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Puerto Vallarta: Rhythms of the Night Cruise & Dinner Show

1. Puerto Vallarta: Rhythms of the Night Cruise & Dinner Show

Spend your evening in Puerto Vallarta with a scenic sunset cruise and an exciting acrobatic dinner show. Float through the Bay of Banderas and witness Puerto Vallarta's most acclaimed dinner show, Rhythms of the Night, written and directed by Gilles Ste-Croix, the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil. Your evening begins with a scenic cruise through the Bay of Banderas at sunset. Be welcomed by dancers, drummers, and jungle creatures who guide you onto the beach for a sumptuous dinner. Enjoy the feast as the palm trees sway overhead, with sounds of the ocean against the nearby shore. Watch the Rhythms of the Night, a performance inspired by the Aztec legend of prior civilizations and the human race’s evolution and decline. The show interprets this creation myth through pulsating rhythms, vibrant dances, intricate costumes, but perhaps above all, spectacular acrobatic skill. 

Puerto Vallarta: Horseback Riding Tour with ATV and Zip Line

2. Puerto Vallarta: Horseback Riding Tour with ATV and Zip Line

Enjoy an action-packed day in the beautiful Mexican countryside with this horseback riding tour. Ride alongside the river, then dismount to walk up to a waterfall, crossing rope bridges and climbing steep steps. Stop by the tranquil waterfall and cool off with a dip in the river. Get back on your horse and head to a sloping hill where you can jog a little before riding home. A delicious meal will be waiting for you back at the ranch. Learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes. Enjoy fajitas or chicken with rich guacamole, salsa, handmade tortillas, beans, and rice.  If you want even more adventure, choose to ride an ATV through the jungle of Puerto Vallarta. Feel the power beneath you as you race along paths through the beautiful rainforest of the Sierra Madre. Or get up close to nature with a zip line tour through the jungle at an ecological park in Puerto Vallarta. Rancho Capomo is a unique place where you'll enjoy unparalleled adventure, flying between trees and over rivers on 13 zip lines.

From Puerto Vallarta: Luxury Yacht & Snorkeling Tour

3. From Puerto Vallarta: Luxury Yacht & Snorkeling Tour

Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off into the Bay of Banderas, which is home to some of the most spectacular waters in all of Mexico. During this luxury sailing trip, you'll get to do more than just relax on a boat. You'll also get the chance to swim, snorkel, and paddleboard at some of Vallarta's most amazing coastal destinations. First, head to the iconic Majahuitas Cove, a hidden beach located just south of Puerto Vallarta and surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest. There, get the chance to glimpse some of the region's most amazing marine life, including dolphins, whales, sea turtles, tropical fish, and more. With amenities like an open bar, delicious hors d'ouevres, comfortable lounge seating, and unparalleled service, this tour takes smooth sailing to a new level. If you're looking to glimpse the natural beauty of Vallarta firsthand, this is the perfect yacht and snorkel tour for you.

Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

4. Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off on a boat cruise towards the tropical paradise coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas. Admire the picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and humpback whale sightings (in winter) are common occurrences.  Make your first stop at the breathtaking shores of Majahuitas Cove. With its untouched sandy beach and crystal clear water, it's the perfect hideaway for a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking with an expert guide. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel here with all equipment included by the crew. Then, head over to Yelapa, which offers another incredible option for a scenic beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. This tour gives you the opportunity to relax on Yelapa beach and explore the surrounding area, where stunning tropical wildlife and a hidden Yelapa waterfall lay just minutes from the shore. Stroll through the charming fishing village to the cascading, Cola de Caballo waterfalls and jump into the refreshing water, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapa's expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. Whether you hike to the waterfalls, snorkel, or bury your toes in the sand, you’ll be struck by the idyllic beauty of these tropical retreats. As you cruise back to Puerto Vallarta with an open bar and onboard fiesta, wrap up a perfect day with some great music, dancing, and unforgettable entertainment provided onboard.

Puerto Vallarta: Private ATV Adventure Tour with Tasting

5. Puerto Vallarta: Private ATV Adventure Tour with Tasting

Hop onboard your own ATV and explore the local landscapes and villages at your own pace on this private guided tour with a tequila tasting. Be amazed by the beautiful views of the Sierra Madre Mountains that surround Puerto Vallarta. Ride solo or in pairs. After meeting your guide, grab your safety gear and board your ATV. For those with little to no ATV experience, start with a test drive before the real adventure begins. Transition from the city to the mountains feeling the power of your 4x4 riding on dirt roads through rivers and awesome landscapes. See small villages along the way and stay at each place for as much time as you’d like. Stop at a bar hidden in the middle of the Sierra Madre jungle. Have some drinks or snacks (not included) and join a free tequila tasting (optional). Choose to relax by the Cuale River before heading back to the starting point of the tour.

Puerto Vallarta: Las Caletas Beach Hideaway Experience

6. Puerto Vallarta: Las Caletas Beach Hideaway Experience

Upgrade your vacation by visiting this exclusive, private beach hideaway. Accessible only by sea, Las Caletas is surrounded by a steep, jungle-clad mountain backdrop, making it a truly secluded tropical sanctuary. On the Las Caletas Beach Hideaway Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Las Caletas and all of the incredible natural wonders it has to offer. Spend time out at sea on a kayak or marvel at the area’s many underwater wonders while snorkeling or paddle boarding. Take a guided nature walk and meet some of the permanent residents of Las Caletas, including playful monkeys and beautiful parrots. You can also learn more about the culture and traditions of the region by participating in hands-on activities like clay modeling, mezcal tasting, and cooking. No matter what your interests, Las Caletas Beach Hideaway has something for you.

Sayulita/Punta Mita: Zip Lines with Ocean View

7. Sayulita/Punta Mita: Zip Lines with Ocean View

Delight in the most magnificent views of all the canopy tours in the Puerto Vallarta region. See from the Pacific Ocean to the rainforest natural reserve in Punta de Mita as you embark on an impressive canopy tour involving 10 lines and a suspended bridge on the mountains of Higuera Blanca, Nayarit. The facilities have been built to the maximum safety standards, using two ropes in each zip line to guarantee your safety during the canopy tour. The professional guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment for the tour: waist to thigh harness, helmet, and gloves. Don’t be surprised if among the foliage you spot wild boars, deer, and even beautiful macaws — which the locals call guacamayas. Round off your thrilling adventure with a traditional tequila tasting. Pickup and drop-off from 6 pickup points in the region are included.

Puerto Vallarta: Bay of Banderas Luxury Sunset Sailing Tour

8. Puerto Vallarta: Bay of Banderas Luxury Sunset Sailing Tour

Experience a sunset you won't soon forget aboard a luxury catamaran. Set sail on a luxury sunset tour around the coast of Puerto and Nuevo Vallarta. Head across the Bay of Banderas to glimpse an extraordinary sunset from the best angle possible. Relax with the highest level of comfort and a truly luxurious experience on the finest sailing vessels. The highly-trained and experienced crew will ensure a safe and memorable evening. Unwind with fine wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar. Take pictures and make memories to last a lifetime. This is the perfect sailing experience for couples and small groups looking to take in the Puerto Vallarta sunset in spectacular fashion.

Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

9. Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

Discover the natural landscapes around the Mexican countryside on this guided tour on horseback. Ride along beaches and through jungles, and discover charming towns like Higuera Blanca. Arrive at the beautiful ranch full of different animals like donkeys, ponies, macaws, roosters, water buffalo, deers, turkeys, and peacocks. Listen to a quick safety briefing before you meet your horse and get saddled up. Riding your horse, explore a typical Mexican Town. Go through the jungle and arrive at a breathtaking beach of Litibu where you will have the option to gallop. After the tour, enjoy a tequila tasting, and feel free to purchase lunch at a delicious Mexican restaurant. Finally, take a picture with the majestic "Soruyo", a bull that weighs over 1 ton before heading home.

Puerto Vallarta: City Tour, Tequila and Coffee Factory Tour

10. Puerto Vallarta: City Tour, Tequila and Coffee Factory Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Puerto Vallarta, Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta, Conchas Chinas. Ride in a comfortable air-conditioned van through the city. Take a short walk on the Malecon. Learn about the area from your knowledgable guide. See the iconic locales within the city. Visit the Church of the Lady Guadalupe leaving plenty of time to take pictures. Travel to the mountain and tour a Tequila Distillery. Learn the process of making tequila. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tequila. Continue on and visit a local organic coffee factory. Learn about the coffee-making process and enjoy a coffee tasting. Choose the option with lunch and enjoy a local meal.

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What people are saying about Puerto Vallarta

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Our instructor, Cynthia, and our boat driver, Rafael were amazing to work with! They were extremely knowledgeable about the fishies, wild life, and towns around us! They made us feel extremely safe the entire time. They even took pictures of us on our phones, free of charge! Most other adventure companies would charge for that. I really appreciated the knowledge and the professionalism of both of them. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking to explore Yelapa and snorkel to see colorful fish! We even saw a huge sea turtle! 10/10!

The show and dinner were AWESOME!!!! The dinner was romantic and so cool and the show was very cool and fun. The seating at the venue wasnt the best at the show but it was still worth it. The boat ride back to the port was also entertaining and funny the host of the boat did a great job. Chai, the leader was funny, Jaime, Elder, Alexis, Adam, Alex, Omar, and Barrozo were all so funny and great people to have a ride with. Thank you Chair for making the trip funny and fun

The tour was really fun. Went with my wife and we really enjoyed ourselves. Especially at the tequila tasting. The guide was really nice, knowledgeable and really helped in making sure the entire group had a good time. Doesn’t matter what age you are, because by the end of the tequila tasting you’ll be having a good time. I highly recommend that people book this activity when coming to Puerto Vallarta.

Very professional drivers and tour guides. This tour was one that kind of let you do your own this g so we really enjoyed that. We arrived back at our hotel The Grand Mayan in good time. Would use again on another stay.

Our guide was excellent. Eric was very knowledgeable and entertaining!!!