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Traveling tips for Puerto Vallarta

Framed by the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and embellished by the mountains of the Sierra Madre, Vallarta boasts beautiful landscapes, forests, exuberant flora and fauna, gorgeous beaches and many inland and aquatic activities.

The Pacific is home to numerous marine species, like whales, dolphins, stingrays and multicolored fishes. The area features breathtaking submarine sceneries, being an incredible spot for all scuba diving fanatics.

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most bohemian and colorful tourist destinations to visit in our country. Plan your next family vacations in a calm site, with warm local people and the essence of Mexican villages as a highlight.

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful colonial city located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, well-known around the world for its culture, art and traditions: the "charros", the "mariachis" and the "tequila".

Nuevo Vallarta is the small sister city, a luxury district located in the state of Nayarit, where marinas, deluxe hotels, aquatic parks, golf courses, restaurants and shopping places are located.

Nuevo Vallarta, where Aquaventuras Park is located, is just a few minutes away from Puerto Vallarta. However, due to their proximity, we could say that both spots belong to the same area: Bahia de Banderas, the largest bay in Mexico and the second in North America.

Starting the great Vallarta Adventure

Near Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta there are many places hidden in the beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains perfect for hiking, biking or horse riding, extreme sports and eco-tours. Along the coast of Banderas Bay, there are amazing places, like the villages of Las Animas, Quimixto, Majahuitas and Yelapa as well as the beach of Mismaloya that boasts the famous island of the two arches.

In the surrounding areas you will find villages full of art and crafts with the Mexican magic touch, like “huichol” art, full of color and shapes. Shopping and golf are other great tourist activities in the area.

On the beautiful beaches you can sunbathe, practice kayaking in the lagoon or explore the magic undersea world. Undoubtedly, the main attraction of this place is the marine life, like the spectacular natural show of whales migrating to Puerto Vallarta shores or the swim with dolphins programs.

Tips to enjoy a wonderful day at Aquaventuras Park.

  • Remember to bring your own towel, it is always more convenient.
  • It is important that you protect yourself from excessive sun exposure, which is harmful; use sunscreen, but the biodegradable kind.
  • It is necessary that you bring your original coupon, which is your proof of payment.
  • Remember that the time zone that we follow is the one in Puerto Vallarta, not Nayarit's.
  • In order to use the lockers, you must leave a deposit; it can be your ID or the key to your hotel room.
  • Any cancellation or change in your schedule must be done 24 hours in advance.
  • The park hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The water slides area operates from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • We currently do not have any ATMs in the park; you can, however, make your purchases with any credit card, except American Express.
  • We recommend you to bring your credit card or cash; we have a boutique where you can shop for souvenirs or you can take home your photograph or video.
  • If you have children and they don't swim, we ask you to always keep them under the supervision of an adult.
  • In order to make use of the water slides tower, you must not wear t-shirts, skirts, or any other type of garments that are not meant for swimming, like bathing suits.
  • The use of the facilities is your responsibility; please allow us to keep you safe.
  • For security reasons, you may not introduce any kind of food or beverage into the park.

Important information for the swimmers:

  • 8 years old kids, older or over 1.20 meter-tall, can participate in the Dolphin Royal Swim and in the Dolphin Swim Adventure, and they must be accompanied by a paying adult until the age of 12.
  • 8 years old children or younger can only participate in the Encounter if they are accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in any program, to guarantee your and your baby's safety.
  • The use of cameras is not allowed in the dolphin's habitat.


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