Are you visiting Puerto Vallarta soon and curious what kind of adrenaline pumping activities you can enjoy during your visit? With a warm and sunny climate most of the year, Puerto Vallarta is ideal for a variety of outdoor activities no matter what time you visit. Situated on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta is a top tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, excellent restaurant scene, art galleries, vibrant nightlife, and more. If you want something to really get your heart pumping, there are also some expert sports you can do in Puerto Vallarta. Read more below about some of the things you can do in PV if you want to enjoy a thrilling adventure.
ATV & Zipline Tours
To start with, Puerto Vallarta is a really popular place to go on an ATV and zipline tour. The area is surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountains that are an ideal place to enjoy an adventure in the jungle. There are various tour operators that offer a variety of ATV and zipline combo tours. Many take a ATV tour up into the mountains where they arrive at locations where you can zipline high above the sky at speeds of more than 100km/hr. Most tours also include a lunch and hydration to keep guests energy up for their excursion.
Next, have you always wanted to go skydiving? If so, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place to try it out. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay, many skydivers have said that the incredible views of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay from above are hard to beat. In order to skydive, visitors will need to take a safety instruction course that covers all the rules and tips on how to make your extreme adventure not only exciting, but safe as well. Then, you will board a small plane that takes guests up high in the sky to altitudes of around 14,500 feet above sea level. New skydivers will jump tandem with a professional and experienced guide to ensure their safety.
Next, have you ever heard of kitesurfing? The somewhat newer sport is an extreme water sport that requires coordination, strength, and endurance. In Banderas Bay, the best place to practice kitesurfing is in the coastal village of Bucerias which is about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. The windy season lasts for several months during the spring, with the best times to kitesurf between the months of April and June. If you’d like to try this extreme sport, you can sign up to take lessons at one of the local kite shops. Many kitesurfers love the thrilling feeling of zipping across the water and jumping high in the sky as they are attached to a large kite that they control with ropes that are attached to their body.
In Puerto Vallarta, there are several mountain biking trails that are quite challenging. For experienced mountain bikers, you can test your skills on a variety of challenging and highly technical MTB trails at various locations throughout the area. Some of the best trails are located in Jorullo which is inland and up in the mountains from downtown. Other challenging mountain bike trails are found near the town of Sayulita. You can rent a bike from various bike shops in the area, and they also offer guided tours as well. With rocks, roots, and drops along the way, single track mountain biking in PV can be very extreme.
We hope you enjoyed this article about some of the extreme sports to do in Puerto Vallarta. During your next vacation to PV, do you plan on trying out some of these activities?