Dolphin Encounter and Las Caletas Beach Combo

Dolphin Encounter and Las Caletas Beach Combo

Enjoy two of Puerto Vallarta's most time-honored and highly rated activities with our Vallarta Dolphin Encounter and Las Caletas Beach Hideaway combo package. This tour starts off at our world-class Dolphin Center in Nuevo Vallarta where you will meet with some of Mexico’s most highly experienced dolphin trainers. These dolphin trainers dedicate their whole careers to learning about, interacting with, and sharing these beautiful and sociable creatures. They will lead your journey to the world of the dolphins by teaching you all about the behavior and biology of our bottlenose dolphins, followed by a face to face encounter with these unforgettable sea animals.

The Vallarta Dolphin Encounter includes a face to face interaction with our dolphins in waist deep water in our natural seawater lagoon. You will get the chance to interact with these friendly animals as well as feel their smooth skin and communicate with them through hand signals. Interacting with dolphins is a dream come true for animal lovers and we are happy to offer this to our Puerto Vallarta visitors.

But this tour package also includes a trip out to one of the best beaches anywhere in Mexico! Our private Las Caletas beach offers everything travelers want from a beach vacation. Soft white sand, palm trees, and beautiful clear waters await you! You can relax by the water and take in the sun, and you can also join us for several fun water-based activities including paddleboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking. This Las Caletas Beach package is easily one of the top beach activities anywhere in Puerto Vallarta! This one of a kind tour package combines this beautiful beach day with the unforgettable experience of interacting with dolphins. This is the type of package that people of all ages will enjoy!

Q: Where is Las Caletas?

Las Caletas is a private cove approximately 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta in the Bay of Banderas. You can only get there by sea as there are no roads in the last 3rd of the bay from Boca de Tomatlan to Yelapa.

Q: How do I get to Las Caletas?

The only way in and out is by boat, and because it is a private cove, the only boats allowed in are those owned by Vallarta Adventures. This means that there are no street vendors or other tourists there, making it a true paradise hideaway. 

Q: What tours go to Las Caletas?

The day tour "Las Caletas" and the evening tour "Rhythms of the Night".

Q: Can I book both the day tour and Rhythms of the Night on the same day?

You could but you would have to come back to Vallarta on the boat in between tours. Unfortunately we don't allow guests to stay at Caletas after the day tour has finished as the area must be cleaned and prepared for the evening show. 

Q: What activities are available at Las Caletas and how much do they cost?

The activities are only available during the day time tour and most are included in the price of your day:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Kids Adventure Park and Zoo
  • Nature Trail
  • Parrot Encounter
  • Cooking lessons

Other activities cost extra:

  • Spa treatments - $35 - $70 USD
  • Clay Modeling - $6 USD
  • Scuba Lessons - $50 USD
  • Scuba Diving - $50 USD

Q: How big is Las Caletas?

Caletas has approximately 3/4 mile of coastline and over 1,000 hectares of tropical forest. It has a pier, 4 beaches, a hill top spa, 4 dining areas and a 1.5 mile nature trail in the forest. There is also the open-air amphitheater tucked away in the forest with seating for 500 people.

Q: Drinks are included in the price - but does that mean everything?

Open bar includes bottled water, fruit juices, sodas, beer, Bacardi, tequila, Smirnoff vodka, margaritas and wine during your meal. You don't need to pay for any drinks. In the evenings, we also have a wine list so that you can choose a special bottle of wine to accompany your dinner with prices ranging from $25 USD and up per bottle. However, the table wine is free, so you don't have to pay extra for wine if you don't want to.

Q: I'm a vegetarian, will there be anything for me to eat?

Of course! Our buffet style lunch includes a large selection of salads, pasta and grilled vegetables, as well as seafood paella during the day and grilled fish at night. For carnivores there is also grilled chicken and steak or ribs. You can help yourselves as many times as you like and the food at Caletas really is delicious.

Q: Is Caletas wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately not. The nature of the area means that there are a number of inclines and some steps. Caletas is a very natural place and most of the paths are sandy or with an uneven surface. Wheelchairs would not be able to get over to the beaches, spa or to the areas where we have activities. 

Q: It looks as though everything is included in the tour - what should I bring and are there any lockers to leave my gear?

Bring a towel, your swimming gear, sunscreen and a hat. You may want to bring some money to leave as tips for the crew or staff or if you want to take a massage. There is also a small gift shop at Caletas where you can buy waterproof cameras, t-shirts and things like that. There are lockers at Caletas so you can store your things safely while you go snorkeling or kayaking - you will need to leave an ID or hotel key as deposit for this.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.


  • Cruise ship passengers MUST book directly with their cruise line
  • Children 5-11 years old: Must be accompanied by a paying adult (16 or older)
  • Child prices applies to children ages 5 to 11
  • Tour is not available on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays
  • Cameras are only allowed in the guest observation area
  • No jewelry or sunscreen allowed during the dolphin portion
  • Lifejackets are available upon request
  • Each dolphin program is unique and based upon our groups, trainers and dolphins
  • All of our programs are designed with our dolphins wellbeing in mind
  • Expecting mothers are restricted