Why puerto vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a top tourist resort that still retains the true flavor of Mexico. It features Colonial architecture and world-class hotels, sophisticated amenities and a dream-like natural setting between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the deep blue pacific waters.
It’s considered the ideal vacation spot for the first-time Mexico visitor, while also boasting enough diversity of activities to keep people coming back again and again.
Puerto Vallarta Travel Directory
“Puerto Vallarta is a top tourist resort that still retains the true flavor of Mexico.
It features colonial architecture and world-class hotels, sophisticated amenities and a dream-like natural setting between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the deep blue Pacific waters.
It’s considered the ideal vacation spot for the first-time Mexico visitor.”
Once a sleepy fishing village, the town has grown along with the development of the hotel zone without losing its original charm.
It still retains the typical flavor of its cobblestone streets and the contrast of its white houses and red-tile roofs. It also offers exciting activities: big-time sport fishing, golf, motorcycling, whale-watching, art, diving, hot air balloons, culture, surfing and more. It’s a great place for epicureans, offering gourmet restaurants for the upscale diner as well as afordable cafes for the budget traveler.
It is located only 5 minutes from the International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown. It is constructed over 13 ha, comprising 4,522 sq-mt for expos in 9 halls, for events from 10 to 1,600 people. It boasts a theatre, an interactive library, and the Plazas – all surrounded by a large area of mangroves.
Top 10 reasons to visit puerto vallarta
1. Pacific Jewel
Considered the most Mexican of all tourist beach destinations that has stayed true to its heritage and local culture.
2. Born and Raised
Home of the mariachi, tequila, charro, and folklore traditional dance. Experience pure Mexican products with real Mexican roots.
3. Touch of the World
Puerto Vallarta has been named the second greatest destination in Mexico for fine cuisine from all spectrums of the world! We have options for all pallets and budgets.
This beautiful city doesn't only cater to young, single travelers, or families, rather it also offers the latest for groups with bilingual, professional staff providing everything from audiovisual to convenient ground transportation.
5. Vegetation Meets Ocean
With the abundance of the Sierra Madre Mountains as its back drop, Puerto Vallarta also known as Banderas Bay is the second largest natural bay in North America. A site to see!
6. Natural Habitat
All year round Vallarta is home to dozens of sea turtle sanctuaries. From July through December the hatchlings are released back to the ocean.
7. Safe Haven
During the months of December through March Vallarta also becomes the home to many humpback whales who seek refuge in the cool waters and safe Banderas bay. Also the home to many dolphins which keeps the sharks out!
8. Convention Services
With Puerto Vallarta's brand new state of the art Convention Center, located just minutes from the airport, our destination now has the capability to hold conventions in the thousands with the greatest of ease.
9. Local Meets Tourist
Puerto Vallarta's locals pride themselves on sharing their city with thousands of tourists each year. As you explore the downtown boardwalk "Malecon" you will pass by peoples homes with open doors and aromas of home cooking!
10. Culture with a Modern Touch
Puerto Vallarta hosts many events each year attracting people from all over the world. Enjoy Gourmet Festival towards the end of summer with chefs from all around the world, and deep sea marlin fishing tournaments in late November with prizes to fit a king! Don't forget the local cultural events ranging from art to entertainment