Puerto Vallarta is, and will continue to be, ideally suited to travelers seeking eco-adventures. A natural hub for eco-tourists, the city is surrounded by lush tropical jungle, riddled with sparkling rivers and waterfalls that flow to the shores and spill into the beautifully blue Pacific waters of Banderas Bay.
Puerto Vallarta is a traveler’s paradise with adventures on offer both on land and in the sea. Here one can choose from a wide variety of eco-tours, such as nature hikes and some of the best bird watching in Mexico, to splashing through hidden streams and exploring jungle roads on bicycles, in open-air ATV’s, on canopy tours or dune buggies.
More eco-adventures await above and below the turquoise blue surface of Banderas Bay. The warm, tranquil waters are perfect for ocean kayaking and spotting wild dolphins, turtles, whales and giant mantas. Banderas Bay is also the birthplace of the Humpback Whale, and from December to April they arrive to the sparkling bay. Puerto Vallarta residents are concerned for the welfare of these gentle giants, so the local tour operators are licensed by the National Environmental agency to ensure respectful whale watching.
The city is a multicultural town that focuses on sustainable and safe tourism, creating an endless amount of things to do in Puerto Vallarta. Stretching around the sparkling blue Bahia de Banderas and backed by lush palm-covered mountains, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most enticing coastal destinations.