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Sayulita Tacos & Beer Tour
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Sayulita Tacos & Beer Tour

What better way to discover the nicest town near Puerto Vallarta than by munching tacos washed down with beer? Head to coastal Sayulita and get the street taco lowdown from guides who know the stalls like the backs of their hands. Try tacos 'al pastor', tacos with coriander, onion and pineapple, fish tacos and more. And there's also a craft brewery tour with tasting.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Marietas Eco Discovery Ticket
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Marietas Eco Discovery Ticket

Just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, you'll find the secluded Marietas Islands – and the best snorkelling conditions in the bay. You'll sail by catamaran across Banderas Bay towards the Marietas. When the captain drops anchor, climb into a kayak, plunge into the sea with a snorkel or try stand-up paddleboarding. Eco-guides will show you the way to islands' rocky caverns and archways. Sail around the islands and catch a glimpse of this protected marine ecosystem, where dolphins are a common sight. There's also a bird-watching tour and an on-board show after lunch. Rounding off the tour is a visit to the secluded Majahuitas beach.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Puerto Vallarta Silver Dolphin Swim
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Puerto Vallarta Silver Dolphin Swim

The feeling of being at one with nature when you swim with dolphins is unbeatable. And this unique dolphin swimming experience offer that and so much more. Your encounter starts with a behind-the scenes introduction by the dolphin experts. They'll teach you all about the dolphins' anatomy, physiology and unique characteristics .And you'll also learn some special hand training signals, so you can communicate directly with the dolphins. Then wade into the specially designed pool to begin your exclusive swim experience with some bottlenose dolphins – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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Outdoor Adventure Ticket
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Outdoor Adventure Ticket

This outdoor adventure runs through the full gamut of emotions. There's so much fun that there's something for everyone in this epic eco-adventure. You'll get the chance to zoom across the bay on some of Mexico's highest and longest ziplines – almost 300m long and 75m high. There's also an off-road jaunt to get the pulses racing. More laidback is the mountain climb on a mule – you'll have plenty of time to take in your surroundings. And there's also abseiling and rappelling as well as hiking in the jungle and waterslides. If you're a thrill-seeker, experiencing our Outdoor Adventure is an absolute must.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Extreme Adventure Ticket
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Extreme Adventure Ticket

There are seven double-safety ziplines, including Mexico's longest and fastest zipline – the 1,200m-long Superman, which will have you flying along at speeds of up to 100km/h. Yes, almost as fast as the motorway speed limit. This ain't called the extreme adventure for nothing. But it's not all about ziplining. You can go on jungle hikes or try climbing. And then there's the exhilarating off-road UTV jaunt into on a specially designed course. It's a barnstormer. Drop down steep slopes, cross rocky river beds and climb up hills. To top it all off, make a splash on the waterslide.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Puerto Vallarta Bronze Dolphin Swim Experience
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Puerto Vallarta Bronze Dolphin Swim Experience

Puerto Vallarta is an ideal place to get up close with nature – and what better way to do so than with an immersive and fun dolphin swim? In a small group, you'll have an interactive experience with one of the world's friendliest mammals – dolphins. Get into the pool with a dolphin and learn all about them from experts. You'll even be taught special signals to communicate with them and witness their intelligence. Then it's time to get into the water with them as they dance around you. They'll show you all their awe-inspiring tricks and flips in a memorable experience.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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Puerto Vallarta Inland Villages with Cooking Class
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Puerto Vallarta Inland Villages with Cooking Class

You'll get a real taste for the area inland from Puerto Vallarta on this tour. The fun begins at an organic cocoa farm, where you'll learn all about the bean the Maya turned into chocolate while enjoying tastings. Then you'll visit a couple of typical dusty villages, known locally as pueblitos. Buy fresh produce at the market and cook it all up in with the help of a local chef.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Luxury sailing - Ticket Only
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Luxury sailing - Ticket Only

The Pacific coast looks even more spectacular from the vantage point of this sailboat. From Puerto Vallarta, you'll hop aboard a sailboat – the ultimate in luxury and sleek design, above and below deck – and set sail along the shoreline. We'll cruise through Banderas Bay, known for its many species of marine life such as dolphins, turtles and rays. You'll be able to spot hidden sandy coves bordered by pockets of jungles. And to make the most of the trip, we'll stop for snorkelling and swimming in the open sea. Lunch is served on board and there's also plenty of space for sunbathing.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Sayulita and San Pancho
Excursions & day trips

Sayulita and San Pancho

If getting to know authentic Mexico is high on your list, then this tour to Sayulita and San Pancho is a must. You'll get to know the local communities by helping out with projects, including preserving endangered sea turtles, as you discover the hidden treasures strewn around these bohemian, culture-rich towns.As a world-renowned surfers' retreat, Sayulita is funky and cool. Your guide will take you on a walk around the colourful town, delighting you with its eclectic handicrafts, inviting beaches and tasty food. Next up is the ‘Magical Town' of San Pancho, just north of Puerto Vallarta.Here, you'll learn about the Entreamigos foundation – a project to recycle rubbish into art and help enrich children's lives – and taste the artisan chocolate on offer. Then, depending on the time of year, you'll either stop at a local school and/or a sea turtle sanctuary. Take part in a cooking demonstration by the beach and savour a tasty lunch to round off the tour.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Puerto Vallarta Scuba Diving – Ticket Only
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Puerto Vallarta Scuba Diving – Ticket Only

You're in just the right place to either try scuba diving as a beginner or notch up your number of dives as a certified diver. If you're a beginner, there are three one-tank dives you can choose from – Las Caletas, Los Arcos or Marietas Islands – once you've completed a 30-minute training session. If you have a PADI certificate and a minimum number of logged dives, you'll be able to choose the two-tank dives or a night-time dive. Choose from Las Caletas, Los Arcos, Marietas Islands, El Morro or Las Anegados, where you can spot the likes of nurse sharks, giant manta rays, tuna and much more.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Yelapa and Majahuitas - Ticket Only
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Yelapa and Majahuitas - Ticket Only

Just south of Puerto Vallarta lie remote jungle-fringed coves and villages. Explore two secret hideaways closely guarded by Banderas Bay as you set out by boat early in the morning. We'll start at Majahuitas beach, whose secluded sandy cove is washed by clear emerald waters – ideal for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking. Then it's on to Yelapa, a remote fishing village, where you'll find a picture-perfect golden beach and a selfie-friendly waterfall just a short stroll away from the pier.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Puerto Vallarta Dolphin Trainer Ticket
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Puerto Vallarta Dolphin Trainer Ticket

A dolphin's best friend is its trainer – and this activity allows you to experience this tight bond first-hand. You'll step into the shoes of a dolphin trainer and become a member of the Dolphin Adventure team. There's a behind-the-scenes tour, too. This is an intensive experience – you'll get to interact with these friendly mammals, both in and out of the water. And your activity includes an up-close and personal swim once your experience as a trainer is over. Lunch and drinks are included.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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