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 Family Activities Guide for Puerto Vallarta Vacationers

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Puerto Vallarta: Guide to Family Activities 



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Mexico loves children!  You will find they are catered to, with babysitters available in most resorts, tailored activities for children and families, and any number of events and adventures throughout Puerto Vallarta for children to enjoy.


Activities for children:


The Puerto Vallarta Zoo- just south of Puerto Vallarta lies the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, with giraffes, monkeys and even a rare white tigers, this is a favorite, inexpensive attraction for family vacationers.


The Malecon - a popular place for family strolling, kids will enjoy the frequent artisans- clowns, robot-performers, flying birdmen, and artists who are ready to draw amusing caricatures.


Dolphin Swimming for Kids -


Baby Sea Turtle Release - Once per week, on the beach in front of the Marriott, baby sea turtles are released as part of the local conservation project.  Even young ecotourists are permitted to hold and release a baby sea turtle-  a once in a lifetime experience!


Children's Activities

At Public Library Los Mangos-  offers activities for children every Saturday morning, 10 a.m to 12 noon. Avenida Francisco Villa No. 1001, Col.


A few tips for vacationing in Puerto Vallarta with children:


Child Entry requirements:  Check with your country's State Department for regulations on traveling with children, however in most cases, a passport is sufficient for entry and return from Puerto Vallarta.  If traveling with children that are not your own, notarized documentation is usually required. 


Hotels and Children:  Check with your hotel or resort for their child-friendly offerings- many offer daycare, or babysitters upon request, and some offer special playgrounds and kiddy pools. 


Puerto Vallarta hotels almost always have dedicated staff for overseeing activities for children during the day.  Many hotels also provide cribs, restaurants widely offer child seats and high chairs. 


Stroller and Car Seat Rentals for Puerto Vallarta Vacationers:  There is a company in Puerto Vallarta that rents child accessories for travel, including strollers and car seats.  The number can be found in our Puerto Vallarta phone directory.


Shopping for family products:  If traveling with children requiring diapers or similar products, you will be happy to know that grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as convenience stores, offer rows and rows of products for children.  There is also a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club between the airport and Puerto Vallarta's hotel zone for your convenience.  Gerber's baby food is widely available, as are diapers of all brands, dry cereals, powdered formula, baby bottles, pacifiers, toys, clothing, etc.



Packing for Puerto Vallarta:  A few things to add to your checklist:  sunscreen, hand-washable clothing, beach toys are good but most restaurants and resorts keep plenty on stock.  Floating accessories for pools can be purchased in most resort gift stores, however pricey and otherwise difficult to come by. 




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