Kid-Friendly Activities in Puerto Vallarta that the Whole Family Will Enjoy

A family vacation doesn’t have to be just for the kids. At the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, we provide you with an all-inclusive experience suitable for the entire family. Enjoy unlimited food and beverage, nightly entertainment and limitless adventures that offer timeless fun for all ages. From swimming with dolphins to zip lining through Puerto Vallarta’s canopies, we will get you and the family ready for that fun-filled trip you all have been dreaming of.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

With Hard Rock’s resort located right on the beautiful waters of Banderas Bay, it is the perfect location for snorkeling fun with the family. Head to the Watersports Hut to grab your gear and dive right into the waters of the gorgeous bay to see tropical fish, turtles and dolphins right in front of the hotel. If you want to travel a little outside of our resort beaches, the Activities Desk can arrange scuba diving trips for you and the family to experience all Banderas Bay has to offer. Travel south to the secluded beaches and underwater caves of Los Arcos National Marine Park where you can snorkel and scuba dive through the crystal clear waters. The striking coral reef is home to a variety of sea life you won’t be able to see anywhere else.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour

Take a break from the sea and explore the deep forest of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Swing high above the jungle floor on the Los Veranos Canopy Tour, which has 14 zip lines stretching over two miles of jungle. Not a fan of heights? Stay back with the younger kids and take a break to enjoy some of the other activities the tour has to offer. Kayak the Orquideas River or relax on the beach. Splash around in the calm pocket pools of the rivers that feature water slides and rope swings. Los Veranos also has a fantastic restaurant and bar with plenty of snacks when the family gets hungry.

Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tour

Book a whale watching tour at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching. Choose between a variety of educational tours including Humpback Whale Watching, a Whale Watching and Photography Workshop, and a Whale Watching Ocean Safari. Learn all about these beautiful creatures from expert tour guides for an experience you are not going to find anywhere else. Trips can be anywhere from four and a half to five and a half hours long depending on the tour you choose with special rates for kids under 13. Get up close and personal with the whales and dolphins that inhabit the beautiful Puerto Vallarta Bay on this one-of-a-kind tour.

Aquaventuras Park

Swim alongside dolphins and pet sea lions at the Aquaventuras Park in Puerto Vallarta. Kids need to be 8 and up to swim with the animals, but all ages are allowed to pet them. Share this experience with the whole family in Aquaventuras’ large facility that features 10 water slides and a pool. If your kids love animals, this is definitely the place for them. Learn all about the diets of sea lions and the wildlife habitat of dolphins from trained professionals. The park is open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are $25 for adults and only $19 for kids. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Puerto Vallarta with your kids!

City Tour

Make it a one-stop shop with the Nuevo Vallarta City Tour. Take a day and explore all the exciting attractions Nuevo Vallarta has to offer. Walk along the famous boardwalk of El Malecon, where parents can shop or get a drink and kids can enjoy a selection of performers and sand sculptures on the beach. Then, journey through historic Old Town Puerto Vallarta full of cultures, art, and food. Capture the taste of the island at one of Mexico’s most prestigious restaurants and window shop your way through their signature cobblestone streets.

Get the Most Out of Your All-Inclusive Resort Stay

Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your resort? No need to worry. Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta gives you all the excitement of the island in an all-inclusive package with multiple kid-friendly activity options available. There are several recreational activities every day, including volleyball and soccer on the beach, bike tours, and a variety of classes, such as dance and Spanish lessons. Bike around the resort and explore the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us. Grab a bite to eat in the fishing village nearby. Take the kids to enjoy exciting activities put on by our Kids Club. Whether it’s getting a drink by the pool or shooting hoops on the basketball court, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta makes sure everyone in the family is having fun.