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August 11, 2020

Join us on this tour to revive Puerto Vallarta’s natural charm

As we previously said at the part 1 of this blog note, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal destination for every kind of trip, but if you’re looking for sports, adrenaline, and contact with nature, we made a list with activities and attractions you can’t miss the next time you visit this fascinating destination.

Hidden beaches

Hidden beaches in Puerto Vallarta

All the beaches in Puerto Vallarta have a unique charm, whether you visit the north, center, or south area. We want to dedicate this post to the hidden beaches; those natural oases nestled by coves and bays that can be reached by boat departing from Boca de Tomatlan. So get your camera ready; you’ll have front row seats to admire their legendary sunsets.

  • Yelapa and Majahuitas – These beaches are a pair of jewels surrounded by tropical jungle at the foot of the mountain. Dive into the Horsetail Waterfall in Yelapa, a small fishing village, and admire underwater beauty whilst you snorkel in Majahuitas or venture the sea by kayak.
  • Quimixtand Las Ánimas– Located at the mouth of La Puerta river, Quimixto beach is a favorite amongst surfers, and also showcases a waterfall that turns spectacular during rainy season. Las Animas, the same as Quimixto, has crystal-clear waters to enjoy snorkeling, surfing and kayaking.
  • Colomitos – Famous for its turquoise-blue waters, Colomitos is known as the smallest beach in Mexico, but nevertheless extraordinary. Admire its biodiversity by hiking in its trails, or explore the marine life found in its shallow waters.

 Extreme sports and Adventure

Extreme sports and Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

The Sierra Madre mountain range and the Mexican Pacific showcase stunning landscapes and sceneries that will pump up your adrenaline and challenge your physical endurance. Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of certified tour operators to schedule a day filled with outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Just pick the ones you like! 

  • Horseback riding 
  • Hiking 
  • Canopy
  • Rappelling
  • Surf
  • Swimming with wild dolphins
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kitesurf
  • Water Scooter
  • Fly board
  • Paddle board
  • Skydive

And many more!

Natural beauties to admire 

Whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta

There are so many natural attractions found in this destination, but we’ve picked four that are not to be missed. 

  • El Salado Estuary - Puerto Vallarta is the American crocodile’s natural habitat, and you can meet him face to face and learn more about this amazing species and other reptiles and birds when visiting the only protected urban estuary in America on your next trip to this destination. 
  • Los Arcos – Los Arcos National Marine Park, also known as Los Arcos de Mismaloya (The Arches of Mismaloya), is a group of granite islands that protrude from the sea surface and are home to a great diversity of flora and fauna, such as parrots, pelicans, boobies, and blue-footed boobies. You can scuba dive in the areas’ deepest zones – 480 meters deep – while you catch sight of puffer fish, clown fish, rays, octopuses, and amazing reefs. 
  • Whale-watching season – You’ll be surprised to know that whales swim more than 9,000 kilometers all the way from the icy Arctic to the Mexican Pacific coast in order to start their breeding season and give birth to their young. Enjoy these magnificent cetaceans while they visit from mid-December through mid-April. 
  • Turtle release – Witness that magical moment when baby turtles that have spent 45 to 60 days nestled in our beaches, hatch and venture for the first time into the ocean. Make sure to save a spot in your itinerary for turtle release season, which happens between August and December. 

Golf

Practice your swing like a pro and challenge your skills in Puerto Vallarta’s golf courses

Practice your swing like a pro and challenge your skills in Puerto Vallarta’s golf courses. Sculpted by world-renowned designers such as Joe Finger, Greg Norman, Tom Weiskopf and Jack Nicklaus, they highlight the land’s virtues and the surrounding natural beauty. 

Soon we will be posting the third and last part of this series dedicated to the three aspects that make this destination unique!

In case you miss it, we share the first part of this series of three! "Everything is ready for Puerto Vallarta to inspire and revive your desire to travel once again".  

 

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