Puerto Vallarta is an impressive tourist city located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco. It is renowned for its stunning beaches, marine life, water sports and local resorts, making it one of the most sought-after vacation spots in the world. Puerto Vallarta is a coastal paradise where life revolves around the water, from fishing and boating to simply lounging on the beach. Exploring the city is best done by getting out on the water.
Banderas Bay, where Puerto Vallarta is situated, is one of the largest bays in the world. It's no wonder that Travel+Leisure magazine named it the friendliest city in the world. Here you can experience a unique blend of Mexican culture, alive in its streets and architecture, gastronomy and traditions, and in the warmth of its people. If you're looking for a break from downtown Puerto Vallarta, take a trip to the Vallarta Botanical Garden (Vallarta Botanical Garden).
Linda Konde was introduced by the Official Tourism Board of Puerto Vallarta on a press trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The city generates an average of more than 9 billion pesos in annual revenues, with tourism being its main source of income. Locals claim that Playa Los Muertos (literally translated as Playa de los Muertos), located on the south side of downtown Puerto Vallarta, is as famous as Hawaii's Waikiki Beach. But most of the time, people prefer to hide away in beach restaurants to enjoy delicious and fresh food at reasonable prices.
Visitors can book a tour with a local tour operator such as Vallarta Adventures to explore the islands by diving, kayaking or paddling around them. Puerto Vallarta is also home to some incredibly talented mariachi bands and even has a mariachi band for children. For those looking for a more secluded experience, Yelapa is one of Puerto Vallarta's best-kept secrets and a favorite hideaway among locals. The city is only accessible by water; many beach tours offered in Puerto Vallarta come here, but visitors can also take a water taxi from Boca de Tomatlán or from the pier at Los Muertos Beach.
Take a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and you'll find yourself in some of Puerto Vallarta's most traditional areas, including the Romantic Zone which is known for its vibrant atmosphere and variety of art galleries, traditional markets and restaurants. When Richard Burton arrived in Puerto Vallarta to star in John Huston's film he fell in love with the city and decided to have a house here for himself. If you're looking for a romantic evening out, visit 116 Pulpito for some tapas and great cocktails or treat yourself to Tre Piatti for some delicious home-cooked Italian cuisine and Ulises for one of Puerto Vallarta's best cocktails. Whether you've visited Puerto Vallarta before or are heading there for the first time, there are three Magical Towns near Puerto Vallarta that offer an entirely different vision of life in Jalisco.
Known by locals as “Vallarta”, this amazing city is home to mariachi music, raicilla (the main local drink) and some of the best restaurants.