Puerto Vallarta: Mexico’s Hidden Coastal Pearl
Puerto Vallarta (or simply Vallarta to many) is one of Mexico’s most enchanting coastal destinations.
Laid out lazily around the blue waters of the Bahia de Banderas with palm-covered mountains in its backdrop, this picturesque setting attracts millions of people every year.
Roam around on its dazzling sandy beaches, visit its quaint shops, gorge on the delicious cuisines in the stylish restaurants and simply wander the beautiful central streets and the enticing Malecon.
At night, Vallarta takes on a new identity with its numerous LGBT- friendly options turning it into the gay beach capital of Mexico.
Here are some of the best places that you should definitely visit when you’re in Puerto Vallarta:
The Malecon is an 870 meter long boardwalk, which starts at the traditional Rosita Hotel, goes all the way to Romantic Zone, passes the Los Arcos amphitheater and ends at the center of the town.
It is a well-known landmark dotted with restaurants, bars, art galleries, jewelery shops, boutiques and sculptures that make it the favorite hangout of locals and tourists alike.