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Mexico's Most Popular Destinations - PUERTO VALLARTA


Puerto Vallarta lies along Banderas Bay, the second largest bay in the Western Hemisphere. It is located 352 kilometers (219 miles) from Guadalajara, the state capital of Jalisco, and it is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range. The region has many forests, rivers and waterfalls, with an average temperature of 27° C (80° F).

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular destinations in México and with good reason.

Puerto Vallarta is situated on the coast of the Pacific and boasts some of the finest beaches and resorts in the country.

Couples, families and friends have been coming here for decades to let loose and relax. Not to say that Puerto Vallarta doesn’t have fun activities. Whether you want something extreme like zip-lining or bungee jumping, or maybe a family outing like sight-seeing or swimming with the dolphins, Puerto Vallarta is a great option for visitors of all budgets and travel styles.

Puerto Vallarta provides many options for spas, resorts and fine dining and is also no stranger to destination weddings and honeymoons.

If it’s dining and nightlife you’re looking for, Puerto Vallarta has some great options. There are restaurants for all tastes including French, Italian and of course, authentic Mexican food! Not to mention lots of bars, discotheques and clubs that will keep you partying until the wee hours of the morning.

There are many exciting attractions to choose from, not the least of which is Playa Mismaloya, which gained fame after director John Huston filmed "The Night of the Iguana" (starring Ava Gardner and Richard Burton) there in 1963. This beach is a popular celebrity hangout. The impressive rock formations of Los Arcos emerge from the bay's crystalline waters, which are great for diving and discovering incredible underwater mountains and steeps.

The city hall has murals painted by Manuel Lepe, and the Malecon (sea wall) is adorned with romantic bronze sculptures. What’s more, the streets of downtown offer shops and galleries that sell local paintings and sculptures of local artists. The city, known for its top-notch services, also has golf courses, boutiques and a marina, comprising of sailboats and yachts.

In Puerto Vallarta you can enjoy the services of boutique hotels as well as mega resorts. So visit Puerto Vallarta, sit on the terraces of an open-air restaurant and watch cruise ships roll in as you take in an incredible sunset.

Vallarta is the ideal place for a relaxing, affordable and enjoyable stay.