Cruise to Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy Puerto Vallarta when the sun goes down

Top 5 things to do in Puerto Vallarta

  1. Walk the Malecon (boardwalk)
  2. Tour the Raicilla and Tequila Factory
  3. Watch the baby seaturtle release
  4. Eat your way through PV on a food tour
  5. Swim with the dolphins in the wild
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Puerto Vallarta is a true jewel in the Mexican Riviera tiara.

Its 100-year-old historic center is the heart of the city--alive with authentic culture, art, nightlife and traditional restaurants. Beyond the downtown center, Puerto Vallarta specializes in beaches, tourist-friendly activities, and eco-adventure. Start by strolling along the lively Malecón (beach boardwalk) and taking in free outdoor live entertainment like the Papantla flying dancers. Enjoy cultural enrichment? Sign up for a cooking class at one of the traditional restaurants or join a guided tour of local art gallerie. If you're up for an active excursion, you can zip line over the trees, swim in the wild with dolphins, or drink tequila on a many-masted pirate ship.

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Puerto Vallarta Highlights


  • Los Muertos Beach
  • Las Caletas
  • Yelapa


  • Pay respects to PV's spiritual landmark, Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Free tour of Puerto Vallarta's downtown and its artwork
  • Go shopping at the local mercado for ingredients to cook a traditional meal


  • Taco Tour
  • Marisco's Tinos
  • El Arrayan


  • Watch street performers on the Malecon
  • Go on a treasure hunt with Pirates: Puerto Vallarta’s Pirate Ship
  • Sea lion encounter


  • Lunch and beach time at La Palapa
  • Hire a private yacht for a sunset tour of the bay
  • Discover the unique flora and fauna


  • Basilio Badillo boutiques
  • Mundo de Cristal
  • Colektika Gallery
  • Mercado in the historic district

Shore Excursions

  • Las Caletas -- active and eco touring
  • Swim with dolphins in the wild
  • Watch the baby seaturtles release


  • Malecon
  • Los Arcos (lighthouse)
  • Pier Los Muertos

Solo Exploration

  • Tequila & Raicilla Tasting
  • Paddle boarding around the Bay of Bandera
  • Zip line canopy tour