Of all the places to go in Mexico, why should one choose Puerto Vallarta?
Other than the designation of Friendliest City by Conde Nast, Puerto Vallarta has also been called the most romantic place in Mexico. Appealing for both friendship and love, Puerto Vallarta has the best tours we have ever been on, land or sea, tourist or local. For absolutely no money at all, one can take a hike through relatively secluded jungle, starting from Boca de Tomatlan, heading south to the beach at Las Animas. There are several coves along the way and lovely nooks and crannies for some state-of-the-art handholding. Upon arrival, many small cafés await, as well as a beautiful Cliffside restaurant (reservations are recommended.)
It’s hard to not name names when we ordinarily avoid naming names but The Rhythms of the Night is by far, our first choice when it comes to an evening with either friends or romantic interests. Reservations are also highly recommended for this excursion where you will take a boat down the coast to Las Caletas, where John Huston built his home when he fell in love with Puerto Vallarta. Dinner and a show are on the agenda for the evening and they do afternoon trips, as well. We don’t suggest bringing kids under the age of 10 but older youngsters will love the show, which is full of talent and wonderful surprises.
Puerto Vallarta is perfect for retirees and AARP (North American Association of Retired Persons) claims it to be the best place in the world to retire. The IFC (International Friendship Club) gladly welcomes new members; there are volunteer opportunities for pets, rescue animals, orphans, schools and the disabled, to name a few. Golf courses abound and the area boasts two yacht clubs. Not just for the more comfortably retired, Puerto Vallarta is also a mecca for those seeking to live on low incomes with a touch of class.
TripsAdvisor lists Puerto Vallarta in their “Top 10 Destinations in Mexico” and USNews maintains Puerto Vallarta is the “Best Destination in Mexico.”
Activities include sport fishing, boating; yacht racing, SCUBA and snorkel diving, jet skiing, parasailing; hang gliding, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, bike riding, ziplines; world class hotels and restaurants, famous taco stands; shopping; concerts, shows, jazz, blues and rock and roll; nature and eco tours; spas and wellness clinics; LBGT clubs and events.
Whether searching for a convention venue or a discreet hideaway, there is no place quite like Puerto Vallarta.
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Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!
About Vacation Villas of Mexico Founder, Vanessa Cole
The founder of the company, Vanessa Cole, lived in Puerto Vallarta for 10 years and in Cancun for 2 years. She has worked in Luxury Vacation Villa Rentals since 2001.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Vanessa earned a degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in International Business and Latin American Studies. Fluent in Spanish, she has worked and traveled all over Mexico and South America.