"For kids, there's a dolphin encounter near Puerto Vallarta where you can swim with the dolphins and learn about these animals. There's also a water park called Splash that has a dolphin and a sea lion show. During the winter, there are whale-watching tours to see the humpbacks. All of the different hotels have information about that. There's also a sea turtle preservation program with pens for the incubating eggs to make sure that they are able to grow and hatch without being disturbed. You'll see the sea turtles on your dives, which is wonderful. Whether you're in Puerto Vallarta or out in Punta Mita, there are beautiful hiking trails all over, with tropical birds and a variety of plants."
"La Palapa is on the Playa los Muertos beach. You listen to live guitar music at night. Los Arbolitos has homemade tortillas, Mexican food, and seafood, and they serve these giant margaritas. It's a casual, family-run cafe overlooking the river and the bridge. The Adobe Cafe serves gourmet Mexican food, pasta, and fresh fish. It's elegant and casual at the same time."