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From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

1. From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

Board your catamaran and ride out to the magnificent Islas Marietas National Park on a top-of-the-line catamaran. Explore the rocky caverns and archways by kayak or paddleboard. Get up close and personal with the many natural wonders of the Marieta Islands. Snorkel or scuba dive and see the rich marine life below the surface. Look for giant manta rays, sea turtles, and abundant multi-colored fish. Make use of complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks. Sail to Majahuitas Beach. Swim and sunbathe at this white sand beach. Experience one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast.  Soak up the sun and relax on board a comfortable catamaran. Sip a drink from the open bar. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In the afternoon, you can sit down for a deli-style lunch. Your knowledgable onboard tour guides will see to it that you have a comfortable and safe journey. This Islas Marietas National Park eco discovery tour is a sea excursion designed to explore the ocean and wildlife around the Marieta Islands with various water activities. The Hidden Beach is not visited on this tour.

Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

2. Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

The Bay of Banderas is home to two of the most picturesque coves in all of Mexico: Yelapa and Majahuitas. Immerse yourself in sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and tropical wildlife both on land and in the sea during this trip from Puerto Vallarta. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Hike to a hidden waterfall, enjoy the natural pools, and stroll through the charming fishing village. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapas expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. On the return trip to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy an open bar, music, and dancing with the boat’s crew.

Puerto Vallarta: Scuba Dive in Las Caletas

3. Puerto Vallarta: Scuba Dive in Las Caletas

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway is a private, protected beach located on the Southern shore of Banderas Bay. This shore dive will put you eye-to-eye with garden eels, jawfish, rays, large schools of colorful tropical fish, and a resident sea turtle. Explore one of the finest dive sites on the Pacific Coast of Mexico famed for abundant marine life, and it's vibrant natural reef. Join a dive if you’re an experienced diver, or even learn to scuba dive in Las Caletas with PADI certified instructors. This beachside underwater paradise is a truly wonderful place to breathe underwater for the very first time. Certified divers who’ve completed their PADI training, and have scuba diving experience will enjoy two dives with guides. Enjoy more time to observe the marine life, explore the shipwrecks, and check out the interesting drop-offs that are part of this site.

Puerto Vallarta: Whale Watching Cruise

4. Puerto Vallarta: Whale Watching Cruise

Get a close-up peek of Puerto Vallarta's larger-than-life humpback whales on this exclusive whale-watching cruise. Enjoy onboard entertainment and an informative commentary from your local guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the boat, where you will sit down to a delicious breakfast before heading out to the Bay of Banderas. Spend some time admiring the majestic creatures in their natural habitat before enjoying a tasty Mexican buffet lunch. During the tour, sip on your choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from the unlimited onboard bar, which stocks everything from vodka and rum to cocktails and fruit juice. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the cruise.

From Puerto Vallarta: Hike, Botanical Garden, and Mini-Zoo

5. From Puerto Vallarta: Hike, Botanical Garden, and Mini-Zoo

Travel from Puerto Vallarta to Los Veranos to experience the beauty of the Horcones River on a nature walk. Appreciate the plant life at a botanical garden. See a variety of animals at the animal sanctuary. Taste some local Tequila. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to start your hike from Los Veranos. Stroll along the river bank and observe the great biodiversity of flora that this region houses. Stop at a botanical garden. Marvel at the collection of orchids. Purchase a hearty meal and a refreshing tropical drink at a riverside restaurant. Enjoy a variety of flavors at a tequila tasting. Jump, swim, and cool off in the natural river pools using the stone slides, kayaks, and tires. Meet some exotic animals at the animal sanctuary, like marmoset monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, macaws, iguanas, and snakes.

Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

6. Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara for a trip to the charming town of Mazamitla. Enjoy a guided tour before heading to Mundo Aventura Park and embark on a safari through the woods. Hike through the forest and admire the thriving Mexican wildlife. Relax on the drive to Mazamitla by taking in views of the Chapala Lake and hearing from your guide about local history. Take a tour through the quaint streets with tile-roof houses and stop to see San Cristobal church. Admire the ornate architecture and learn of its significance to the town. Spend some free time walking the cobbled streets, browsing the craft market, and stopping for lunch, before your safari in the eco-conscious Mundo Aventura Park. Discover unique native creatures and forests and wander along the lush green paths before your journey back to Guadalajara.

Puerto Vallarta: Los Arcos Snorkeling Excursion

7. Puerto Vallarta: Los Arcos Snorkeling Excursion

Start your journey to Los Argos in Puerto Vallarta and journey by boat to Los Argos. Meet the boat captain and be filled in on all safety measures. As you travel to Los Argos, your guide will let you know about the diverse marine life in the region and the history of the bay and its inhabitants. Snorkel through the waters of Los Argos at your own pace. Your guide will provide information on the sea life, what to look out for and what you will see along the way. If the water conditions allow, you will swim through the natural arches of Los Argos. If time allows for it, after snorkeling around Los Argos, you will get back on the boat and travel to Mismaloya to snorkel through the region. Relax and enjoy your provided lunch on the boat trip back to Puerto Vallarta.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

One of the best trips I’ve been on, and I’ve done a fair few. The crew of boat 5 were tentative and good fun. The day started with snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking, then we were taken over to a gorgeous beach we’re you could go on the banana boat or just swim or bathe, it was a gorgeous setting, all the food and drinks were included in the trip as well as the beach. The day was finished off with the crew putting on a show on our way home, the bar was open and it was a great fun atmosphere. 5 stars to Fernando(captain) and David(main Host) for a brilliant day

I thought I was just going snorkeling! But the guides just kept providing more and more to the trip! Definitely get your money’s worth for the trip!

Do this trip. The crew was outstanding and very attentive. The food was good and the drinks were never ending. I would do this trip again.

Very fun, good service, punctuality.

The food they offer is more a snack than food, it sums up a sandwich and fruit. I really didn't like that.

The crew make an already scenic adventure incredible.