Historic Towns & Tequila
These excursions take about 5 hours as you are whisked away by coach to sleepy Mexican villages, and ultimately to Mezcales to visit the local tequila distillery. Sampling tortillas and seeing wood carvings by local craftsmen are often included in the price of this tour, as is your lunch.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $29 to $50.
Booking Advice: While this excursion receives an easy rating in terms of physical exertion, be prepared for walking up to a mile. Cruise line prices for this excursion are quite competitive with rates quoted by third party vendors online.
“There She Blows!” (Whale Watching)
One of the most popular excursions for Puerto Vallarta is definitely whale watching. Humpback whales can viewed in the Bay of Banderas on these amazing tours, and you can photograph those breath taking moments!
Price: Adults expect to pay about $100.
Booking Advice: This excursion from start to finish takes up to 4.5 hours, including about 410 minutes when you're actually in the boat looking for whales. It is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. This is a seasonal excursion, offered from mid December through mid March. Naturally, because these creatures are not in a zoo or circus, it is possible that the whales might be elusive. Third party vendors do offer some very competitive prices online.
For 6.5 to 7.5 hours, this SCUBA excursions include dives in the Bay of Banderas and Marieta Islands, and always include that memorable opportunity to view the incredible marine flora and fauna unique to the ocean waters by Puerto Vallarta.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $85 to $120.
Booking Advice: SCUBA excursions range from moderate to difficult on activity level scales. Third party vendors offer attractive rates for experienced divers. The majority of these dive excursions are not for beginners, and typically do require certification.
Ninety feet above the forest floor in the Sierra Madre mountains- that's where you'll be with 11 lines and 480 feet of cable among other adventures that include a “Tarzan Bridge” (and a guide). This excursion gets great past guest reviews!
Price: Adults expect to pay from $99 to $130 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: The entire excursion including transportation takes around five hours. This excursion is rated as difficult in terms of physical exertion, so there are age requirements and physical restrictions. Third party vendor rates are well worth considering for this activity.
Your R&R time at a classic beach resort in Puerto Vallarta will last from 5 to 7 hours including transportation time. Use of the hotel's facilities, the pools, and the more secluded beaches is included, as is lunch and complimentary drinks.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $69 to $95.
Booking Advice: Some resorts are 30 minutes away, and some are an hour away, so you might want to consider the relative merits of your travel time as you choose the resort best suited to your desires. Third party vendors do offer some very competitive rates and it is worth your while to do some cost comparisons for this excursion. Resort excursions range from easy to moderate on most activity level scales.