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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta & Nuevo Vallarta

Your All-Inclusive Gopure Vacation Includes: Round-trip Airfare (direct*), Hotel Accommodations, Round-trip Airport Transfers, and the services of an in-resort Apple Representative**. 


Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico\'s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. Its cobblestone center is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a range of restaurants and bars. El Malecón is a beachside promenade with contemporary sculptures, as well as bars, lounges, and nightclubs.


Experience the best of Puerto Vallarta by booking tours in advance.

(Recommended tours listed at bottom of page)

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2017
TRAVEL GUIDE | Top 10 Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta & Nuevo Vallarta

5 & 6 Day Vacations

* all prices are subject to change - higher prices during holidays, spring break, and months of December through May. Direct flights are subject to availability.

** Amstar Reps wearing blue tropical uniform shirts and holding Apple Vacations sign greet you outside of Customs but inside terminal.

Why Puerto Vallarta

This destination is a treat for all five senses. Set on a backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains, you will have our pick of exhilarating excursions, delightful local cuisine, and a vibrant nightlife filled with live music and even livelier dancing. Plus, a postcard-worthy stretch of beach created for ultimate relaxation. It's the idyllic vacation spot for couples, families, and everyone in between.


Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Map  (Beach/Golf) - This all-inclusive, all-suite resort with a private beach is 2.6 km from Puerto Vallarta and 7 km from Costalegre's secluded beaches.

Upscale suites feature marble floors, and balconies or terraces with water, garden, or pool views. They include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, iPod docks and DVD players, plus minibars, coffeemakers and bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Upgraded suites have separate living areas. Some quarters offer access to a private lounge with free breakfast, snacks and drinks.

Unlimited Luxury all-inclusive program provides guests with unlimited dining, including 24-hour room service and top-shelf spirits, resort activities, entertainment.

There are 4 restaurants and 5 bars, plus an outdoor pool, a fitness room and a spa. There's a kids' club and live entertainment

2018 Now Amber - Exceptional Values

Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to US and Canada; Free WiFi throughout the resort and more.

Exclusive: Free non-stop air/hotel transfers.

Golf: One complimentary round of golf per person, per day.*

Dining: Enjoy eight reservation-free gourmet restaurants and four lively bars and lounges. As part of the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, guests of Now Amber Puerto Vallarta have the chance to Sip, Savor & See at Dreams Villamagna, as well as adult guests at Secrets Vallarta Bay. Enjoy dinner and live entertainment at neighboring resorts from 6p to 1a (transportation not included).

List of sister properties:

Enjoy dinner, cocktails and live entertainment at one of our neighboring resorts during your stay. Choose from:

  • Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta (Adults-Only)
  • Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta
  • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Velas Vallarta

Map - On 4 beachfront hectares bordering Bahía de Banderas bay, this refined, all-inclusive resort is a 10-minute walk from Marina Vallarta Club de Golf, as well as the restaurants at Marina Vallarta. And 2.3 km from Aeropuerto Internacional Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

Upmarket rooms and suites feature kitchens or kitchenettes. They come with Wi-Fi access, free minibars and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded quarters add bay views, balconies and/or private pools. Room service is available 24 hours.

Meals and parking are included. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Other amenities include 3 outdoor pools, a spa and a fitness room, plus tennis courts and a kids\' club.


Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa

Map - The charm and the warmth of this destination make Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive one of the most attractive hotels in Bahía de Banderas.

The beautiful contemporary Mexican architecture blends the traditional Mexican styles of Jalisco state with the vibrant culture of Puerto Vallarta. The buildings harmonize perfectly with the landscape surrounding the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, and the most beautiful beach in Vallarta. Relax in the shade of the largest thatched-palm ''palapa'' roof in the region, admire the beautiful waterfall, and rest in comfortable rooms, functional suites, in an environment that favors relaxation.

Why Riviera Nayarit

There are endless ways for you to fill your days and nights in this gorgeous destination. You'll have your pick between I'm-definitely-in-paradise spas, world-renowned golf courses, unique whale watching trips, and over 190 miles of coastline and jungle filled with adventures. Add delicious Mexican flavors to every meal, and you have an all-inclusive that really does have it all.


Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Map - (Luxury/Beach) Set on Nuevo Vallarta Beach along Banderas Bay, this luxe all-inclusive resort is 12 km from Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport and 13 km from Marina Vallarta.

Refined 1- and 2-bedroom suites with balconies and living areas feature flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, plus minibars and Nespresso machines; many have whirlpool tubs. Upgraded suites add hot tubs, bay views and/or personal trainers. Room service is available 24/7.

All meals are included and served in Italian, French and Mexican restaurants. There's also a posh spa with a gym, and an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, as well as activity programs for kids and teens.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta (Recommended)

Map - (Luxury/Beach) Overlooking the Bay of Banderas, this upscale, all-inclusive hotel is 2 km from El Tigre Golf Club and 13 km from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport.

A mix of contemporary and colonial style, the colorful rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and whirlpool tubs, as well as coffeemakers, safes and balconies. Suites add living rooms, and most rooms and suites have views of the bay. Room service is available.

Amenities include 6 restaurants, 4 bars, a fitness center, 2 outdoor pools, plus a full-service spa and a kids' club.


Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico

Map - (Beach) In a stately white building, this elegant, vibrant all-inclusive hotel is set on the beach. It's 3.4 km from Flamingos Golf Club and 6 km from Aquaventuras Park. 

The understated rooms (no air-conditioning) come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers and whirlpool tubs. Most offer balconies (some with whirlpool tubs). Room service is available.

The hotel has 6 restaurants that include international choices, a refined option and 1 with a terrace, while 4 bars include a sports bar and 1 next to an outdoor pool. There are other outdoor pools, as well as a fitness room, kids' activities and a disco. Parking is free.


Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Experience the best of Puerto Vallarta by booking tours in advance.

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Full-Day Puerto Vallarta City Highlights Tour

On this tour you will visit the Vallarta highlights which include a walk around downtown and the Malecon, Los Arcos, Mismaloya Beach and a visit to the tequila distillery.

You'll see a series of sculptures with an ocean backdrop, and stroll to The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose towering spire dominates the heart of the city. From there, head into the jungle to see Los Arcos and Mismaloya Beach, a cove with white sand and beautifully clear water.  Afterwards, visit a local tequila distillery for an introduction to the tequila-making process and a tasting of the distillery's own tequila.

ATV and Zipline Adventure Combo Tour with Tequila Tasting

Hit the trails on this 60-minute ATV adventure to Canopy River. Dive into the crystal clear natural pools of El Sato at the end of your ride. Fly over the river on a zipline course with the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains as your backdrop. Take a 15-minute mule ride and enjoy a tequila-tasting session.

Enjoy a dip in the natural pools of El Salto at the end of your 60-minute ATV adventure. Take to the air as you fly over the river on an eleven line zipline course. Feel the wind as you reach extreme speeds. Relax on a 15-minute mule ride to the Jalisco after ziplining. Then let your taste buds explore, as you enjoy a tequila-tasting session.

Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise & Whale Watching

The Bay of Banderas and the Mexican Pacific offer a vast array of wildlife and are available for you to explore during this exciting day tour. You'll have the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature while looking out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, sea turtles and tropical fish, all in their natural environment! Complete with bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking in the warm waters that surround the Marietas Islands, this eco-adventure provides for an exciting itinerary on your Puerto Vallarta vacation!

Please note: you will only see humpback whales during the winter season which runs between December 8th and March 23rd.

Extreme Zip Line Adventure

When it comes to excitement and adrenaline, the Extreme Adventure offers the most activities packed into one fun-filled day. Enjoy thrilling rides on a series of zip lines (including Mexico's longest and fastest), an exhilarating off road ride in a Polaris® UTV and much, much more.

Whizz by through a stunning treetop canopy on a series of thrilling zip lines, including Mexico's longest and fastest zip line at over 1,200 meters (nearly 4,000 feet) in length and reaching speeds of up to 100 kph (60 mph).

Slide down amazing water slides on the hillside and feel the thrill of driving a UTV across rocky river beds and steep paths. Freely careen down slopes and over backroad trails on a powerful and sturdy Polaris UTV and see for yourself why this tour is so sought after by people just like you: adventurer nature lovers.

• Longest Zip Line in Mexico
• Amazing water slides
• Off-road vehicles

Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

By night, Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise and the perfect setting for this exclusive evening excursion. Rhythms of the Night is an amazing journey that will transport you to a spiritual land that time forgot. History, culture and natural beauty make for an unforgettable night out in Puerto Vallarta.

Your Puerto Vallarta adventure begins with a scenic sunset cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas. Upon arrival, you'll feel like you have journeyed back to a time of mysticism and legend. Flickering torches, gently lapping seas, swaying palms and music mingles set the mood as you follow a torch-lit path that leads you past live portrayals of forgotten rituals and customs.

Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

This wonderful sailing tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Puerto Vallarta! Relax on board, sail into the wind, swim in crystal clear blue water and explore the natural wonders of Banderas Bay. This day combines pure, unadulterated sailing pleasure with absolute pampering!

If you have never sailed before, this is your opportunity to learn! Before departing from Marina Vallarta, you'll have the opportunity to receive a short briefing on the basics of sailing. The rest of the day can be as interactive as you choose. Adventure seekers will swim and snorkel in Banderas Bay, and if weather permits, you'll stop at a beautiful beach where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the protected waters of a secluded cove.

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

Get ready to become a local in 3 hours. Experience our 3.5-hour food tasting and walking tour offering a local\'s insight into Mexican culture through its delicious and intricate cuisine, and rich history. Your local "foodie" guide takes you on a culinary adventure, navigating the cobblestone streets of historic Puerto Vallarta. Along the way you will delight in the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer, visiting 9 carefully selected food tasting locations.

Explore off-the-beaten path eateries, meet their colorful owners and staff, visit taco stands and try regional delicacies. Leave filled with a deeper understanding of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico, a satisfied stomach and new insight to continue on your discovery of authentic Puerto Vallarta.

Taco Adventure Evening Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta

An entertaining and informative evening taco tour exploring Puerto Vallarta´s best night-time street foods. Strolling through the authentically Mexican neighborhoods of Emiliano Zapata, centro (Downtown) and 5 de Diciembre neighborhoods, you will sample an amazing variety of authentic regional eats and drinks. Visit 8 family-run stands and restaurants and try some of the best tacos and street food in Vallarta. Some of the authentic tacos you'll try include carne asada, al pastor, marlin, fish and local favorite cabeza (beef cheek).

Stop at 4 unique taco stands including: carne asada, al pastor and even explore more adventurous tastings. See the sights, sounds, and energy of Vallarta\'s nighttime culinary scene and hit the street on this evening taco food tour.

Puerto Vallarta Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Beach Break

On this 6.5-hour guided tour, leave the bustling city of Puerto Vallarta and head south to a hidden coastline. Stroll through a small fishing village, ride on horseback up into the mountainous jungle to a waterfall, then arrive at a secluded private beach to relax and enjoy an open bar and buffet lunch.

Meet your guide at a central location in Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta to start your 6.5-hour tour. First, head to a fishing village south of Puerto Vallarta and walk through the town of less than 500 inhabitants as your guide tells you all about the lifestyle and culture of this remote community.

Then saddle up and mount your horse for ride through Sierra Madre Mountains to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim or relax and have a drink.

The final stop is the hidden village of Pizota. Relax at a private and secluded beach where you can use sea kayaks, hammocks, and sand rugs. Enjoy an open bar and Mexican buffet lunch of grilled steak and chicken, vegetables, beans, quesadillas, salsas, and cheesecake for dessert.

Outdoor Adventure

Experience a 007-style speedboat ride, some 4x4 Off-road fun, a mule-ride up a mountain and the adrenaline rush of zip-lining. Your expedition begins with an exhilarating speedboat ride whisking you to Boca de Tomatlan, a secluded beach at the edge of the jungle on the southern shores of Banderas Bay.

Hop on an incredible 4x4 Mercedes Benz Unimogs that will take you on an exhilarating off-road expedition 2,000 ft. above sea level to our base camp deep into the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Trek up the mountain on a mule for a thrilling ride. To get back down feel the adrenaline rush as you fly through a series of zip-lines 1000 ft. long and 250 ft. high, rappel down waterfalls, traverse jungle bridges and finally splash into a natural river pool.

• 4x4 off road drive in the Sierra Madre Mountains
• Zipline adventure
• Speed boat ride

South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy a fun-filled private boat tour around Puerto Vallarta with a fully bilingual captain. Admire the scenic views as you travel south and take amazing pictures. Have fun snorkeling at Los Arcos and relaxing at Las Animas beach and enjoy complimentary drinks and music onboard. This private tour is just for you and your group so you have the best of times with family or friends.

You will also stop at Los Arcos National Marine Park for a fun time snorkeling among colorful fish and marine life. Then, you'll head to Las Animas beach where you can enjoy lunch (not included) and can relax on the beach or do some optional activities. You'll then seat back comfortably aboard the boat and head to the marina where the tour ends.

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Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico\'s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. El Malecón is a beachside promenade with contemporary sculptures, as well as bars, lounges, and nightclubs.