Puerto Vallarta is in a geographical sweet spot — it is on the Bay of Banderas (the second-largest bay in the world), sheltered by the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, protected from the threat of hurricanes. It is in the north of the country, so temperatures stay mild much of the year.
The Centro is where the Malecon (boardwalk) begins, and it’s a must-see lined with yummy restaurants, street performers, shopping, and nightlife It’s also a front-row seat for Puerto Vallarta’s spectacular sunsets, which are followed by a regular fireworks show around 9:15 – 9:30pm, every single night. Take some time to experience Puerto Vallarta’s art scene.
The entire Malecon is lined with a rotating showcase of art and impressive sculptures, and there are several small galleries owned by local artists in the city center South of town you’ll find spectacular beachfront on Playa Mismaloya, Playa Gemelas, and Playa Las Animas. Las Animas is accessible only by boat. If you want something even more remote, consider going farther south to Yelapa, a quiet beach community with far fewer beach bars than Las Animas
and waterfall hikes nearby. Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of water sports to spend a spectacular day filled with refreshing moments. Come and enjoy this sanctuary of the Pacific Ocean and amaze yourself with unforgettable moments in a privileged place with splendid weather and a wide variety of marine life.