Puerto Vallarta is a city that knows how to show a good time to residents and visitors alike. Once the sun has set on your day it’s time to embrace an exhilarating, diverse and lively nightlife. Pitch up at bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city’s hotspots along the Malecon, or in public squares such as the Plaza de Armas.
Book a seat at Teatro Vallarta to watch concerts, dance shows and dramatic performances by popular Mexican actors. In addition to its shows, the theatre offers the Viva Tequila Experience, which features a guided tour of the Tequila Museum and tequila tasting with experts.
If you’re looking to bust some moves on the dance floor, follow the in-crowds to venues such as the Zoo and Mandala in the downtown Malecon neighbourhood, and Xrtine Club and Strana nightclub in the hotel zone on the north side of the city.
On the water
There are thrilling adventures aplenty for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts in Puerto Vallarta – especially if it involves water. You can go whale watching in the bay to spot humpback whales. Or swim, snorkel and scuba dive at the Los Arcos Marine Park, a collection of small granite islands to the south of the city that are characterised by their arched rock formations.
The sunsets here make the evening sailings one of the most romantic settings for a perfect date night, and an evening you won’t forget. It’s also perfect to enjoy with friends with some trips offering an open bar. Memories are made of this.
Canopy River zip line
If you’re an adrenaline driven, thrill seeker then we advise adding this into your holiday itinerary. There are twelve zip lines located in the rainforest of the Sierra Madre Mountains, some high, some low, some maybe even dipping in the river. You will be accompanied by experienced guides throughout your trip which lasts typically around four hours. Transportation is included and what is even better is that they offer free Tequila tasting at the end of the tour – presumably to calm the nerves. They also have a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Mexican food to round off the tour.
Explore the vast jungle that surrounds Puerto Vallarta on foot, in a 4×4 or on horseback. Amidst this green wilderness are numerous animals, some of which you may spot. They include monkeys, armadillos and ocelots.
Puerto Vallarta Tours offer an awesome trip in a 4 passenger Jeep up into the Sierra Madre Mountains. You will visit a traditional Mexican hacienda and a tequila factory. The trip lasts approximately five hours and there will be time to swim and sunbathe and you won’t go hungry as there are plenty of Mexican snacks along the way. A jeep safari is one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta to see the sights, get a taste of adrenaline and have fun!