Planning a family trip to Puerto Vallarta? Read our itinerary for families to explore all the activities we recommend that are suitable for travelers of all ages.
Situated on the gorgeous Mexican coastline, Puerto Vallarta is a city of culture, adventure, and fun in the sun. One of the best things about the city is that it has a little something for everyone, and when you’re bringing your family on vacation, it’s key to make sure that every family member has plenty of activities they’ll enjoy. At Vallarta Adventures, we offer fantastic excursions to suit guests of all ages, and we’re happy to provide recommendations so that the whole family can experience the very best of Puerto Vallarta.
Morning Puerto Vallarta Itinerary
Wake up and smell the coffee (no, really, Mexican coffee is superb)! After your morning cup, start your day out with a leisurely stroll, or if you’re feeling like you’re ready to dive in, explore our dolphin swimming options.
Option 1: Visit the Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a taste of the jungle at Puerto Vallarta’s Botanical Gardens. Check out the beautiful scenery and enjoy bird watching during their most active time.
Option 2: Stroll the Malecon Boardwalk
Puerto Vallarta’s kilometer-long Malecon Boardwalk is a massive attraction for a reason. It’s home to beautiful local art, fantastic sculptures, shopping galore, and many delicious food options.
Option 3: Partake in a Dolphin Kids Excursion
Give your kids a safe and unforgettable experience swimming with dolphins with our Dolphin Kids excursion! Designed for children ages 4-9, they’ll love wading into our specially designed shallow pool, where our trainers will happily supervise as they pet, hug, and kiss their new marine friends to their heart’s content.
Afternoon Puerto Vallarta Itinerary
Option 1: Go on An Extreme Zip Line Adventure
If you’re the kind of family that enjoys a good adrenaline rush, you won’t want to miss out on our Extreme Zip Line Adventure. Suitable for children ages 8 and up, this full-day excursion takes you to the Verdant Rain Forest where you’ll get to ride 7 ziplines and participate in other thrilling adventures including indoor skydiving, jumping on a pendulum swing, and driving Polaris UTVs.
Option 2: Try Ocean Mania Waterpark
If you have older children aged 9 and up, or you’re simply the thrill-seeking type, try our Ocean Mania Waterpark. Our electrifying, adrenaline-pumping experience includes parasailing, ziplining, and most recently, our unique Spinner experience, which is an inflatable raft that spins you at full speed over the water.
Option 3: Go Whale Watching
If you visit during the winter season, it’s prime time for viewing the most magnificent wildlife in Puerto Vallarta. Led by an expert tour guide, our whale watching tours are a favorite for up-close views of Puerto Vallarta’s majestic humpback whale population.
Evening Puerto Vallarta Itinerary
Option 1: Visit Marina Vallarta Boardwalk
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, visiting the Marina Vallarta Boardwalk is a great family-friendly evening activity as there are lots of restaurants and shops to explore along with beautiful sunset views of the pier.
Option 2: Eat at OKJose Restaurant Bar for a Kid-Friendly Meal
Sample authentic Mexican cuisine at OKJose, a top-rated restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Their extensive menu is full of delicious options for the adults, along with a kids’ menu for the little ones.
Option 3: Take an Evening Stroll on the Los Muertos Pier
Located in the middle of Old Vallarta (known as the Romantic Zone), this picturesque pier is an ideal spot to enjoy the sunset and stunning views, and there are numerous bars and restaurants nearby.
Explore Our Family-Friendly Excursions
Vallarta Adventures is pleased to offer a wide variety of activities to bring out your family’s adventurous side! With fantastic adventures available for children and adults, we have something for everyone, and we know you’ll love your trip to Puerto Vallarta so much that you’ll be returning for years to come! Contact us today to learn more about our extensive list of options.