If you’re based in Puerto Vallarta and set on spending all your nights here, you can still get out of town for a day at a time. From can’t-miss outings to easy-going changes of scenery, here are some great options by car, bus, and boat.
A sprinkling of secluded upscale mini resorts, perfect for a few days of quiet tropical relaxation, have opened in some remote corners of the Puerto Vallarta region. Being hideaways, they are not always easily accessible, but for those willing to make an extra effort, the rewards are rustically luxurious accommodations in lovely natural settings.
There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Puerto Vallarta. Whether you’re looking for beautiful beachfront dining or the best cheap tacos on the planet, here’s a concise list of the best restaurants on offer.
There are all kinds of hotel experiences to be had in the Puerto Vallarta region. For those who really just want to get away from it all and do nothing in beautiful isolation, here are your best hideaway options.
Puerto Vallarta is the place for romance. Swaying palms on golden beaches, moonlit walks along the shore, and brilliant Pacific sunsets make the Bay of Banderas the perfect backdrop for weddings, anniversaries, engagements, or just a quick romantic getaway. Here are great suggestions for a perfect romantic day in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta and the region surrounding it have long had die-hard fans. From the wild, undeveloped southern coast to the colorful beach towns of the northern shores, this unique slice of Mexican terrain attracts return visitors year after year. The surprising diversity of Vallarta and its surroundings attracts more people each year, yet you can still get away from everything without going far from this lively city. Come discover your own special place in this magical region by the sea.
Puerto Vallarta has many gay-friendly establishments and events. This guide for planning your visit includes recommended accommodations, nightlife, and tours, as well as advice on which beach is the place to be.
Mexico’s Christmas season is full of tradition and pageantry—though very few conifers. Julie Doherty Meade describes the various ways of celebrating, and she shares the story of her own first Christmas in Mexico.
Thinking of moving to Mexico, or want to spend some time really getting to know the Pacific region? This leisurely itinerary starts in popular Puerto Vallarta and gives you ten days to explore the coast.
The vast majority of travelers reach Puerto Vallarta by air—flights are frequent and reasonably priced, but travelers can also arrive by bus, train, or ferry. Author Justin Henderson shares information about the various options for getting to Puerto Vallarta.