Favorite things to do in Puerto Vallarta! You all know how much we love visiting Puerto Vallarta! Each time I am there I fall more and more in love with the city. From the art along the Malecon to the amazing food it was hard to pick favorite things to do in Puerto Vallarta. The list could be never ending but I had to cut myself off at some point.
Trust me! You need to hop on a plane and head south to Puerto Vallarta!
Walk along the Malecon
Check out the amazing views of the Bay of Banderas, shop in the small stores, enjoy local arts and culture. If you are on the Malecon around sunset keep an eye out for the guys falling from the giant pole.
Eat all the tacos in Puerto Vallarta! We highly recommend booking a taco tour with PV Food Tours. This tour takes you to at least 7 or 8 spots including taco stands, a mescal stop, and Churros! Trust me when I say a Costco churro will never taste the same after you try a fresh one in Puerto Vallarta
Rent a Private Yacht
Live the life of a reality tv star and rent a yacht with Mike’s Fishing. They will take you around the Bay of Banderas and give you a day you will not soon forget. Lounge on the front of the yacht sipping fresh mango margaritas while watching the world go by. Enjoy 1st class service the entire time you are on board.
Snorkel at Los Arcos
This is a highlight of a trip to Puerto Vallarta. There is a great number of fish, and you can swim through one of the arches. Keep an eye out for all of the birds nesting at Los Arcos. If you are a bird nerd like I am this is a great place to go. I am pretty sure I saw some blue footed boobies which was on the top of my goal bird life list.
Visit the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Located a bit out of town the PV Botanical Gardens are an oasis of flowers. I highy recommend enjoying a margarita on the deck while hummingbirds flit around you stopping at the feeders. Be prepared for bugs and bring sunscreen with you.
Do absolutely nothing and love it!
Lounge by the pool, sip a frosty beverage, soak up the sun and do absolutely nothing and love it! There is nothing quite like lounging on a beach bed and spending the day doing absolustly nothing.
Take a sunset sail on the Bay of Banderas
Enjoy a pirate ship or a sailboat sail along the Bay of Banderas. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you ply the waters waiting for the sun to go down.
Eat all the food!
Seriously Puerto Vallarta is a foodie town! You can’t go wrong eating all the food in Puerto Vallarta. Check out our restaurants of Puerto Vallarta post to see a few of our favorites.
Visit the Chruch of our Lady of Guadalupe
This gorgeous church located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta is well worth a visit. During my first trip to Puerto Vallarta, I helped renew the wedding vows of a couple who was also on my trip. The church will always hold a special place In my heart.
Pamper yourself at the spa
Puerto Vallarta knows how to pamper you! I highly recommend the 4 hands massage at the Villa Premiere. I was a walking noodle after this massage. Oh my goodness it is bliss. Also the tequila scrub at the CasaMagna is amazing. Don’t worry you don’t smell like tequila when you are done with it.
There are so many great things to do in Puerto Vallarta! Let us know if we missed your favorite thing to do!