but it's much closer to a true Mexican experience, you can also find luxurious villas or condos if you enjoy a bit of personalized pampering vacation rentals or if you are addicted to Puerto Vallarta, you can even consider our real estate options. In fact, the town of Puerto Vallarta is brim full of the complete "Mexico" experience. Taco stands and an order of quesadillas is but the first step. In the past visitors would lodge down in a central hotel and do their sightseeing from there. That changed with the opening of the "Romantic Zone" on the south side. Olas Altas and Basillo Badillo now offer world class restaurants & the pier offers panga rides to Animas, Yelapa and Quimixto. Don't forget to use our interactive map of Puerto Vallarta Mexico to find streets, hotels and more.
The rich and famous find their way to their homes along Amapas, Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas, but the beach belongs to everyone. Vendors weave in and out with their offerings of silver and home grown materials. The streets and byways of Puerto Vallarta Mexico are a buzz with a people that are proud of their heritage and culture. They warmly welcome tourists and especially when they practice their Spanish. Bring some suntan lotion, kick back, and let centuries of Mexico's tradition come to your doorstep.