Golf – The resort features a 6-hole mini golf course for the casual golfer; For more serious play, there are several golf courses in the Puerto Vallarta area that offer fun and challenging venues for amateurs and professionals alike. With your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, enjoy discounted rates at the Marina Vallarta Golf Club and Vista Vallarta Golf Club (both the Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf courses). Other courses in the area are El Tigre Golf Club in Nuevo Vallarta, Four Seasons Golf Course at Punta Mita, Mayan Palace Golf Club in Nuevo Vallarta, and El Tamarindo Golf Course in Costa Alegre. The stunning scenery and beauty of Puerto Vallarta courses rival that of courses anywhere in the world.
Kids Club – Operated by trained professionals, the Kids Club is designed and equipped especially for young children, and includes activities programs that will instruct and entertain your little ones and maximize their vacation fun, too!
Pools – Two beautiful free-form pools with two outdoor Jacuzzis, plus a kiddie’s pool offer water enjoyment around the clock. Enjoy fun, daily activities in the main pool, including water aerobics, dance, water polo, and pool volleyball. Comfortable lounge chairs are provided all throughout the pool areas.
Water Sports – Enjoy sailing and boating, kayaking, parasailing, body boarding, etc. in many places along the shorelines and coves of Banderas Bay. Motorized equipment is available by third party tour providers. Check with the hotel concierge for details.
Shopping – There is a small set of shops inside the hotel for basic needs and gifts and souvenirs. Enjoy a complete shopping experience when you visit downtown Puerto Vallarta and shop the many stores along the Malecon and throughout the downtown. Vallarta has a little something for everyone! From eclectic shops to designer boutiques selling fine jewelry, beautiful silver, designer dresses, and home decor to shopping centers like the Paradise Plaza with over 100 commercial spaces with well-stocked supermarkets, restaurants, banks, clinics, and a fantastic disco. Stroll the cobblestone streets of downtown Vallarta with its clusters of unique shops. Whether you’re looking for books, pewter, furniture, ceramics, original art, paintings, clothing and swimwear, Mexican handicrafts, hammocks, gifts and souvenirs, leather products, or something completely one-of-a-kind, you’ll find it.
Diving & Snorkeling – Puerto Vallarta has many places to dive and snorkel. Divers enjoy an exceptional opportunity to explore Banderas Bay, marine national parks, and secluded beaches. The bay is home to turtles and an abundance of tropical fish of many kinds. There are many hidden coves along the rim of the bay, with several sites that are safe for snorkeling and first time diving. Amateurs and experienced divers will find plenty of challenges equal to their skill levels. Los Arcos, located just off Playa Mismaloya, is a notable underwater marine nature preserve and is made up of several small islands with reefs, tunnels, caves, and arches. Waters are warm and clear year round.
Various – The resort has a lit tennis court, volleyball and basketball court, billiards, and bicycles for use.
Exploration – There is so much to see and do in Puerto Vallarta! Start with a walking tour of the city along the Malecon, a waterfront promenade featuring fine restaurants, cafes, and public art exhibits. Boat tours on the Banderas Bay. Horseback riding, jungle tours, and mountain hiking are available. Also for a modest fee, you can secure taxi service that will take you all throughout the region seeing some of the famous sites. In the winter months you may be able to spot humpback whales in the Bay, during their annual migrations.
Entertainment – Daily activities are always going, and at night there are theme parties and nightly shows in the outdoor amphitheater at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. There are also many local events in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas. During the day and by night there are excellent bars, cantinas, and discos or quiet relaxation and evening strolls under the stars. Sunsets on Banderas Bay are always memorable. There are over 100 venues all along the Bay offering live music at least once a week – live Cuban, jazz, rock, Latin American, Mexican ranchero, and Mariachi music, and a lot of it happens in El Centro, (the Malecon), a spot where many consider to be the heart of Vallarta’s nightlife.
Other Activities – From horseback riding expeditions, to watching a real bullfight, to some fantastic fishing for large and small game fish in the incredibly rich waters of Banderas Bay, to doing a canopy tour literally at the top of the jungle, to swimming with dolphins, truly the list is endless of what you can do in sunny Puerto Vallarta!