by Roam & Thrive

Getting to Puerto Vallarta

Getting to Puerto Vallarta is easy. There are many direct flights from the US and abroad as well as bus and air  connections from Guadalajara and other Mexican hubs. Puerto Vallarta's airport is located just to the north of the city. 

Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has many different accommodation options and areas in which to stay. Most travelers stay in the southern part of the city, in the Centro or Zona Romantica. Other areas also include the hotel zone, Vallarta Marina, and Nuevo Vallarta towards the north of the city.

Top Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Visit Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe) is Puerto Vallarta’s main church. While you won’t solely be visiting Puerto Vallarta for its religious architecture, this lovely church is definitely worth a stop when exploring the center of Puerto Vallarta.

Go Whale watching

If you’re visiting Puerto Vallarta during Humpback Whale watching season then don’t miss the chance to get up close to these gentle giants. The whale watching season runs from December to March and this is the best time to spot some of the whales that have migrated here seeking warmer waters to give birth and raise their calves. Seeing the whales is easily one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

Mirador el Cerro de la Cruz

For one of the best views of Puerto Vallarta from a very privileged vantage point, make sure to head up to Cerro de la Cruz. It is quite a bit of a workout to get to the top, and the only way is walking but there’s no better way to get in that daily movement.

Take a Day Trip to Yelapa

So Yelapa might not be in Puerto Vallarta but it is one of the best places to visit in the Puerto Vallarta Mexico area. For those looking for a quiet and secluded beach escape, this is it. Yelapa is a stunning small village located south of Puerto Vallarta. It’s inaccessible by road- just by boat and this is probably why it feels like you’re stepping back in time.

Happy Travels!

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