Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Tucked between the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and the beautiful Bay of Flags in Jalisco, Mexico, Puerto Vallarta boasts a picturesque setting that has attracted visitors from all over the world. The people are friendly and hospitable plus the sandy beaches are dazzling, all of which help create a warm environment that makes this tourist destination one of the most welcoming in the world.
Whether you’re visiting in January or during the height of the summer, Puerto Vallarta offers an exhilarating range of things to do. As a guest of Hotel Los Arcos Suites, our concierge and butler are available to offer recommendations on attractions and things to do and see. In addition, they can assist with tours, tickets, transportation and anything else that you might need to make your stay in Jalisco an unforgettable experience.
Malecon Sunset Walk
Extending for nearly 16 blocks along the downtown waterfront, the Malecon is both the jewel of Puerto Vallarta and its historic center. During a stroll, you will enjoy breathtaking ocean views, especially at sunset, and visit an array of attractions, shops, restaurants and nightlife spots along the way.
Vallarta Art Walk
Puerto Vallarta is home to a fabulous art scene. So this tour welcomes you to visit and browse over a dozen fine art galleries while enjoying free cocktails and snacks. You’ll mingle with artists and gallery owners and see beautiful pieces of original artwork that are available for purchase.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
This magnificent church dedicated to the patron saint of Mexico and of Puerto Vallarta is an icon in the Puerto Vallarta skyline. It has been named one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. In addition, it is open daily for tours with services in English on Saturdays and mass in both Spanish and English on Sundays.
Every night is a fiesta time in the Plaza de Armas, Puerto Vallarta’s main square or zocalo, which usually features a live band in the Los Arcos, the open-air amphitheater. On Sunday evenings, locals get dressed to the nines and dance in the band shell, teens socialize and parents treat their kids to balloons and ice cream.
Los Muertos Pier
Located on romantic Los Muertos (The Dead) Beach, the new pier features fabulous food, unforgettable sunset views and a wood boardwalk extending nearly 330 feet into the ocean. The pier also offers water taxis that can take you north of the bay to beaches and coves, including Las Ánimas, Quimixto, Mismaloya, Yelapa and other destinations