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Easily accessible from the US and Canada, Puerto Vallarta is a perfect summer destination providing a host of activities that all can enjoy. From strolling along Puerto Vallarta's lively Malecón while enjoying free outdoor entertainment, to riding zip lines across tree tops or swimming with dolphins and sea lions, children and adults of all ages can share memorable moments in a fun-filled summer vacation.

Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most popular destinations and Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA), a leading global investigative and security firm, found that the international destination is one of the safest for American and Canadian travelers.

This is a sentiment agreed by travelers as this year the destination has received numerous consumer-awarded titles, among them "Most Romantic Mexican Destination" and "Favorite Mexican Beach" from the readers of About.com and "Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice awards have chosen Puerto Vallarta as the #9 Beach Destination and the number one overall destination in Mexico.

Following is a list of some of the more popular activities to be enjoyed in Puerto Vallarta.

A Day in a Traditional Mexican Ranch: Ranches offer tours on horseback, by motorbike or hikes through surrounding ecosystems.

Sea Turtle Release Program Every night throughout turtle season, May to September, staff members from various hotels located along the beach gather the turtle eggs from the shore and take them for incubation. Once the hatchlings are born and are ready to be released into their natural habitat, the various hotels invite their guests to aid in the release of the newborn hatchlings on the beaches so they find their way into the water.

Las Caletas Islands Las Caletas is a secluded paradise, with a spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains, beautiful beaches, and even a tropical reef.

Los Arcos National Marine Park Famous for its 1600 foot underwater cliff "Devil's Drop", this protected park consists of towering rock arches, caves, tunnels, and reefs full of marine animals.

Yelapa & Majahuitas The small fishing villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas are two relaxing and unspoiled paradises that allow visitors to come in close contact with wildlife inhabiting the hills of the jungle.

Corbeteña Considered to be one of the best diving sites in Mexico. Its remote location is a benefit for those visitors desiring a secluded diving site, away from the typical diving tour destinations.

El Salado Mangrove Estuary The Estero del Salado lagoon is a paradise for birdwatchers; a beautiful expanse of white mangle, palm trees, mosses, ferns, and fauna.

San Sebastian This remote village has retained the charm of colonial Mexico while offering an impressive array of modern amenities and expansive views.

Canopy Tours: Canopy tours are an exciting way to see and learn about the varied tropical flora and fauna of the rainforest surrounding Puerto Vallarta. The adrenaline mounts as one rides from treetop to treetop, hovering over the canopy of the lush vegetation of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Water Parks Numerous water parks feature swimming pools, slides, toboggans, tube and thrill rides. Some water parks also offer dolphin, seal and sea lion shows as well.