Surfers off the shore in Sayulita. Photo © Allison Pasciuto, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Spend Ten Days on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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.

View down a cobblestoned streets in San Miguel de Allende with cathedral spires visible in the distance.

Learning and Speaking Spanish in Mexico

Being able to speak Spanish is not necessary for visiting (or even moving to) Mexico, but it can open up a lot of doors. In this article, author Julie Doherty Meade covers the benefits and difficulties of learning Spanish in Mexico, as well as where to find language classes around the country.

Moon Los Cabos

This full-color guide to Los Cabos includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Mexico enthusiast Nikki Goth Itoi knows the best ways to experience Los Cabos—from hiking in the Sierra de la Laguna to visiting the amazing Pulmo Reef, the only coral reef system in the Sea of Cortez. Itoi draws on her extensive knowledge […]

View from a hotel room of Mismaloya Beach, a crescent of white sand dotted with umbrellas.

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Beaches

Looking for the perfect beach in Puerto Vallarta? Justin Henderson suggests great all-purpose beaches with convenient access, fun amenities, and opportunities for everything from snorkeling to kayaking. He also shares the best hidden beaches, the best beaches for wildlife viewing on the Nayarit Coast, and more.

A white minivan on a well-paved two-land road that winds between rolling golden hills dotted with greenery.

Driving to Puerto Vallarta from the United States

If you’re adventurous and like going to out-of-the-way places, but you still want to have all the comforts of home, you may enjoy driving your own car or RV to Puerto Vallarta. Author Justin Henderson covers the essentials for motoring in Mexico: routes, fuel costs, car repair, insurance, and various safety tips.

Figures are silhouetted on the beach as a dramatic fiery sunset turns the sky gold to crimson to purple.

The Five-Day Best of Puerto Vallarta

For the most intimate view of Puerto Vallarta, stay in a comfortable hotel within close walking distance of the colorful Old Town sights, cafés, restaurants, and shops. Author Justin Henderson offers a five-day itinerary that features the best of this beautiful city.

A wide, paved walkway follows the shoreline with beach and whitewashed hotels visible in the distance.

Discover the Magic of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas have long had die-hard fans. From the wild, undeveloped southern coast to the colorful beach towns of the northern shores, it’s plain to see why visitors return year after year. Justin Henderson shares a helpful overview of this magical region by the sea.