Local Activities

Puerto Vallarta is consistently one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Known for its lush jungle terrain and green rain forest canopies, Puerto Vallarta has numerous opportunities to explore these environmental treasures. No Vallarta vacation would be complete for the adventurous without experiencing the rush of zip lining hundreds of feet over the rivers and trees of the rainforest. For the faint of heart, an excursion on the Sierra Madre Jungle Tour provides an educational and eye-opening experience to the native lands and people that have called Mexico and the surrounding communities of Puerto Vallarta home for centuries.



The beaches of Puerto Vallarta are plentiful and unique. The pristine shores of Sayulita just 40 minutes to the north allow surfers and body boarders to enjoy the swells of open ocean. Inside the bay, where waters are much calmer, Mismaloya is a favorite, combining the beauty of sandy shore where John Huston and Elizabeth Taylor filmed “Night of the Iguana” with kayaking, jet skiing, para-sailing and boat rentals for fishing or just seeing the shoreline from an ocean view. Rent a boat from here for a few hours and take an up close look at “los Arcos”, the famous arching landmark. Bring your snorkel because the marine life is something you won’t want to miss. The beach at Mismaloya is a quick 10 minute drive south of Casa Aventura.



Enjoy walks along the shore on the famous ‘Malecon’ as the sun dips into the ocean displaying some of the most amazing and colorful sunsets you will ever see. Local artisans, musicians, and performers entertain both locals and tourists alike on this beachfront walk every day of the week. Nightly firework displays light up the sky during high-season and even the Pirate Ship cruising the coastline gets into the act by firing its cannons towards the shore – which erupt in an explosion of color. Experiencing the transition from relaxing and contented village by day, to a vibrant and electric atmosphere at night remains one of the most enchanting aspects of Puerto Vallarta – a seamless transition that explains why so many from around the world have fallen in love with this city and its people.



Dune Buggy and ATV rentals allow for that one-of-a-kind sightseeing view of the jungle. Dress casually and comfortably – and make sure you’re not afraid of getting a little bit dirty. You’ll never experience the jungle like this in any other way. Visit Vallarta-Adventures.com and VirtualVallarta.com for more information.



Five Championship Golf Courses are within 15-40 minutes of Casa Aventura providing a golfer of any skill range a chance to enjoy a great round.


Whale Watching

The private view from your hillside get-away at Casa Aventura is perfect for watching whales and dolphins play in the distance. The Bay of Banderas is world famous as a sightseeing destination for whales migrating. The calm waters of the bay provide a brief respite for the whales seeking refuge from rougher waters in an open sea, and giving a rare glimpse of these magnificent mammals at play. Whale watching season runs from mid-November to mid-March.