We’re Counting Down the Five Best Family Fun Activities in Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is the perfect location for your family’s next getaway. Thanks to a landscape that provides as much fun as it does beauty, all ages will find their perfect vacation story in Puerto Vallarta.

For those boys and girls looking for an outdoor adventure, exploring the back roads of Puerto
Vallarta on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) will prove a fun-filled experience. The tour takes riders to the rural countryside and along dirt roads and through rivers. It is recommended to bring old clothes and sneakers for this excursion as drivers end up completely covered in dust and mud. The tours are only open to children over 6 years old who have to ride with an adult holding a valid driver’s license. 

A favorite with both parents and children, canopy tours are an exciting way to see and learn about the varied tropical flora and fauna of the rainforest surrounding Puerto Vallarta. The adrenaline mounts as one rides from treetop to treetop, hovering over the canopy of the lush vegetation of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The scenery and bird life is spectacular from this truly privileged vantage point. Children must be 8 years or age or older to participate.

Family fun in the sun on a real wooden pirate ship in Puerto Vallarta promises much excitement and diversion for ever age. All-day cruise features an exciting pirate show with acrobatics, sword fighting and cannons blasting! Activities for the whole family include dancing, games, contests, water sports like kayaking, banana boats, snorkeling, beach volleyball and buried treasure hunts. Includes breakfast, lunch and open bar for grown ups.

A wonderful opportunity for the entire family to learn about dolphins, an encounter with these endearing mammals, will prove a memorable experience for everyone. Children can swim and play with the dolphins or simply stand on a submerged platform to pet them and hug them, if they prefer. Special programs also allow spending an entire day with dolphin trainers to learn more about these animals.

A strong, unified family is a key component of Mexican society and children are treated like royalty throughout the country. Children’s Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico since 1925. Children are recognized as an important part of society so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating children. On April 30th of every year, Mexico dedicates the entire day to honor children and Puerto Vallarta comes alive with numerous celebrations throughout town. A street parade and a lavish party are held in the downtown area and along the Malecón and many hotels hold their own festivities to mark the date.

With so much to do, the only challenge when booking your next family vacation is which activities to choose from in Puerto Vallarta.

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