Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of Sports & Activities by land, by water and air. Below are just a few activities you might want to consider for your holiday. Whatever you want to do, you can almost certainly book a tour for it. It is recommended to book in advance. Booking online directly with tour operators can give you huge discounts.

Below are some categories with specific companies included, other categories could use the input/suggestions of travelers who have "been there and done that!"

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Puerto Vallarta Tours and Concierge

Ibarra Private Tours


Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding Lessons



Cultural Encounters

Horseback riding





Canopy Tour 



Swimming with Dolphins 

Snorkel with Sea Lions

Whale Watching


Scuba Diving

The most popular scuba areas are Los Arcos, Majahuitas beach  and Marietas Islands caverns. Most safe and funny companies for Scuba Diving in Puerto Vallarta are


Humu Humu Catamaran

Banderas Bay is the second largest bay in North America, behind Hudson Bay. The deep, calm waters offer a very rich biodiversity, stunning beauty, romantic sunsets and relaxed sailing. Vallarta Adventures offers Day Sailing, Sunset Sailing, Sailing with Whales and Private Charters.

Surfing (in Sayulita)



Jet Skiiing

Jet skis can be rented at most beaches by the hour.


Banderas Bay is home to the annual Puerto Vallarta International Fishing Tournament held since 1956. Fish types include sailfish, dorado, marlin, bonita and yellowfin tuna, roostertail, jack cravel, pargo, red snapper and more denizens of the deep, black, blue and striped marlin.

  • Marlin (August-November, March-April)
  • Wahoo (October-March)
  • Yellowfin Tuna (June-February)
  • International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament (November)


Hot air balloon


You are able to parasail at pretty much every beach. The sky high trip usually last around 15 min.

Bungee Jumping