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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 VallartaFull-day Tours

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$48.62
US$74.81
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Bird Watching Ecotours in Puerto VallartaNature and Wildlife

Bird Watching Ecotours in Puerto Vallarta

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Whether you are already a dedicated birder, or just getting interested in winged animals, this is the tour for you. Spend the day spotting birds that are native to the Puerto Vallarta area, and those just passing through on their annual migration. The distinctive ecosystems surrounding Puerto Vallarta mean there is a wide variety of species to see.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila TastingCity Packages

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
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV Jorullo Bridge from Puerto VallartaCity Packages

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” • 1 snack (Guacamole or nachos) • Tequila tasting & tour
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat RideDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Beach BreakDay Trips

Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Beach Break

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Clomp alongside a hidden coastline during this horseback riding tour, departing from Puerto Vallarta. Ride off the beaten path along the bay’s south coast to authentic Mexican fishing villages with your informative guide. You’ll travel a mountain path to swim at a cascading waterfall and stop at the remote Pizota village. Here, indulge in a grilled buffet lunch including beverages.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto VallartaHalf-day Tours

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Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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This fully customizable private half-day ATV tour takes you through Puerto Vallarta to El Eden for a jungle adventure. With just your family and friends, enjoy a variety of landscapes as you drive your all-terrain vehicle through downtown, along a highway and into the woods of El Eden. Choose from a variety of stops: to swim in rivers, visit a charming fishing village and see a filming location for the movie ‘The Predator.' Experience a different side of Puerto Vallarta with this tour ideal for riders with previous experience on ATVs.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Extreme Adventure: Zip Line, Rappel, UTV, Indoor Skydiving, Waterslide and more!Day Trips

Extreme Adventure: Zip Line, Rappel, UTV, Indoor Skydiving, Waterslide and more!

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Feel your pulse race during an exhilarating half-day of extreme activities in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains from Puerto Vallarta. Venture deep into an atmospheric jungle park to soar down Mexico’s longest zip line. Keep adrenaline levels high by rappelling down treetop platforms to suspended bridges, then ride in a powerful jeep and cascade down a rushing waterslide to the rainforest floor below. A safe and unforgettable experience is guaranteed on this family-friendly, small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta ATV AdventureHalf-day Tours

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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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ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto VallartaHalf-day Tours

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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Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour: Ziplining, Rappelling and Tequila TastingClimbing

Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour: Ziplining, Rappelling and Tequila Tasting

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Get into the spirit of adventure by taking this exciting ziplining tour. Fly above the treetops and then go rappelling down cliffs. Finally, hop on an innertube to float down the Cuale River. Once finished, get on a donkey who will ride you back to the starting point where you will indulge in a tequila tasting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Experience in Banderas BayDay Trips

Full-Day Experience in Banderas Bay

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a fun local company that seeks to show the real face of the banderas bay with local people and that seeks to give you an experience not just a boat ride if you want to know puerto vallarta you need to come with us
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  • 8 hours
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Canopy & Speed Boat Adventure in Puerto Vallarta: Los VeranosDining Experiences

Canopy & Speed Boat Adventure in Puerto Vallarta: Los Veranos

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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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ATV Adventure from Puerto VallartaHalf-day Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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San Sebastian Tour from Puerto VallartaDay Trips

San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Leave Puerto Vallarta behind to explore one of Mexico's last hidden vestiges: San Sebastián, tucked within the Sierra Madre. On this tour, take in scenes of daily rural life as you travel by comfortable vehicle into the mountains toward this colonial enclave. Meander among its whitewashed structures with your guide, see remnants of its mining past, and simply enjoy a town mostly untouched by tourism. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canopy River Zipline Tour and Mule RideZiplining

Canopy River Zipline Tour and Mule Ride

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Have a new and fun adventure just outside of Puerto Vallarta by taking this exciting zipline tour. Get fitted for the zipline, learn some basic safety instructions, and then fly away over the canopy of the rainforest in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Once finished, hop on a donkey and let it take you to a refreshing tequila tasting.
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  • 5 hours
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Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto VallartaNature and Wildlife

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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Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto VallartaDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto VallartaDay Trips

Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Discover the secluded and sublime Las Caletas nature reserve on an enchanting full-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Venture to Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden during your excursion to the coastal haven of Banderas Bay; stroll through the atmospheric jungle on the hunt for diverse wildlife; experience an authentic cooking class; or let the stress slip away on the golden sands of the beach. Enjoy a light breakfast, fulfilling and flavorsome buffet lunch in addition to an open bar on this family-friendly adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto VallartaDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Sayulita and San Pancho from Puerto VallartaDay Trips

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Full-Day Sayulita and San Pancho from Puerto Vallarta

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Hit the beach at Sayulita on a 6-hour tour from Puerto Vallarta that explores the scenic Riviera Nayarit. Check out the coast’s highlights, pause to see San Pancho, then enjoy the rest of the day on Sayulita’s gorgeous beach, with time to swim, sunbathe, or catch waves on a boogie board or surfboard. This 6-hour Sayulita tour includes pickup and drop-off at Puerto Vallarta hotels and an hour-long boogie board or surf board rental when you get to the beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All Terrain Safari from Puerto VallartaDay Trips

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hiking And Snorkeling JourneyHiking

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Hiking And Snorkeling Journey

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The ideal outing for adventure-seekers, this hiking and snorkeling small-group tour combines two of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular outdoor activities. Discover remote jungle locations and get a first-hand peek at the region’s awe-inspiring flora and fauna, including red foxes, puffer fish, and iguanas. Day trips include an open-air packed lunch along a stunning gold-sand beach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure TourDay Trips

Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure Tour

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Explore the Mexican outback and its villages on a 4WD jeep tour through the Sierra Madre. Embark on this adventurous off-road journey aboard a specially designed vehicle, stopping first at the high-mountain town of El Tuito for a guided walking tour. Visit botanical gardens and then enjoy a barbecue lunch—complete with an open bar—at a local organic farm. Continue on to a distillery specializing in raicilla and see how this favorite local spirit is made before sampling some of your own. Then, head back toward Puerto Vallarta on more spectacular mountain trails.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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