This seaside town, rich in regional customs and folklore, is located in the state of Jalisco, tucked away at the end of Banderas Bay, in the Mexican Pacific Coast.
Puerto Vallarta was once named as The Friendliest City in the World. Travel to Puerta Vallarta is to get immersed in the atmosphere of a typical Mexican town with cobblestone alleys, colonial architecture, red tile roofs, balconies, and white-washed walls. The city is also popular with tourists from western Canada with a number of direct scheduled and charter flights from western Canadian cities.
Puerto Vallarta has become a popular retirement destination for US and Canadian retirees because of its exuberant vegetation, impressive natural scenery, and thriving local traditions.
This destination has developed into Mexico's premier resort town as a sort of gay space for its big sister Guadalajara. It is now considered the most welcoming and gay-friendly destination in the country, such as San Francisco for the US. It boasts a gay scene, centered in the Zona Romántica, of resorts as well as many bars, nightclubs and a gay beach on the main shore.
Spend a beach day at Playas Gemelas, Playa las Animas, Playa las Caletas, Playa Yelapa, Playa Olas Altas, Playa de los Muertos, Conchas Chinas, Playa de los Camarones, Boca de Tomatlán Bay, Boca de Tomates, and Playa Garza Blanca.
Puerto Vallarta is a natural escape for holidaymakers to enjoy water sports, jungle landscapes, and places for watching dolphins and manta rays.
Here, sport fishing is a key attraction, as well as world-class tennis and golf facilities, also, the Malecón (boardwalk) features some of Vallarta’s most impressive sculptures, including Rafael Zamarripa’s Caballito de Mar (Seahorse), which has become a symbol of the town.Puerto Vallarta is a paradise that should be on every tourist’s itinerary.