There are many great activities for those spending just a day in PV. Catch a bus or take a taxi to the beautiful Malecón, the boardwalk that runs parallel to Banderas Bay. Then take your time strolling past the unusual statues and intricate sand sculptures found there, stopping for pictures or looking inside one of the art galleries along the way. You’ll probably end your walk at Los Arcos or the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe — two of the most iconic images of the city. If you have more than a day to spare, plan on spending one or two hours at the Botanical Gardens of Vallarta or in the northern seaside town of Bucerías.