Puerto Vallarta was first discovered by Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century and has remained a vital region of Mexican culture and economy to the present day. Originally an important port and location for silver mining and mango and banana plantations, it is now one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year, tourists flock to this magnificent city to enjoy the lush tropical environment, relax on the sandy beaches, play in the warm ocean waters, explore the exotic jungle and experience the local, traditional culture. Puerto Vallarta is also very much in touch with the twentieth century and is home to amazing four and five star hotels, world-class restaurants and numerous golf courses. From culture buffs, sports enthusiasts, beach bums and businesspeople, this place has something to offer everybody.
Malecon Statue For those that want to experience traditional Mexican culture, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most authentic places to visit. Stroll along the charming, stone streets of the historic district and nearby village of San Sebastian and witness a way of life that has existed unchanged for literally hundreds of years. Enjoy the exquisite cookery of the region while listening to sounds of the Mariachi that originated in this part of Mexico. Treat yourself to some tequila or marvel at gorgeous beads and textiles, all traditional products of the people of the Puerto Vallarta region, such as the Huichol Indians.
Puerto Vallarta You will also find no shortage of beautiful and picturesque scenery on your visit to this spectacular, sub-tropical region. The miles of white sand beaches, dazzling sunsets and awe-inspiring mountains covered in thick greenery will delight your eyes. It is no coincidence that Puerto Vallarta was chosen for the location of John Huston’s romantic film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Puerto Vallarta Marina Action and adventure enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to keep their adrenaline running or to discover amazing new encounters with their natural world. The outdoor environment surrounding Puerto Vallarta offers plenty of swimming, hiking, biking and a number of other exciting activities. Go snorkeling, surfing, kayaking or scuba diving at a number of secluded beaches, cruise through the jungle and across riverbeds in powerful, 4-wheel all terrain vehicles or sail across it all on a parachute or zip-line. For a more relaxed pace, go swimming with the dolphins at our special dolphin facilities or go on a horseback ride through the scenic, local countryside.
Finally, the city life is vibrant and offers many trendy and modern ways to spend your time while on vacation or a business trip. Puerto Vallarta offers several difficult golf courses, such as the attractive Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, to challenge even the most experienced pro. The city is also home to phenomenal restaurants, resorts and bars, with delicious offerings such as fresh sushi and an assortment of international cuisines. Nightlife and entertainment options at Puerto Vallarta are varied and diverse, from festivals and galleries, to popular nightclubs for people of all ages and lifestyles.