Cruise Excursions in Puerto Vallarta
With zip-line tours over the rainforest, swimming with dolphins and deep sea fishing, shore excursions in Puerto Vallarta lean heavily toward adventure. While most major cruise lines offer varying versions of these tours while in port, visitors can also book directly from tour companies, often for less.
“Puerto Vallarta has an exciting mix of adventure opportunities,” says Marilyn Green, a cruise industry business writer who’s traveled to almost all of Mexico’s ports-of-call. With its location on Banderas Bay, natural attractions and great beaches, she says, Puerto Vallarta offers many active daily excursions. Its cosmopolitan side also means there’s something for the more sedentary. “There’s an international flavor to Puerto Vallarta,” says Green. “You’ll find interesting arts and crafts, shopping and dining here as well.”
Below is a sampling of Puerto Vallarta’s unique shore excursions. Variations on these are offered by most major cruise lines calling on Puerto Vallarta.
Donna Marino Wilkins is a veteran travel writer who has explored and written about destinations throughout the world, including Mexico.