The sun and Sands of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico lie on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. This popular holiday destination marries many diverse landscapes with lush forests, pristine beaches and towering mountains all within view of each other for unique panoramas not to be missed.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 8 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Complimentary pick-up from various locations in Nuevo Vallarta, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas and the Cruise Ship Terminal.
Hours: Monday – Saturday runs four times – 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $54, Children – $40 (The maximum weight is 250 lbs and children must be over 6 years old to participate)
Special offer: Buy one get one free! Limited time only!
Explore beautiful Puerto Vallarta from high up in the trees at this exciting canopy tour. The tour takes you up to an exhilarating height of 700 feet along 10 thrilling zip lines. The tour includes round-trip transportation from the meeting points, swimming in the river below the zip lines (if desired), %15 discount on food and beverages, tequila tour, bottled water and photos available for purchase. After the canopy tour, relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks at the riverside restaurant and bar. Cool off in the beautiful river and take in the breathtaking views. This tour is perfect for the whole family.
Address: Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 Las Juntas y los Veranos, Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco C.P. 48447
Phone: From within Mexico: 322-223-6182, from outside Mexico: 011-52-322-223-6182
Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission: $5 per person
Discover exquisite plants and wildlife at Vallarta Botanical Gardens. The Vallarta Botanical Gardens were selected as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For” in 2013. This 20-acre garden is 1,300 feet above sea level, providing breathtaking views of the area. The garden features plants of the Tropical Dry Forest Biome as well as exotic plants from around the world. Enjoy miles of hiking trails through the native forest and the landscaped garden grounds. Children will have a blast swimming in the crystal clear Rio Horcones, the tropical river that borders the property. After your garden adventure, stop by the Hacienda de Oro restaurant for delicious food ranging from salads to wood-oven baked pizza and wonderful Mexican specialities. Check out the gift shop for some unique souvenirs.
El Malecon is known as Mexico’s most beautiful boardwalk. This mile-long oceanfront boardwalk follows the beach and main street in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The boardwalk begins at Hotel Rosita, the first hotel built in Vallarta in the 1940s. El Malecon is lined with boutiques, shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants, all offering spectacular views of Banderas Bay. As you stroll down the boardwalk, keep your eyes open for Puerto Vallarta’s famous sculptures and landmarks, such as the Virgin of Guadalupe Church. The boardwalk ends at Los Arcos, an open-air theater. The amphitheater offers free performances every night, street venders, native foods and artisans. Walk to the Downtown Plaza to enjoy an open market with artists and food stands.