Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide
Plan Your Puerto Vallarta Vacation
While coastal Nayarit is jumping on the development bandwagon, the isolated beaches of Cabo Corriente and those of southern Jalisco—some surrounded by ecological reserves—continue to languish in peaceful abandon. Things here are still less formal, and aside from the super-posh resorts like El Careyes, El Tamarindo, and Las Alamandas, whose beaches are off-limits to nonguests, words like "laid-back" and "run-down" or "very basic" still apply, much to the delight of adventurous types.
Centered in the middle of a large bay, Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta is the traditional hub for area beach hotels.... read more
First-time travelers come for the sun and sea, but it's PV's wonderful restaurants that create legions of long-term fans.... read more
Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Legendary restaurants: Eat barbecued snapper with your feet in the sand or chateaubriand with a killer ocean view. Adventure... Read more
Canopy tours are action-packed rides, where, fastened to a zip line high off the ground, you fly from tree to tree—blue sky above,... Read more
Puerto Vallarta's malecón is its Champs Élysées—only shorter, warmer, and less expensive. On the mile-long cement walkway... Read more
Expanded and updated in 2007, PV's cruise-ship terminal berths three full-size ships at a time and is midway between Marina Vallarta and... Read more
Puerto Vallarta is a gay old town. Men check each other out over drinks and suntan oil at the south end of Los Muertos beach, dangle from... Read more
Mexico is a growing wedding and honeymoon destination for Canadians and Americans. Many area hotels—from boutiques to internationally... Read more
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