El Zoológico de Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta's zoo, El Zoológico de Vallarta, is home to more than 700 animals—exotic bird and reptile species among them. Look for colorful flamingos and toucans, which aren't shy in front of cameras. Feeding and holding some of the animals, including monkeys and lion and tiger cubs, are optional activities for visitors willing to pay an extra fee. A number of the animals living here were rescued; others were born here, success stories of the zoo's breeding program.