Puerto Vallarta travel guides

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A Puerto Vallarta city guide - vibrant and exotic, yet full of history

With its peaceful beaches, world class restaurants and the latest in ecotourism and extreme adventure, Puerto Vallarta offers incredible experiences against a backdrop of mountains, rivers and the seventh largest bay in the world. The city is internationally recognised for its charm and friendliness, which you can soak up browsing the market stalls or enjoying its many cafes and nightclubs. Discover some of its bountiful wildlife including birds, iguanas and humpback whales.

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Puerto Vallarta travel guides

Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta - a neighborhood guide

Centred in the middle of a large bay, Puerto Vallarta is perfect for those looking for a beach break. The surrounding neighborhoods cater for different tastes and budgets, whether you want a moderately priced hotel in the bustling center, an oceanfront high-rise on the outskirts or tranquil boutique away from all the crowds.

Puerto Vallarta shopping guide - where to shop and what to buy

It's hard to decide which is better, shopping in Puerto Vallarta or enjoying all its incredible restaurants. This is no difficult dilemma, however, as there are enough of both options to keep the foodie and fashionista happy. Work up an appetite finding some wonderful and unique souvenirs to impress friends back home.

Where to eat in Puerto Vallarta - a dining guide

With more than 250 restaurants, you won't struggle for choice in Puerto Vallarta. You can fork out lots for expensive platters but you can also get freshly caught fish and hot-off-the-grill tortillas for very little money. In the city's historic Zona Romantica and Colonia Emiliano Zapata are lots of family-owned businesses that show the relaxed, laid-back vibe of the city. However, if it’s high-end sophistication you’re after, Puerto Vallarta also attracts some serious culinary talent with world-class results.

What to see and do in Puerto Vallarta - a guide to landmarks and attractions

Life in this coastal city revolves around the ocean, with its beautiful beaches, water sports and whale-watching tours.  There is plenty to explore on land as well, whether you want to embrace some local culture or explore the area's biodiversity. The city's cobblestone streets and the festive town square create a welcoming atmosphere that will draw in any visitor and there is so much natural beauty to enjoy. 

A Puerto Vallarta travel guide – Pacific beaches and cosmopolitan art

Crimson sunsets over ultramarine waters, resplendent golden beaches curtained by palms and long balmy nights at refined restaurants – Puerto Vallarta is a vacation paradise. Colonial-era streets, lined with art galleries, lead down to bustling waterfronts of glimmering beach bars and relaxed seaside eateries. Book a Puerto Vallarta hotel in Mexico’s most urbane resort town.

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