Experiences and tours for cruise passengers in Puerto Vallarta

The green pearl of the Mexican Pacific offers a range of options for cruise visitors


Puerto Vallarta has positioned itself as a favorite destination for cruise ships that travel through the Mexican Pacific, thanks to its pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and unparalleled landscapes, as well as delicious cuisine and its wide range of activities and experiences that can be done. It should be noted that until October of this year, 142 cruise ships have arrived and for the remainder of 2023, it is estimated that 59 more will arrive at this destination.


Thanks to the fact that the port area is located within the city, you can do different activities during the day, or just for a few hours in the friendliest city in the world.

Get to know the flavors of Vallarta: Vallarta Food Tours will take you to know its famous Gastronomic Tour “The Original Downtown Tour”, Voted as the number 4 gastronomic experience in the world by TripAdvisor in 2020 and 2019. It was recently ranked No. 5 in America Latina by 2023. Awarded Best of the Best.

Led by a specialized guide, you will discover exquisite dishes in 6 of the most delicious small restaurants and food stalls that are 100% local. The tour lasts approximately 3 and a half hours, and is done on foot through the streets of Downtown Puerto Vallarta and Old Vallarta, and is ideal for groups of up to 10 people.

Adventure in nature : The eco-tourism company Canopy River offers a zip line tour for cruise passengers, you will feel the adrenaline within the tropical jungle of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in a circuit of 11 zip lines, an experience full of adventures in fascinating natural settings, you will ride a mule and in addition to crossing the longest suspension bridge in the world with 470 meters and 150 meters high, obtaining an incredible 360-degree view. The tour lasts 2 hours plus transportation.

Walk through the friendliest city in the world: Vallarta 101 is an ideal guided tour for those visiting Puerto Vallarta for the first time. The tour is casual and very relaxed, as if you were chatting with an old friend while you visit different points of interest in the Historic Center of the city. A fascinating local cultural experience about places, people, food, music and art. You can choose between 3 different tours lasting 2 and a half hours; welcome walk, daytime taco walk, and nighttime taco walk. 

Explore the Vallarta Botanical Garden: Take advantage of the first rays of sun to enjoy a morning of bird watching at the Vallarta Botanical Garden.

Internationally recognized with the award of excellence in 2022, this nature reserve has a fascinating collection of orchids and plants that live throughout 120 hectares. The tour lasts 6 hours.

It should be noted that, just a few steps from the boats, cruise passengers have the opportunity to tour Puerto Mágico, the international port of the Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal, which offers a wide range of shopping center-style options for shopping and booking online. direct the different tours offered by the destination,
providing a range of alternatives for travelers thanks to the more than 15 companies found in this hacienda-style complex. Its privileged location even allows you to visit the surrounding area, where you can find supermarkets, hospitals and various shopping centers.

Puerto Vallarta continues to be a national and international benchmark in the cruise industry, which represents around 6% of tourist arrivals to the Port, thus becoming one of the best options for cruise passengers; Therefore, at the end of October 2023, the destination received one million sea passengers in its port area (cruise passengers and passengers on tourist and recreational vessels), once again positioning itself as one of the favorite destinations for cruise passengers, who in a short time can tour the most iconic sites of the green pearl of the Mexican Pacific and learn a little about what the city offers for all visitors.

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