What a trip to Mexico’s Pacific Coast can offer you and your family
Whilst vibrant culture, friendly locals and great weather all make for essential ingredients to a fun family break, Mexico’s Pacific Coast can add something extra thanks to the unique natural playground and family friendly activities they provide.
Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, can blend sandcastles, sea and sand with marine encounters and jungle adventures, all making for some great opportunities for families to make long lasting memories.
When it comes to holiday activities with the kids, playing on the beach often comes top of the list and Mexico’s Pacific Coast has many sandcastle-friendly beaches to choose from.
A firm favourite in Puerto Vallarta is Loy Muertos beach. The three-mile long beach is centrally located and is walking distance from the Malecon in the Romantic Zone (otherwise known as the “Old Town”). It is probably the liveliest beach, with the most water sports available for kids, and parents can relax under umbrellas and palapas and let waiters from the beachside restaurants bring food and beverages straight to them.
Considered to be “Mexico’s largest swimming pool” Rincon de Guayabitos in Riviera Nayarit’s Compostela municipality is a good option for children of all ages. Its location on a bay means small waves and a firm, sandy bottom so kids can wade in as far as they’re comfortable and it makes for a safe choice.
In addition to snorkelling and diving, visitors can get up close to see animals on a variety of excursions. Wildlife Connection offers the opportunity to visit dolphins in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps understand and protect them in Puerto Vallarta.
Riviera Nayarit has turtle protection programmes, with turtle farms dedicated to the harvesting, hatching and release of baby sea turtles – an interactive, educational and emotive experience.
The lush jungles that can be found across these regions are also home to hundreds of colourful birds, exotic plants and crocodile-filled lagoons; and these protected areas make for an exciting adventure for the whole family.
La Tovara National Park in Riviera Nayarit, for example, is made up of a 1,600 acre of mangroves and marshland which can be explored on a boat tour. Or, Puerto Vallarta is home to Mexico’s longest and fastest “Superman” zip line, which can be arranged with Vallarta Adventures.
Where to book?
Please get in touch with Paul, at WOT Travel, in order to get quotation and/or to make your travel reservation.