Summer Break in Puerto Vallarta

Fernando García Castro

Summer, the most anticipated holidays are finally here. For kids, it means the time to forget about school, books and lessons and engage in active play. They don't have to get up early every morning and get ready for school anymore, instead they can play all day and have fun with other children their age. They definitely have a lot of energy to work off and constantly demand attention, food and amusement. Wouldn't this be a fantastic opportunity to take some time off to be with them and enjoy a vacation together? The best way to enjoy your time with one another is to plan a fun family trip.

VallartaIn Banderas Bay there are countless things for adults and children to do including gazing at the natural wonders of the deep Pacific Ocean, camping in the surrounding mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, or strolling around the quaint villages nestled in between the mountains and the sea. A visit to the romantic towns of Bucerias, Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta with its charming slanted tile roofs and balconies full of colorful flower pots, also comes highly recommended. You can literally spend hours exploring the winding cobblestone streets and the beautiful colonial churches. Relax and enjoy the slower, more carefree pace of life typical in traditional Mexican towns.

VallartaFor fishing enthusiasts, during the summer Puerto Vallarta and all of Banderas Bay, including Costalegre and the Riviera Nayarit, have excellent conditions for the best sport fishing in the Mexican Pacific. The sea is calm at this time of the year and there is an abundance of fish, such as marlins, sword fish and mahi mahi. On land the weather is so nice that it lends itself perfectly for a round of Golf on world-class courses, expertly created by some of the most renowned designers in the world.

VallartaYou'll love shopping and being pampered in the spas of Puerto Vallarta, known for their high standards of quality, excellent service and vast array of treatments and wellbeing plans. There are all kinds of stores that lure even the most demanding shoppers with their assortment of handcrafts, such as Huichol sculptures and masks crafted in multi-colored beads by the masterful hands of the locals, as well as beautiful wooden, ceramic and wrought iron pieces from Tlaquepaque, Tonala and Guadalajara. You can also find elegant boutiques both in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas, selling exclusive items of clothing, perfumes and accessories made by international designers.

VallartaFor those who want to turn their vacation into a healthy experience for their wellbeing, the treatments available at the spas in Puerto Vallarta are endless. From simple massages with essential fruit oils for relaxation, gentle exfoliations and wrinkle and skin removing treatments to the most advanced procedures in aroma therapy, hot stone massages, reiki and temascal steam baths it's all available here. Indulge in total relaxation in the hands of professionals, enjoy the rejuvenating and invigorating treatments and release all the stresses of modern life.

VallartaThere are countless activities to productively channel the everlasting energy of kids, such as boat trips on the bay, stunning beaches, eco-tours and the unforgettable experience of swimming with dolphins. The hotels also feature fabulous pools and kids clubs, where professional staff organize activities for them, while adults can relax safe in the knowledge that their children will be well taken care of and supervised at all times.


The whole family can enjoy an array of delectable gastronomic specialties offered at the many restaurants in the Bay of Banderas or appreciate the different art forms including the sculptures on the seaside promenade and the many galleries that line the streets of romantic Puerto Vallarta.

Hence, Puerto Vallarta and all the other towns in the Bay of Banderas, Costalegre and the Riviera Nayarit are ideal destinations for agreat summer vacation with the whole family. Surrounded by all the necessary comforts and conveniences, beautiful scenery, art, leisure and healthy activities to do, it is the perfect place to unwind, reenergize and get ready to go back to school.