Whatever you prefer, you can find it in Puerto Vallarta, so try this great and popular destination. Well, there are plenty of reasons, starting with the friendliness and warmth of the people who live there, the deliciousness and quality of the food and restaurants as well as the many different activities you can chose from; horseback riding, scuba diving, beaches, romance, jungle adventures, and of course the lovely year round tropical weather.
Enchanted Old Town – “Zona Centro”
This lovely colonial town, filled with cobblestone streets, is located north of Rio Cuale (Cuale River), here you can wander around the main plaza and admire the Presidencia (Town Hall) and the main church “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe). Zana Centro is alive day and night, as you can enjoy several different events here. Another nice area to stroll and relax is the Malecon (promenade) where you can admire some sculptures and catch some art exhibitions along this half-mile boardwalk. The Malecon is a great place to catch a view of the sunset, here you can stop and sip a delicious coffee while waiting for the perfect moment to capture the best picture.
Romantic Zone in Vallarta
One of the favorite areas for tourists is this Romantic Zone, located in the South side of town. The name of “Romantic Zone” came as a result of the romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton back in the 60’s. Here you’ll find a handful of bars and restaurants with many different options to please international taste buds. Los Muertos Beach (Beach of The Dead) is the main point in this area for tourists. Don’t let the name fool you. It is a lively beach with a good mix of locals and visitors, and you’ll surely enjoy the newly refurbished pier. You can also find a Pier for fishing boats. Take a day trip out into the Pacific to try to snag a local catch of marlin, snapper, sailfish, or tuna. If you love shopping, here you can find several market booths along the walkway where you can find several beautiful handicrafts. Playa Olas Altas (High Waves Beach) is the second city center beach, where you can relax and spend some time working on your tan. Climb to the Matamoros Lighthouse, from where you’ll be able to catch a breathtaking and complete view of the Bay.
Jungle Colorful and rich in biodiversity
This is considered a newly discovered jewel, as it’s a great feature of Vallarta. There are several ways to explore this jungle surrounding Vallarta, you can take advantage of many tours offered by professionals, where they can explain to you the different species that you’ll find along your way. Some of the species you can find are ocelot, over 300 species of birds, iguana, jaguar, badger, monkey, armadillo, and many orchids. If you are the adventurous type, there are many exciting options to choose from. Zip lining, rappelling down waterfalls, or speedboat ride, are all packed with lots of adrenaline.
Created by Alejandra Larade