Your adventure begins with a scenic ocean cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas. As the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean and darkness descends, you'll enjoy a privileged view of the shimmering lights scattered along the coastline. As the lights diminish, our journey continues beneath the stars - until a flicker of torches guide us to the secluded haven of Las Caletas.
Enticing aromas of freshly grilled steak, chicken and fish lure you towards your private beachside table bathed in the soft glow of candles. The dinner buffet is complimented by freshly prepared vegetables, salads and authentic handmade tortillas. Our dessert trays boast brownies, pies, traditional rice pudding, and plenty of local fresh cut tropical fruit.
In a hypnotic and exhilarating spectacle, stories of an ancient civilization are told through live music and modern dance as one of Mexico's most innovative contemporary dance troupes transports you on a magical and mystical journey through time. After the show, end a perfect evening with a nightcap and dancing beneath the stars on the short cruise back to your point of departure.
The Flea Market is the place to find everything you were looking for but couldn't find elsewhere. Covering an entire city block, this was originally the town's "supermarket"...stalls of farm-fresh vegetables, butcher shops, fruit vendors, grain suppliers, and stores selling everything a house could need. As tourism developed, the town grew, and a supermarket opened just across the river, accessible by foot-bridge. The market began seeing more tourists than locals, and it has become what you see today: a huge bustling marketplace for arts, handicrafts, and the more mass-produced items that every tourist needs one or two of.
If you stroll down "Malecon" a few times, you'll be able to say you visited Puerto Vallarta and experienced the heart and soul of it all.
This seaside strollway, is a great place to experience what makes PV so Mexican. If we concentrate on the traditional part of the malecon, the first thing you’ll notice: no more cars, buses and taxis, so walking along is more relaxing than ever, you stroll, you stop, you enjoy the whole space for yourself,
Lots of vendors offering art, souvenirs, balloons, toys, drinks and food, renting or lending out bikes, skateboarders, sketch artists, you name it, there's lots going on.
A protected area, that through the years has become a regular attraction, not only for the different day cruise ships in Vallarta, but also for those that enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling.
These small beautiful granite islands protruding from the sea surface, visible even from downtown Puerto Vallarta, which are protected as a National Marine Park since 1984. At the park you’ll find caves, deep tunnels, arches and a striking reef. It is said that the waters around the islands are also the deepest in the bay, with a depth ranging from 9 to 480 meters (30 and 1,600 feet).
Explore Mexico's answer to the Garden of Eden on this Las Caletas day trip. This day trip to the exclusive and enchanting coastal haven on Banderas Bay will allow you to get away from it all, kick back, relax and let all the stress slip away. A great family friendly adventure to be enjoed by everyone!
Las Caletas, only accessible by sea, is a well-secluded nature preserve that stands out against a steep, jungle-clad backdrop of green canopies in an isolated cove on the southern shores of Banderas Bay. As you cruise towards this tropical paradise aboard your first-class catamaran, you'll enjoy the most fantastic coastal scenery that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens started in 2004 with a vision of building Mexico’s greatest botanical garden in the enchanted tropical highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The twenty acres that are now the Gardens were ranch property, nearly half of which was overgrazed cattle pasture, the other half, old growth tropical deciduous forest.
They welcome everyone to visit, roam the trails, smell the flowers and enjoy the facilities in their entirety! These few guidelines will help maintain an environment of peace and tranquility and foster a spirit of friendliness and respect.
In one of the most unique settings for bungee jumping, surrounded by cliffs and old growth jungle combined with breathtaking sunsets and the occasional whale sitting in the background, you will see why Encore Bungee is regarded as one of the most scenic bungee jumping sites in the world.
For the fearless risk-takers, scare your mothers and try bungee jumping, from one of the top jumps in the wordl. 40 m above the beautiful bay of Banderas.
If you love the untamed outdoor back-country, then join us for our El Eden Canopy Adventure, where you’ll zoom through the tree-tops at more than thirty miles per hour on a zipline. The gorgeous natural mountain environs near the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta where the verdant foothills of the Sierra Madres meet the spectacular waters of the Banderas Bay (Bahia Banderas). The natural beauty of this region -- with lush forest canopies, abundant wildlife, cascading waterfalls and the meandering Mismaloya River -- is an eco-enthusiast’s dream. You will never forget the unique treetop perspective of this jungle paradise.
Feel the motion and speed of our 10 water slides, enjoy a fresh ride along the river; kids will have great moments in their playground while their parents enjoy the swimming pool area.
Swimming with the dolphins, it will be the best moment of your day and of your family vacation. And last, but not least, you will be amazed by our shows presented by these marine mammals, as well as the funny sea lions.
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