Finding a family vacation destination that has something for everyone to enjoy isn’t always easy, which is why so many families from all over the world choose to spend their vacations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Offering plenty of sunshine, white sand beaches, warm clear waters and tropical jungles full of exotic wildlife, Puerto Vallarta offers thrilling adventure tours for those with an adventurous streak – and plenty of activities that allow those who are a little less adventurous to have a great time discovering all of the natural wonders in the Banderas Bay area.
From the moment you arrive you will appreciate how kid friendly Puerto Vallarta truly is, but with so many exciting tours and activities to choose from, how do you know which ones are right for your family?
Kids Love Fishing in Puerto Vallarta, near los Muertos Beach Pier on the south side of Puerto Vallarta for an exciting day of fishing
Kids Love the Dolphin Adventures Center in Nuevo Vallarta, where kids can spent an unforgettable day of their summer vacation swimming with bottlenose dolphins.
Kids Love Marriott Resort’s Turtle Camp during turtle season to help save Turtles on Banderas Beaches
Kids Love the Beach… and Parasailing! on Los Muertos Beach, where they enjoyed a thrilling parasail ride over Banderas Bay and bouncing across the waves on an a banana boat ride Paul parasailing
Kids Love Rancho Riders Horseback Rides along the Rio Cuale and into the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains with Puerto Vallarta’s original Caballeros, Rancho Riders.
Kids Love Canopy Tours de Los Veranos , an exciting eco-adventure that gives people of all ages the chance to explore the indigenous jungle canopy while zipping from tree to tree.
Kids Love the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, where visitors of all ages can enjoy astounding beauty, excellent service and vacation memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Kids Love whale watching tours during the Humpback whale season (November through March). A sea tour in the off-season can also be fun. Take a day trip aboard the pirate ship Marigalante — kids can play as pirates while parents get to relax and enjoy “pirate punch” on the boat.
MORE FAMILY ACTIVITIES
TheFour Seasons Resort Punta Mita, is offering a Sea Lion Snorkel This unique program gives guests ages 5 and up the chance to interact closely with playful sea lions in their natural ocean habitat.
Check out Sayulita, A day trip to the fishing village and surfer haven, Sayulita, can be spent at one of the expansive local beaches watching surfers, exploring the cute shops in town, and eating lunch at one of the many restaurants right on the water.
Join the locals at the Malecón, Sunday evenings are family night in Puerto Vallarta. Head out with the family (and most of Puerto Vallarta – locals, tourists … everybody!) to the Malecón, the sea-side boardwalk in El Centro, the heart of downtown. The festive atmosphere includes street performers, mimes and clowns performing along the boardwalk., sand sculptors who recreate well-known works of art, and local artisans selling their wares. With a little luck, you may catch one of Los Arcos Amphitheater’s frequent free shows.
Children’s menus are available at many of the Malecón restaurants. After dinner, tempt your sweet tooth and indulge in fried bananas, crepes, or one of many other deserts and sweets found along the Malecón. As a finale, just after the sun goes down, a fireworks display is set off over the water from on board the Marigalante — a perfect end to the evening.