Find Adventure with Water Sports & Outdoor Activities in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a place of natural exploration that feeds and frees your sense of adventure. Discover the coastline as you play, dive, swim, sail, and tour this tropical vacation haven. Puerto Vallarta offers endless outdoor adventures, eco-tours, water activities, and ocean excursions, including deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and more.
Puerto Vallarta is a sport fishing playground, where anglers from around the globe try to reel in the big catch. Spend a blissful day out on the deep blue waters of Banderas Bay and fish with an experienced captain. 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 - from pangas to large trawlers with fly bridges. Head to the Puerto Vallarta lakes for bass and other freshwater fishing.
With beautiful coral reefs and natural attractions, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect destination for scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. Off the islands of Los Arcos, Las Marietas and Las Caletas, you can experience tropical fish, mantas, dolphins and turtles. Explore the rock formations of Los Arcos National Marine Park's underwater caves and canyons and secluded beaches with shallows teeming with tropical fish. Discover the wildlife reserves and marine ecosystem of the Marietas Islands with its deep caverns and rugged rock architecture.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
With more than 300 species of birds, Puerto Vallarta is bird watching adventure and a true paradise for bird watchers. Tour Las Marietas Islands, just off the coast, which is a bird sanctuary and one of the few places where the Blue Footed Booby nests and breeds. Sea hawks and many birds of the oceans and estuaries inhabit or pass through these beautiful islands.
Don't miss the chance to swim with the ocean's friendliest creatures in Mexico's most scenic waters. Encounter dolphins at the nearby water park or charter a tour with a trainer to swim with dolphins in the open waters of Banderas Bay. Visitors can also experience sea lion swims and encounters.
Venture out to see the humpback whales of Mexico's Pacific Coast frolic in the bay during whale-watching season, November through March. mark the whale-watching season. Head out to Banderas Bay or catch a whale-watching cruise from Marina Vallarta or in the city center to see the playful mammals in action.
Whale Watching Cruises