Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Family Vacations
Experience the natural beauty of Puerto Vallarta by deep sea fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, sailing horseback riding and swimming with dolphins. Experience an exhilarating canopy tour and let your kids zip through Mexico's tropical rain forest. Save big on travel by booking a Puerto Vallarta vacation family vacation package with everything from family-style suites to family adventure tours.
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Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Tours -Treat your family to the most amazing eco-tour in Puerto Vallarta - whale watching. Experience the beauty, harmony and grace of the humpback whales and wild dolphins that inhabit the Bay of Banderas. Puerto Vallarta is one of the top places in the world to view humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
Each winter, your family can see the humpback whales as they migrate south from their arctic feeding grounds to the warm, protected waters of Banderas Bay. From November to March, you can experience and learn about the massive humpback whales on guided tours that leave every morning. Your kids will be amazed by the grace, power and beauty through these playful creatures.
Puerto Vallarta Swimming With Dolphins -Take your family on a swim with gentle dolphins at the Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Center. The 90-minute experience begins with an orientation about dolphins, followed by an amazing dolphin swimming adventure. Your kids will connect with one, swimming and playing with their new friend until a kiss goodbye. Spend an entire day with the dolphin trainers, gaining insights into these marvelous creatures. This is a magical family experience.
Puerto Vallarta Bird Watching -With more than 300 species of birds, Puerto Vallarta is an exceptional place for families to go bird watching. Tour and explore Las Marietas Islands - just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta - a bird sanctuary and one of the few places where the Blue Footed Booby nests and breeds. Sea hawks and many other birds of the oceans and estuaries inhabit or pass through these beautiful islands.
Puerto Vallarta Fishing -Take your family on an exciting deep-sea fishing trip on the deep blue waters of Banderas Bay. Puerto Vallarta offers some of the best sport fishing in the world, and anglers from around the world try to reel in the trophy catch. Join a deep sea fishing charter and cast your lines for marlin, tuna, mahi mahi, dorado, sailfish, rooster tail and red snapper. Numerous charters are available for the whole family - from small pangas to large trawlers with fly bridges.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Family Vacation Resort -Velas Vallarta is a beautiful, all-inclusive family resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with daily activities, tours, kid's pools, and Puerto Vallarta family vacation packages catering to families with children. The Velas Kids Club, for children between 4 and 12 years old, provides fun activities and sports that keep young ones entertained and engaged while parents can lounge by the pool with a tropical drink. Now that's the life!
Puerto Vallarta Family Vacation Packages
Puerto Vallarta Scuba Diving & Snorkeling -Banderas Bay is the perfect destination for family scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. Off the islands of Los Arcos, Las Marietas and Las Caletas, your family will see tropical fish, mantas, dolphins, and turtles. Explore the underwater rock formations, caves, canyons and beaches of Los Arcos National Marine Park where your family can swim with colorful tropical fish. Discover the wildlife reserves and marine ecosystem of the Marietas Islands with its deep caverns and rugged rock architecture. Families can enjoy short dive trips, all-day excursions, and even night dives.
Puerto Vallarta Turtle Camp -Turtle Camp is great experience for families to share. From June to September, Puerto Vallarta is a breeding ground for sea turtles. Families can share in the wonder of life by participating in local hotel programs to protect the turtle hatchlings in their dash to the sea. Under a starry sky, children and adults release baby turtles from buckets and smile as the hatchlings scurry across the sand and plunge into the ocean.
Puerto Vallarta Hiking Tours -Families can explore the beauty, ecology and culture of Puerto Vallarta on exciting hiking tours. Discover the green Sierra Madre Mountains in the southern part of Banderas Bay. Guides will teach your family about the wildlife and culture of this beautiful coastal region of Mexico. Other family hiking tours take you through the tropical forest that surrounds Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area, as your family hikes through the dense forest.
Puerto Vallarta Sea Kayaking -Paddle to gorgeous destinations on the Bay of Banderas on a sea kayak. Your family will smile at the beautiful sights and beaches while kayaking along tranquil, crystal-clear waters of the bay. Kayak tours are available for beginners and advanced kayakers accompanied by an experienced kayak guide.
Mexican Fiestas -Boldly colorful, the traditional Mexican fiestas held weekly around Puerto Vallarta are a festive way for families to experience the local food, drink, music, dancing and customs of Mexico. Enjoy an entertaining evening full of fun and flavor while enjoying a lavish buffet of Mexican specialties and an open bar. Families can dance the night away!
Sea Life Water Park -Puerto Vallarta's Sea Life Water Park offers 15 acres of wet and wild family fun, adventure and entertainment - with pools, rivers and slides to delight the entire family. Experience speed and excitement on 10 water toboggans, or enjoy relaxing rides down the lazy river. Smaller kids will have a great time at the children's area, and the older ones can splash around the pool area. Swim with dolphins and be amazed by these incredible creatures, and enjoy the shows of the playful sea lions and birds.
Puerto Vallarta Horseback Riding -Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place for a family horseback riding adventure. Ride through the hills, rivers, villages and jungles on horseback, exploring the countryside with tour guides and experiencing Puerto Vallarta in a natural way. Ride a quarter horse, thoroughbred or mestizo to explore a jungle trail with waterfalls. Gallop along a picturesque river or in the verdant foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, where panoramic views of the bay are breathtaking. In Bucerias, your family can trot along the beach.
Las Caletas Tours -Situated on Banderas Bay, Las Caletas is a breathtaking beach hideaway for family adventure. Enjoy fantastic coastal scenery while cruising to a secluded cove where your family will discover the wonders of the bay while kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and riding a catamaran. Explore underwater coves and a natural reef with diverse sea life. One of the finest dive sites on the Pacific coast of Mexico, Las Caletas offers snorkeling and dive tours for the whole family. The reef is teeming with colorful tropical fish, turtles and mantas. Take your family on a guided tour the surrounding forest and have a family picnic on the golden beach.
Photos by Mark Callanan