The Puerto Vallarta Experience
Thanks to the international presence in Puerto Vallarta, both tourists and a fairly populous expatriate community, the city is brimming with all sorts of excellent restaurants - many opened by famous chefs - serving up dishes from around the world. Come to Puerto Vallarta in November during the city's renowned International Gourmet Festival!
Take an evening stroll
Puerto Vallarta's fabulous promenade, the Malecón, is a constant hub of activity. As the sun goes down, locals and visitors alike come here to enjoy the sweeping views of the sun setting over the Banderas Bay, contemporary sculptures lining the walk and open-air music performances at Los Arcos, a small outdoor amphitheater.
Browse the art galleries
Puerto Vallarta has a community of artists that has led to the city being considered Mexico's "art mecca". The streets are brimming with unique art galleries featuring an eclectic range of works ranging from handwoven rugs and tapestries to contemporary paintings and everything in between. You can poke around works by local up-and-comers, internationally renowned artists.
Whether on your own or as part of an organized excursion, there are infinite opportunities to have fun and get your heart pumping- hiking, horseback riding, parasailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, canopy tours and much more. You can even swim with dolphins!