Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Advertisement

Photo of Puerto Vallarta Photo: Corbis

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.

Hotels

Puerto Vallarta Hotels

Centered in the middle of a large bay, Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta is the traditional hub for area beach hotels.... read more

Restaurants

Puerto Vallarta Restaurants

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

Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

Hotels

Puerto Vallarta Experiences

View more experiences

Advertisement

News & Features
Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Puerto Vallarta, 5th Edition

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Spanish phrases while you're on the go!

Download Now
Forums
Travel Deals