Moon Puerto Vallarta
Including the Nayarit & Jalisco Coasts
By Justin Henderson
Tenth Edition, December 2015
Price: $19.99 USD
Price: $13.99 USD
This full-color guide to Puerto Vallarta includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.
Surfer and former Sayulita resident Justin Henderson reveals the best ways to experience Puerto Vallarta—from enjoying the quirky and compelling works of art along the Malecón to snorkeling in Matanchén Bay. Packed with expert advice on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Puerto Vallarta has options for a range of travel budgets. Henderson designs unique trip strategies for everyone to enjoy, such as “A Perfect Day for Romance,” “At Play in the Bay,” and “Best Hideaways,” while also covering the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer for gay and lesbian travelers. Moon Puerto Vallarta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Puerto Vallarta
Enjoy the very best of Puerto Vallarta with these itineraries:
- The Best of Puerto Vallarta
- A Perfect Day for Romance
- Best Restaurants
- Highlights of Gay Puerto Vallarta
- Best Day Trips from Puerto Vallarta
- Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding
- Best Hideaways
- Best Beaches
- At Play in the Bay
- Forest Adventures
Explore what Puerto Vallarta has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Puerto Vallarta
- Around the Bay of Banderas including Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita, and Into the Mountains
- Sayulita and the Riviera Nayarit including Sayulita and Vicinity, Rincón de Guayabitos and La Peñita, The Road to San Blas, San Blas and Vicinity
- Barra de Navidad and the Jalisco Coast including The Road to Barra de Navidad, Barra de Navidad, and Melaque
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook
A native of Los Angeles, Justin Henderson spent much of his childhood and young adulthood surfing the California beaches. After his graduation from California State University, Northridge, his career took him to several locations across the country. He worked as an architectural journalist in New York City, and later moved to Seattle, where he worked as a freelance travel and design writer. It was in Seattle that he took up windsurfing, reviving his long-dormant surfing skills and his passion for the ocean. But the waters of the Pacific Northwest are cold, so Justin moved with his wife and daughter to Sayulita, 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. In his years living there, Justin learned to love Mexico even more than he did as a child when his family would vacation on Lake Chapala every summer.
Justin has written guidebooks on destinations ranging from Costa Rica to Los Angeles, as well as six murder mysteries featuring a travel writer and photographer which are set on Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, and all over Mexico. Justin has returned to Seattle, where he lives with his family.