Puerto Vallarta is a stunning destination located in the beautiful Banderas Bay, one of the widest and deepest bays in the world. With its pristine beaches, delicious restaurants, and plenty of activities, it's the perfect place to spend a four-day vacation. Start your trip with a visit to Las Calitas beach. This beach retreat is perfect for all ages and offers plenty of water activities to keep your group entertained throughout the afternoon.
After a day of fun in the sun, head to Café des Artistes for dinner. This is one of the most popular restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and is sure to satisfy your appetite. The next day, take a trip to the Marietas Islands. This group of uninhabited islands is located about 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto Vallarta and offers stunning views of Banderas Bay.
After exploring the islands, climb the stairs to the cross that overlooks Puerto Vallarta or the Mirador de la Cruz for an unforgettable experience. On day three, explore the city by taking a stroll down the Malecón (waterfront promenade). This 1.5 kilometer (1 mile) walk will take you past some of Puerto Vallarta's most iconic sites, including Plaza de Armas and numerous taco stands. If you're feeling adventurous, rent an ATV and explore the mountains for a unique view of Puerto Vallarta.
On your last day, take a tour with Gary Thompson, an expert in the culture and art of Puerto Vallarta. The Malecón Sculpture Art Walk is one of the best free activities to do in Puerto Vallarta and will give you an insider's look at this vibrant city. After discovering all of Puerto Vallarta's incredible excursions, experiences and must-see sites, end your trip with a nice final dinner in Puerto Vallarta.