Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide: No matter what you’re into, you’ll have a lot of fun in Puerto Vallarta. Beaches, nightlife, shows, restaurants, tours, shopping and more.

Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco, on the western coast of the Pacific Ocean, and is part of the so-called Costalegre.

This magnificent beach destination is sheltered by the second largest bay in the continent, the Bay of Banderas, known for its extraordinary natural beauty, its unexplored deep waters and the abundance of its marine life. But at the same time, its charm also lies in its spas and grand tourism hotels that attract thousands of visitors.

The picturesque “pueblo” of Puerto Vallarta has its own architectural style. Its cobblestone streets and adobe houses topped with red roofs highlight the elegance of the Mexican colonial style.

Famous for its sunsets, Puerto Vallarta is located in a fertile region rich in plants and marine life. The presence of species such as dolphins, turtles and humpback whales adds to the rest of its natural attractions. In addition, lovers of adventure will find endless options in ecotourism activities such, as diving and kayaking.

In recent years, Vallarta has become famous as an ideal place for art given the growing number of galleries and showrooms, as well as a gay-friendly destination.

Explore Puerto Vallarta

Explore our Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide and get ready to make the most of your vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
our lady of guadalupe


Explore Attractions in Puerto Vallarta Puerto, including the Malecón, Los Muertos Pier, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Mirador de La Cruz.


Some of Mexico's best festivals and holiday parades, musical performances and art exhibitions—take place right here in Puerto Vallarta.
puerto vallarta restaurants


Your restaurant choices in Puerto Vallarta are as limitless as your cravings, the second most important culinary scene in Mexico, just behind Mexico City.
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Museums & Galleries

Puerto Vallarta’s museums and galleries may not be what you think of when traveling to our city, but maybe they should be.
puerto vallarta shopping


Puerto Vallarta shopping offers local boutiques and national and international brands, from independent shops to shopping malls and luxury plazas.
puerto vallarta nightlife


Sophisticated cocktail and Martini bars, friendly dives or dance clubs, Puerto Vallarta's nightlife entertainment is just as electrifying as it ever was.
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It’s fun to explore Puerto Vallarta on your own, but tours offer expert knowledge and connections that you can’t get anywhere else, not to mention the outdoor adventures.