If you feel the need to leave your city for a few days to visit a beach destination where you can relax, have fun and rest all you can, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal option for you. 

If you have never had the opportunity to visit this destination, don’t worry, we will tell you which are the best things to do, eat and see in Puerto Vallarta: 

Do:

  • Take a ride on a yacht or boat

Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean by taking a yacht or boat tour from the beautiful Marina area to the depths of the ocean. You can relax, enjoy some cocktails and even fish or dive.

Paseo en yate puerto vallarta

  • Party night

Puerto Vallarta is one of the best beach destinations for partying. At the Malecon and in some other areas of the city, you will find plenty of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to live incredible nights. 

You can start the night having dinner and enjoying some delicious cocktails at Mr. Frogs, then taste the madness and the liters at La Vaquita, and finish a night of excesses at La Santa. A bit of everything!

  • Release turtles

Many programs release and protect sea turtles in Puerto Vallarta, so between July and December, you can be part of their release to allow them to find their way home.

There is no more beautiful experience!

Libera tortugas en Puerto Vallarta

Eat:

  • La Vaca Argentina

If you’re a meat cuts lover, this is the place you can’t miss. Here you will find delicious dishes, an elegant but cozy atmosphere, and a great variety in its menu.

A delight for the afternoon or evening.

  • Dolce Vita

A restaurant with Italian traditions. Its varied menu offers salads, chicken, meat, fish, desserts, and, most importantly, pasta and Italian delicacies.

Nothing like spending an afternoon of pasta and wine with an exceptional atmosphere.

  • 8 Tostadas

If you’re looking for delicacies from the sea, 8 Tostadas have stolen everyone’s heart.

Here everything is prepared with fresh and exquisite ingredients from the ocean, and of course, their specialty is toasts and casseroles. 

See:

  • Watching the sunset on the Malecón

The Malecon is one of the most iconic places in Puerto Vallarta.

In addition to the plaza, restaurants, and shows that usually take place during the nights, you will be able to watch the sunset like never before.

  • Visit the Romantic Zone

Puerto Vallarta’s romantic zone offers a bohemian and colorful air, its red tile constructions, art galleries, and small cafes make it the perfect place for afternoon sightseeing.

  • Humpback Whale Watching

Between December and March, the Pacific receives a special visit.

To observe the humpback whale, you will have to take a boat tour.

Although you will not be able to get too close, you will find perfectly the marine acrobatics that this species performs in its “courtship” ritual.

Avistamiento de ballenas en Puerto Vallarta

Now that you know the best things to do, eat and see in Puerto Vallarta, it’s time to organize your trip to this perfect destination.