Hollywood started to discover the tropical paradise of Banderas Bay in the 1960’s. Since then Puerto Vallarta has become one of Mexico’s top pacific resorts and most sophisticated destinations. Now 1.5 million tourists flock here annually to savour the beautiful beaches, the year round pleasant climate and the vibrant nightlife.
The resort stretches for more than 40 kilometers around the bay but its heart is Puerto Vallarta’s old town Viejo Vallarta. This area has managed to conserves some of the quaintness of the Mexican village with its white washed tile roofed houses and stone paved streets stretching towards the jungle clad mountains. The small Isla Rio Cuale an island in the river dividing the town is the location for boutiques, cafes and a botanical garden. Head to the Malecon the waterfront boardwalk for water taxis servicing other parts for the bay such as the Zona Hotelere and the main hotel strip which extends to the seaport in the north.
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Like Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta has much to do for the more active visitor such as swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, horseback riding and deep sea fishing. There is even an exhilarating rainforest canopy tour to enjoy. In addition there are wonderful high end restaurants, night spots and boutique shopping to enjoy. However, if your choice is to just relax and rewind, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place for that too with its endless pristine white sandy beach and world class spas. We have a wonderful selection of Mexico vacation rentals for you to enjoy.