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What to Do around The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

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Thanks to a blend of colonial-era charm and contemporary services, Puerto Vallarta shines as an ultimate Mexican Pacific beach town, and is a favorite among expats and repeat visitors, alike. Exceptional restaurants, local markets, consistent sun and perfect sand make Puerto Vallarta a welcoming vacation destination.
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Río de La Plata 246, López Mateos, Lázaro Cárdenas, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Rhino is an off-road vehicle, the deluxe version of a standard ATV. On their "Rhino Tour" of Puerto Vallarta, outfitter Unique ATV Tours takes guests along the Río Cuale and into the jungle for two different experiences of the local terrain....
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Av México 1121, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Cookin Vallarta offers multiple weekly cooking classes and market tours that give an authentic taste of Mexico. The hands on classes can be customized for you and your group and focus on authentic local dishes prepared by two excellent local...
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Malecón, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
This novel walking tour combines a power work-out with sightseeing. You'll climb a steep hill to reach a look-out spot with sweeping views of Vallarta and Banderas Bay, then descend to see Elizabeth Taylor's and Richard Burton's former homes (and...
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Mástil 2, Marina Vallarta, 48450 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Chef Mavi Graf offers local market tours and cooking classes, serving up a personalized experience of Puerto Vallarta. The six-hour cooking classes feature either traditional or contemporary Mexican cuisine, and you'll work with Graf to create an...
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Paseo Díaz Ordaz, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Malécon, or boardwalk, is one of Puerto Vallarta's most popular attractions. Besides its sunset views and the variety of sculptures and public art installations found along its path, visitors are also compelled to not just stroll "down on the...
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Avenida Paseo de las Garzas 100 - B, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Sunset sails are a popular activity in Puerto Vallarta, and with good reason: Dusk is unfailingly beautiful here. What many travelers don't know, however, is that a number of day excursions set sail from the port. Some of these cruise around...
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Camino, Camini Al Eden 700, Mismaloya, 48294 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Zoologico de Vallarta (Vallarta Zoo) is home to more than 700 animals, including exotic birds and reptiles. Visitors can view the animals up close and, for an extra fee, hold certain species like friendly monkeys and cuddly tiger cubs. The zoo...
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Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur, Marina Vallarta, 48450 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Whale watching can be a spectacular experience anywhere, but in Puerto Vallarta, it's extra special. See humpback whales in their natural habitat, and perhaps, even birth their babies. Whale Watch Vallarta offers three different excursions, all...
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Vicente Guerrero 49, Sagrado Corazón, Centro, 63730 San Juan de Abajo, Nay., Mexico
Waterfall views and jungle-like mountain terrain set the scene for horseback rides in Puerto Vallarta with outfitter Rancho El Charro. The company's wranglers lead three- and five-hour excursions, as well as day-long and three- to five-day guided...
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Av Paseo de la Marina 245, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Though it may seem slightly incongruous with the more modern buildings along its periphery, the 110-foot-tall lighthouse remains an iconic landmark. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the bay and sublime sunsets, while chatting over drinks at...
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Aquiles Serdán, Jal., Mexico
Tacos, mole, and pozole are among Mexicans' favorite comfort foods, and Eat Vallarta's guided tours lead you directly to the best places where you can try these dishes for yourself. On the taco tour, you'll visit a tortilla factory and eat fresh...
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Francisco Medica Asencio 2485, Plaza Peninsula Local 11 K., Zona Hotelera Norte, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto de Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Granted, it's not every traveler's idea of a fun vacation activity, but there are people for whom skydiving in the destinations they travel to is an important tick-mark on the bucket list. For visitors who need that up-in-the-air adrenaline rush,...
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Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
For a little taste of Cuba head to La Bodeguita del Medio, grab a mojito (I would advise asking them to put more rum in it), and bust out your salsa moves. The bar, covered in wall signatures just like Habana Vieja’s original version, has a second...
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Los Muertos, Jardines del Puerto, 48315 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
A clean, easy-to-access beach, Playa de los Muertos is, contrary to its name, a lively stretch of sand—staked with umbrellas and within close proximity to several delicious eateries. Dine on fresh ceviche or enjoy a burger and beer—all within a...
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Calle Juárez 122, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
I love watching sunsets in Puerta Vallarta! Here, the river runs into the ocean: kids play in the river while surfers and swimmers bob up and down on glowing orange waves. Nearby, there are theatrical street shows, a market, lots of shops and...
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Carret. Barra De Navidad Km. 24, Las Juntas y los Veranos, 48447 Jal., Mexico
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens feature flora species that are native to Mexico and, in particular, the tropical climate in and around Puerto Vallarta. The garden has especially strong collections of orchids, ferns, and palms. Enjoy lunch in the...
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Uruguay 184, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Puerto Vallarta's principal venue for dramatic, dance and musical performances is Teatro Vallarta, a modern building with a seating capacity of 900. The theater draws performers from all over Mexico and abroad, with recent productions ranging from...

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Malecón, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Puerto Vallarta's "Zona Romantica," or "Romantic Zone" has all the elements that make the neighborhood name a fitting one: cobblestone streets, proximity to the beach and its stunning sunsets, and plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars,...
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Manuel M. Dieguez 404, Alta Vista, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
There’s no greater thrill or satisfaction than knowing you’ve helped protect an endangered species and this family-friendly turtle camp gives you just that. Every year Olive Ridley Turtles return to their birthplace of the beautiful Bay of...
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Cto. de los Naranjos 653, Villas Universidad, 48290 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Since it opened in 2011, the Jack Nicklaus 18-hole course has been delighting golfers with its world-class terrain. The well-manicured course is gorgeous and makes for a wonderful walk through dense palms, giant Ficus trees, and past creeks and...
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Proa sn Local 22 Marina del Rey, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Go on a diving adventure and explore one of Puerto Vallarta’s natural highlights at Los Arcos National Marine Park. You’ll dive into a deep sea canyon to find dazzling tropical fish and turtles swimming in warm, clear waters. It's open to all...
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local 20, Proa sn, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Explore a magical underwater world and experience the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s wild dolphins on an eco-adventure led by marine biologists. You'll learn about the local marine wildlife during a pre-tour lecture and then jump aboard a...
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Las Palmas 2, Marina Vallarta, 48450 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Get an adrenaline-packed rush as you zoom above the green canopy of a protected tropical forest on a thrilling zip-line adventure. At nearly 4,000 feet, the zip-line is Mexico's longest and fastest. You'll reach speeds up to 60 mph as you whiz...