About Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Embraced by the second largest bay in the American continent know as Bahia de Banderas, with over 40 km of golden coastline in the center of the Mexican Pacific, the city of Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by majestic mountains of Sierra Madre Occidental, a paradise which special charm is delivered by the mixture of both colonial and cosmopolitan atmospheres.
The best way to fully enjoy Puerto Vallarta is by getting around Viejo Vallarta, get throughout its traditional cobbled streets, white-walled houses, wrought-iron balconies and red tiled roofs; visit Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Temple, with a unique dome, a replica of the crown worn by Empress Charlotte back in 1860; admire the creative mural paintings by Manuel Lepe within the Municipal Palace facilities; get to walk along the jetty finding bronze craftworks and a wide variety of shops with souvenirs for everybody; explore the galleries displaying contemporary Mexican art; get samples of the diverse gastronomy of the place in any of its open-air restaurants while gazing at a beautiful sunset or enjoying a traditional Mexican evening complemented by a folkloric ballet show.
As you head north, you reach the Marina Vallarta, the largest sports-port in Mexico, docking luxurious yachts and sailboats from all over the world, and surrounded by luxurious hotels, shopping malls and golf courses. Next to it, you find Nuevo Vallarta town, however settled in Nayarit State territory, this is the newest tourist resort in the bay.
Puerto Vallarta enables you to find more than one way to recharging your energy, since there are plenty of options for you to find recreation, especially in water sports like diving, sailboat regattas, fishing, skiing and Jet Skis as well as mellow boat rides around the bay so you can experience the enjoyment of sighting dolphins, turtles and humpbacked whales, another one of the natural attractions that make this one of the world’s favorite destinations.