From the cobblestone streets of Old Town to the marina district’s sparkly new developments, this beloved destination overlooking Banderas Bay is as diverse as it is beautiful. Have fun in the sun, tour outdoor art installations, or immerse yourself in downtown nightlife. Longing for a slower pace? Venture north to the Riviera Nayarit and ease into life in traditional villages like Sayulita and San Francisco (or, as the locals call it, San Pancho).

The beaches of Puerto Vallarta cannot be beat. The coastline boasts several Blue Flag-certified beaches, each of which are clean, safe, and perfect for fun in the sun. All your outdoor activities don’t have to include the ocean, though. One heart-racing alternative? Zip lining through the jungle. Looking for something more low-key? Visit El Malecón and take a stroll through an outdoor art installation. Extending all the way south to the Los Arcos stone arches, this bustling boardwalk is dotted with sculptures and public art installations. Meet at the “Millennium” sculpture for a free tour.

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Things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

Can’t-miss beaches
  • Banderas Bay
  • Playa Los Muertos
  • Playa Norte
Outdoor adventures
  • Canopy tours
  • El Salado Estuary
  • Los Arcos National Marine Park
Enriching outings
  • Malecón boardwalk
  • Museo del Cuale
  • Los Arcos Amphitheater

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