Take a walk along Bandera Bay to take in the beaches as well as iconic sand and bronze sculptures. Along the way, you will find the Church of our Lady of Guadalupe. Stop and admire the architecture, before moving to Los Arcos Amphitheater for free Mexican dance performances and live music.
Watching humpback whales in the ocean is a spectacular experience. Around late February and early March is the ideal window to spot groups of humpback whales that congregate in the warm water. There are several touring companies in the area with experienced bilingual tour guides offering whale watching expeditions.
There are several zip lining companies in Puerto Vallarta. If you are looking for adrenaline hundreds of feet above the ground, sign up for zipping above the jungle. Some tours offer activities such as off-road adventures, hiking, water sliding, mule rides, and rappelling down waterfalls.
Head down to Zona Romantica, one of the most popular beach sections for beach activities. Here, you can jet ski, parasail, and windsurf. The beach also has an assortment of restaurants and games such as beach volleyball. There is also a pier where travelers can board water taxis to secluded beaches at sunset. For art enthusiasts, visit Arte & Ceramica. Here, you can learn the art of using clay and also get yourself a souvenir. Finish your evening with a relaxing massage in one of the parlors near the beach.
There are caves to see, reefs to dive, and islands to visit. Several tours take vacationers snorkeling and scuba diving. The ocean wildlife is diverse, ranging from sea turtles to clownfish and pufferfish. The park is also home to several bird species including parrots and pelicans. Bring your underwater camera and capture the reefs and colorful fish. Finish your tour at Mismaloya, a small fishing village located in the southern end of Banderas Bay. You can enjoy dinner on the quiet beach as you admire the thick jungle in the background.