Puerto Vallarta is an excellent family vacation choice because it offers such a wide variety of family resorts as well as unique vacation experiences for kids.
Puerto Vallarta and the resort beach area to the north called Riviera Nayarit are located on the Pacific side of Mexico. This is where the Sierra Madres Mountains meet the Bay of Banderas.
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are a quick flight for families located in the west and southwestern US. If you're family is flying in from the East coast, it's about the same flight time as flying to California. You may need to connect planes but it is certainly worth the effort.
Puerto Vallarta offers a fantastic blend of old world Mexican charm and hospitality combined with modern luxury. American families will find shops and restaurants with familiar names that will make them feel at home.
Families vacationing in Puerto Vallarta can enjoy a variety of fun activities. Depending on the age of your children and activity level of your family here you will find something to please everyone. Water activities include whale watching, baby turtle releases, swimming with Dolphins and seals, surfing, wind surfing, kite boarding, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba and deep sea fishing. Popular land activities include zip lines, horseback riding, jungle hikes and bird watching.
Puerto Vallarta family resorts offer many different style vacation options for families. Here we have resorts suited to fit the personality and unique needs of all sorts of families...
Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resorts - With these style resorts, all of your family's meals, snacks, drinks, acohol, activities, entertainment, tips and airport transportation are included in the price of your hotel rooms.
Family Hotels - For families who would prefer a more budget friendly option, we have a wide selection of hotels both on and off the beach that offer comfortable family accommodations. Parents and kids are then free to dine where every they choose in the many tasty restaurants in town.
Puerto Vallarta Luxury Resorts - For discerning families, there are several exclusive resorts on offer. Guests can either choose luxury all inclusive family friendly resorts or luxury family friendly hotels with meals and drinks paid seperately. Either way, families can look forward to world class service and experiences.
Baby and Toddler Care - Several of the area resorts here offer baby and toddler clubs for children as young as 8 months old. This way parents can relax and take a bit of a breather while on vacation.
Condo style villas - Families have several choices of resorts that blend a condo style dwelling with resort ammenties. These properties offer 1, 2 or 3 bedroom options complete with living area and full working kitchens. Some even offer all inclusive dining options and full entertainment programs. This is perfect for larger families vacationing together or families that may need to deal with food allergies.
Having so many options can be confusing for some parents. The best way to narrow down your choices to find the best family resort for your family in Puerto Vallarta, consider some of these points....
1. The number of people traveling with you and their ages - Do you need to find comfortable surroundings for your toddler or teen (or both?) or perhaps you have grand parents traveling with you that may have health of mobility issues.
2. Budget - Puerto Vallarta has family resorts that can fit just about every budget. Having a budget in mind when you start to plan your vacation will help you to narrow down choices and help keep you from going overboard.
3. Type of Experience - Is your family used to luxury accommodations wear everyone dresses for dinner or is your clan looking to dine with locals in flip flops and shorts? Having clear expectations of the type of vacations you want will also help you to focus.
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