Why Puerto Vallarta?
Puerto Vallarta is located on the Mexican Pacific Ocean, in Banderas Bay, one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Beautiful Tropical settings, framed by the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre range, 40 miles of coastline and beaches, with clear turquoise water.
Puerto Vallarta is featured as the 1st destination in Mexico for Medical Tourism, for its quality care, hospitals, and services. Puerto Vallarta took first place in Medical Tourism in Mexico in 2012, surpassing even cities like Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Puerto Vallarta is a city focused on tourism and medical tourism, both domestic and foreign, and has direct flights from several cities of the United States
How to get to Puerto Vallarta?
It’s very easy to get to Puerto Vallarta, in high season there are hundreds of flights arriving weekly. Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle.
What to do in Puerto Vallarta?
There are many great activities for those spending just a day in PV. Catch a bus or take a taxi to the beautiful Malecón, the boardwalk that runs parallel to Banderas Bay. Then take your time strolling past the unusual statues and intricate sand sculptures found there, stopping for pictures or looking inside one of the art galleries along the way. You’ll probably end your walk at Los Arcos or the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe — two of the most iconic images of the city. If you have more than a day to spare, plan on spending one or two hours at the Botanical Gardens of Vallarta or in the northern seaside town of Bucerías.
Vallarta is actually an important culinary destination in itself. A mix of international chefs, discerning gourmands that have made the city their home town, a long running gourmet festival, the local Mexican food traditions, that are centuries old plus quality ingredients from sea and land combine into great food, great prices and an ever expanding list of options.
One of local dishes that best represents what is typical in the town is “pescado embarazado”, that is, pregnant fish… sounds weird? It’s mostly the name that is, it’s actually a linguistic deformation of “pescado en vara asado”, that is fish roasted on a stick.
This delicious local food is prepared by grilling fish marinated in lime over coals, then served with huichol salsa. The fish itself can be school shark (cazón) or marlin, another variant is to use shrimp instead of fish.
Best restaurants in Vallarta: Trio, Pipis, Las Adelitas, Barcelona Tapas, Ocho Tostadas, and more.