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El Malecon Tours and Activities

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Like most boardwalks, Puerto Vallarta’s promenade, known as El Malecon, is dotted with sightseeing opportunities, cafes, shops, galleries, and performers. Overlooking the Bay of Banderas, the mile-long stretch offers scenic views during the day. And in the evening, the waterfront nightclubs and discos open their doors to party-seeking locals and visitors.

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Full-Day Puerto Vallarta City Highlights Tour

Full-Day Puerto Vallarta City Highlights Tour

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See the highlights of Puerto Vallarta on a full-day tour that explores downtown, Los Arcos, and Mismaloya Beach. With an expert guide to lead the way, you’ll stroll the Malecón, see gorgeous coastal scenery, and visit a tequila distillery for a tour and tasting. This Puerto Vallarta tour is a great choice for first-time visitors, and it includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

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Get acquainted with Puerto Vallarta's delicious food scene on this 3.5-hour food and eating walking tour. With an expert foodie leading the way, sample the diverse array of the city's edible delights, from tacos to sweets on this culinary adventure. Stop at 10 different spots to sample the food. And while going from place to place, see some of the highlights of the town and learn about the history of Puerto Vallarta. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show
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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

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Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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Drive an ATV through the Sierra Madre Mountains on a half-day adventure from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll splash through jungle rivers, pass quaint villages, and get a glimpse of the real Jalisco, far from crowded resorts. Choose between a 3- and 4-hour trip by ATV, and spend the day exploring the Puerto Vallarta countryside, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Discover the secluded and sublime Las Caletas nature reserve on an enchanting full-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Venture to Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden during your excursion to the coastal haven of Banderas Bay; stroll through the atmospheric jungle on the hunt for diverse wildlife; experience an authentic cooking class; or let the stress slip away on the golden sands of the beach. Enjoy a light breakfast, fulfilling and flavorsome buffet lunch in addition to an open bar on this family-friendly adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Spend hours at your leisure in the forests, bays, and beaches outside Puerto Vallarta. This relaxing day trip takes you to the nearby villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are served on the boat where you’ll have access to sandy shoreline and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV and Zipline Adventure Combo Tour with Tequila Tasting

ATV and Zipline Adventure Combo Tour with Tequila Tasting

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This half-day tour near Puerto Vallarta combines several adventures in the morning or afternoon. After an ATV tour, take a dip in the Canopy River, then ride a zipline course through the treetops with the Sierra Madre Mountains as your backdrop. A short mule ride to Jalisco ends with a tequila-tasting session.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta

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The Bay of Banderas and the coastline around Puerto Vallarta are home to some of the most spectacular waters in all of Mexico. On our Luxury Yacht and Snorkel experience, you get to enjoy these scenic seaside destinations in style. Hop aboard a luxury, French-made catamaran and set sail to some of the area’s most beautiful hotspots. Along the way, enjoy delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres served by our bilingual and friendly crew, and relax on the deck while we take you on a sightseeing tour unlike any other. We’ll stop at some of the region’s best snorkeling spots, so you and your group can get out and take a dip, snorkel, or paddleboard. Be on the lookout for marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish—you never know what you might see! From December through March, keep an eye out for the awe-inspiring sights of humpback whales in the Bay.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Bikes and Bites: Taco Bicycle Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Bikes and Bites: Taco Bicycle Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Taste your way through Puerto Vallarta’s distinctive cuisine on a 3-hour foodie bike tour that explores the best tacos in town. Join a local guide and a small group, then pedal through the neighborhoods of Cinco de Diciembre, downtown, and Old Town, stopping along the way for sightseeing and snacks. This 3-hour culinary bike tour covers roughly 4.5 miles (7.2 km.) of terrain and includes tastings of tacos and artisanal ice cream, and it’s limited to six people for a fun, personal experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV Jorullo Bridge from Puerto Vallarta

ATV Jorullo Bridge from Puerto Vallarta

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• Shuttle Service • Complimentary welcome drink • Safety Equipment • Guided tour across the longest suspensión bridge in the world aboard an ATV (automatic or semiautomatic) and to the waterfall “El Salto” • Tequila tasting & tour
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride

Private Tour in El Malecon Boardwalk Bike Ride

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Cycle along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon boardwalk on this private 2.5-hour bike tour. With just your family and friends, soak up gorgeous views of Banderas Bay and check out landmarks along the way, including the Cathedral, lighthouse and the pier. Visit local-favorite eateries for lunch and ice cream (own expense), and learn about the city’s history and architecture from an informative guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta City Sightseeing

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Experience Puerto Vallarta's history and authentic attractions on a sightseeing tour of the city. Set out in a private van to explore this resort town and its many offerings. Take a walk along the waterfront Malecón, visit the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church and see beautiful Mismaloya Beach, which played a starting role in John Huston's 1963 film 'Night of the Iguana' and officially put Puerto Vallarta on the tourist map. Learn how tequila is made at an area factory and even visit a local market or two.
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  • 6 hours
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Amazing Vallarta

Amazing Vallarta

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Discover the highlights of Puerto Vallarta on a full-day sightseeing tour that is ideal for first-time visitors. See the downtown, Marina Vallarta, Los Arcos, and other destinations, then stop into a tequila factory for a tasting of their products. You’ll also head into the rain forest, and have time for shopping and lunch (own expense) before drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting

ATV Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta Including Tequila Tasting

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Combine adventure, relaxation and tequila on this action-packed day trip from Puerto Vallarta. Start off the day by cruising through jungles and on untrammeled trails on an ATV. Admire the lush scenery of the jungle. Then head down to the clear and clean river for a refreshing swim before indulging in a tequila tasting.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Get away from the Puerto Vallarta crowds with this combo ATV off-road and zipline tour. Easily navigate over rugged backcountry roads in your ATV—you go up in elevation and catch incredible views along the way—and then soar down an 8-cable zipline course. Photo and video footage is included, too, for extra value.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

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Explore the curvaceous coastline and iridescent waters of Banderas Bay on a half-day sailing tour from Puerto Vallarta. Sail upon the shimmering sea; swim in crystal clear blue water; and discover the incredible natural wonders of Banderas Bay. Snorkel in a secluded cove and enjoy included beverages and delicious lunch as you cruise on your luxurious vessel. Combine the unadulterated pleasure of sailing with pampering on this delightful excursion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wild dolphins encounter & snorkeling at Los Arcos

Wild dolphins encounter & snorkeling at Los Arcos

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Go in search of dolphins in their native environment on this wildlife cruise from Puerto Vallarta. You'll see wild dolphins and have the chance to swim with them, if the conditions are right. Then visit a snorkeling location to discover the underwater world of Mexico's Pacific coast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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8 Passenger Vallarta Private City Tour

8 Passenger Vallarta Private City Tour

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See the highlights of Puerto Vallarta: the rich history, beautiful architecture, and stunning scenery that has made it a tourist hotspot for many years. Visit the seaside Malecon and celebrated Lady of Guadalupe Church. You will stop at several lookout points for spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas and Los Arcos before lunch and the return trip to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

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This fully customizable private half-day ATV tour takes you through Puerto Vallarta to El Eden for a jungle adventure. With just your family and friends, enjoy a variety of landscapes as you drive your all-terrain vehicle through downtown, along a highway and into the woods of El Eden. Choose from a variety of stops: to swim in rivers, visit a charming fishing village and see a filming location for the movie ‘The Predator.' Experience a different side of Puerto Vallarta with this tour ideal for riders with previous experience on ATVs.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tasting Vallarta Gourmet Food Tour
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Tasting Vallarta Gourmet Food Tour

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Indulge in Puerto Vallarta’s gourmet scene on this nighttime food walking tour. During this progressive dining experience, visit four award-winning establishments: a family-owned eatery, an acclaimed local restaurant, a seafood place in Old Town Vallarta and a dessert haven on the Malecon. Sample dishes such as mahi mahi, chicken asado and slow-roasted pork, as well as several cocktails. Expect spectacular water views on this small-group tour limited to six foodies.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Arcos - Animas - Quimixto. By Grupo Naviero de la Bahìa (Bahia Alegre)

Arcos - Animas - Quimixto. By Grupo Naviero de la Bahìa (Bahia Alegre)

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This tour is a great opportunity to visit semi-virgin beaches that can only be accessed via sea, with a pleasant trip admiring beautiful landscapes and enjoying the local flora and fauna with the best boat and crew which will do the impossible to May your trip be an unforgettable experience and a great party from beginning to end.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jet Ski Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

Jet Ski Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

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Enjoy a thrilling ride over the waves of the Pacific Ocean during this guided, personal water craft tour. Hop on and drive your machine over the waves of the to Los Muertos, the village of Mismaloya and more. Enjoy the sun, speed, and the wind in your hair as you ride your personal water craft from place to place, stopping to swim and snorkel along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Coast & Jungle ATV Adventure
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Coast & Jungle ATV Adventure

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The Coast & Jungle ATV Adventure Tour takes you along the beautiful coastline of Banderas, through an off-road jungle trail and to a quaint Mexican fishing village, making this one of Adventure one of the most unique ATV Tour you will find in Puerto Vallarta.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Craft Brew and Bites Tour

Craft Brew and Bites Tour

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Experience Mexico’s burgeoning craft beer scene and extend your palate beyond a bucket of Coronas on the beach. You’ll sample up to 15 artisan-produced microbrews on this 3-hour evening tour of Puerto Vallarta, led by a knowledgeable guide. Taste tequila-infused beer and micheladas paired with Mexican pizza while you walk around Old Town, including a sunset stroll on the Malecón.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book El Malecon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since El Malecon can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit El Malecon 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to El Malecon costs USD 13.00. Guided El Malecon tours start around USD 13.00 per person.
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