You will be captivated by the stirring and emotional Folk dances presented in many venues

An Orca thrills whale watchers

Whale and dolphin watching on Banderas Bay [Bahia de Banderas], horseback tours of the jungle, hiking, fishing, swimming in waterfall fed pools, hurtling through jungle streams and mud pools on a zippy ATV, visiting old movie sets like Predator and Night Of The Iguana, surfing, para-sailing, zip lining through the jungle canopy, sailing on an old pirate ship, swimming with dolphins or good old fasioned shopping or dining out - it's all here and much more.

Once the sun sets however, the action does not stop. Visit one of the famed restaurants or dance clubs, wander along the Malecón in the early evening calm, or at the right time of year, enjoy a festival or street celebration.

Life in Puerto Vallarto is never dull!

Whale watchers get spectacular photo opportunities


The Flea Market is a treasure trove

  Quimixto Falls and the popular swimming hole
Go ahead - the water's warm!
Dolphins play in the bay  
  The ultimate thrill ride - ziplining through the jungle   Zipline into the setting for the Predator movie
  Sail the bay and the Pacific on the pirate ship, Marigalente
  Stroll the  famous Malecón at twilight It's Fiesta time and the streets are jumping!


Sunday Night is entertainment time at the Arches on the Malecón

Festival photographs by Ken Morgan

Ancient traditions of a proud land are  performed in pageant and theater