Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is known for being one of the friendliest cities in the world. It is also known for its beautiful beaches up and down the coast of the Bay of Banderas (Bahia de Banderas), its quaint downtown with cobblestone streets and wide variety of activities to do.
Steps away from Sea Salt Rentals is Los Muertos Beach, one of the most popular beaches in town. At one point in history, it was the epicenter of social life in Puerto Vallarta. Today, it is enjoyed by a combination of International tourists, expats living here and locals. The area is also knows as the Zona Romantica with its streets lined with charming boutiques, great restaurants and fun bars.
Downtown Puerto Vallarta is well-known for its colonial charm with its cobblestone streets climbing into the hillside. In the heart of “El Centro” you will find the main square (el Zocalo) and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Running over a mile along the beachfront is the “Malecon”, with some of the best views in the bay, restaurants, bars and shops. They say, if you haven’t walked along the malecon, you haven’t been to Puerto Vallarta. Strolling the streets of downtown will make.
There are several tour companies in town that offer exhilarating experiences both on land and at sea. Explore the areas surrounding Puerto Vallarta by ziplining through the jungle, rappelling down gushing waterfalls or off-roading in powerful 4x4 jeeps. At sea, there is great deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in and outside of the bay. Most beaches also offer kayaking, parasailing, wave runner rentals and other water sports.
Humpback whales migrate from the north to the warm waters of Mexico November-April. The Bay of Banderas, with its tranquil waters offer an ideal setting for whale watching. There are several sightseeing cruises that offer half or day excursions including visiting nearby beaches only accessible by boat.