Mexico’s never been more exciting than it is today, and holidays to Puerto Vallarta are no exception. Although the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Mexico might be the beautiful beaches and party hotspots, there’s so much more to see. It’s more diverse than you could ever imagine and it’s no surprise that over 35 million people visited last year.
Are you a history lover? With a holiday to Puerto Vallarta, you can immerse yourself in over 3,000 years of incredible culture with archaeological sites and attractions found across the destination. Stroll through colonial towns or take some time for yourself and unwind on the powdery sands that stretch for over 11,000km along the Caribbean and Pacific Coast.
If you’re looking for a more laidback holiday that’s more about unwinding than sightseeing, Puerto Vallarta also has dozens of nightclubs, hundreds of restaurants and some of Mexico's best beaches. There are also plenty of amazing shopping opportunities, art galleries and activities on both land and water. The El Malecon boardwalk is the hub of the city with street performers and food stalls; you can even hire a bike and take a tour of the area. With all this and so much more to do, as well as enjoying Mexico’s signature sunshine, it’s no surprise Puerto Vallarta holidays are so popular.
Mexico’s one of the most diverse countries in the world and rich in nature, with over 340 species of birds and more than 2,000 types of plants. And did you know that Mexico’s Copper Canyon has deeper gorges than the Grand Canyon? With 34 UNESCO World Heritage sites, you’ll have 187 archaeological wonders to see. In Puerto Vallarta, you can discover the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which makes the perfect photo opportunity with its grand bell tower, topped with a crown. For a stunning view, head to Mirador Cerro de La Cruz and look out over Banderas Bay and the city below; it’s well worth the hike to pay a visit to the cross at the top.
Mexican cuisine is loved all around the world, so why not take the opportunity to savour amazing dishes in their country of origin? From the winemaking regions of Baja California to the coffee fields of the south, there’s something incredible to discover in every corner of the country. Puerto Vallarta’s food scene specialises in seafood as it’s all freshly-caught and right on your doorstep. If street food is more your thing than fine-dining, there are plenty of taco stands that are local to the area and have been running for decades; it’s just a matter of deciding whether you like your shell crunchy or soft.
With over 175 golf courses throughout the country, it’s no surprise that Mexico’s considered one of the leading destinations to tee off. From the beautiful golf courses in Baja California, framed by the beautiful Sea of Cortes, to those deep in the jungles of Puerto Vallarta, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for somewhere to tee off right in the city centre, choose the Marina Vallarta Golf Club. It’s an 18-hole course surrounded by lush vegetation, natural lagoons and the shores of Banderas Bay. This way, you can combine a round of golf with some downtime at the beach afterwards; Puerto Vallarta keeps everyone happy!