Top 5 Senior Activities in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta holds a special place in seniors’ hearts as one of Mexico’s most enchanting destinations.

In Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy a year-long, summer-like experience, settle down after retiring, or establish a second home for the snowbirds that prefer a warm winter. 

As a senior visitor, the challenge doesn’t lie in what activities you can and can’t do but in selecting from the plethora of amazing activities Puerto Vallarta has to offer. The city presents many options, from outdoor adventures to more relaxed experiences on the waters, each promising an unforgettable trip. 

In this article, we’ll explore the top 5 senior activities so you can take advantage of the best adventures Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

5. Experience Puerto Vallarta’s Pueblos

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Delve into the heart of Puerto Vallarta's culture by immersing yourself in the enchanting rural landscape. Beyond the vibrant city center, traditional Mexican villages offer rich experiences that unveil Mexico’s authentic essence.

Embark on a delightful journey that invites you to the heart of Puerto Vallarta's culinary treasures — the lush rural valley where the city sources its vibrant array of fresh produce. As the tour kicks off, you'll be immersed in a captivating experience, beginning with a visit to a local tortillería, where the art of crafting authentic tortillas comes to life. 

Wander through a charming frutería (greengrocer) and other quaint shops, discovering the secrets of exotic fruits and vegetables that play a pivotal role in the rich tapestry of Mexican gastronomy.

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The warmth and hospitality of the locals further enhance this immersive experience, allowing you to embrace the genuine spirit of Mexican pueblo life.

Regarding senior tours, the Pueblos Cultural Tour introduces you to unique rural areas in Puerto Vallarta and their gastronomic culture. You’ll visit an organic cacao farm, learn how to cook delicious mole from a local chef and enjoy a delightful lunch with a beautiful lagoon view. 

4. Whale Watching Adventures

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Puerto Vallarta's waters come alive during the migration season, providing a front-row seat to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of humpback whales in their natural habitat.

This excursion fulfills the desire for adventure and provides an educational opportunity as guides share fascinating facts about the whales' behaviors and migration patterns. 

You'll appreciate the comfort and ease of purpose-built vessels designed to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Knowledgeable guides, accompany you, offering insights into the incredible marine life throughout this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Booking the Whale Watching Adventure with Vallarta Adventures is the best way to enjoy the magnificent views. You’ll board a catamaran with an open bar service and deli-style buffet on board, a perfect experience when you think of senior activities in Puerto Vallarta.

The humpback whale season in Puerto Vallarta begins December 8th and ends at the end of March. 

3. Sunset Sailing

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a sunset on the Bay of Banderas. 

Feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you witness the unfolding spectacle of the sun dipping below the horizon. The rhythmic lull of the waves creates a soothing ambiance, setting the stage for a magical evening at sea.

The convergence of the Bay of Banderas, the Pacific Ocean, the city skyline, and the iconic Sierra Madre mountains orchestrates a mesmerizing display of vivid hues and shadows as the day comes to an end. 

The outcome is nothing short of a spectacular and dazzling sunset that will make it hard to want to leave Puerto Vallarta.

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The Luxury Sunset Sailing Tour from Vallarta Adventures is the best way to take in the sights. Board luxury catamaran yachts for a comfortable and easy-going experience while you dine on some of the best food in the country from the comfort of the sea. If you’re looking for senior travel inspiration, this experience is a must for your bucket list. 

2. Visit San Sebastian del Oeste

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Embark on a serene and enriching day trip to the hidden gem of San Sebastian del Oeste.

Nestled in the picturesque Sierra Madre mountains, this colonial treasure beckons senior travelers seeking a tranquil escape from the bustling pace of Puerto Vallarta.

Explore the heart of the town, where historic buildings whisper tales of centuries past. Immerse yourself in the local culture by engaging with friendly residents and artisans to discover the artistry passed down through generations. Visit quaint shops and markets, where traditional crafts and artisanal products showcase the town's rich cultural heritage.

For seniors seeking a more immersive experience, Vallarta Adventures offers a tour to San Sebastian Del Oeste. You’ll enjoy a view of the town’s historic 18th-century  buildings, as well as a delicious 3-course Mexican lunch and a trip to the local tequila distillery. 

This well-rounded tour is a perfect addition to the list of other senior activities in Puerto Vallarta.

1. Enjoy Rhythms of the Night 

But senior travel doesn’t mean you can’t let loose. 

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No trip to Puerto Vallarta is complete without experiencing the #1 dinner show in the city. ALMA by Rythm of the Night celebrates our spiritual connection with nature through a sunset cruise across the Banderas Bay to Las Caletas, followed by a delicious candle-lit dinner in a hillside open dining room. 

You’ll experience the sound of Mexico through a string trio and singer, as well as through the immersive story of Alma, featuring acrobatics, special effects, and original music. 

Bonus Activity: Visit Sayulita & San Pancho 



If you can’t get enough of Puerto Vallarta, we have the perfect bonus activity for seniors. 

The Sayulita & San Pancho Tour takes you through Puerto Vallarta's most colorful villages, where you can shop, eat, and explore the local art. 

In San Pancho, your journey takes you through a path filled with exotic fruits, local sweets, and food stalls, where you will enjoy some of the simplest but quite delicious street food dishes: sopes and quesadillas. 

Sayulita is home to an iconic street filled with handicrafts, bars, restaurants, and eye-catching art galleries. 

Enjoy These and More Senior Tours in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta doesn’t lack senior activities that will make your time in Puerto Vallarta one for the books, and you can explore even more tours than the ones listed in this article. We have tours that cater to every adventurer, and each will help you get the most from your visit to Puerto Vallarta.

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