Puerto Vallarta has all the tourist services that a world-class destination requires. An excellent hotel and entertainment infrastructure, an endless number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs; a marina, prestigious golf courses, as well as a wide and growing range of real estate.

The city of Puerto Vallarta will pay homage to one of the most important and representative traditional genres of Mexican culture: the mariachi. That is why it will host the Mariachi International Fair Puerto Vallarta 2019, which will be held in this tourist destination on 22, 23 and 24 April.

The wave of violence and the increase of intentional homicides in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara have not affected the arrival of cruise ships to Puerto Vallarta, nor has it generated cancellations in the reservations for the main tourist destinations of Jalisco in the season of Holy Week and Week of Easter, assured the Secretary of Tourism.

Surrounded by the mountains and green jungles of the Sierra Madre and fabulous beaches, a trip to Puerto Vallarta is an option you will never regret. With its cobblestone streets, the long list of hotels in Puerto Vallarta and its acclaimed restaurants, once you set foot in this fabulous part of the planet, you will not want to leave.

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust holder, Javier Aranda Pedrero, said that the Professional Tennis Association (ATP) named the Puerto Vallarta Open as one of the winners of the "Challenger of the Year Awards" for its debut in the ATP Challenger Tour calendar. in 2018.

Arguing that the transport company Uber "works without any legal authorization" in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, the governor of the entity, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, banned it from operating in the municipality.

Places you can visit

Puerto Vallarta is a destination that is distinguished by its contrast between the traditional and the cosmopolitan.

To begin, a first evening stroll along the boardwalk allows you to fall in love with the most traditional of Puerto Vallarta. There you will find families that gather to dance danzón in the kiosk while tasting the sweet water of tuba.

Just opposite, you will find the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, the spiritual epicenter of Puerto Vallarta. There you can admire the devotion of the faithful, who give flowers to tourists so they can offer them to the virgin; an image of the soul of this Jalisco city.

At your exit from the church, you can walk to the viewpoint a few blocks up. From there it is possible to admire the old part of Puerto Vallarta, then lose yourself in the alleyways with old and modern houses, full of contrast but with the same style.

Among the places you can not miss in the downtown area are the following:

Casa Kimberly, better known as Elizabeth Taylor's house.

Artisan market

Flea Market

Lázaro Cárdenas Park or Los Azulejos Park

Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta

At dusk, you can take advantage of a bohemian dinner at The Top Sky Bar or choose one of the restaurants near the Los Muertos Pier. However, the nightlife does not stop there, as the nightlife of Puerto Vallarta is wide and ensures fun until dawn.

Among the most visited points is the Romantic Zone, a part of the historic center that is beginning to be characterized as a gay-friendly area and that during May has its own LGBTQ + pride march.

Each one of the places has different musical and scenic offers that go from bars with music from the '80s and '90s, to clubs with drag shows.

On the side of the pier, there are nightclubs aimed at all audiences. There the offer goes from European and national food to more sophisticated clubs like Mandala.

The sun and the sea

Undoubtedly the landscape of mountains and sea has been one of the things that most fascinate visitors to Puerto Vallarta. You can start your beach tour in the downtown area where the Playa de Los Muertos is located, whose main attraction is its wide gastronomic offer.

If you prefer something quieter, you can choose to take a tour like the ones offered by Vallarta Adventures and navigate the Bay of Banderas towards one of its southern beaches. In the southern Pacific waters, there is also the possibility of doing sports activities such as snorkeling and paddle boarding.

If yours are extreme sports on land, you can opt for Canopy River, a company formed by ejidatarios that has the following offer:

Tour of the Sierra Madre Occidental by ATV

Visit to the longest vehicular bridge in the world