Puerto Vallarta Excursions
Ecotourism is very popular in Puerto Vallarta and the Sierra foothills, hidden rocky coves, deep ocean lagoons and over 26-miles of pristine beach offer the ideal playground for activities like mountain biking, swimming with dolphins and rainforest tours.
Puerto Vallarta Mountain Biking – Tackling the steep Mexican Sierra Madre Mountains challenges veteran bikers to test their skill and agility. While mountain biking in Puerto Vallarta take a break to explore the artifacts, structures and traditions of the Huichol Indians. The Huichol Indians still reside in mountainous seclusion in order to preserve their culture from the modern world.
Puerto Vallarta Canopy Tours – Puerto Vallarta Canopy Tours offer tourists the rare chance to explore a tropical rainforest canopy from a complex platform and pulley system all connected by cables and far above the canopy surface. This is not a tour for anyone who's afraid of heights, as guests will glide from treetop to treetop with the help of horizontal traverse cables; while a guide explains the fragile tropical ecosystem below. The tour ends with a group rappel back down to the rainforest floor. Tours are offered by the Vallarta Adventures and costs $65 for adults and $33 for children (from 8 to 12-years-old). This price includes the guided tour, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and a light snack.
Swimming with Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta – Swimming with dolphins is an extremely popular vacation treat, and a good way to get up close and learn something with these friendly mammals. Here are Puerto Vallarta's top dolphin interactions:
- Vallarta Adventures also offers interactive dolphin tours. Tour participants can choose to swim with Pacific bottlenose dolphins in one of two settings - a clear lagoon or a specialized marine swim facility.
- Dolphin Adventure also operates an interactive dolphin-research facility that allows limited guests swim-time with the dolphins.
- Dolphin Encounter participants touch and learn about the dolphins in smaller pools. The program is about education than it is about entertainment.