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Outdoor Adventures in Puerto Vallarta

By Viator, August 2017

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Puerto Vallarta prides itself on sandy beaches and abundant sunshine, and while sunbathing is certainly a popular way to spend a vacation, outdoor adventures await visitors willing to pull themselves from the lounge chair. Here are your options.

Water Experiences
Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, it's no surprise that Puerto Vallarta excels at aquatic adventures. Visitors can swim and snorkel in the Marietas Islands, go sailing on Banderas Bay, take surf lessons in nearby Sayulita and Punta Mita, look for humpback whales and dolphins, or strap on a Flyboard and play Iron Man.

Land Adventures
Some of Puerto Vallarta's best adventures take place on solid ground. Outdoor adventures might take the form of rappelling down a waterfall, riding a 4x4 off-road through the Sierra Madre, ziplining through the canopy, driving a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) from Punto Mita to Sayulita, horseback riding on the beach, or cruising along jungle trails on an ATV.

Sky-High Activities
Visitors looking for a high-flying thrill can bungee jump into the ocean, rappel from jungle platforms, tour the jungle canopy on a wobbly walkway, or soar at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour along Mexico's largest zipline.

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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, null
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

The Bay of Banderas and the Mexican Pacific offer a vast array of wildlife and are available for you to explore during this exciting day tour. You'll have the ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Tour, Puerto Vallarta, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

This Puerto Vallarta Adventure is a truly thrilling ecological experience packed with challenges, adventure and most importantly, fun! This Puerto Vallarta ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Ziplining in Puerto Vallarta: Original Canopy Tour, Puerto Vallarta, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Ziplining in Puerto Vallarta: Original Canopy Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Fly through the rainforest, over the Orquideas River and right into a tequila bar and restaurant. Take a wild ride on Puerto Vallarta's popular first-ever ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: UTV, Rappelling and Zipline Canopy Tour, Puerto Vallarta, Ziplines
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Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: UTV, Rappelling and Zipline Canopy Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Feel your adrenaline kick into high gear on this day trip of extreme activities in the Sierra Madre mountains. Deep in a rainforest jungle park, zoom as fast ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta: Punta Mita and Sayulita UTV Adventure, Puerto Vallarta, Ziplines
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Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta: Punta Mita and Sayulita UTV Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Take an off-road romp through the back roads of Punta Mita from Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta. Drive or ride in a personal UTV (utility terrain vehicle), a ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.50
Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Beach Break, Puerto Vallarta, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Beach Break

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

On this 6.5-hour guided tour, leave the bustling city of Puerto Vallarta and head south to a hidden coastline. Stroll through a small fishing village, ride on ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.00
Day Sailing on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Horseback Riding
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

This wonderful sailing tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Puerto Vallarta! Relax on board, sail into the wind, swim in crystal clear blue water and ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Sailing Trips
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Puerto Vallarta is known for beautiful sunsets and there is nothing more tranquil and romantic than sailing across Banderas Bay as the crimson sun dips into ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure Tour, Puerto Vallarta, Sailing Trips
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Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Jump on this exciting Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure safari and explore the fascinating, traditional "Old Mexico" villages, including El Tuito. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting, Puerto Vallarta, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover unknown trails by ATV through the impressive Sierra Madre Occidental. You will admire the amazing mountainous landscape to the river canyon. Your tour ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.00

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