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Activities in Vallarta Mexico

The Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta region is widely recognized by many who plan their Mexico vacations along the Pacific west coast of Mexico. Most Mexico visitors come to relax on the tropical Mexico beaches or to enjoy the lavish resorts and fun outdoor Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta activities.

Nuevo Vallarta Mexico lies just north of Puerto Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit region.

Many of Nayarit Mexico beaches, coastal resorts and Nuevo Vallarta activities have become synonymous with Puerto Vallarta and have become extremely popular with tourists, even though they are part of Nuevo Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit region.

The 200 mile stretch north of Puerto Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit has many unique destination points that are starting to earn great notoriety, and rightfully so.

Talk to our Mexico tourism bureau to discover more about a host of Vallarta activities available in quaint resort communities along Mexico’s Pacific coast like Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita, Sayulita and San Blas.

Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta Activities

In the state of Riviera Nayarit, the Pacific Ocean and the tropical jungles at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains come together in perfect harmony to offer endless land and water activities to excite all visiting Mexico tourists.

Some of the more popular activities and Mexico vacations include:

Mexico Sailing Vacations

Mexico Surfing Vacations

Mexico Fishing Vacations

Mexico Golf Vacations

Mexico Whale Watching Vacations

Other popular Vallarta activities enjoyed in this region include:

  Horseback Riding

Canopy Zip Line Tours



Swimming With Dolphins


Wellness Spas

Baby Sea Turtle Releases


Bird Watching


Land Activities in Vallarta Mexico

The Riviera Nayarit is composed of diverse landscapes that range from white sandy Mexico beaches to lush tropical rainforests and mountainous countryside.

As one can imagine the unique Vallarta activities that take place on land are as diverse as the land itself. Depending on your sense of adventure you may wish to check out one or more of these popular Mexico Vallarta activities.

Nayarit Mexico Golf

Enjoy Mexico golf vacations and play round after round of golf on award winning and PGA approved Mexico golf courses such as the El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta or the Punta Mita Pacifico Golf Course in Punta Mita.  

Horseback Riding Mexico

Saddle up for an afternoon of riding through the Sierra Madre Mountain range or take pleasure in a dreamy sunset while cantering along the sandy white Mexico beaches.

Vallarta ATV Tour

Cap off your Mexico Vallarta activities schedule and hold on tight as you plough through some muddy jungle tracks, cross though cool river waters and discover undiscovered countryside near Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

Vallarta Canopy Adventure

Challenge yourself on a Mexico Vallarta zip line tour as you discover some of Mexico’s most exciting jungles while zipping from platform to platform and climbing along rope bridges in the rainforest canopies.

Baby Sea Turtle Rescue in Mexico

During the summer and fall months you can help protect baby Olive Ridley sea turtles (Nayarit’s official mascot) as they return to the safe Pacific Ocean environment after hatching along many of the Riviera Nayarit Mexico beaches.

Water Activities in Vallarta Mexico

With an average temperature of 77ºF (25ºC) in Riviera Nayarit, the Pacific Ocean waters are able to lure almost every tourist to cool off in at least one type of water activity.

Surfing Activities in Nayarit Mexico

Whether you own or rent a long board, short board or stand up paddle board, Nayarit  Mexico surfing vacations will satisfy your surfing dreams by offering:

Accessible Mexico beaches with top surf points

Swells and waves suited towards all surf levels

Surf rental locations and surf instruction schools

Snorkelling Activities in Riviera Nayarit

By purchasing simple snorkel gear, each Mexico tourist swimming in Nayarit waters can have the opportunity to snorkel and catch glimpses of Mexico’s diverse underwater creatures such as:

  Sea turtles Giant manta rays
  Tropical fish Bright coral
  Sailfish Whale sharks

Mexico snorkelling tours are available to take you out to some of the best snorkelling locations in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico and the Banderas Bay for even greater chances of seeing unique marine life.

Whale Watching Activities in Riviera Nayarit  

If you wish to visit the Nayarit region between December and March, you should seriously consider Mexico whale watching vacations.

Several Mexico whale watching companies offer the opportunity to board their vessels and set out for open waters in Banderas Bay in search of the Humpback Whales and their calves. Observe their friendly and playful stunts like breaching, pectoral fin slapping and tail lobbing.

Deep Sea Fishing Activities in Nayarit Mexico

Depending on the time you go, Mexico fishing vacations in Nayarit provide the opportunity of reeling in any number of exciting catches including:

  Black Marlin Snapper
  Blue Marlin Roosterfish
  Striped Marlin Jack Crevalle
  Amber Jack Mahi Mahi

Learn More About Vallarta Activities in Nayarit Mexico

Promoting Mexico tourism and Mexico vacations in the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico’s Pacific coast, this Riviera Nayarit website is the official website of the Conventions and Visitors Bureau for the Riviera Nayarit region.

Enjoy Mexico Vacations and Vallarta activities in the Riviera Nayarit with a different Vallarta activity each day and bring major fun and excitement to your Mexico holiday.

For a complete list of Nuevo Vallarta activities and attractions near Puerto Vallarta, including Mexico surfing, snorkelling and fishing in the Nayarit region, visit our Mexico Activities page.

For more information about ideal locations for Mexico vacations visit our Nayarit Mexico Map.


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Promoting Mexico tourism in the Riviera Nayarit region along the 200 mile Pacific coastline north of Puerto Vallarta with information on Mexico beaches, all inclusive hotels, luxury resorts and activities like spas and wellness, surfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters, baby sea turtle releases and whale watching. Discover adventure package vacations, dining, shopping and attractions in Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Litibu, Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitan and other Riviera Nayarit locations near Puerto Vallarta.