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Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

Take Advantage of Staying in the Middle of Puerto Vallarta

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for experiencing the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Home to a fabulous dining scene, chic shopping, great culture and exhilarating watersports and a unique array of things to do, the Zona Romantica is one of the most popular areas in all of a Puerto Vallarta. Below, you will find some of the most popular fun things to see and do in Puerto Vallarta.  

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. 

Main Plaza

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