Aquatic Activities – One of Puerto Vallarta’s main attractions is undoubtedly the ocean. You can go whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking, or just chill out on the beach. Any activity that takes place on the water is a recipe for sunburn. Always pack sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and wear a rashguard if you’re in the water for an extended period. Take your water bottle to avoid dehydration.
Shopping – Whether you’re browsing one of Puerto Vallarta’s street markets, a high-end shopping center, or poking around in boutiques along the malecón, you’ll need to wear comfortable shoes. Walking around all day on pavement is taxing for your feet, so wear shoes with plenty of padding and arch support. Additionally, crossbody purse is ideal for women, as you can wear it in front of your body in crowded spaces to deter pickpockets. A dress or shorts and t-shirt is a cool and comfortable option for wandering around in the sun
for hours on end.
Nightlife – Puerto Vallarta’s nightclubs call for slightly elevated ensembles. Men will need to
wear jeans or slacks along with a button-down shirt, and formal shoes. Women should plan
to wear a dress and heels, or formal shoes. It can be chilly at night, particularly in the dry
season, so take a light jacket just in case.