Guests     16 Jan 2024

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta in 2024 | The Ultimate Guide

Puerto Vallarta continues to attract thousands of tourists every year, and this 2024 will be no exception. If you are looking for things to do in Puerto Vallarta in 2024, keep reading. You’ll discover our updated guide to special activities that will take place throughout the year, so you can plan and make the most of your visit to this wonderful destination.

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Playa de Muertos' pier was remodeled at the end of 2023

Throughout the year…

Explore Puerto Vallarta’s Beaches

With an average annual temperature of 77 °F (25 °C), the weather in Puerto Vallarta is mostly warm and sunny, making beach visits enjoyable at any time of the year. 

In addition to the classic walk along the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta, for 2024, we recommend not to miss visiting Playa de los Muertos and walking along its pier. After a decade since its construction, the iconic Playa de los Muertos pier underwent renovations that were completed at the end of 2023. It is an excellent spot to watch the sunset or enjoy its new lighting system at night.

For more beach recommendations in the area, don't miss our blog post on The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta.

Experience Art and Culture

  • Art & Market Marina Vallarta (October-May): If you love seeing and buying local crafts, don't miss this night market with over 200 exhibitors. You can visit it every Thursday from 6 to 10 pm.
  • Art Walk (October-June): Every Wednesday, you can walk through the 16 main galleries in the historical center of Puerto Vallarta.
  • Galleria Dante: The largest art gallery in Vallarta, with exhibitions from over 60 artists. You can enjoy them surrounded by its calm environment and interior garden.
  • Movie Picnic (November-May): If you're into movies, you can enjoy outdoor movies screened every Thursday at sunset, at the Jardin de la Luna in Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta.

For foodies planning their itinerary around restaurants to explore, our Top 10 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta can help as a guide.

If you want to plan your trip around a special activity, keep reading to find the list of events for 2024 by season:

January-April:

  • IFC Vallarta Home Tours (January 10-March 20, 2024): The International Friendship Club (IFC) organizes guided tours through the most spectacular properties in Puerto Vallarta. Tours happen every Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 10:30 am.

  • Vallarta Cup (January 13-21, 2024): This cup marks the beginning of the boat racing season in Banderas Bay. You can sign up or enjoy the atmosphere over two weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in mid-January.

  • Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off (February 17, 2024): If you consider yourself a Chili lover, save the date for this annual festival with amazing food, live music, and wholesome community.

  • Mexico Open at Vidanta (February 22-25, 2024): Golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in one of PGA TOUR's most important tournaments.

Puerto Vallarta’s weather during this season provides ideal winds for sailing, highlighting the following activities:

  • International Yacht Race (February 22 to March 1, 2024): This 1000-nautical-mile regatta with San Diego as a starting point and Puerto Vallarta as a the final destination.

  • Banderas Bay Regatta (March 19-23, 2024): Another change to participate in another of the great nautical events in the area, if you miss the previous one.

  • Wind Festival (dates to be announced): El "Festival del Viento" is an exciting international kiteboarding championship.

  • Vinoma Fest (March 7-9, 2024): This year will be dedicated to the wineries of the state of Jalisco. If you're curious to taste the wines of this region, save the date!

  • Those planning to spend Easter in Puerto Vallarta can take advantage of oyster tastings, as well as ceviches, salads, and other dishes with this delicious base, at the Annual Oyster Festival in Bucerias (dates to be announced).
  • Puerto Vallarta Marathon (April 21, 2024): If you plan to visit Puerto Vallarta in April 2024 and you're passionate about running, don't miss the 5th edition of the marathon. With a renewed course, it offers 4 options that cater to all runners: full marathon (42k), half-marathon (21k), and 10k and 5k races.

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May-August:

  • PRIDE (May, Date TBD) From conferences to races and the iconic PRIDE Parade, there will be many activities focused on the LGBTQ+ community, which you can find out about on their website or through social media. Among these, the ELLA Mexico Festival will consist of 4 days at an all-inclusive resort, with international guests and various events for women in the community.

  • Restaurant Week (Date to be announced, between May and June): For a week, restaurants create exclusive menus for this festival, allowing foodies the opportunity to taste multiple dishes at special prices. Stay tuned to their social media for the exact dates of this gastronomic event in 2024.

  • Baby turtle release (August-December): For those seeking more contact with nature, the season is also a good activity for the whole family. Some options to accompany the hatchlings on their way to the sea are CasaMagna Marriot Puerto Vallarta and the Boca de Tomates Sea Turtle Camp.

September-December:

  • Olas Altas Farmer's Market (November-April): Enjoy local specialties by visiting this local farmers' markets every Saturday morning.

  • Puerto Vallarta Mexico By UTMB® (November 8-9): The race that unites international nature-loving runners, part of the UTMB World Series, the largest trail-running circuit in the world.

  • Whale watching (December-March): Seeing whales in their natural habitat is on the wishlist of many, and this year you can fulfill that dream. Thanks to the kind weather in Puerto Vallarta, every year, humpback whales arrive to the warm waters of Banderas Bay to give birth to their calves.

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The whale-watching season is between December and March


If you are still unsure about when to visit Puerto Vallarta, our blog post can help you decide.



In conclusion, you'll find plenty to do in Puerto Vallarta in 2024. Luxury beaches, exclusive culinary experiences, family activities, and nightlife –this Mexican Pacific coast paradise has something for everyone. Dare to explore this destination soon, or revisit it during this year. And remember that at Naya Homes, you can find the perfect place to stay for those dream vacations.

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