There’s swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, fishing, surfing, and all the other water-related activities expected from a beach destination. Wildlife viewing, horseback riding, hiking and golf are also easily arranged. Want to see things from above? You have parasailing. Interested in nature walks? Vallarta is surrounded by them – try walking among smooth riverbed boulders at Nogalito, a few minutes to the south for starters! (recommended only during the dry months, December to June).