Most Puerto Vallarta beach rentals may be close to Bahia de Banderas or Banderas Bay, but their proximity to certain portions of the Sierra Madre gives them unique access to plenty of natural wonders both on land and at sea. When vacationing in this jewel of a coastal city, schedule some time to appreciate its beauty by going on an eco-adventure tour. Many operators will graciously assist you in planning for your mini trips, so here's a taste of what this Mexican city has to offer to all nature lovers.
With their two locations at Marina Vallarta and at Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Vallarta Adventures is bound to be near your Puerto Vallarta rental. True to its Inspired by Nature slogan, either of these centers can hook you up with choice excursions for a fun encounter with nature. Their Sierra Madre Expedition will allow you to explore the rugged terrain of the Mexican Outback riding on a 4x4 unimog jeep, hike through tropical forests with their passionate eco-guides, pay a courtesy call on a traditional Mexican home and end the tour with drinks by the bay. Their Las Marietas Eco Discovery trip will, depending on the season, give you glimpses of the humpbacks, Green Macaws and dolphins, and allow you to snorkel and kayak. The price includes breakfast, lunch and an open bar, but you need to pay extra if you want to dive.
Ecotours de Mexico
Dedicated to nature conservation, the family-ran Ecotours are engaged with Humpback Whale research and Sea Turtle conservation. Located at Ignacio L. Vallarta 243, Col. E. Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, and Proa S/N Local 20, Marina del rey Marina Vallarta, you can opt to go on a bird watching trip to San Blas, take a Sea Turtle Camp and Crocodile Adventure, or embark on a five-day Monarch Butterflies trip. You'll learn more about ecology and nature from biologists and expert guides.
Los Veranos Canopy Tour
Zip through the tall capomo trees and appreciate the numerous species of orchids via a Canopy Tour and the 14 cables that await you.
Puerto Vallarta Tours
Booking with Johann and Sandra at Colonio Emiliano Zapata means you're in for a meaningful trip. Part of what you pay for their Ecotours goes to foundations that support the city's wildlife. When you go on their Sea Turtle Adventure between August and February, you'll embark on a nocturnal trip that includes a visit to nests and turtle camps, discussions by biologists and a chance to release baby sea turtles into the ocean. In the Hovercraft Adventure, you will float on a cushion of air and go up to 45mph as you search for crocodiles, iguanas and turtles along the Ameca River. They also offer the Mangrove Explorer, Super Eco Combo, Bird Watching Tours, and many others.
Eco-adventures in Puerto Vallarta begin with the listings at VacationHomes.com. Convenient searches allow you to click on the amenities and features that you want included in your Mexican home.