It's time to explore once you're all checked in to your hotel. Put on your adventure cap and see what the city has to offer! There are tons of things to do in Puerto Vallarta, from good food to excursions. After all, it begins out here! Puerto Vallarta and the Malecon are often talked about. A journey here would not be complete without exploring this iconic attraction, Sightseeing is always pleasant, especially when the sights are as fantastic as Bay of Banderas! You may need to look around this popular attraction longer than you think.
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Similar to other airports in Mexico, it’s recommended to book your transportation to and from the airport in advance, if it’s not already provided by your hotel or resort. One highly rated option is Puerto Vallarta Airport Transportation - you can choose different vehicle options depending on your group size, and they will take you right to the door of your hotel. If you’re looking to catch a taxi, make sure you go to the ticket booth just outside the airport doors to make sure you are getting an official taxi. Just be aware that the taxis that can pick up passengers at the airport tend to be more expensive than a regular taxi, since they require a special license. There are also many options for car rental, either at the airport or in town, as well as public transportation – just check with your hotel!
If you’re looking to tour around the Puerto Vallarta area, you can save money by doing some research and fashioning a DIY tour instead of going with a tour company. There is lots of information online through travel blogs and websites, and you can also ask around to locals at your hotel or in shops or restaurants. There are also lots of free activities in the area, including beautiful jungle hikes, visiting the Vallarta Botanical Gardens or walking around the iconic Malecon to take in all the sights and sounds – and if you're there at night, you might catch the nightly fireworks show! If you’re out and about, it’s also a good idea to take out some Pesos so you can pay in local currency and avoid getting dinged with exchange.
The state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta is located, is the capital of Mariachi music in Mexico. Make sure to take the time to enjoy a performance from one of the many Mariachi bands in Puerto Vallarta. You might run into one performing on the beach in Playa Los Muertos, or in a restaurant seranading the diners. Some of them even take music requests!