Looking for affordable sun, sea, sand and fun for all the family this October half term? Mexico’s Pacific Coast has it all. October is the perfect time for the best room rates, flights and activities. And, with over 300 days of sunshine a year and 250 miles of coastline, it’s the perfect setting for full-on family adventure, rest and relaxation – or both!
Thrills for all the Family
Entertain the kids and reconnect with your inner child with Vallarta Adventures, in Puerto Vallarta. Ocean Mania is a half-day, action packed adrenaline tour, full of fun. Begin your adventure with a speedboat ride to a secluded ocean cove, where you’ll find a one-of-a-kind natural water park. Zipline at top speeds, rocket down a mountain on a Tobogan and even snorkel with stingrays!
In Riviera Nayarit, try Wibit Mex, situated in the stunning Banderas Bay. Tackle diving cliffs, swings, ropes, bounce launch pads and a huge trampoline with this slippery obstacle course. Lifeguards ensure maximum safety while the kids enjoy maximum thrills, and the best bit? Parents can relax on the beach, sipping on authentic Mexican margaritas.
October is one of the best times for snorkelling and diving, with warm ocean temperatures and great visibility. So, if adventure parks aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find a favourite water activity along Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s 250 miles of coastline.
Make incredible memories in Mexico, meeting amazing animals in close encounters with nature that you’ll never, ever forget.
Each year, Olive Ridley sea turtles venture on shore to lay their eggs on the beach. With Ecotours Vallarta you can experience this miracle. Release the baby hatchlings into the ocean and support this team of biologist’s efforts with the conservation of these endangered sea creatures.
Horseback riding is an excellent way to take in the rich flora and fauna of Riviera Nayarit, and something the whole family will love. Enjoy a fascinating ride through the lush tropical rainforests of the Sierra Madre foothills, wade through natural mountainside creeks and streams found off the beaten track. La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club offers world-class polo facilities, riding classes and a number of athletic and recreational facilities.
Encounter wild dolphins in their natural environment with Wildlife Connection. This once in a lifetime excursion will have you not just seeing but interacting with a Bottlenose pod. Just like humans, young dolphins love to play! Knowledgeable guides will keep you entertained with fun facts about these intelligent mammals.
Art and Culture
You’ll encounter an awesome array of art in the regions of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, which are championed for their preservation of Mexican traditions. Enrich your half-term break with a multitude of museums and artistic experiences.
Go for a memorable stroll with the whole family, taking in the impressive artwork along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. Over 30 galleries display spectacular pieces from an assortment of local, Mexican and renowned international artists. On Sundays, free shows provide an ultra-affordable way to entertain the kids.
Learn all about Riviera Nayarit’s indigenous tribes with tours of the Huicholes, Coras, Tepehuanos and Mexicaneros communities. Delve into their histories, explore their lifestyles and captivating crafts.
So, what are you waiting for? Book now for a half-term holiday that will give the kids some great stories for show and tell!
Direct flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport are available via TUI from London Gatwick and Manchester. Half term prices start from around £726pp, based on two adults and two children.
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About Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, is well-known for the preservation of its Mexican traditions. The destination spans Banderas Bay and comprises Marina Vallarta, Hotel Zone, Downtown (El Centro) and the South Shore. Each region offers a distinctive charm.
For more information, go to visitpuertovallarta.com
About Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, lies just ten minutes north of the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). This region includes the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic village of San Blas, celebrity hideout Punta Mita, surfing haven Sayulita, scenic fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and the spectacular Banderas Bay.
For more information, go to rivieranayarit.com