Things to See on a Mexican Riviera Cruise
Mexican Riviera cruises have become some of the most popular year-round cruise destinations in recent years. Travelers are drawn to the warm, sunny beaches, friendly population, and historic wonders located on Mexico’s Gold Coast. Most Mexican Riviera cruises include stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Acapulco. If you are wondering what to do on a Mexican Riviera cruise, we have some “must-see” destinations you won’t want to miss!
1. Acapulco’s Cliff Divers
If your Mexican Riviera cruise takes you to Acapulco, be sure to head to the La Quebrada cliffs. They offer the best viewing location to watch the world-famous Acapulco cliff divers as they plunge fearlessly more than 100 feet into the ocean.
2. Living Coral Reef
Mexican Riviera cruises that visit Cabo San Lucas offer the chance to see the only living coral reef on the west coast of North America. You can see more than 350 species of marine animals and plants if you go snorkeling or scuba diving at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, which is home to three types of coral reef. The dive site is located about an hour and a half from Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez.
Fans of architecture and history buffs will love exploring the historic district in Old Mazatlán, where many of the buildings date back to the 1800s. There is plenty to see as you take a walking tour through the historical district, including the iconic landmarks of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, and the Plaza de la Revolucion. Be sure to visit the marketplace, which has a thriving art scene.
4. Puerto Vallarta by zip line
Enjoy stunning views of Puerto Vallarta as you soar on a zip-line above the spreading rain forest. Puerto Vallarta offers one of the best canopy adventures available on the Mexican Riviera, standing out from similar zip line destinations with a full 14 platforms. Enjoy an unparalleled view of Puerto Vallarta and the scenery at the foothills of the Sierra Mountains.
5. The art shops of Viejo Vallarta
Viejo Vallarta has become one of the “must-see” destinations for art lovers. Unlike the more tourist-centered shopping areas, the stores and art galleries along the cobblestone and brick streets of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town offer genuine crafted gift items. You’ll find plenty to love among the contemporary and traditional handicrafts, paintings, handwoven fabrics, and more.
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