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Family-Friendly Activities in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta

DESTINATION | Published on 09/10/2019
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Trips to the beach are a classic family past time. Away from the distractions of work and hecticness of music lessons and soccer games, you can spend quality time with your kids, having adventures you couldn’t find back home. While you might think of Mexico as a destination for honeymooners and spring breakers, there’s a long list of family activities the country offers. To plan a kid friendly Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta trip, add some of these family outdoor activities to your schedule.


Swimming with Dolphins

For many kids, swimming with dolphins is a dream come true. Vallarta Adventures offers a long list of family activities, and swimming with dolphins is one of the most popular things to do in Puerto Vallarta with kids. They offer a variety of different options, so you can find the perfect fit for your family. With a lesson on these friendly mammals and highly-trained staff, swimming alongside dolphins is one of the top things to do in Nuevo Vallarta with kids.

Sailing the Sea with Pirates

If you’re on the lookout for high-energy family outdoor activities, set your sights on the sea. The Marigalante pirate ship sails the Bay of Banderas twice a day, and its afternoon sail is the ultimate kid friendly Puerto Vallarta tour. Watch the pirates battle on stage, and then embark on your own paddleboard, kayak, or snorkeling adventure at a private island. Onboard the ship, you can feast on steaks and lobster like a true captain. 

Riding ATVs

Some of the best family outdoor activities take you back into the wild jungle in the Sierra Madre mountains. If you’re visiting Nuevo Vallarta with kids, one of the best options for exploring the mountain is on ATVs or RZRs, giving parents the wheel while kids can feel the thrill of a wild ride. Soar over rugged trails, into the mountains, and up to scenic views. To see more of the lush landscape, these are some of the best options for things to do in Puerto Vallarta with kids. 


Playing in the Sand

Of course, one of the classic things to do in Nuevo Vallarta for families is playing on the beach. Race into the water, and build elaborate sandcastles on the spacious beaches in Nuevo Vallarta. Taking time to play together without the interruptions of daily life is what makes traveling to Nuevo Vallarta with kids such a valuable experience.

Sail Away

Some of the best things to do in Nuevo Vallarta for families take you away from the city, and onto distant beaches where you can escape the crowds of the city. At more private beaches, you can hike through the jungle and spot the tropical birds and monkeys who live there. On the shore, you can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, and dive into the local culture.

Enjoying Resort Activities

There are many kid friendly Puerto Vallarta resorts that provide everything you need for a family vacation. The entertainment staff at resorts provide a variety of safe and exciting things to do in Nuevo Vallarta for families, from beach scavenger hunts to cooking classes. If you choose an all-inclusive package, you’ll save money on things to do in Puerto Vallarta with kids without missing out on any of the magic of Mexico.

Let this list of family activities inspire your next vacation to Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta. Whether you’re dreaming of lazy afternoons on the beach or high-energy jungle adventures, traveling with your kids is sure to be the greatest treasure. Enjoy the best of your family-friendly resort and the diversity of the Bay of Banderas while building lifelong family memories.

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