In this Puerto Vallarta Mexico travel vlog I will be taking you with me as I discover the side of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico you likely didn’t know existed. This Puerto Vallarta Vlog will take you beyond the resorts of Puerto Vallarta to show you beautiful cobblestone streets and plazas, an incredible art scene, and of course, the white sand beaches. During my trip to Puerto Vallarta, I discovered the magical side to this charming city beyond the fancy hotels and all inclusive resorts, so let me show you all of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta for your next vacation.
To start off the day, we visited the 5th of December neighborhood (5 De Diciembre), which is less frequented by tourists and is home to lots of long term expats, a beautiful church, and quaint plazas. After strolling through the Cinco De Diciembre neighborhood, we continued walking south to El Centro (The Center) of Puerto Vallarta. The El Centro neighborhood has lots of beautiful streets and tons of creative street art. The art scene in Puerto Vallarta really surprised me, and is a must see when visiting PV, Mexico!
After exploring El Centro and the Malecon (The Boardwalk), we hiked up to the best viewpoint in Puerto Vallarta, called Mirador Cerro De La Cruz. After a short ~20 minute hike you will be rewarded with stunning views of Puerto Vallarta’s red roof homes and beautiful beaches. Next, we walked through the famous Zona Romantica, also known as Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town. The Old Town is full of shops, restaurants, and the famous church, which looks just like the Corona Beer logo with the crown on top.
After exploring the Zona Romantica neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, we visited one of the most unique flea markets I have ever been to, Mercado Isla Cuale (Isla Cuale Market). What makes this market special is that it sits on a little island in the middle of Puerto Vallarta. To get to the Isla Cuale Flea Market you have to walk across a suspension bridge, adding to the charm of this special market. To end the day we visited some of Puerto Vallarta’s famous beaches to swim in the blue water and watch an absolutely incredible sunset.
I hope you can now see the charm of Puerto Vallarta beyond the fancy hotels and resorts!
1:04 Puerto Vallarta Explained
2:02 5th of December Neighborhood
2:44 El Centro and Street Art
3:29 Incredible City Viewpoint
4:21 Exploring Old Town
6:05 The BEST beaches and sunset
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