Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Charming old town and lush countryside

Fewer Hurricanes

Excellent 4 and 5* hotels

Easy access from the West and East coast

Great Weddings

Hotels We Recommend:

Dreams Puerto Vallarta

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Palladium Vallarta

Royal Decameron Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta

The classic Mexican resort town, Puerto Vallarta has been welcoming visitors since the 1950s. Bordered by the impressive Sierra Madre Mountains and a sweep of golden sand beach, Puerto Vallarta comprises the old town and the sophisticated marina area.

Visitors from around the world are charmed by the old town with its steep cobblestone streets, wrought iron balconies draped with colorful bougainvillea plants, and traditional restaurants. Shops offer the latest in resort wear and traditional Mexican buys such as crafts; galleries appeal to the art collector with their original pieces and sculptures… and the colorful outdoor market tempts you to haggle over inexpensive pottery, jewelry and weavings. For a taste of home, head to one of several modern shopping malls.

Join the locals for a stroll along the malecon, or seafront promenade, which provides great people-watching on weekend nights. Stop at one of dozens of cafés for your favorite cooling beverage. Or head inland on a rollicking jeep tour. Sports enthusiasts enjoy world class deep-sea fishing; and everyone in love enjoys a romantic sunset cruise.

Riviera Nayarit

Just 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta is this newer resort area, now famous for its modern, inclusive hotels and secluded resorts. The beaches range from wide stretches of pale golden sand, to intimate coves.

This is a great choice for you if you prefer to be away from the bustle of the town, yet it’s within easy access for shopping excursions or to sample the café life in a Mexican city. Quaint and sleepy villages dot the landscape and give you a great insight into the charm of Old Mexico.

Natural beauty is also a strong calling card here, with the coastline giving way to a lush jungle interior. For the active vacationer, there’s an increasing number of eco-touring options; three golf courses in the area; and modern marina with 200 slips.