4 Unforgettable Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

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4 Unforgettable Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Here. We. Go. Time to share our top 4 favorite things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!  We went in April this year for a friend's birthday and got to soak up some sun while enjoying time with a group of friends! We loved every minute so we MUST share the best moments!

#1 Thing to do in Puerto Vallarta: Beach time!

The most obvious thing to do in Puerto Vallarta is head straight to the beach, with good reason. The beaches are beautiful and we were surprised that the water was a pretty blue! The beaches are relaxing and many of them have shells and stones to explore. To take things to another level though, how about a sunset dinner on the beach?  At the Beach Vista Grill, you can reserve a table outside on the sand. Be sure to reserve it right before sunset so you get a free show from the sky! Plus, they have exceptional seafood, drinks, and service! This was our favorite dinner of our entire trip. Sipping on margaritas with our toes in the sand...it doesn’t get any better than that!

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things to do Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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#2 Thing to do in Puerto Vallarta: ATV tour!

The tour company to use in Puerto Vallarta is Vallarta Adventures. They are the best and most well known in the area. If you’ve ever watched Bachelor in Paradise, you’ve seen them on many of the sailing, horseback riding, and ATV dates. We chose to do a Polaris RZR ATV tour with them. They transported us to their property up in the mountains where we hopped into the ATV’s and got to zoom around the mountains...and oh boy, did we go fast! Be prepared to get dirty as you splash through the mud and fly through the air! Plus, you get to stop at a waterfall and enjoy fresh fruit before heading back to clean up.

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#3 Thing to do in Puerto Vallarta: Private island tour!

Another great option from Vallarta Adventures is the Las Caletas island tour! It is incredible! The company has their own private island which they have transformed into a fantasy island. First you’ll take a ferry boat out to the island. Once you arrive, you’ll be shocked by the professionalism and planning. They offer you welcome tacos, have hammocks all over the island, and they even have small private floating islands you can swim out to! You can take out kayaks, zip line, see animals, and more! We were most impressed by the number of things to do on the island. They have something for everyone there. We were drawn to the private floating island where we relaxed and got to observe some sweet puffer fish! We also enjoyed some free Mezcal tastings where the mezcal was paired with cheese, chocolate, and crickets! There were also unlimited drinks and a lovely buffet lunch before loading the boat for our ride back. We didn’t want to leave! This is a must-do, for sure.

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#4 Thing to do in Puerto Vallarta: Stroll through town!

Sometimes it’s nice to simply stroll around a new town and take in all there is to see. Puerto Vallarta is one of those towns that is small and easily walkable. Start near the waterside and find the Puerto Vallarta sign! Nearby in the town center there’s a cute gazebo where you’ll sometimes find live music and food stands. Do some shopping for cute Mexican goods like ceramics, tile, leather, and hats! There are also lots of great, family restaurants around to partake in some fresh tableside guac, tequila shots, or authentic food. We particularly liked these two restaurants: Pipi’s and Casa Tradicional. Pipi’s is known for their fajitas as well as their live mariachi band! Casa Tradicional Restaurant is known for their margaritas and flaming fajitas. The staff there were so nice and fun!

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Watch a few minutes of our time in Mexico, including drone footage!

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Hello, we are Zach (@zachdorworth) and Steph (@stephdorworth). We are Mr & Mrs traveling the world one romantic city at a time while perfecting obsessively organized travel.

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