Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta For Active Seniors

For active seniors in Puerto Vallarta, there's no shortage of engaging and tranquil activities to make the most of your time in one of Mexico’s most charming destinations.

Whether you're here to escape the winter or enjoy your retirement, Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of low-pace things to do for seniors that include more than just sitting indoors, though it is best to ensure you’re in good condition to be able to walk and climb stairs in certain activities!


Let’s explore.

  1. Whale Watching Adventures

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A serene and captivating adventure awaits seniors visiting Puerto Vallarta: whale watching. 

This is one of the most peaceful slow-paced activities in Puerto Vallarta. From December 8 to the end of March, the Bay of Banderas becomes a sanctuary for humpback whales, offering an ideal escape for those who appreciate the tranquility of the great outdoors.

Unlike the typical high-speed boats, you'll step aboard an ample catamaran boat, with facilities on board that promise a relaxed whale-watching experience. These magnificent oceanic giants can be observed from the stable and spacious catamaran, providing an easy and enjoyable encounter. 

Expert guides are on hand to share captivating insights about these remarkable marine mammals. If you're lucky, you might even have the chance to eavesdrop on their unique communication through the use of powerful hydrophones.

Our Whale Watching Adventure is a well-rounded experience that includes an open bar and a Deli-style buffet on board — it's the perfect family-friendly whale watching in Puerto Vallarta.

  1. Immerse Yourself in The Local Culture

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For seniors eager to immerse themselves in the local culture, a visit to San Sebastian Del Oeste is a fantastic option. This charming colonial town provides a deep dive into the region's culture, history, and legends.

Your cultural journey starts with a visit to a local coffee farm, where you'll learn about coffee processing and enjoy freshly brewed coffee. Then, guided by experts, you'll explore the charming streets of San Sebastian, taking in its rich history. You'll visit an 18th-century church, and a silversmith workshop, and even have some free time to explore the town at your own pace.

Following the walking tour, a delicious 3-course Mexican lunch awaits. The cultural immersion continues with a visit to a tequila distillery, where you'll learn the art of tequila making and participate in an artisanal tequila tasting. 

This comprehensive tour offers a unique blend of history, culture, and local cuisine, making it an ideal choice for seniors seeking an authentic Puerto Vallarta experience.

  1. Discover Puerto Vallarta’s Charming Colonial Towns

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Exploring the culinary richness of Mexico is one of the exciting senior activities in Puerto Vallarta. The Pueblos Tour takes you through rural areas near Puerto Vallarta, introducing you to the local gastronomic culture.

The adventure begins with a drive to the charming towns of San Juan de Abajo and Valle de Banderas. You'll visit a Cacao farm to learn about chocolate-making, from tree to product. A local chef will guide you through a cooking class, teaching you how to make mole, fresh salsa, and tortillas — if you’re worried about the constant hand movement that it takes to perform these activities, make sure to let a guide know.

Your delightful lunch, paired with local tequila and mezcal, can be enjoyed while taking in the stunning views of the Sierra Madre mountains. This tour is one of the most perfect things to do for seniors looking to savor authentic Mexican cuisine and its unique flavors.

  1. Shop and Dine Through the Eclectic Towns of Sayulita & San Pancho

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For seniors who love shopping, art, and exploring charming villages, the Sayulita & San Pancho tour is tailor-made for you. This easy walking tour offers the perfect blend of shopping, art, and exploration.

The adventure starts with a stop at a roadside stand to taste exotic fruits and local sweets, allowing you to sample traditional treats while your guide shares their history. The tour then takes you through the colorful streets of San Pancho, where you can savor Mexican street food and explore the local art scene.

On Tuesdays in San Pancho, the experience is enhanced as it becomes a market day, offering a fantastic opportunity to browse products handmade by local artists. Your journey continues in Sayulita, where you'll have free time to explore and discover unique jewelry, garments, and decor items. 

This tour is a delightful and vibrant day out, perfect for seniors looking to explore at a comfortable pace.

  1. Sail to Your Hearts Content

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Sailing at sunset in Puerto Vallarta is one of the most relaxing senior activities you can enjoy. Like the Whale Watching Tour, It's a must-try for active seniors seeking a tranquil experience.

Step aboard a luxury catamaran or sailboat for a three-hour journey to witness the breathtaking sunset over the Bay of Banderas. The gentle wind pushes your sailboat, providing a soothing and relaxing experience. 

You can unwind on oversized, comfortable cushions or stand along the railing, feeling the cool ocean breeze on your face.

As you sail, you can enjoy a glass of fine wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar. This is a perfect activity for couples or small groups looking to retreat from the city. The Luxury Sunset Sailing Tour is a memorable opportunity to create lasting memories while basking in the beauty of Puerto Vallarta.

  1. Celebrate Special Occasions With a World-Class Show

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Active seniors seeking a unique celebration in Puerto Vallarta should not miss ALMA by Rhythms of the Night

Your evening kicks off with a picturesque sunset cruise across Banderas Bay, transporting you to Las Caletas, an exclusive beach accessible only by boat. Here, you'll relish a romantic candle-lit dinner in open hillside dining rooms and terraces. Your meal comes complete with the enchanting tunes of a strings trio and a singer performing traditional Mexican songs.

The main attraction is the immersive story of Alma, presented in an open-air amphitheater with a blend of acrobatics, original music, and special effects. This captivating show celebrates the spiritual bond between humans, animals, and nature, making it the perfect addition to your special occasion.

ALMA by Rhythms of the Night offers a remarkable way to savor the enchantment of Puerto Vallarta and elevate your vacation with a touch of elegance.

And Many More Things To Do For Seniors in Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy these perfect senior activities in Puerto Vallarta and more to the fullest. Visit Puerto Vallarta and create lasting memories with relaxing adventure opportunities from Vallarta Adventures.

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