Home Newsletters Advertise With Us
Stay connected! Sign up for our newsletter
Puerto Vallarta Tours
Book!
Puerto Vallarta Videos
View
Puerto Vallarta Photos
View
Puerto Vallarta on the Map
Tours in Puerto Vallarta

Book Your Puerto Vallarta Tours Here!

Website   |    Post a Review

Chico's Dive Shop

We scuba dive and snorkel the calm and protected waters of the Underwater Reserve all year around, everyday from 10am to 3pm the guided dive tour is priced at 68 usd and includes two tanks and all of the dive gear the guided snorkel tour is priced at 32 usd and includes two hrs snorkeling time in two different reefs, We use a 36 ft catamaran with bathroom and plenty of shade...

772 Diaz Ordaz Downtown Puerto Vallarta , Jalisco , 322 222 1895

View Map   |   Contact   |    Post a Review

Jeep Safari & Beach Adventure

The good times will roll as you ride through the mountains in your own Jeep.

Post a Review

Evanly Tours

Private tours for small groups, zip line, ATV, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, horseback riding. More information, visit our website.

Contact   |    Post a Review

Whales,Dolphins & Snorkel

This amazing adventure features nature walks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and watching the humpback whales and wild dolphins in their natural habitat.

Post a Review

EVANLY TOURS

Zip Line promotions, ATV's, snorkeling, City Tour, arrangements for dune buggies, swimming with the dolphins, dolphin encounter, Tequila Tour, Tequila Tasting, Shopping, Diving, Sailing, Horseback riding, Etc.

alameda 354 Puerto Vallarta , Jalisco , 011-521-322-728-5745

View Map   |   Contact   |    Post a Review

Rhythms of the Night

Cruise across the Banderas Bay to the beautiful hideaway beach haven of Las Caletas.Listen as soothing music mingles with the song of the jungle.Follow a torch lit path that leads you past live portrayals of forgotten rituals and customs. Be enticed by the aroma of grilled steak, fish and chicken in the air.

Post a Review

Canopy Adventure

Glide through the treetops observing life below as you swing from tree to tree

Post a Review

Puerto Vallarta Tours and Concierge

Puerto Vallarta Tours and Concierge offers you the best discounts on tours such as Canopy Ziplines, ATV's, Snorkeling and much more. Your personal concierge will take the stress out of organizing your trip right to the very last detail, 100% English spoken, trustworthy, safe and easy on line payments through Paypal. Call toll free 1 888 293 4135 or send an email for an instant reply.

Contact   |   Video   |    Post a Review

Puerto Vallarta Divers

Diving, snorkeling, fishing and fun. Small group tours and personal service. Get away from the crowd and go with us. English and Spanish guides. Local dive masters and covered panga boats. Let's go have some fun. Special smoking tours available.

Puerto Vallarta , Jalisco, Mexico , 322 221 6429

Contact   |    Post a Review

Sunset Horseback

Novice and expert riders alike will love this horseback ride through the rain forest and barbeque dinner.

Post a Review
Reviews on Tours in Puerto Vallarta Post a Review

Carlos at pacific paradise mortgage set us up with Canopy tour south of vallarta Los Veranos. Was great a must do.. fabulous swimming for the kids after the canopy while we sipped on some nice cold margaritas.

Jul 21, 2010

The Rhythms of the night tour was amazing!

Jun 21, 2010

The off road ATV was great. We got really muddy as it had rained the day before. make sure to wear clothes you dont mind getting a little dirty.

Jun 17, 2010
Share your feedback on Puerto Vallarta with Facebook
Info on Puerto Vallarta


PUERTO VALLARTA

Puerto Vallarta sits on Bahia de Banderas, the largest natural bay in Mexico, with 100 miles of coastline ringed by mountains. As for the beaches, they are among the most beautiful in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you find long stretches of beach to the north of town, and a series of delightful coves to the south. The town itself is fairly large - and growing. But it has never lost its Mexican flavor. Cobbled streets run up and down among a warren of red tile roofed houses, creating a colonial charm that is a photographer's delight.

It wasn't until 1851 that the first settlement, called Las Penas, actually took root here. An agricultural town, it was renamed Puerto Vallarta in 1918 in honor of a former Jalisco governor, Ignacio L. Vallarta. The formidable Sierras kept the town isolated, and it wasn't until 1954 that regular air service began. The road from Tepic was finally paved in 1970, opening the way for tourism.

As the old story goes, John Houston filmed "Night of the Iguana here in 1963, and in this romantic jungle, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor tangled in an extramarital relationship for the benefit of the world press. By association, Puerto Vallarta became a place where love flourished like the jungle around it, an eden of forbidden delight.

Summer in Vallarta is like a sultry steam bath with highs in the upper 80s F/27 C but prices are more reasonable then. From September to December expect nice weather (highs in the upper 60s-upper 70s F/16-21 C), with only occasional showers (unless there's a hurricane coming through). December through March is the high season, when the weather is at its best and prices are highest.

Attractions
They don't hand out Oscars to cities but if they did Puerto Vallarta could be nominated. It masterfully plays the part of a remote and historic tropical getaway, even as it grows into a larger city (current pop: 250,000) that's connected to the outside world by a steady stream of jets and cruise ships.
Looks have a lot to do with Vallarta's success: The city's whitewashed walls and terra-cotta tiled roofs rise up the Sierra Madre foothills with the ornate crown of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe serving as its photogenic landmark.
Civic leaders have taken pains to preserve the town's beauty. In the 1990s, the power lines in downtown were placed underground to improve the view, then the streets were carefully repaved with rocks from the Rio Cuale, the source of the original paving stones.
Style is another key. Even as more and more travelers have arrived and more and more hotels been built, Vallarta has retained a cultured grace that's rare in heavily touristed areas.
Artists, architects and chefs flourish in this rarified climate of tropical creativity. The restaurants, galleries and shops are some of the best in the country, drawing talent from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Italy, Switzerland and all over the United States.
A relatively young city - its first recorded settlement was in 1851 - it truly was small and remote until the 1950s. That's when airplanes first began landing on a dirt airstrip outside of town. By the early 1960s, it was a hideaway for movie stars and other reclusive types but remained charming and serene.
What really ignited interest in the city was Hollywood. The movie Night of the Iguana was filmed in the deserted cove of Mismaloya in 1963.
Richard Burton, who starred in the movie, and Elizabeth Taylor built houses across the street from each other - and added a catwalk between them so they could visit whenever they wanted. Director John Huston also loved the place. His statue is on Isla Cuale.
The film gave Vallarta the reputation of a steamy romantic escape. That, coupled with the completion of a road through the mountains from Tepic and an international airport, opened the area to package vacations. The flow of visitors from Europe, Canada and the U.S. has been increasing steadily ever since.
Puerto Vallarta is best known for its beaches, gorgeous scenery and clear blue water.
But those who visit often also praise its excellent restaurants, shops, hotels and varied activities.
The river is becoming more popular for kayaking expeditions and jungle trails leading into mountainous terrain are perfect for mountain biking and horseback riding.
Scuba diving and snorkeling in the sometimes chilly Pacific is an attraction for some, while others aim to fish for marlin, dorado and tuna.
In short, Vallarta has something for everyone.

Dining
Thanks to the talents of local and expatriate chefs, Puerto Vallarta is a gourmand's delight. In the finer establishments, innovative touches of traditional Mexico are combined with food and atmosphere that are like Los Angeles or Milan.

Shopping
Shopping Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am-2 pm and 4- 9 pm.
Banking Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm. Some open Saturday for limited hours.
Souvenir-grade crafts from all over Mexico are readily available in Vallarta. But some real folk-art treasures can also be found - Huichol Indian beaded masks and bowls, Oaxacan woven wool rugs, tin-framed mirrors, lacquered boxes and trays.
Browse through the galleries if you are interested in art. The municipal market, just north of the Rio Cuale, is definitely worth a visit. Other galleries specialize in fine art by painters and sculptors living in Vallarta and elsewhere in Mexico.

Home Ports