Shopping - Puerto Vallarta offers rich opportunities for shoppers. Almost everything made in México is available: silver, blown glass, pottery, sarapes, clothing, sandals, masks and other arts and crafts. Visitors have the unique opportunity to purchase pieces by some of Mexico's most well known contemporary painters and sculptors, as well as internationally renowned artists. And, for budget-conscious vacationers with a good eye, Puerto Vallarta offers the opportunity to get in on the ground floor with Mexico's up-and-coming new artists can be see at the Pueblito del Sol Cultural Center. "Gigante" (Plaza Caracol), "Comercial Mexicana" (two locations: Plaza Genovesa and Plaza Marina).
Bullfighting - Bullfights are held December through April beginning at 5pm on Wednesday at the La Paloma Toros Plaza bullring, across the highway from the town pier. Witness a traditional 3 stage bullfight concluding in the death of the bull via sword. Tickets are $25 and you can call 224-2457 for details. PAPANTLA FLYERS (Voladores de Papantla) Performance
Las Caletas - Formerly the private home of world famous film director John Huston, Las Caletas is a gorgeous beach hideaway on Banderas Bay. Accessible only by sea, you can cruise to this exclusive hideaway for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Or you can opt for the Vallarta Adventure Rhythms of the Night tour which includes a sunset cruise, candlelight dinner and dance show at Las Caletas. Call 866/256-2739 toll-free in the U.S. or 322/297-1212, ext. 3 or visit www.vallarta-adventures.com online for details.