Sarah Elengorn show us the 10 thing you cannot miss while you are in Puerto Vallarta, so you can experience all the wonders from this amazing Mexican paradise.
As soon as you set foot in this beautiful city, the first “must-visit” is to take a walk along the boardwalk. Don’t miss out on some of the shows that happen in the plaza Los Arcos and don’t skip enjoying some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.
Visit the church Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe] The Church of our Lady Guadalupe is one of the most representative structures of Puerto Vallarta.part from being able to enjoy its amazing architecture, you will always find activities and a lot of life surrounding it.
To the south of the river Cuale, we arrive to the most popular area, known as the Zona Romántica and also as Viejo Vallarta (Old Town). This is an area full of cafes, bars, restaurants, and stores-much more than in any other area of the city! Small hotels, very traditional taco stands, and markets are its main attraction.
The most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta is the Playa de los Muertos (the Beach of the Dead), located between the boardwalk and the Romantic Zone. Here you can enjoy a numerous array of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the local gastronomy while sinking your feet into the sand.
In the middle of the city, between the center of Puerto Vallarta and the Zona Romántica, in the middle of the river Cuale you will find the Isla del Rio Cuale. There you will find numerous small stores with souvenirs, silver jewellery, clothing, and handicrafts; besides an archeological museum and excellent restaurants such as the River Café and the Bistro Jazz Café.
The Mismaloya beach was the reason for the touristic boom in Puerto Vallarta. It is a 900 meter long curved beach surrounded by jungle and the Sierra Madre mountains. Nowadays, Mismaloya offers excellent hotels, restaurants, and palm shelters, as well as a zoo and a tequila factory.
At the south end of the boardwalk, you will find the Museum of Naval History. There you can find maps, ship replicas, navigation instruments, uniforms, and whale skeletons. If you go to the upstairs part of the museum, you will find a café where apart from an economic breakfast, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay of Banderas.
15 minutes north of the center of Puerto Vallarta you will find the luxury area of Marina Vallarta, where you will see another landmark of the city: the lighthouse.In the open air restaurant they offer delicious dishes, as well as a spectacular view from above.
Situated between the beaches Las Gemelas and Mismaloya, there are the 5 islands that make up the nature park of Los Arcos. The waters where these islands are found are the deepest waters in the Bay of Banderas and it is the perfect place to go snorkeling and scuba diving.
You cannot leave Puerto Vallarta without enjoying the work of the most outstanding artist in Puerto Vallarta: Manuel Lepe. Presidents, the queen of England, Elizabeth Taylor, and other outstanding characters are the proud owners of the work of this peculiar artist. You can enjoy one of his pieces, “Vendedores de Pescado, ” in front of the Naval Museum at the end of the boardwalk.
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