If you are an ocean lover, then Puerto Vallarta is the place for you to head to as you can enjoy so many water sports and activities. The climate in Puerto Vallarta is warm, and the water temperatures stay great year-round, so you can enjoy going scuba diving, paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, and so much more. On Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay is where you will find Puerto Vallarta. The water temperatures average around 80 F on the coast, and the during January the water temperature is around 71 F and in July it is around 87 F. Would you like to go to PV for a much-needed vacation, and to enjoy the water activities in Puerto Vallarta? If so, book your stay at the luxurious Villa del Palmar Flamingos in Nuevo Vallarta or Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. In the meantime, keep reading below to learn the best Puerto Vallarta activities.

1. Paddleboarding

For starters, one of the best activities in Puerti Vallarta is paddleboarding. Paddleboarding is an exciting and fun water activity where you will be on your knees or lie down, and many people stand up on a surfboard in the water. It doesn’t matter what your age is or what your fitness level is, paddleboarding is great fun for everyone! Wondering where to go in the area during your visit to PV? Punta Mita is a popular area for paddleboarding, and it is only a short drive north from the PVR airport. The waters are crystal clear and calm, which is perfect for any paddleboarding skill level. Also, you can find paddleboard rentals right on the beachside, and the fee is only around $10 USD or $200 pesos.

2. SnorkelingSnorkeling in Puerto Vallarta

Next, snorkeling is the second of the 4 best Puerto Vallarta activities. Snorkeling is where you swim through the water while wearing a diving mask, a snorkel, and swim fins. By doing so, you can take your time and enjoy exploring a variety of vibrant marine life in Banderas Bay. While snorkeling, you may come across manta rays, sea turtles, and many different colorful fish species. Wondering where to snorkel in PV? Los Arcos National Marine Park and Colomitos Beach are two great places for snorkeling in the area. Colomitos Beach is not large, but it can be found between Boca de Tomatlan and Las Animas, which are two small and quaint fishing villages. At Los Arcos National Marine Park, you can snorkel through different tunnels and caves, and you must take a water taxi or hike to get there.

3. KiteboardingKiteBoarding in Puerto Vallarta

Also known as kitesurfing, kitboarding is the third of the top 4 best Puerto Vallarta activities. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing is an adrenaline pumping water sport where the person will use the wind power which will pull them on the water while they are attached to a large kite flying high above them. The kitesurfing kites are heavy-duty and made of polyester due to its UV resistance strength. Puerto Vallarta has an excellent kiteboarding area known as Bucerias. Bucerias is a small town that is a short ride north from the PVR airport and it’s a popular spot for kiteboarding. This area gets winds that are strong along with waves that are moderate during the months of March through June.

4. Swimming

Swimming is the last and fourth of the top 4 best activities in Puerto Vallarta. You can go swimming in Puerto Vallarta anytime of the year due to the warm sunny weather. The Banderas Bay waters are typically quite calm, so you can safely go swimming any time of year. During the summer months the waves are less strong, and the water is clearer. One of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta for swimming is the Los Muertos Beach, which is nearby downtown Puerto Vallarta. Make sure you check out the iconic PV pier which is shaped like a sailboat and lights up at night. While at Los Muertos Beach, don’t miss the chance to stroll along the Malecon boardwalk as well which is lined with restaurants, shops, and bars. In all, there are tons of excellent beaches to choose from in Banderas Bay that are great for swimming.

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