Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, México
Flanked by the sapphire hues of the Pacific Ocean and the palm-peppered mountains of the Sierra Madre, the horseshoe Bay of Banderas is home to Mexico’s friendliest destination: Puerto Vallarta. A love affair for all your senses, Puerto Vallarta tempts your taste buds with gourmet restaurants and local food stands, ignites your passions, soothes your stresses and offers you excuse upon excuse to explore the deep blue or trek into the mountains.
A unique destination
Puerto Vallarta has been delighting visitors for decades. Few settings offer such remarkable natural beauty accompanied by a spectacular array of year-round recreational activities and guaranteed sunshine, attracting romantics, families and adventurers alike. With its quaint cobblestone streets and balconies brimming with blossoming bugambilia, Puerto Vallarta captures the charm for which traditional Mexico is renowned and boasts a coastline of fabulous beaches, rivers and waterfalls.
A host of pastimes
Transcending its humble beginnings as a picturesque fishing village, Puerto Vallarta came to fame during Hollywood’s heyday when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton took up residence there after the filming of John Huston’s movie version of “The Night of the Iguana.” Since then the sunny port continues to attract the rich and famous, captivating visitors with its bohemian-chic ambience and glamor. Nowadays, Puerto Vallarta boasts a number of excellent gourmet restaurants, golf clubs, art galleries and boutique theaters, in addition to colorful nightlife.
However, no description of Puerto Vallarta would be complete without mentioning the much loved, seafront boardwalk, the Malecon, that frames the ocean and comes alive from dawn till dawn! In the morning it is teeming with joggers and people leisurely walking their dogs, at sunset it is a scene of romantic relaxation while at night it transforms into a colorful array of nighttime fun. With more than 300 predicted days of sunshine per year and beautiful beaches, it is no wonder that this is a city you will want to return to more than once in your life.