Puerto Vallarta is one of the best loved beach destinations in the world. It sits in the center of the stunning Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas) and hosts almost 4 million visitors each year. Its laid-back beaches and vibrant nightlife make it a must for hip travelers and ex-pats from all over the world. P.V. is also the #1 LGBT travel spot and is voted the best place to retire by many travel magazines and organizations including the American Association of Retired Persons.
The bay offers visitors an endless array of things to do such as whale watching, scuba & snorkeling, hiking, nature & bird watching, fishing, exploring and just hanging out on the beach. You never will run out of things to do in Puerto Vallarta. There’s non stop fun on the world famous Malecon too as well as non-stop nightlife.
The warm weather and friendliness of the local Mexicans have attracted a growing and active expatriate community from U.S.A., Canada and Europe, making foreign vacationers feel right at home. You can visit the past while staying totally plugged in, or you can hit the beach or a hammock under a palm and unplug.
Despite being so world-famous, Puerto Vallarta still maintains its historic Mexican charm. In downtown Puerto Vallarta, you'll find beautiful colonial and historic buildings that have been turned into shops, restaurants and galleries. The roads cobblestone, the architecture and red Spanish tile roofs really add flare. Colorful flowers and vines climb the walls and fill the gardens and in the center of town you’ll find Puerto Vallarta’s landmark “Lady of Guadalupe Church” which was originally started at the end of the 14th century and finished in 1952.
Hundreds of flights and numerous cruise ships make P.V. easy in easy out but hard to leave. Whatever your lifestyle or love style, you will find P.V. a place you’ll love and love coming back to year after year.
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