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The charm and soul of Puerto Vallarta

Nestling on Mexico‘s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is a destination that perfectly combines the charm of the old town with the natural beauty of its golden beaches and verdant mountains. This seaside town is much more than just a holiday destination; it’s a reflection of the Mexican soul, rich in culture, history and adventure.

 

A rich and colourful past

Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has managed to preserve its charm of yesteryear while modernising itself. The cobbled streets of the city centre, lined with colonial buildings and historic churches, tell stories of a distant past. The city is a crossroads between luxury and simplicity, a place for idleness and sensational activities, and a meeting point between Mexican culture and that of the rest of the world.

 

A destination to suit all tastes

Playa Majajuitas (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

Playa Majajuitas (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

Puerto Vallarta offers a multitude of activities for all types of traveller. You can swim with dolphins, watch whales in winter, dive or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or indulge in more extreme sports such as zip-lining or parasailing. For those who prefer land, mountain biking through the jungle or hiking in the surrounding mountains are a must.

 

A gastronomic paradise

El Malecon  (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

El Malecon (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

Puerto Vallarta is also renowned as a gastronomic epicentre, offering exceptional flavours that will delight your taste buds. From street markets to the restaurants of internationally renowned chefs, the city offers a varied cuisine that reflects its rich cultural heritage. November sees an international gastronomic festival, an event not to be missed.

 

Must-see beaches

Playa Caballo (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

Playa Caballo (Credit : Visit Puerto Vallarta)

Puerto Vallarta boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Among the most recommended are Las Caletas, a private beach where crystal-clear waters meet lush mountain scenery; Playa Caballo, Yelapa and Majahuitas, picturesque coves with sandy beaches and hidden waterfalls; and Islas Marietas, a protected state park rich in exotic marine wildlife.

 

International recognition

Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to sustainable tourism and the promotion of its rich culture is recognised worldwide. The city continues to receive praise for its tourism initiatives and its ability to offer visitors an authentic experience.

 

Puerto Vallarta is a mosaic of experiences, emotions and discoveries. Whether you’re looking to relax on a secluded beach, explore the region’s rich biodiversity or immerse yourself in the local culture, this Mexican city promises unforgettable memories.

 

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