If you’re into jungles, colonial old towns, and beaches, then Puerto Vallarta might be the perfect place to visit during your next Mexico cruise! This fabulous city is idyllic for activities such as jungle-trekking, horseback riding, touring tequila factories, whale-watching, dolphin-spotting and more! All while watching sailboats dock in the marina or catching the beautiful sunset over the waterfront to top your vacation with a picturesque view. When spending time in Puerto Vallarta, you can try your hand at thrilling activities such as kitesurfing, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, and swimming. The city is filled with exciting tourist attractions (such as a Pirate Ship experience and waterparks), iconic landmarks, animal sanctuaries, shopping areas, and much more. Plus, you will come across delicious Mexican cuisine, with a heavy emphasis on fresh seafood dishes!
A great time to visit Puerto Vallarta for beautiful weather is between April and June, when this itinerary happens to take place! If you desire to partake in whale-watching, though, your best chances are to visit between December and March.
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These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Puerto Vallarta along with a brief description:
♦ Malecon Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon is one of the most popular attractions in the city. This 12-block long esplanade features everything from statues, storefronts, street artists, restaurants, bars, and more, making it one of the liveliest spots in town. As you explore this boardwalk-style area, you can revel in the many local sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, truly immersing all of your senses into local lifestyle! It’s also a great place to shop for souvenirs or take some social media-worthy photos!
♦ Los Muertos Beach
Los Muertos Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Just south of the Malecon, this beach is a favorite spot among locals and travelers alike. Its main highlight is the Los Muertos Pier, which is uniquely shaped like a sail and lights up at night. This beach is perfect for swimming, parasailing, or taking a water taxi from the pier. There are also many delicious restaurants, cafes, and bars nearby, so you don’t need to wander far to quench your hunger or thirst. In fact, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a romantic dinner and stroll along the water, Los Muertos Beach falls right in Puerto Vallarta’s “Romantic Zone.”!
♦ Marietas Islands
For a truly spectacular remote island experience, consider planning a day trip to Marietas Islands, located off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. After taking a quick boat ride to this inhabited territory, you can snorkel in pristine waters, watch blue footed boobies in their natural habitat, and explore Hidden Beach, accessible via swimming and cave. Some tour operators even offer diving excursions off Marietas Islands. Due to government regulations, only a certain number of visitors are allowed on the island per day, so this experience is truly personal and private! As such, if you plan to visit Marietas Islands, you might consider planning in advance to make sure you can reserve a spot!
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