Puerto Vallarta: Summer Fun for Kids

Matthew Kirk

Vallarta Kids

Vallarta KidsPuerto Vallarta is not only a great place for a romantic vacation, it's also a fantastic destination for kids, especially during summer break. They can hang out all day in the sunshine playing by the pool or head into town and enjoy the many cool activities that Vallarta has to offer,

Vallarta KidsOne thing is for sure, kids love adventure and in Puerto Vallarta they won't be disappointed because there really is so much to see, do and discover. There are all kinds of tours andexcursions for kids, many of them at deeply discounted rates. Whether out on the sparkling blue ocean or deep in Vallarta's lush tropical jungle, your kids are sure to have an adventure of a lifetime.

Charreria: A State Tradition in VallartaDefinitely one of Vallarta's most popular attractions for kids is a visit to the set of the movie Predator. Located deep in the jungle, beside the Mismolaya River, it's a really exciting day out. Imagine their faces as they zip-line through the jungle, down the miles of cables past scary alien life forms. They can also run through the winding trails and even see props that were used in the original movie. The Vallarta Predator Tour really is a fun day out for both kids and even for adults!

Vallarta KidsThere's not many children out there that don't love dolphins and what better place to see them than while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Set some time aside and spend a day at Vallarta Adventure where they can interact with these incredible mammals, learn all about their habits, and even get to kiss them. This is a truly memorable experience that is extremely worthwhile doing during your next Vallarta vacation and the kids are going to love you for it!

Vallarta KidsFor parents, the idea of lying beside a pool all day in the warm sun, only moving to take a sip of your pina colada, sounds like paradise. However kids want to stay active, so a great day out is at one of the water parks. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta then you won't have to go far to enjoy the thrills. This property has four slides, 2 rivers, smaller rides for younger children and even a giant mushroom waterfall. If you're not staying at one of the Palace resorts, then don't worry, there is another water park in Puerto Vallarta called Sea Life Water Park that has lots of rides and activities to keep kids of all ages busy, all day long.

Vallarta KidsKids who enjoy culture and shopping should consider doing the Vallarta city tour. It lasts about four hours and it is great fun. They will get to cruise down the ocean-side promenade to the market where they can purchase big sombreros, funny t-shirts and Mexican handicrafts, or watch the Huichol Indians making their beautiful bead artwork. The tour's highlight is a trip around Gringo Gulch where you'll get to see the homes of all the famous movie stars that used to live in the area, including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's old home.

The vast majority of large resorts in Vallarta offer entertainment and activities specifically designed for kids of varying ages, and have teams of staff dedicated to ensuring they have a good time and remain safe. For small children they'll be able to enjoy kiddy pools, sand boxes, playgrounds and activities like face painting. For teens, there are even adventure packages at some resorts that offer horseback riding, surfing, mountain biking, turtle reserves, and other nature activities all designed with kids in mind.

Now is the perfect time to book your family vacation to Puerto Vallarta and grab one of the incredible deals that can currently be found. Many of the top resorts are offering promos such as ''kids stay free'' making it an opportunity not to be missed. So get the family together and take your kids on a trip down to Puerto Vallarta for some summer fun!