Mexico has plenty of great resort towns and villages ranging from the wild to the mild. One popular spot for many is Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It’s an interesting spot geographically because beyond the sands of the shore, you head straight into mountains and jungle forests. It’s amazing.
Getting here is easy as many airlines fly direct into the Puerto Vallarta airport, and once you’ve collected your bags and managed to get past the fierce timeshare salesfolk in the airport lobby, how will you spend your days? Here are some ideas.
The bad thing about the beaches in PuertoVallarta? There’s so many of them. The town is located on Banderas Bay, one of the deepest bays in the world and one of the largest in Mexico.
There are 26 or so beaches along the shoreline to tempt you. Some recommendations:
Because of all the tourism architecture you can get a lot of great food in Puerto Vallarta. A few cuisine suggestions:
Ask your hotel or accommodation for a recommendation on what’s close – there’s so much choice, you have lots of options. And don’t forget – be careful with the water. If you’re ordering fruity, blended drinks you’d be best doing so at a more touristy bar/restaurant actually, where you can be sure that the ice is with clean water.
If you get bored or burnt just laying around the beach and eating, how about a little exercise? With lots of space in the water as well as the nearby mountains, again you are spoiled with choice. A few suggestions:
Also, don’t miss my tips for Puerto Vallarta daytrips.
Posted : Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 11:00
Andy Hayes is a travel journalist currently based in Seattle, Washington. When not soaking up the Pacific Northwest lifestyle or enjoying life on the road, he is spending time hanging out on his own travel lifestyle magazine, Sharing Travel Experiences.