Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide
Plan Your Puerto Vallarta Vacation
At the northern end of Bahía de Banderas and farther into Nayarit State, to the north, are long, beautiful beaches fringed with tall trees or scrubby tropical forest. Only the most popular beaches like those of Nuevo Vallarta and Rincón de Guayabitos have much in the way of water-sports equipment rentals, but even the more-secluded ones have stands or small restaurants serving cold coconut water, soft drinks, beer, and grilled fish with tortillas.
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
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The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is dedicated to the patron saint of Mexico and of Puerto Vallarta. The holy mother's image, by... Read more
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
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