About Puerto Vallarta
Crystal-clear, blue waters lap the golden shores of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This beach paradise has an untainted coastline that stretches for more than 40 miles along the Bay of Banderas. Vacationers come here to enjoy ultimate relaxation, fabulous ecotourism, flavorful foods and a colorful downtown. Warm, sunny days allow for mornings on the beach and afternoons exploring the Pacific Ocean, while evenings in Puerto Vallarta can be spent admiring breathtaking sunsets and sipping on tequila.
Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals
Imagine five to ten bedrooms, sandy beachfront as far as the eye can see, luxury amenities, heated pools, and more. Such dreams can become reality when you book one of the many Puerto Vallarta villa rentals available on TripAdvisor. Whatever your taste and budget, this beach town offers an astonishing range of vacation rentals to choose from, so everyone in your group will be happy. Avoiding hotels gives families the chance to enjoy spacious living areas and allows couples to luxuriate in privacy, all while saving money. Read through unbiased guest reviews on TripAdvisor to help you narrow down your search for your temporary home-away-from home while staying in Puerto Vallarta.
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Kick off your vacation with a walk along the Malecon boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta’s historic city center. It’s the heart and soul of the town and the place for visitors and locals alike to socialize, shop, and experience Mexico’s rich culture. While in town, go to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, one of the most visited places in Puerto Vallarta, enjoy some shade relaxing under a tree in Plaza de Armas, or discover the oasis that is the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Take the family to Playa de los Muertos or Playa Las Animas for a fun day in the sun, or simply enjoy the gentle sounds of the ocean from the comfort of your villa. Puerto Vallarta offers as many attractions in the water as it does on land. Try snorkeling or scuba diving around Los Arcos to see a variety of marine life up-close-and-personal or go parasailing and enjoy the view from above. Boat tours give you the chance to see whales, sea lions, and more while staying dry.
Shopping and dining in Puerto Vallarta
Wander the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta to discover colorful local crafts, exquisite jewelry, and unique art galleries. This vibrant part of Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place to find a special souvenir to commemorate your trip. When you’re hungry, head to “Restaurant Row” for specialty dishes like ceviche, tostadas, and grilled Mahi-mahi, and wash it down with an ice cold margarita.