Set on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta has become a paradise for tourists looking to escape to the sun. While it’s best known for its beaches, Puerto Vallarta is a bustling seaside escape with plenty of water sports, nightlife and is a culinary paradise. Puerto Vallarta may be accessed by plane, sea or land. If flying, Aeromexico is a superior option, as the most experienced Mexican airline, with friendly Mexican hospitality and onboard refreshments. To help you plan your vacation on and off the resort, here are some of our favourite things to do during your next vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
What to do in Puerto Vallarta
One of the most popular activities to din in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy that area by water. Luxury Yacht and Snorkel by Vallarta Adventures sail around the Bay of Banderas in a scenic seaside tour. Their luxury catamarans are a great way to set sail while enjoying beautiful views and delicious drinks and snacks. These tours will also take you to some of the best snorkelling spots in Puerto Vallarta where you’re more than likely to see dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish throughout your journey.
In the evening, be dazzled by SAVIA by Vallarta Adventures is a beautiful interpretation of the Aztec creation story and a celebration of spectacular acrobatic skill, pulsating rhythms, vibrant dance and amazing costumes. Written and directed by Gilles Ste-Croix, co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Rhythms of the Night – SAVIA is worth booking your tickets for early for this masterpiece.
Take an Art Tour of El Malecón
For the perfect two-hour excursion to learn about Puerto Vallarta’s art and culture, take a stroll with Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours to learn about the sculptural landmarks, statues, murals and masterpieces found around the downtown. The tour starts and ends in Galeria Pacifico which is the perfect launching point for the rest of your afternoon of exploration.
Where to Dine in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a hub for great drinks and dining. The locals rave about Gaby’s Restaurant for serving the flavours of this region of Mexico in a fun atmosphere. If you have the time, Gaby’s also offers cooking lessons to give you a chance to learn how to make Vallartense cuisine. Or, if you’re hoping to learn how to make something sweet, the Chocomuseo Puerto Vallarta is a delicious experience where you can try your hand at the Mole Poblano.
Another favourite is Barcelona Tapas located four blocks away from the Malecón. This spot is made for group dining with the small plates made to share inspired by the Spanish way of dining for a culinary adventure the whole group will love. For more classic Mexican cuisine, La Palapa has been a staple for decades in Puerto Vallarta.
Known for having the best view for the sunset in Puerto Vallarta, Buenaventura Grand Sky Bar overlooks the beautiful El Malecon on the beach.
Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta
Savour a luxurious stay in Puerto Vallarta, at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel and Romantic Getaway. Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, between the Sierra Madre Mountain range and golden shores Banderas Bay. This exclusive, adult-only hotel is ideal for a restorative escape, combining the grandeur of its surroundings with the fine touches of their award-winning personalized service.