Puerto Vallarta Spa Vacation Activities -Miles of spectacular shoreline and lush, jungle-covered mountains create a veritable playground for Puerto Vallarta spa vacationers. Complement your SPA at Casa Velas spa vacation with outside activities ranging from eco-adventures to sightseeing and cultural pursuits. Puerto Vallarta attractions and things to do near Casa Velas include the historic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the Puerto Vallarta Centro, learning spiritual practices from native Huichol Indians, sunset dinner cruises, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing or soaring through the jungle on a zip line. Las Marietas Islands Marine Reserve and Los Arcos National Marine Park are popular attractions near our Puerto Vallarta spa resort.
Puerto Vallarta Downtown Attractions -The spirit of Mexico thrives in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Stroll along the Rio Cuale to the authentic Mercado for handcrafted mementos of your Puerto Vallarta spa vacation. El Malecon is a mile-long boardwalk through town that features whimsical sculptures, street artists and performers, shops, art galleries and restaurants. Watch the sun set into Banderas Bay from the charming plaza while live music plays in the background.
Puerto Vallarta Day Trips -The Puerto Vallarta region offers a wonderful glimpse into the rich culture of Mexico. Enjoy a day of exploration during your Puerto Vallarta spa vacation with a day trip to nearby villages, beaches and attractions. A winding jungle road leads to the picturesque Mismaloya crescent beach and the famous Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Accessible only by boat, the oceanfront villages of Yelapa, Quimixto and Las Animas are popular destinations. To the north, the towns of Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita offer unique attractions and expansive beaches.
Feel a true connection with the natural and spiritual world in Puerto Vallarta by seeing one of the world's largest mammals in their natural habitat. Every year pods of majestic humpback whales from the north migrate to the warm waters of the Mexican Pacific to procreate and give birth to their young. Witness these marine creatures' acrobatic feats and gentle playful behavior up close during one of many environmentally-responsible Whale Watching tours lead by professional biologists; the perfect complement to a relaxing Spa vacation.