Vallarta is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mexico, it is also one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Located right on the Pacific Ocean this Mexican paradise offers visitors a dozen sandy, sun-kissed beaches, tropical jungles to explore, a traditional Mexican town, colorful celebrations, and wonderful restaurants and activities for virtually any age and every taste. You can visit the fish market, snorkel or scuba dive, rent a boat, visit local churches, walk along the malecon visiting many local shops. Whatever you decide to do, Vallarta will offer you a true taste of Mexico at its best.
There are many popular destinations in the Vallarta area such as Punta Mita: a high-end destination that came to life with the opening of the Four Seasons a few years ago, and Nuevo Vallarta: very close to Vallarta but in the state of Nayarit, this location offers amazing beaches, the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, upscale shopping and dining.
Stretching around the sparkling blue Bahía de Banderas and backed by lush palm-covered mountains, Puerto Vallarta (or just ‘Vallarta’ to many) is one of Mexico’s most enticing coastal destinations. Each year millions come to laze on the dazzling sandy beaches, browse in the quirky shops, nosh in the stylish restaurants and wander the picturesque central streets and enticing malecón (boardwalk). There are activities aplenty, including boat trips, horseback rides, diving trips and day trips to the interior. After sunset, Vallarta takes on a new identity with pumping nightlife along the cobblestone streets and numerous LGBT-friendly options in what is the gay beach capital of Mexico.