Top 5 Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Top 5 Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for honeymoons, destination weddings, and romantic travel. The area is full of beautiful, luxury resorts that pamper you and cater to your every need. But sometimes you just want to get out of the resort and experience a location first hand. Fortunately, Puerto Vallarta has lots to offer. Tradition lurks around every corner - in its plazas, in its streets, in its people – and Puerto Vallarta is truly a city that expresses the color of its culture and natural beauty at every turn.

Here are the Top 5 Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta from the romantic travel experts at Romance Journeys.

Marina Vallarta


Deemed as one of the most popular attractions in the country, enjoy this sophisticated marina in Puerto Vallarta. The Marina Vallarta features a modern 500-slip boat marina, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a beautiful beach. Take a stroll down the Marina boardwalk which homes numerous shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants. The El Faro (the Lighthouse) is the Marina’s famous landmark and is one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta. This lighthouse offers breathtaking views of the Marina and Puerto Vallarta.

Los Arcos Amphitheater


Also known as the Aquiles Serdan Theater is known for its four stone arches which have become one of Puerto Vallarta’s key landmarks. The Amphitheater is used for open-air cultural performances and festivals.  This Amphitheather is located downtown, right near the Malecon, the main square and social hub of the city. You can see live entertainment and have a bite to eat as well as watch a romantic sunset all at once.

El Malecon Boardwalk


Running along the main street in downtown Puerto Vallarta, this mile-long ocean front boardwalk is one of the most beautiful miles on Earth. Beginning at the Hotel Rosita and ending at the beautiful open-air theater mentioned above.  Along the boardwalk, you can shop, sightsee, and dine. On the city side of the boardwalk, Malecon is lined with trendy boutiques, downtown stores, gift shops, cafés, bars and wonderful restaurants that offer stunning views and gorgeous sunsets over Banderas Bay. Watch the rolling surf from the wrought-iron benches, take hom memories of the famous Dolphin and Seahorse sculptures, or relax in a café overlooking the sea.



Truly a place of relaxation, this peaceful fishing village is nestled in the southernmost cove of Banderas Bay. Yelapa is one of the best things to do for tourists visiting Puerto Vallarta. You can relax in one of the numerous beach chairs, soak up the sun and enjoy a cold drink, or, take advantage as this place is the perfect place to swim, snorkel or even parasail!

Las Caletas


This exclusive tropical beach hideaway is situation on Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay. Kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving are some of the activities you will enjoy as you cruise to a private cove and discover the wonders of this bay. The activities don’t end in the water, while on land, you can explore the surrounding forest, meet a colorful parrot or simply sit back in a hammock on the golden beach. Enjoy the beautiful beach and let your thoughts fall along with the waterfalls of Las Caletas which is ranked highly among the top tourist attractions and fun things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

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