Puerto Vallarta Sights

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Alta Vista Petroglyphs

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Even though it's not a typical excursion for tourists, the Alta Vista petroglyphs offer an interesting and different day in the outdoors.

Archaeological Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Pre-Columbian figures and Indian artifacts are on display at the Archaeological Museum. There's a general explanation of Western Pacific...

Basilica de Talpa

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

On the large plaza, the Basilica de Talpa is the main show in town. The twin-spire limestone temple is Gothic with neoclassic elements.

Boca de Naranjo

  • Beach–Sight

A couple of miles north of La Peñita, a dusty road leads to this long, secluded sandy beach with excellent swimming. The rutted dirt...

Casa Museo de Doña Conchita

  • Local Interest–Sight

You're welcome any time at the Casa Museo de Doña Conchita. The aged but affable lady loves to show visitors photos of her venerable...

Cerro de San Basilio

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

For a bird's-eye view of the town and coast, hike or drive up Calle Juárez, the main drag, to Cerro de San Basilio. Contaduría. ...

Cerro de la Cruz

  • Town/Village

The countryside just outside town is ideal for hikes and drives. From Mascota's plaza you can walk up Calle Morelos out of town to Cerro...


  • Beach–Sight

Some 30 km (19 miles) north of Rincón de Guayabitos, Chacala is another 9 km (5 miles) from the highway through exuberant vegetation.

Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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 Ignacio...


  • Beach–Sight

A classic in the region's beach scene and favorite of locals, this beach stretches a few miles north of Piedra Blanca headland. It's...