Puerto Vallarta must see activities
San Sebastian Air Expedition
Air Expedition
During the flight you’ll observe enchanting sights of cascades, Sierra Madre mountains and more! Perfect for photo lovers
Twilight Certified Diving
Twilight Diving
The thrill of night diving in the canyon called the Devil's Drop, where unique marine species can only be seen at night!
Tee Time at Flamingos Golf Club Puerto Vallarta
Flamingos Golf Club
Designed by Percy Clifford, who has brilliantly created its 18 fairways surrounded by a stunning tropical jungle landscape...
Canopy Adventure Puerto Vallarta
Canopy Adventure
You will feel the rush of adrenalin pump through your veins as you whoosh from platform to platform, 90 ft above the forest floor ...
Sunset Sailing in Puerto Vallarta
Sunset Sailing
This is an exclusive and unique experience, ideal spot for a romantic sail boat, honeymooners, and photo enthusiasts...
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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Caressed by the azure waters of Banderas bay and embraced by the stunning mountains of the Sierra Madre, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's favourite sunny spots for international travelers. Once a port that processed silver brought down from the surrounding mountains, and forever transformed and projected to the world after director John Huston's 1964 movie The Night of the Iguana starring Richard Burton and Hollywood diva Ava Gardner. Puerto Vallarta soon became a must-visit resort while in Mexico due to its picturesque cobblestone streets, white houses, lush vegetation, cultural and nightlife offer.

Seahorse and boy in Puerto Vallarta Malecon
The 26 miles (42km) of beaches along Banderas Bay are divided in seven sections: North Vallarta (Punta de Mita/Bucerias), Nuevo Vallarta, Marina Vallarta, Vallarta Hotel Zone, Vallarta Downtown, Romantic Zone and South Vallarta (Mismaloya / Boca de Tomatlan). All offer different moods and even architectural approaches, but all share the beatiful seascapes, warm weather and the already world-famous friendly Mexican service.

Cool breezes flow down from the mountains along the Río Cuale, which runs through the center of town. Fanciful public sculptures grace the boardwalk, or malecón, which is bordered by lively restaurants, shops, and bars. The malecón is a magnet for both residents and visitors, who stroll the main walkway to take in an ocean breeze, a multihued sunset, or a moonlit, perfect wave.

Where is Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta Map
Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta
hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Hotels
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Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Sunset in Puerto Vallarta
Public art at Malecon Puerto Vallarta
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church

Puerto Vallarta: From Family, Sporty or Party Holiday

Puerto Vallarta is a real paradise for water-sports lovers, from Deep-sea fishing to scuba diving and snorkeling all year round to whale watching from December to March. Surf waves are pretty high from May to November.

Due to its lush mountain surroundings, Puerto Vallarta offers a great deal of adventure and ecological tours. Breathtaking waterfalls and heart-accelerating experiences as a good swish between treetops hanging from a zipline. Horseriding is also popular among visitors, the views of the Sierra Madre are simply amazing.

Since Puerto Vallarta is such an attractive Mexican town, international cruise lines offer an almost mandatory stop when traveling by Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast. Once there, cruise and land visitors stroll up and down the town's colorful streets and alleys in search for the perfect gift or souvenir in its many and original shops.

Later on, you can sip a Tequila Margarita on any of the terrace restaurants while watching the sunset. A wide array of culinary offers and will blow your mind. For more than a decade, Vallarta has hosted the exciting International Festival Gourmet, which features dozens of the world’s best chefs creating culinary masterpieces in tandem with those at our finest restaurants every November.

Yelapa coast
Ecoturismo en Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Side Trips:

As far as 11 miles (18km) from Vallarta airport, in the northern side of Banderas Bay, is a little fishermen's village called Bucerias. In his tranquil place you'll find pristine non-crowded beaches and and a relaxed atmosphere. On-the-beach restaurants serve the freshest catch of the day at low prices. Surf lessons and ATV tours are common in this area.

Another interesting and picturesque town is Yelapa, accesible only by boat in a 45 minute ride from Puerto Vallarta. Yelapa is popular among artists, writers, hippies and hiptsers, giving this place a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere in addition of its natural beauty.

In Yelapa you can swim, snorkel and eat fresh grilled seafood at a beachside restaurant. You can tour this little town or hike up a river to see to waterfalls. The closest to town ia about a 30 minute walk from the beach. Local guides offer their services for fishing trips, paragliding, horseback ridings or hiking. Agree always the price before you start your tour or activity.


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