Short answer - YES!
We always hear concerned parents wondering if Puerto Vallarta is safe enough to bring their kids along with them when they travel and we say absolutely! Honestly, many locals will go out of their way to make you feel welcome with your young ones, grabbing high chairs in restaurants and having kid friendly menus, offering reduced rates for children on different activities, there is no reason not to bring your kiddos along. Family is incredibly important in Mexico and you’ll see three or four generations enjoying a stroll on the malecon or having a nice dinner at a local restaurant, there is even a day devoted to children called Dia del Nino - much like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day where the children receive gifts!
Build sandcastles on the beach or go for a swim at Playa Los Muertos.
Puerto Vallarta has a zoo where they can even feed some of the animals!
What kid doesn’t like pirates? Take them on board the pirate ship in PV.
Enjoy your accommodations pool - some places even have pool toys provided.
Do your kids love horses? Take them into the jungle and ride horses to a waterfall.
Swimming with the dolphins for older kids will be an experience they won’t forget!
Kids love a thrill, why not take them zip-lining? They will be laughing and squealing with joy.
Want to go to a water park, there is one in PV with 10 water slides and a lazy river.
Walk along the malecon, there is loads of entertainment for young and old alike.
If you are thinking of traveling with small children to Puerto Vallarta but the idea seems downright overwhelming, let us help! Many rentals are kid friendly, some will provide pack-n-plays, highchairs, cribs etc. If they don’t, you don’t have to bring all of that with you. There are companies where you can rent everything you could ever need for your kids and it comes at very affordable prices. Activity tables, baby swings, bassinets, booster seats, car seats, bed rails, cribs, strollers, foam mats, diapers and wipes, beach toys, life jackets, it is all available to order online and have delivered to you. If you want a night out, there are excellent babysitters who will watch your children for a couple of hours while you enjoy a date night. Having shops like Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco make stocking up on groceries very similar to how it would be at home. Items that are gluten free, lactose free etc are becoming more common in case your kids have any food allergies, it is easy to pick up diapers, wipes, etc. at those shops or pharmacies around town.
So bring the whole family to Puerto Vallarta and enjoy paradise!