The Fastest and the Slowest of Puerto Vallarta

by Craig Zabransky on September 11, 2012

Puerto Vallarta continues to grow as a destination. At times, the destination seems to be striving for the fastest, biggest and best and at other times it seems to be preserving and protecting the old ways. And it does in an harmony to continue to make it the top destination for tourists it has become.

The Fastest Zip line in Mexico

Earlier this summer, Vallarta Adventures opened the fastest zip line in Mexico. It travels over 1,2000 meters and reaches speeds close to 100kph (60mph).  It is all part of a new extreme adventure park that also includes; Two thrilling rappels from treetop platforms, exciting tarzan swings, hanging bridges and suspended walk ways, a polaris off road (all-terrain utility vehicle exploration through the jungle), and a refreshing water slide.

it looks fast… photo: Vallarta Adventures

This park truly enables visitors to decide how extreme they want to be on their holiday.  But the adventures in Puerto Vallarta don’t always cause adrenaline rushes, sometimes it can be found in the slowest animals.

The Turtles Return to Puerto Vallarta

The release of small sea reptiles is eagerly awaited every year by both visitors and residents. The goal to allow the public to participate is to create deeper awareness and consciousness of conservation for these ancient creatures.

the turtles just hatched… photo: Craig Zabransky

Participation begins in July and lasts until December and with the many eggs taking 45 days to hatch turtles really just start hatching in September. The Olive Ridley turtle is the most common, but you can find multiple species along the bay of Banderas.

For those traveling to Puerto Vallarta during these months there are many ways to get involved and if you are interested. you can read all about the local  Turtle Release Program.

Photos by Vallarta Adventures and Stay Adventurous Photography.


Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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