Puerto Vallarta waits for you and your participation in many of activities offered during Puerto Vallarta spring vacations. For example, you may discover the wonders of nature while exploring the tropical ecosystem of the secluded Marietas Islands. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins, colorful birds, and other marine life forms while snorkeling or sea kayaking in the clear, warm waters surrounding the islands.
The Bay of Banderas and the Mexican Pacific are just waiting to be explored! Hop in a kayak for close-up views of rocky caverns and archways. Come face-to-face with fantastic marine creatures during Puerto Vallarta spring vacations -including manta rays and tropical fish-as you snorkel or scuba. Indigenous birds like blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropic birds are also found in this unique ecosystem. Pacific bottlenose, spotted, and spinner dolphins live in the warm waters year-round. And, from December through March, be on the lookout for humpback whales! Knowledgeable, bilingual guides are on hand the entire tour to help, advise, and entertain. Once you've explored the island, kick back for an afternoon siesta on the white sands of the secluded beach.
Even by the high standards of Mexico's Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta's beaches are a step above and you will prove it during Puerto Vallarta spring vacations. In town, along the Bay of Banderas, resort hotels face golden, palm-fringed sands. The beaches continue, sweeping in long crescents north and south of town with vistas of bay, beach, and mountain. As you might expect, the majority of sports activities involve sea or sand. Most resorts have facilities for sailing, windsurfing, and parasailing. Divers and snorkelers head for Los Arcos, an underwater rock formation south of town. Golf is available at several courses and most hotels have tennis courts. Horseback riding along the beach is popular, too, and some outfitters offer longer trips to mountain villages.
Biking during Puerto Vallarta spring vacations. The most popular excursion is a four-hour trip inland to bathe in an impressive waterfall. More ambitious options include all-day rides to Punta de Mita or Yelapa, as well as a four-day, three-night excursion for advanced riders.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling. An underwater preserve surrounding Los Arcos, a granite rock formation off Playa Mismaloya, is a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. The rocky bay at Quimixto, about 32 km (20 mi) south of PV and accessible only by boat, is a good spot for both snorkeling and diving. Punta de Mita, about 80 km (50 mi) north, has Las Marietas Islands, with lava tubes and caves to be explored. In winter, humpback whales are spotted; the rest of the year, divers look for manta ray, sea turtles, and schools of brightly colored fish. A bit beyond, big fish lurk around the underwater pinnacles and caves around El Morro islands -- areas for experienced divers only.
Golf. Puerto Vallarta has several impressive courses with first-class services including driving range and putting greens, lessons, pro shop, and clubhouse.
Tennis. Most of the larger hotels have tennis courts for their guests' use where you can take lessons or join organized tournaments in addition to renting court time.
Spring vacations in Puerto Vallarta is something special - feel it!