When planning your destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta (also known as Riviera Nayarit), the tempting array of activities and attractions is extensive.
Puerto Vallarta Attractions
It’s no surprise that this beautiful region draws people from all over the globe because its beaches and mountains hold endless surprises and adventures to suit visitors of all ages. Destination WE has compiled a short list of Puerto Vallarta attractions, but trust us when we say, the options are truly endless.
Cultural Tours and Historical Sights
Riviera Nayarit has a rich cultural heritage, and you can immerse yourself in it without working too hard (or walking that far). Visit a village and meet the friendly indigenous population, and you’ll discover why so many U.S. citizens decide to settle down in this welcoming community. Shops, museums, restaurants, and local vendors share their abundant art and history, and you’ll learn about beading and painting styles unlike others anywhere in the world.
Swimming … with Dolphins!
Yes! You did read that right! As if the beaches themselves weren’t beautiful enough, and the ocean more tempting than promised, Puerto Vallarta’s dolphins may entice you to spend even more time in the water. Dolphins are curious by nature and enjoy interacting with humans, so make sure you set time aside to swim with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures in a relaxing and fun environment.
Explore and Experience Nature’s Bounty
The Riviera Nayarit area is home to amazing wildlife, including several species of sea turtles. The Olive Ridley turtle is especially fond of Mexico’s beaches, and female turtles who were born here return to lay their eggs. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you may witness thousands of baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. Indigenous and migratory birds also call the La Tovara Mangroves home (nearly 400 species to be exact). And if you appreciate flowers, you’ll be astounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and its 300 species of orchids.
Do you fancy a thrill? A Puerto Vallarta attraction that offers a little something for the adventure seeker? How about off-roading on an ATV? Absolutely. Zip-lining through the jungle? Check. What about rappelling down a waterfall? You bet. And that’s just the beginning. Your destination provider would be thrilled (pun intended) to design an itinerary that suits your every need.
Deep Sea Fishing
If an ocean adventure is on your bucket list, then take to the seas for some of the best deep sea fishing in the world. Tuna and Marlin inhabit these waters nearly year-round, as well as a whole host of other fish. You and your destination wedding guests can charter a boat for as little as a few hours or even an entire day. “Gone Fishing” will forever mean something special.
Enjoy the Links
Riviera Nayarit is home to six signature golf courses designed by some of the world’s top golfing masters. The Riviera offers golfers pleasantly challenging courses combined with stunning Pacific Ocean views to inspire your game.