I wouldn’t say that kayaking, rafting and canoeing are a big thing in Puerto Vallarta. What I would say is that kiteboarding and stand up paddleboarding are huge here in Puerto Vallarta, and sailboats are also great. There are a lot of paddleboarding events on the Bay of Bandera. You will see people going out in the morning, and what’s absolutely fantastic here in Puerto Vallarta is that you’ll see these people going out and there are dolphins alongside them.
You can also go out with 8 or 10 friends, rent a sailboat for a day, and see the beautiful whales. The time of year when the whales are here is from October to March, and that’s the perfect whale-watching season. We do so much on this bay- everybody’s out there either looking at the bay, in the bay swimming, out there doing sports, or on a sailboat.
There are a few people who go kayaking on the bay in Puerto Vallarta. Kayaking is not a big thing in Puerto Vallarta anymore. Stand up paddleboarding and kitesurfing are huge. People go paddleboarding in the morning and in the evening at around 6 o’clock, because in the middle of the day is when the waves come up. We also have a lot of surfing and boogie boarding here in Puerto Vallarta, which are big as well.
(Stand Up Paddle Board instruction, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)