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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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Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride

Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride

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Satisfy an appetite for adrenaline on a thrilling 6.5-hour outdoor adventure tour from Puerto Vallerta. Enjoy an exhilarating ecological experience packed with challenges and fun on this Puerta Vallerta Adventure; ride on a super-fast speedboat; rappel down rushing waterfalls; ride powerful 4x4 jeeps; soar over the tree tops on zip lines and cross suspended rope bridges hanging high above the jungle. This tour is the ideal way to spend an exciting day outdoors on your Puerta Valletra vacation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta ATV Adventure

Private Tour: Puerto Vallarta ATV Adventure

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Satisfy your appetite for adventure on a morning or afternoon private ATV experience from Puerto Vallarta. Climb aboard your powerful ATV vehicle and discover spectacular scenery at your own leisurely pace; see impressive mountains, virgin beaches and rushing rivers as you drive on a variety of terrains. Customize your private tour according to your interests and learn about the heritage and geology of the area from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sierra Madre ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta
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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
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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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CANOPY ZIP LINE ECOPARK Puerto Vallarta, Zipline at Sierra Madre Mountains

CANOPY ZIP LINE ECOPARK Puerto Vallarta, Zipline at Sierra Madre Mountains

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When making the reservation, if you do not know which meeting point is the most convenient for you, select any of the options, we contact every customer right after we receive the booking request, we are always happy to assist you and we will gladly help you to find the meeting point that is most convenient for you. Please provide a valid phone number, as this is the easiest way to communicate, and the one that will help us to prevent misunderstandings on the meeting points. (If you are visiting on a Cruise Ship, please google what is Puerto Vallarta Local time as most of the Cruises have a different time zone) Come and enjoy the newest, highest, and safest lines in Puerto Vallarta. Usually, these tickets are at 75 USD to 80 USD per guest, we are able to get a limited amount of tickets per month with an enormous discount. Take advantage of this special offer, and enjoy a beautiful day in one of the most paradisiacal places in PVR.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour: Ziplining, Rappelling and Tequila Tasting

Puerto Vallarta Adventure Tour: Ziplining, Rappelling and Tequila Tasting

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Get into the spirit of adventure by taking this exciting ziplining tour. Fly above the treetops and then go rappelling down cliffs. Finally, hop on an innertube to float down the Cuale River. Once finished, get on a donkey who will ride you back to the starting point where you will indulge in a tequila tasting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

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Only 116 persons by day are permit to get in to the hidden beach. Beacause in Eco Explorer we have more boats with permits than other providers, we have more spots available per day for this activity. 99% of our visitors get in to the beach with no problems. Our boats are fast, comfortable and safe, our guides know perfectly how to assist you on the boat, during the in water activity and hidden beach access. The information provided by our staff and their experience is unvaluable. Hidden beach access is available from Wednesday through Sunday only. Deposit (25USD) of hidden beach is not refundable if you do get to swim to it. (Only because of bad weather conditions or spots not available). We offer also a private option up to 4 pax, on this option we offer more chances to access to the beach. This tour is a snorkeling activity.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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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
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Canopy River Zipline Tour and Mule Ride

Canopy River Zipline Tour and Mule Ride

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Have a new and fun adventure just outside of Puerto Vallarta by taking this exciting zipline tour. Get fitted for the zipline, learn some basic safety instructions, and then fly away over the canopy of the rainforest in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Once finished, hop on a donkey and let it take you to a refreshing tequila tasting.
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  • 5 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

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Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Madre on a horseback riding tour from Puerto Vallarta—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation as you travel through the countryside with ease and go on horseback to a cascading waterfall in the jungle. Your tour includes lunch, domestic open bar, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta.
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  • 3 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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Extreme Adventure: Zip Line, Rappel, UTV, Indoor Skydiving, Waterslide and more!
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Extreme Adventure: Zip Line, Rappel, UTV, Indoor Skydiving, Waterslide and more!

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Feel your pulse race during an exhilarating half-day of extreme activities in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains from Puerto Vallarta. Venture deep into an atmospheric jungle park to soar down Mexico’s longest zip line. Keep adrenaline levels high by rappelling down treetop platforms to suspended bridges, then ride in a powerful jeep and cascade down a rushing waterslide to the rainforest floor below. A safe and unforgettable experience is guaranteed on this family-friendly, small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
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Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

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Wildlife Connection offers you the opportunity to visit these fabulous animals in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps us understand and protect our dolphins here in Puerto Vallarta. Come with us and interact with a Bottlenose pod. Our guides are professional biologists who will share with you their knowledge, making this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Remember that these dolphins are not confined and this is the NATURAL WAY to observe and enjoy them. Do not contribute to capturing more dolphins! Visit them in their own environment because FREE DOLPHINS ARE HAPPY DOLPHINS!!!.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Jet Ski Safari in Puerto Vallarta

Jet Ski Safari in Puerto Vallarta

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Jet Ski safari Single (1 pax) book Adult Jet Ski safari Double (2 pax) book Senior Jet ski or wave runner tour in Puerto Vallarta, this guided tour is scenic and you´ll be able to have the best views of the bay and town from the ocean,stop by the malecon and admire the old town and the history of Puerto Vallarta. Ride your own wave runner in Puerto Vallarta to combine the snorkel activity. Dolphins, turtles, mantas and more wild life is out there waiting for a full nature contact Departs from Marina Vallarta in 3 different schedules. Your tour guide will provide all the logistics, signals, formations and instructions to learn how to drive your own Jet Ski and use your snorkel gear. Down town, romantic zone, the sierra and the best reefs to swim after the first hour driving (if conditions allowed) and then you´ll drive back full speed to the marina riding through the waves and having fun. OPTIONS: Jet Ski safari Single (1 pax) book Adult Jet Ski safari Double (2 pax) book Senior
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  • 2 hours
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Parasailing Tour Puerto Vallarta - Experience PV From The Air!

Parasailing Tour Puerto Vallarta - Experience PV From The Air!

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A little about our history - my uncle founded a parasailing company in Vallarta in the 1960s and built it up to numerous parasailing concessions throughout the city. This led me to start as a parasailing instructor when I was in university. I continued working in parasailing for the next 14 years and was eventually given the opportunity to own one concession. My company operates very responsibly, only hiring the most experienced employees, and safety is always our top priority. What sets us apart from other parasailing concessions is that you fly much higher when taking off from the beach vs. a boat. Therefore, the view is unparalleled. For your convenience, we also cover the taxi to the location. Parasailing is my passion, I love to show tourists the beauty of our quaint little city from a bird's eye view! Vallarta Parasailing operates on the beach of Sunscape Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn). Come experience Vallarta from the Air! The best view in the city, guaranteed!
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  • 10 minutes
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Marietas Islands and Snorkeling Cruise in Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Marietas Islands and Snorkeling Cruise in Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

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It is an amazing tour where you will know the wonderful World of the Marietas Islands and the habitat that lives in them. From marine species such as dolphins that sometimes follow us when we go to the destination, like exotic blue-footed birds that live on the Islands. The wonderful aquatic world that lives on the banks of the Marietas will surprise you. It is a tour you will never forget
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hiking Jorullo Bridge at Sierra Madre Occidental from Puerto Vallarta

Hiking Jorullo Bridge at Sierra Madre Occidental from Puerto Vallarta

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Parrots, macaws, and orchids are among the flora and fauna you're likely to see on this morning or afternoon hiking adventure in the Sierra Madre Occidental. Explore the natural wonders of this region with a guide, then cool off in the Cuale River.
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  • 3 hours
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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta

Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta

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Perfect your diving skills in Puerto Vallarta. Delve into the region's renowned waters to explore undersea tunnels, hidden caves and reefs brimming with tropical fish. Experienced certified divers have several dedicated dives to choose from, including the technical El Morro and a night dive at Los Arcos National Marine Park.
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  • 7 hours
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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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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
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Learn to Dive - Puerto Vallarta Beginners Scuba Course
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Learn to Dive - Puerto Vallarta Beginners Scuba Course

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Start your undersea adventures in Puerto Vallarta with a beginners scuba course. Learn the basics of diving in the waters of Las Caletas, home to intricate reefs, sunken caves and ample sea life, including magestic manta rays. Your trip includes instruction from a PADI certified divemaster, as well as lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta
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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
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Private Surf Lesson Experience at Puerto Vallarta
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Private Surf Lesson Experience at Puerto Vallarta

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Ride the waves on this private surfing lesson from Puerto Vallarta. After an easy drive to Punta Mita, receive tailored instruction according to your level of experience. Learn maneuvers on the beach and then hit point break! After the lesson, dial down your adrenaline with drinks and snacks at a local bar. Transport from a central location in Puerto Vallarta included.
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  • 5 hours
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