Week-end is not a sufficient time to see much of Puerto Vallarta. However, what is worth seeing and doing there during puerto vallarta weekend? There are many options and everything depends on your choice.
Central Puerto Vallarta has several major components. The Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), with most of PV's deluxe resorts, is north of town. Still farther north is the Marina Vallarta, a public marina that's practically a town unto itself with more resorts as well as restaurants, minimalls, condos, an 18-hole golf course, a 355-slip marina, a cruise-ship pier, and the Royal Pacific Yacht Club. Farther north is Nuevo Vallarta, just over the state line in Nayarit, at the mouth of the Río Ameca. This beautiful community with beachfront houses and condos on canals with direct access to the bay is home to several all-inclusive resorts and is perfect for puerto vallarta weekend.
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 during puerto vallarta weekend. Come face-to-face with fantastic marine creatures-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 during puerto vallarta weekend.
If you do not want to rest on a beach, take one of these cruises - Pirates of the Bay Sunset Cruise or Pirate Land Day Cruise.
Pirates of the Bay Sunset Cruise. Enjoy a sunset cruise like no other. Pirates crew the Spanish galleon replica Marigalante and then, once the ship has left the marina terminal, perform a show for passengers while dinner is being prepared. Games with prizes, fireworks, and a mariachi band also are a part of the evening's festivities.
Pirate Land Day Cruise- Come aboard the Marigalante, an authentic replica of a 15th-century Spanish galleon, for a special cruise around Banderas Bay. Highlights include a Mexican breakfast, snorkeling and kayaking at Las Cargatas, passenger participation in the sailing maneuvers, and performances-including a water-balloon naval battle-staged by the pirate crew.
The sporting life is good during your weekend in puerto vallarta. The region is a paradise for bicycling, golfing, tennis, fishing, and, mostly, for scuba diving and 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.