Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.
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DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER FOR KIDS & LUNCH
3 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-725
Dolphin Kids is a dolphin interaction program designed for ages 4 to 8. Meet, play and admire Pacific bottlenose dolphins under the supervision of an experienced dolphin trainer on a submerged platform. A buffet lunch is included.
Set out on a scenic drive into the countryside for a sampling of tequila during a tour of the Hacienda Doña Engracia distillery and shopping at a local plaza. Back in Puerto Vallarta, relax with a drive around the city to view its iconic sights.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Puerto Vallarta's most iconic sights including the historic central plaza, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Malecon, a boardwalk lined with artistic sculptures. Stop for a complementary margarita at a local restaurant followed by shopping.
Stroll through the main square of the El Pitillal neighborhood and take a drive through Old Town. After a guided walk, shop for silver gift items, take in the views at El Set and enjoy a sampling at the Tequila Distillery.
Find your place in the sun at a popular beach club in the spectacular Nuevo Vallarta hotel zone. Spend the day relaxing by the infinity pool, stroll along the sparkling beach, take a dive in the Bay of Banderas, and treat yourself to lunch.
Local Connections: Colors of Vallarta: The Artist inside of You
5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-150
Discover Puerto Vallarta's vibrant art scene when you explore its colorful galleries and artisan craft shops with your knowledgeable guide on this exclusive tour crafted by local artist Mariano Perez Vivanco. Then, travel to a gorgeous villa for a unique, hands-on painting demonstration that uses only your fingers yet creates magical works of art.
Enjoy a guided stroll through El Centro and a tour of a local tile factory to see how colorful Mexican tiles are created. Learn the craft of distilling tequila at Hacienda Doña Engracia and enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch with handmade tortillas.
Enjoy one of Puerto Vallarta's magnificent sunsets from the sprawling deck of a sailboat. Keep a lookout for dolphins (and whales in season) and feast on hearty appetizers, imported cheeses and an open bar.
Local Connections: Rare Spirits Tasting at Barrio Bistro Crafted by Bill Esparza
4 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-250
On this Chef-led demonstration and tasting experience at the Barrio Bistro you will gain a deeper understanding of tequila, mescal, and the rare spirit raicilla. Learn how these Mexican standards journey from the agave field to the cocktail glass. A brief city tour concludes the day.
Sail to the Marietas Islands in Banderas Bay, a marine sanctuary with a wide array of sea life. Embark on a guided tour followed by snorkeling and kayaking. Enjoy a lunch buffet with an open bar on the return trip to port.
Relax or play at one of Puerto Vallarta's prettiest beach destinations. The resort boasts two swimming pools, including one for adults only, and bubbling Jacuzzis. All food, drinks, ocean kayaks and boogie boards are included.
Get up close and personal with Pacific bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Adventure Center where you'll have a chance to play and swim with these intelligent creatures. After your adventure, refuel with a buffet lunch.
Board a catamaran to Majahuitas Cove for snorkeling and kayaking, and explore Yelapa, a charming Mexican fishing village. Hike through the jungle to waterfalls or relax on the sandy beach. On your return, enjoy a fiesta with an open bar, dancing, and entertainment.
Take a Zodiac cruise into the Bay of Banderas in search of humpback whales. If whales are spotted, the captain will maneuver the boat so you can take that picture-perfect photo of these spectacular creatures.
Experience the lush jungle from an open-air, all-terrain vehicle lead by a professional guide. See traditional villages, learn about the area's culture and enjoy lunch at a secluded beautiful lagoon venue.
Explore Puerto Vallarta's southern region from the palms to the pines. Travel on a safari-like vehicle to the foothills of the Mexican Sierra Madre for a nature walk. Discover an ancient petroglyphs field. Experience regional highlights that give insight into the area, the lives of the residents and their cuisine.
Tour the 17th century mining town of San Sebastián, visit a local coffee plantation, savor a traditional lunch served in an 18th century hacienda and tour the local museum and neighboring tequila factory for a tasting.
DISCOVERY FAMILY LAS CALETAS PRIVATE BEACH GETAWAY & LUNCH
6.5 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-280
Board a catamaran and cruise to Las Caletas for a day of kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling. Take a guided nature hike or visit the specially designed Kid's Adventure Park. Buffet lunch and drinks are included.
Explore the rugged terrain of the Cuale Mountain Nature Reserve in your own 4-wheel ATV! Ride through a wide array of scenery from mountain top to riverbeds and enjoy free time to sample a snack or relax in a hammock.
Swim with a fun-loving sea lion in an interactive program for the whole family! Greet, shake a flipper, and receive a big wet kiss from the friendly mammals. Enjoy lunch and a beverage before returning to the ship.
Visit secluded coves and beaches on an inflatable speedboat, explore traditional fishing villages and horseback ride to a waterfall. Kayaking, snorkeling, and a delicious Mexican-style lunch round out the day.
A zodiac speedboat, Unimog 4WD vehicle or van and a mule ride take you to the canopy platforms above the trees. Zipline, splash and trek through the tropical forest and rappel through waterfalls into natural river pools.
Take adventure to the max AT Vallarta Adventures! Zipline through the tropical forest, take a wet and wild waterslide through island foliage and get behind the wheel of a Polaris UTV for a rugged, off-road experience.
PUERTO VALLARTA BY PRIVATE VEHICLE - VAN CLASS (HALF DAY for up to 12 GUESTS)
4 hours | Puerto Vallarta | PVR-135
Make the most of every minute in port with your own private, air-conditioned vehicle and licensed tour guide/driver. Customize your day and discover the sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.