Nestled between the lush foothills of the Sierra Madre and miles of beautiful beaches, Puerto Vallarta has the ultimate blend of colonial charm, seaside beauty and worldly sophistication.
The artistry of the city comes to life in prestigious galleries, local craft shops and culinary wizardry in many outstanding restaurants. Cobblestone streets and stucco homes with red tile roofs dominate the "skyline" while the stunning Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a standing tribute to tradition.
At home on the largest natural bay in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is an ecological wonder. The experience of swimming with dolphins or observing a sea turtle nesting ritual is only rivaled by close-encounter whale watching expedition. Botanical horseback safaris, mountain biking, sea kayaking and a hot-air balloon ride over the city at dawn are as much about the spirit as recreation. A myriad of water sports including a fantastic new water park, championship golf courses and glorious weather round out the beach city essentials.