Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations. Amstar’s very own Lupita Limon gives us five Puerto Vallarta tips for your upcoming summer vacation.
5 Puerto Vallarta Tips
Puerto Vallarta is a colorful, laid-back tourist destination. Thanks to its peaceful nature and the warmth of its people, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal beachfront location for your next family vacations. Here are five Puerto Vallarta tips to help you make the most of your next trip to our beloved town on the Pacific.
#1 Enjoy some R&R at the beach
Puerto Vallarta has a number of incredible beaches. They’re the perfect place to go and wind down from so much stress and work back home. A visit to our beaches is a reminder of what vacationing is really about in the first place: taking some time for yourself to sit back, relax and simply enjoy your incredible tropical surroundings.
#2 Explore Puerto Vallarta’s local art scene
Puerto Vallarta is home to a vibrant cultural scene that is as diverse as it is creative. From the intricate and highly symbolic artistic creations of the local indigenous Huicholes to elaborate handicrafts and skilled paintings, art and culture lovers will be fascinated by Puerto Vallarta’s wonderful art scene. Explore the markets and galleries on your own, or take a City Tour for a guided experience into the heart of Puerto Vallarta.
#3 Discover the aquatic wonders of Las Marietas
Take a short boat ride out to the Marieta Islands and experience a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience. The tour will take you kayaking and snorkeling at this impressive nature preserve teeming with marine life. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the opportunity to observe sea turtles, wild dolphins, manta rayas and many other species in a naturally protected environment. In 2008 the UNESCO declared this national park to be a Biosphere Reserve and it is well worth the visit.
#4 Go local
You are what you eat. One of the many ways to get to know a local culture is by exploring a destination’s culinary habits. As a tropical paradise on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta excels at producing incredible seafood. On your next visit to Puerto Vallarta, make sure you get a taste of the emblematic “pescados embarazados” or fish on a stick. You also have to try the seafood tostadas, which are just as fresh as they are delicious. Go local. You won’t regret it.
#5 Be adventurous
Now that you’ve had some nice rest and relaxation at the beach, it’s time to go on an amazing adventure over land and sea. Take an exhilarating speed boat ride to Boca de Tomatlan, a secluded beach at the edge of the jungle . Once on dry land, 4×4 Mercedes Benz Unimogs will take you on an exhilarating off-road expedition 2,000 ft. above sea level deep into the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains. After a fascinating mule ride into the tropical forest, prepare yourself for a breathtaking rush of adrenaline as you fly through a thrilling series of zip lines, rappel down waterfalls, traverse jungle bridges and finally splash through streams and natural river pools. Wow!
Visit Puerto Vallarta and see for yourself why this wonderful beachside destination on the Pacific is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation spots for international travelers. Contact your Amstar representative for more information or to get more tips and advice on what to see and do in Puerto Vallarta!
* Feature image courtesy of visitvallarta.com