Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most beloved destinations, for both foreign tourists and Mexicans. Situated on the Pacific coast, it is renowned for its beautiful beaches and world-class resorts.
Puerto Vallarta's sophisticated all-inclusives range from family-friendly to five-star luxury. While most resorts boast private beaches, Puerto Vallarta's golden sands and ocean fronts are seemingly endless (as are the opportunities for enjoyment). In low tide, one can often walk remarkably far out, with the inviting ocean coming only to your knees. When staying at an all-inclusive, this provides an added bonus of not getting salty water into your drink (salt-rimmed margaritas, however, are another story!) Puerto Vallarta is a resort destination with a reputation to maintain, so expect premium spirits, international wine and beer and a variety of delicious food at your all-inclusive, accompanied by friendly, attentive service.
While Vallarta's famous resorts have everything you need (ok, want), venture out and explore the lively city of Puerto Vallarta itself. The main centre is the place to go for your Day of the Dead skulls, silver jewellery and other ubiquitous Mexican souvenirs. The Old Town (Zona Romantica) is less tourist trap and more traditional town. On the topic of romantic areas, take a day tour to nearby sparkling waterfalls and secluded bays. Puerto is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination, as well as the gay beach capital of Mexico. If you're seeking adventure, lush jungles and loads of water sports present a host of exciting activities.
Take a stroll along the famous Malecon boardwalk, peppered with sculptures, perfomers and palm trees. The picturesque ocean views are breathtaking (and be sure to take in deep breaths of ocean air!) Watch colossal cruise ships come to port and savour fresh and delicious seafood tacos. Bike and kayak rentals are also available for independent exploration.
Flights from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta are cheapest July to September, when there is higher rainfall. The weather lovely and warm from April to June, and airfares are lower than the peak winter season, making it an optimal time to visit. No matter when you go, work with an Airfare Expert to ensure you get the best deals on your Puerto Vallarta flights, hotels and vacation packages.