Puerto Vallarta is a stunning place on Mexico’s Pacific coast featuring an impressive array of outdoor activities. Offering a breathtaking mix of ocean and mountains, it is a perfect place to get out and explore. Feel the adrenaline run through your veins as you experience one of the incredible adventure tours in Vallarta, and see as much as you can during your time here.
The following is a list of the three top adventure tours in Puerto Vallarta, and other ideas you can explore.
Adventure Tours in Vallarta
1. Outdoor Adventure: Topping the List of Adventure Tours in Vallarta
The incredible Vallarta Outdoor Adventure tour will get your blood pumping and the adrenaline gushing through your system. It takes you on one of the highest and longest zip-lines in Mexico, allowing you to enjoy an eagle-eyed view. Your day starts off with a fun-filled speedboat ride to a secluded beach on the southern shores of Banderas Bay.
The next stage is just as much fun, as you jump on to a 4×4 vehicle to head up into the breathtaking Sierra Madre Mountains. Here you can take in spectacular views and a breath of truly fresh air, before slowing down the pace. The last stage is by mule, as you head deep into the forest to the aforementioned zip line. What follows is a continuation of the theme – a trek through a specially designed outdoor adventure circuit that includes rappelling and swimming, along with an 800-foot water slide! An exhilarating way to spend a fabulous day in Puerto Vallarta.
2. Extreme Adventure: Ramping Up the Adrenaline!
Discover the thrills of the rainforest on Vallarta’s Extreme Adventure tour. Feel the wind rushing through your hair on Mexico’s fastest zip-line, get your heart thumping on an ATV, and savor the refreshing feeling of shooting down water slides. You’ll be able to unleash your inner Tarzan as you cross suspended walkways and hanging bridges, and on the canopy zip-line course at speeds of up to 60 mph!
The ATV part of the tour takes you exploring the Puerto Vallarta great outdoors. Put your foot down and admire your surroundings as you shoot through the countryside. There’s even a section reserved for a race, featuring river beds and steep slopes. Put your pedal to the medal and hold your nerve, and you’re sure to win!
Cool down on the way down as you enjoy the hillside water slide. There’s no more refreshing way to travel, and it’s a fantastic end to a memorable day. If you want even more from your tour, then why not check out the Extreme Adventure with Flight option? This add-on includes an adrenaline-filled dose of indoor skydiving, a great way to experience the thrill of a parachute drop without the risk of jumping out of an airplane!
3. River Expedition: The Most Refreshing Zip Line Adventure!
The beaches of Puerto Vallarta are not the only places to enjoy getting wet. Give the River Expedition in Vallarta a try! This final recommendation takes you to Canopy River to have a fantastic time river rafting on inner tubes. But first, you have to get there — and the way to the river is fraught with fun and adventure!
You’ll start off with a short mule ride into the jungle before exploring the canopy. Savor the wind rushing through your hair as you zip through the tree tops on seven different lines. The adrenaline doesn’t stop there though; you’ll have more flowing through your veins in no time. Hold your nerve as you cross moving hanging bridges, and enjoy free falls and rappelling as you work your down to the river.
End the day in a truly Mexican way: with a fun tequila tasting. Savor the fire of the tequila as you look back on an incredible day!
Other Excursion Ideas in Puerto Vallarta
The aforementioned tours are not the only ways to get the blood thumping through your veins however. You can also try other fun water activities in Vallarta, such as a fabulous dolphin swim, sailing tours and whale watching (during the winter months). Or if you’re dive certified, you should try scuba diving in nearby Las Caletas. Likewise, Marietas and El Morro provide inspiring diving in the Pacific Ocean.
In addition, you can ride a horse in the tropical jungle, galloping next to waterfalls and through rivers. Finally, check out the list of things to do in Puerto Vallarta for even more excursion ideas.
Puerto Vallarta is just a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s so much to do! With a wide range of activities, there’s no chance you’ll be bored! Plan ahead of time to make the most of your trip by booking one of the top adventure tours in Vallarta. Whether it’s flying through the jungle or enjoying a bumpy ride on an ATV, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Give us a call to book and experience some of the most thrilling excursions Vallarta has in store for you!
—This is an update of the original October 2013 post.