Plan the Best Spring Travel to Puerto Vallarta

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Spend spring break in one of the top destinations in Latin America. Located in the heart of Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta is known for its beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, picturesque scenery, and fascinating activities to do all year round, such as scuba diving, eco-tours, food tours, booze tours, art walks, and more – making the spring travel to Puerto Vallarta ideal. Part of its undeniable charm is the traditional Old Mexico vibe combined with a contemporary setting.

Is Puerto Vallarta a Spring Travel Destination?

Puerto Vallarta is one of the top spring travel destinations in Mexico due to its pleasant weather, clear skies, and absence of rainy days. December to mid-April are Puerto Vallarta’s peak months where the days are warm and nights are cool.

Whale watching in Puerto Vallarta

Humpback whales make their way to Puerto Vallarta around the same time that the tourists do, which makes for prime whale watching season between December and March. Humpback whales emerging out of the pristine waters is an amazing sight for people of all ages, whether it’s your first time seeing it or not, it never gets old.

How Hot is Puerto Vallarta in April?

Snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta

April weather in Puerto Vallarta is wonderful with daily high temperatures of 84°F/ 29°C and daily low temperatures of 68°F/20°C. The weather is not too hot and the water temperature is warm (around 77°F/25°C), which makes it ideal for swimming and other water activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and surfing.

The Best Spring Activities to do in Puerto Vallarta

There are so many fun things to do in this tropical destination on spring break as well as all year round. Here is our list of the top 5 activities to do during your spring travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Explore the Beautiful Los Arcos

los arcos mismaloya

Make your spring travel to Puerto Vallarta absolutely complete by going to Los Arcos, a National Marine Park. The solid granite rock formations wore out with time forming what are now magnificent arches. The island offers caves, deep tunnels, and a coral reef. It also boasts a rich marine life, which consists of tropical fish, eels, manta rays, sea turtles, pelicans, and more.

It’s truly a sight to behold, but the best way to enjoy the island is to get up close and swim in the waters. You can also scuba dive and snorkel to witness what’s under the water. The Los Arcos Marine Park is a protected area, so you’ll get to explore untouched wonders.

Visit Zona Romántica


Also known as Old Town, Zona Romántica, or the Romantic Zone, is a busy part of the town. If you want to be taken back in time, then the Romantic Zone is a definite must-see for your spring travel to Puerto Vallarta. The area features old stucco buildings with tile roofs and pretty flower-covered balconies, plus cobblestone streets that are lined with cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Apart from a plethora of drinking and dining options, it is also teeming with shops selling handblown glass, colorful painted pottery dishes, textiles, traditional Mexican shawls (also called sarapes), beachwear, hammocks, handmade bracelets, silver jewelry, Mexican vanilla, and many more treasures you’ll want to bring home.

The beaches in Zona Romantica – Los Muertos Beach, Olas Altas Beach, and Amapas Beach – are also beautiful, especially during sunset.

Marvel at the Wonders of the Botanical Gardens at TierraLuna


TierraLuna Gardens is a unique and exciting destination in Puerto Vallarta, particularly during Spring. In addition to being a botanical garden with beautiful flowers and landscaping to admire, it also features a shopping village with nine specialty boutiques offering a variety of items such as sustainable fashion garments, local designer jewelry, homemade body care products, artisan crafts, ceramics, and gifts. The villa also has a deli and a coffee shop where you can taste some local of the best seafood in the area and relax. A one-of-a-kind family carousel is the jewel of the crown at TierraLuna. Visiting this villa is a great activity when visiting Puerto Vallarta, as it offers a chance to appreciate the beauty of a striking botanical garden, browse the various boutiques, and enjoy the whimsical carousel, all while being just a walk away from the beautiful ocean.

Rhythms of the Night: SAVIA

Enjoy a sunset cruise to Las Caletas, a secluded cove only accessible by boat, where you will be welcomed by tiki torches, dancers, and fantastic jungle creatures. Then you will be guided to one of the restaurants, where you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in a unique setting. Then when it’s showtime, a bell will ring beckoning you to a mystical open-air amphitheater in the heart of the tropical rainforest where you will be amazed by SAVIA, a spectacular show from the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Gilles Ste-Croix, where you will witness incredible performances from fire jugglers, acrobats, and dancers in a show exploding with colors and light.

Go Zip Lining

canopy zipline adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping while exploring an area of unspoiled tropical rainforest with vast scenic beauty and fly 200m above the treetops at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Canopy River offers eleven thrilling zip lines. Your zip line tour will end with a majestic mule ride and optional tequila tasting. You will also have the chance to swim at the infinity pool and admire the stunning views of the eco park.

Stay in the Best Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Hotel Mousai is an excellent choice of hotel for your spring travel. As the first and only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco, the luxury, adults-only resort offers unrivaled five-star amenities and top-notch service.

Hotel Mousai, the perfect place to stay at during a spring travel to Puerto Vallarta

The upscale resort offers flawless hospitality, which includes 5 gourmet restaurants with elevated fare, all-inclusive packages, 24-hour room service, 2 stunning Rooftop infinity pools, 2 gyms, a world-class spa, outdoor jacuzzis, and fun-packed activities. The luxurious amenities and service will make your spring travel to Puerto Vallarta all the more remarkable.

Hotel Mousai South Tower

Hotel Mousai’s all-new South Tower features contemporary architecture with the jungle and ocean as its backdrop. Embedded with luxury right from the elegant lobby through to the Rooftop featuring a stunning 46-meter-long infinity pool with incredible views.

Hotel Mousai’s impeccably designed suites let you slumber in comfort and style along with their glimmering ocean views or magnificent jungle scenery, whichever you will choose to book.

Mousai South Suites

The Penthouse suite lets you enjoy exclusive privileges such as an in-suite dinner with a private chef, an in-suite premium bar, butler service, a bottle of Moët & Chandon, an aromatherapy menu, and more. The North and South Towers each offer their own eclectic and contemporary vibe.

For a magical experience, don’t skip Hotel Mousai’s Spa Imagine, where you are in for absolute mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation. The hotel spa features a sophisticated hydrotherapy circuit equipped with a whirlpool, pressure massage shower, cold plunge pool, and six-cycle vitality pool; a beauty salon; specialty therapy suites; and a relaxation lounge.

Spa imagine suites overlooking the suites

After all the activities and relaxation, you’re definitely bound to get hungry, and Hotel Mousai’s diverse gourmet dining options will never let you down. NOI combines modern art and Italian food while DAO lets you delight in contemporary Chinese cuisine while taking in the view of the surrounding tropical rainforest.

Chinese restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

The Rooftop South and The Rooftop North are meant for a scrumptious lunch, romantic al fresco dinners, flirty cocktails, and both offer panoramic views of the ocean and jungle.

Rooftop of Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta

Whether you’re craving sushi, soy protein burgers, salad, beet tacos, lobster, fajitas, bagels, steak, cocktails, liquors, wines, or anything in between, Hotel Mousai’s spectrum of gourmet restaurants will never disappoint your palate.

There are many heart-pumping, taste bud tempting, and soul-searching activities you can choose from. There are yoga classes; snorkeling adventures; hiking tours around the Garza Blanca Preserve for nature lovers; Los Arcos tours by paddle board or kayak; and wine and tequila tastings at Blanca Blue’s bar where they have over 100 varieties of tequila – because you’re in Mexico after all.

Paddle board activities in Puerto Vallarta

2024 is certainly the year to visit Puerto Vallarta, especially for spring break. The beach destination is all about fun in the sun – the quintessential combo for spring breakers. Go ahead and plan your trip to Puerto Vallarta and stay in one of the most lavish hotels in the area, Hotel Mousai, for a vacation you’ll never forget.


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