What to do in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit this summer?
Summer is the most anticipated time of the year for the entire family, the arrival of the holidays is the perfect time to go on those carefully planned trips that will become memories to treasure for a lifetime.
In order to make your trip memorable, it is a must that you know about all the attractions of the destination you will visit. Each place holds unique characteristics that will take our breath away and become tales worthy of narrating among our friends and family for years to come.
If Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta are on your radar for this Summer but you are still unsure of what to do during your visit, then here are 5 activities we guarantee are memorable Summer experience.
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphins are playful and loving animals, and swimming with them is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting experiences you can do this summer. Caressing them and playing with them in a relaxing environment makes this activity ideal for all ages.
Dolphin Discovery and Aquaventuras, in Riviera Nayarit, offers you to live this incredible experience, plus you can enjoy the grand facilities and attractions that this water park has in store for you and your family.
In addition to their gorgeous beaches, these fascinating destinations have a diversity of natural landscapes. If you are looking for a bit of variety, you can traverse and explore the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Vallarta Adventures offers you this tour in a more exciting and unconventional way. If you’re a hi-speed extreme adventurer, then this is the activity just for you. Hike the steep trails and steep terrains of the Sierra Madre in an all-terrain vehicle. It will be the dose of adrenaline your trip demands!
Gastronomic tour through downtown Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta flaunts a rich gastronomy culture, Vallarta Food Tours invites you to discover the delights of this paradisiacal destination. In about three hours by the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta, you will encounter restaurants and culinary venues, as well as the people behind these culinary masterpieces.
Meet the taco stand that’s a true legend of the city while enjoying a glass of tuba, a refreshing and delicious regional drink. Savor authentic mole enchiladas and try a delicious handmade chocolate dessert or regional sweets. We guarantee that this activity will leave you longing for more and with a bit more knowledge about the culinary styles of Puerto Vallarta and culture injected in each dish.
Field day at the Vallarta Botanical Garden
Puerto Vallarta’s warm climate is ideal for spending a day surrounded by nature and the extensive flora and fauna of Mexico. The best place to do it is at the Botanical Garden, a natural sanctuary that collects and preserves various native species of Mexico.
In addition to being a space of education and contact with nature, this excursion allows for quality family time, and enrichment in its many spaces, from a restaurant that serves typical dishes of Mexico, to a river in which you can swim and cool off.
Relaxation and endless activities in an All-Inclusive resort
If you prefer to relax, enjoy luxury amenities and spend hours of fun without having to travel, the best alternative for you would be to stay in an All Inclusive resort. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Velas Vallarta are an excellent alternative thanks to their activities for the whole family to enjoy. They feature Kids ‘and Teens’ Clubs, fire shows, yoga classes facing the sea, tequila, mezcal, and craft beer tasting, revitalizing Spa treatments and so much more.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit hosts an endless number of workshops and adventure equipment for children and teens, from zip lines, wall climbing and foam parties to drive-in movies and picnics with magic shows.
One of the specials treats for children in this luxury resort is the children’s Spa with the Lion King theme. Here they can relax with treatments designed exclusively for them and inspired by the Disney classic.
Another attraction for this summer is the alebrijes workshop, where they will delve into the roots and folklore of Mexico by creating their own spiritual guide, like Pepita the colorful creature featured in the movie Coco.
On the other hand, at Velas Vallarta children can have endless fun with tennis classes, crafts, ecotours, and treasure hunts. One of the highlights of this resort for the summer is the mini mariachi workshop, where they will learn to play guitar as well as maracas and become an authentic Jalisciense mariachi.
For teens, the novelty for this summer are the Pickleball courts, perfects to remain active and practice this sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.
So if you have not yet defined the itinerary for your summer trip, you now know all about the activities that will make your Summer break visit to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit an unforgettable experience.
By Luis Arellano