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Puerto Vallarta prides itself on sandy beaches and abundant sunshine, and while sunbathing is certainly a popular way to spend a vacation, outdoor adventures await visitors willing to pull themselves from the lounge chair. Here are your options.

Water Experiences
Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, it's no surprise that Puerto Vallarta excels at aquatic adventures. Visitors can swim and snorkel in the Marietas Islands, go sailing on Banderas Bay, take surf lessons in nearby Sayulita and Punta Mita, look for humpback whales and dolphins, or strap on a Flyboard and play Iron Man.

Land Adventures
Some of Puerto Vallarta's best adventures take place on solid ground. Outdoor adventures might take the form of rappelling down a waterfall, riding a 4x4 off-road through the Sierra Madre, ziplining through the canopy, driving a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) from Punto Mita to Sayulita, horseback riding on the beach, or cruising along jungle trails on an ATV.

Sky-High Activities
Visitors looking for a high-flying thrill can bungee jump into the ocean, rappel from jungle platforms, tour the jungle canopy on a wobbly walkway, or soar at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour along Mexico's largest zipline.
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Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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Drive an ATV through the Sierra Madre Mountains on a half-day adventure from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll splash through jungle rivers, pass quaint villages, and get a glimpse of the real Jalisco, far from crowded resorts. Choose between a 3- and 4-hour trip by ATV, and spend the day exploring the Puerto Vallarta countryside, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.81
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Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta ATV Adventure

Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta ATV Adventure

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Satisfy your appetite for adventure on a morning or afternoon private ATV experience from Puerto Vallarta. Climb aboard your powerful ATV vehicle and discover spectacular scenery at your own leisurely pace; see impressive mountains, virgin beaches and rushing rivers as you drive on a variety of terrains. Customize your private tour according to your interests and learn about the heritage and geology of the area from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.93
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Puerto Vallarta Original Canopy Tour, Ziplining, Tequila and Speed Boat Ride

Puerto Vallarta Original Canopy Tour, Ziplining, Tequila and Speed Boat Ride

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Soar through the treetops of the rain forest straight into a tequila bar during this canopy tour, which begins with an optional speedboat ride. On Puerto Vallarta’s first-ever zipline circuit, cover two miles (three km) on strong cables suspended 328 feet (100 meters) in the air and enjoy panoramic vistas. Conclude the exhilarating experience with time to swim, kayak, and race down a waterslide, or greet the diverse wildlife of the on-site menagerie. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride

Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride

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Satisfy an appetite for adrenaline on a thrilling 6.5-hour outdoor adventure tour from Puerto Vallerta. Enjoy an exhilarating ecological experience packed with challenges and fun on this Puerta Vallerta Adventure; ride on a super-fast speedboat; rappel down rushing waterfalls; ride powerful 4x4 jeeps; soar over the tree tops on zip lines and cross suspended rope bridges hanging high above the jungle. This tour is the ideal way to spend an exciting day outdoors on your Puerta Valletra vacation.
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  • 7 hours
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ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto Vallarta

ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Get away from the Puerto Vallarta crowds with this combo ATV off-road and zipline tour. Easily navigate over rugged backcountry roads in your ATV—you go up in elevation and catch incredible views along the way—and then soar down an 8-cable zipline course. Photo and video footage is included, too, for extra value.
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  • 4 hours
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Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

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Only 116 persons by day are permit to get in to the hidden beach. Beacause in Eco Explorer we have more boats with permits than other providers, we have more spots available per day for this activity. 99% of our visitors get in to the beach with no problems. Our boats are fast, comfortable and safe, our guides know perfectly how to assist you on the boat, during the in water activity and hidden beach access. The information provided by our staff and their experience is unvaluable. Hidden beach access is available from Wednesday through Sunday only. Deposit (25USD) of hidden beach is not refundable if you do get to swim to it. (Only because of bad weather conditions or spots not available). We offer also a private option up to 4 pax, on this option we offer more chances to access to the beach. This tour is a snorkeling activity.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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Embark on an electrifying off-road adventure through small towns and along mountain trails on your own ATV. This 3-hour thrill ride ride beginning in Puerto Vallarta winds through the Vallejo valley to a local ranch, where you take a dip in a waterfall and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding rainforest. Your return trip includes an opportunity to refuel at an authentic Mexican eatery (own expense).
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  • 4 hours
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ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting

ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting

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Combine adventure, relaxation and tequila on this action-packed day trip from Puerto Vallarta. Start off the day by cruising through jungles and on untrammeled trails on an ATV. Admire the lush scenery of the jungle. Then head down to the clear and clean river for a refreshing swim before indulging in a tequila tasting.
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  • 2 hours
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta

Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta

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The Bay of Banderas and the coastline around Puerto Vallarta are home to some of the most spectacular waters in all of Mexico. On our Luxury Yacht and Snorkel experience, you get to enjoy these scenic seaside destinations in style. Hop aboard a luxury, French-made catamaran and set sail to some of the area’s most beautiful hotspots. Along the way, enjoy delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres served by our bilingual and friendly crew, and relax on the deck while we take you on a sightseeing tour unlike any other. We’ll stop at some of the region’s best snorkeling spots, so you and your group can get out and take a dip, snorkel, or paddleboard. Be on the lookout for marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish—you never know what you might see! From December through March, keep an eye out for the awe-inspiring sights of humpback whales in the Bay.
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  • 6 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

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Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Madre on a horseback riding tour from Puerto Vallarta—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation as you travel through the countryside with ease and go on horseback to a cascading waterfall in the jungle. Your tour includes lunch, domestic open bar, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta.
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  • 3 hours
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Jungle Side by Side Adventure

Jungle Side by Side Adventure

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This off-road adventure up the River Cuale in Puerto Vallarta is the best way to get a taste of the Mexican lifestyle & capture breathtaking views of Vallarta’s natural beauty.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

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Wildlife Connection offers you the opportunity to visit these fabulous animals in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps us understand and protect our dolphins here in Puerto Vallarta. Come with us and interact with a Bottlenose pod. Our guides are professional biologists who will share with you their knowledge, making this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Remember that these dolphins are not confined and this is the NATURAL WAY to observe and enjoy them. Do not contribute to capturing more dolphins! Visit them in their own environment because FREE DOLPHINS ARE HAPPY DOLPHINS!!!.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Jet Ski Safari in Puerto Vallarta

Jet Ski Safari in Puerto Vallarta

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Jet Ski safari Single (1 pax) book Adult Jet Ski safari Double (2 pax) book Senior Jet ski or wave runner tour in Puerto Vallarta, this guided tour is scenic and you´ll be able to have the best views of the bay and town from the ocean,stop by the malecon and admire the old town and the history of Puerto Vallarta. Ride your own wave runner in Puerto Vallarta to combine the snorkel activity. Dolphins, turtles, mantas and more wild life is out there waiting for a full nature contact Departs from Marina Vallarta in 3 different schedules. Your tour guide will provide all the logistics, signals, formations and instructions to learn how to drive your own Jet Ski and use your snorkel gear. Down town, romantic zone, the sierra and the best reefs to swim after the first hour driving (if conditions allowed) and then you´ll drive back full speed to the marina riding through the waves and having fun. OPTIONS: Jet Ski safari Single (1 pax) book Adult Jet Ski safari Double (2 pax) book Senior
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  • 2 hours
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Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta
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Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Spend hours at your leisure in the forests, bays, and beaches outside Puerto Vallarta. This relaxing day trip takes you to the nearby villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are served on the boat where you’ll have access to sandy shoreline and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
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  • 7 hours
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$89.00
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Puerto Vallarta, Original Canopy tour Zipline and Speed Boat Ride.

Puerto Vallarta, Original Canopy tour Zipline and Speed Boat Ride.

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Enjoy a day of speedboating, ziplining, and relaxing at a secluded beach on this half-day tour in Puerto Vallarta. Take a boat ride to the southern shore of Banderas Bay, glide through the jungle on a zipline, do a tequila tasting (included), and grab lunch at a riverside restaurant. Check out an animal sanctuary with a variety of birds and monkeys and kick back at a beach with water toys.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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ATV Jorullo Bridge from Puerto Vallarta

ATV Jorullo Bridge from Puerto Vallarta

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• Shuttle Service • Complimentary welcome drink • Safety Equipment • Guided tour across the longest suspensión bridge in the world aboard an ATV (automatic or semiautomatic) and to the waterfall “El Salto” • Tequila tasting & tour
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  • 2 hours
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All Terrain Safari from Puerto Vallarta

All Terrain Safari from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the rainforest outside Puerto Vallarta on a thrilling UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) adventure. Get a brief safety tutorial and a lesson in driving the 4x4 Polaris RZR UTV. Then, throw on a helmet and goggles and hit the trails. Stop for a hike to a hidden natural pool where you can swim, relax beside a waterfall, and munch on light snacks included in the tour. 
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Canopy Zipline in Puerto Vallarta, Best Zip Lines in PV!

Canopy Zipline in Puerto Vallarta, Best Zip Lines in PV!

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We have the lowest price on this adventure. We also offer the safest Zip Lines in Town, most Professional and fun guides and free round transportation from and to our office. You and your loved ones will have the best day of your vacation. Come and have fun with us!
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Puerto Vallarta City Highlights Tour

Full-Day Puerto Vallarta City Highlights Tour

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See the highlights of Puerto Vallarta on a full-day tour that explores downtown, Los Arcos, and Mismaloya Beach. With an expert guide to lead the way, you’ll stroll the Malecón, see gorgeous coastal scenery, and visit a tequila distillery for a tour and tasting. This Puerto Vallarta tour is a great choice for first-time visitors, and it includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels.
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  • 6 hours
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
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  • 7 hours
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All Day knowing Arcos, Animas and Quimixto with Lunch

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All Day knowing Arcos, Animas and Quimixto with Lunch

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We are dedicated to service and treating our clients like family, the walk and activities are the best option to enjoy the day. Our staff is aware of you all the time. You will love snorkeling in Los Arcos, the walk to Quimixto for nature lovers and those who want only Sol playa las Animas is your option.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show
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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

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Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private ATV Tour of Everything Puerto Vallarta. (3 HRS)

Private ATV Tour of Everything Puerto Vallarta. (3 HRS)

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))This tour is private, all our tours require a minimum of 2 atvs.(( This adventure has been designed just for you! Drivers can experience a personalized ride in a single or double atv and be accompanied by friends and family. Pass by the famous boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta and through Mexican towns, race up remote dirt roads, and plow through water hazards on your way to the next waterfall where you can refresh yourself, pass rivers and valleys before stopping at a lovely riverside restaurant for lunch or drinks (not included), or just to relax by the rivers edge before heading back to the tour office.
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  • 3 hours
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Puerto Vallarta Roundtrip Shuttle Airport Transfer

Puerto Vallarta Roundtrip Shuttle Airport Transfer

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Begin your vacation in Puerto Vallarta comfortably and conveniently by booking a shared, round-trip airport transfer. Enjoy a smooth and direct journey to your hotel without the hassle of long taxi lines and confusing public transport systems. Simply collect your luggage and begin your holiday in style with this stress-free airport transfer.
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  • 10 minutes to 1 hour
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