Sea, Sun and Puerto Vallarta

Alexia Arana

If you were thinking of a place full of fun and sand, Puerto Vallarta is the one for your next vacation. Known for its white sand beaches and its connection to the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for locals and lovers of water activities.

Puerto Vallarta is located on the western side of the state of Jalisco, to get there there are already several options, find the one that suits you the most, there are already airlines that take you to the destination and various bus companies that have several routes.

When you arrive, the first thing you will notice is the rustic style that every street in the city keeps, in every corner you can see street murals and sculptures, where you will also find carts with vendors of “tejuino” and “tuba”, very traditional drinks of the city.

The spirit of Puerto Vallarta

The most characteristic landmark of the city, and one that has defined it in these long years since its foundation, is its “Malecón”, the most important meeting point in the city. Full of sculptures by great artists, handicrafts, many restaurants where you can try local and international delicacies, where you can enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean that these restaurants offer you. A natural spectacle that you don't want to miss is the emblematic sunsets that can be seen, front row from the Malecón.

Continuing with the tour of the most iconic places in the city, we recommend you visit “La Marina de Puerto Vallarta”, it is a commercial, maritime and residential area, where you can find the best hotels in the city, and various shops, boutiques and restaurants. An obligatory stop is the famous Lighthouse; you can find more restaurants nearby to delight your palate.

Where the adventure continues
Because fun cannot wait, here you have our favorite beaches to visit in Puerto Vallarta.

Playa Las Gemelas, located about 20 minutes from downtown, visited by locals, since it is famous for being one of the best beaches. With turquoise waters and white sand for a moment of relaxation.

The next on the list is Playa Los Muertos, this stop is perfect for adventurers, you can find endless activities to do once you arrive at this natural attraction, such as cruising the skies, embarking on the waves while surfing, diving in its colorful waters, snorkeling and some fun diving classes.

A visit that you must do, since you already are on this incredible beach, is to the Muelle de los Muertos. Designed in such a way that it gives you the impression of seeing the sail of a ship in the middle, and from the distance, it seems that it sailing out to the sea.

It has a modern architectural style, which harmonizes perfectly with the beauty of the place, it is used by boats as a normal dock, and at night, it gives you a visual spectacle, due to the different types of lighting, the city at night is looks beautiful from this point.
An option for lovers looking for a beach with more privacy, Playa Conchas Chinas is the perfect stop for couples looking for fun. It is one of the most used destinations for weddings, since it has a romantic atmosphere; it has natural pools to enjoy. Spectacular views of its imposing rock formations along with white sand.
Let yourself be enveloped by the sea and the sun of Puerto Vallarta, and come to discover more wonders of Mexico.

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