- Isaiah Kaitschuck
Unique Experiences in Puerto Vallarta to Discover
This top-pick destination boasts local cuisine, high-end restaurants, and experiences that will capture this city's elegance all in the weekend's time.
This captivating city has caught the eye of tourists for decades. Its welcoming and safe community offer many experiences that cater to any traveler's needs. Its cuisine ranges from local Italian, Vegan food, and yes you guessed it, Mexican food. Their authentic dishes are found throughout this tight-knit community and have a wide range of selections for its visitors. Did I mention the location? Its beaches are warm white sand greeted by the Pacific and offer a mountainous escape for the more adventurous. Whether you choose to spend a weekend indulging in ziplining with the monkeys or boating to a private beach, you will not be disappointed.
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
This 5-star hotel sits nestled in a beautiful region of Puerto Vallarta. Its ocean-front views offer guests cool breezes and sunset escapes that make any evening an unforgettable experience.
Speaking of evenings, guests can indulge in a world-class dining experience that captivates every fine dining critic. This hotel also features world-class architecture and design that display the uniqueness of this beautiful city. Just blocks away from this location, guests can find access to any sort of experience they might think of.
Additionally, this resort features wine cellars and five-course menus that can be prepared fresh by chefs. Their multi-layered menus will take your breath away as you arrive. After lunch, gas can be met with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the crystal clear water and palm trees of the Puerto Vallarta sea. This resort's tropical gardens are one of a kind and a must-see on your list.
If you would like to experience all the love that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, you might consider visiting the Zona Romántica area of this diverse city. Here lies the true essence of this tight-knit community. Experience a city and tequila guided tour by experts who have lived in Puerto Vallarta for over 40 years. If you’re not a fan of alcohol, you can indulge in a guided walking tour visiting the local churches and museums that have been around for decades. This unique and one-of-a-kind architecture is a must-see during your stay here.
Don’t miss out on the local street tacos either. These handmade tortillas are decorated with all kinds of meats and accompanied with onion, cilantro, and pico de gallo. Its rich flavor is a staple cuisine in many parts of Mexico and better enjoyed at the beach.
If you happen to visit during the busy weekend, you could find yourself at the local market. There are fresh loaves of bread, vegetables, cheeses, world-famous chili, and flowers for your loved ones. A leisurely Saturday morning at this market will greet you with an authentic Hispanic experience.
ATV-Zip Line Combo Adventure Tours
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can head to the jungle and be greeted by an oasis of views and fun to last you the entire day. If you get a chance to go to the zipline in the jungle, there are many tours available locally or at your hotel. Click here to check out a well-reviewed zipline/ATV adventure tour.
These tours include travel to and from the location, a guided 3-4 hour tour in the jungle and a margarita at the finish line. You will want to drink after you get off the zipline!
Don’t forget to lather up with sunscreen and mosquito repellent. These dense jungles are full of wildlife and insects and enjoy their privacy too. Wear your comfiest clothes and athletic shoes, as the mountains are rigorous and sometimes slippery. The views at the top are well worth the climb, though. Click here to check out some photos of previous visitors.
Charter a private yacht
If you're looking for exclusive privacy and a crew to take care of you for the day, I have the perfect idea for you.
Chartered yacht tours are an excellent way to explore nearby beaches that will never leave you in the comfort of your boat. What better way to get exclusive access to private beaches than on your favorite yacht?
You can rent a 90-foot catamaran that has its captain included. Aboard this fleet, you can learn to dive, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water of Puerto Vallarta. Don’t worry, a bar is included onboard as a standard service. This world-class experience will captivate even the most seasoned water travelers.
Regardless of which experience you decide to embark on, you will leave Puerto Vallarta with memories to tell your children for generations to come. This little slice of heaven continues to cultivate an environment that challenges the norms and goes above and beyond every time. Whether you choose to spend your vacation basking in the sun alongside the glamorous oceans or partaking in an ATV expedition, this city has everything you could imagine. Your next dream vacation awaits you.
This beach town offers a vibrant nightlife culture. There is a plethora of local bars and clubs where you can find dancing and many local craft breweries. Puerto Vallarta is known for its welcoming environment and offers affordable drinks that aren’t overpriced tourist traps.
They are also known for their LGBT- friendly bars and local beachside bars. Their most famous bars are located on Los Muertos Beach. Click here for a local guide of well-reviewed bars locally.
My personal favorite is Swell Bar which offers a beachside experience along with food to curb your hunger if you get midnight munchies. This quality bar offers a reasonably priced menu and a one-of-a-kind beachfront ambiance.
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