Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Puerto Vallarta Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Puerto Vallarta? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Top Attractions in Puerto Vallarta

Dining Out Dozens of top chefs have restaurants in PV, and each November sees the International Gourmet Festival, with guest chefs, recipes...


Puerto Vallarta's Art Walk

A series of bronze sculptures stretches along the sea walk and are the most photographed elements of the city. In contrast to traditional sculptures...


Mexican Rhythms and Roots

Salsa, merengue, cumbia —do they leave you spinning before you even hit the dance floor? This primer is designed to help you wrap your mind...


Top Reasons to Go to Puerto Vallarta

Resorts: Everything from luxurious beachfront high-rises to quaint boutique hideaways. Nightlife: Vallarta after dark is one of Mexico's...


Puerto Vallarta's Best Street Food and Snacks

Puerto Vallarta's Best Street Food and Snacks In New York you go for a slice; in Puerto Vallarta, you stop for a taco. Snacking at street stands...


Festivals and Events in Puerto Vallarta

January El Día de los Santos Reyes. El Día de los Santos Reyes (January 6) was the day of gift-giving in Latin America until Santa Claus...


Snapshot of Puerto Vallarta

Geography Puerto Vallarta sits at the center point of C-shaped Banderas Bay. Spurs from the Sierra Cacoma run down to the sea, forming a landscape...


Gay Puerto Vallarta

Gay Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta is a gay old town. Mexico's most popular gay destination draws crowds of "Dorothy's friends" from both...


Weddings and Honeymoons in Puerto Vallarta

Weddings and Honeymoons Mexico is a growing wedding and honeymoon destination for Canadians and Americans. Many area hotels—from boutiques...


Kids and Families in Puerto Vallarta

Kids and Families What better way to bond with your kids than splashing in the pool or the sea, riding a horse into the hills, or zipping through...


Side Trips from Puerto Vallarta

If you're not joining an organized day tour, there are many possible itineraries, depending on whether you leave from PV or from Guadalajara...


Food Glossary for Puerto Vallarta

Here are some of the dishes you're likely to find on area menus or in the reviews below. Buen provecho! arrachera: skirt steak. carne...


Puerto Vallarta Accommodations for Families

Puerto Vallarta is an excellent destination for children. Miles of beaches keep kids busy in the sand and the sea, and activities like horseback...


Buying a Time-Share in Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta, time-share salespeople are as unavoidable as death and taxes, and almost as dreaded. Although a slim minority of people...


Smart Souvenirs

Arts and Crafts Puerto Vallarta is an arts and crafts paradise, particularly if you're fond of ceramics, masks, fine art, and Huichol folk...


Taxco: Silver City

In less than a decade after William Spratling arrived in the mining town of Taxco—275 km (170 miles) north of Acapulco—he had transformed it...

Sports & Activities

Annual Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta

March Banderas Bay Regatta. The winter season brings foreign vessels and lots of racing and boating activities, including the five-day Banderas...

There are no results



Book Your Trip

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

News & Features
Trip Finder

Fodor's Puerto Vallarta, 5th Edition

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Spanish Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Download Now

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.