Actual Town of Puerto Vallarta verses Areas toward and beyond Puerto Vallarta's Airport
In Puerto Vallarta, from beaches to mountains, you will be on cobblestone streets. If you are not on cobblestones, you are not in Puerto Vallarta. Most tourists who book trips to PV end up, usually unwittingly, to the north toward the airport on hotel row, at the Marina near the airport, or, even worse, in distant Nuevo Vallarta. Visitors who stay at these out-of-town sites miss the joyous, magnificent Puerto Vallarta experience.
The Real Puerto Vallarta
Bracketed by beaches and mountains, Puerto Vallarta is a mid-sized town with an abundance of charm. It has a variety of attractions and lots of restaurants that serve sumptous, flavorful meals. Some of the settings are spectacular. It is a favorite destination for Mexican tourists, and is populated by many who appreciate all that this tropical town has to offer.
Almost every evening, festivities and gatherings of locals and tourists in the town center reflect this ambiance. Easily, this spirit is seen on the Malecon, a two-mile walkway along the town’s waterfront and adjoining beach.
Areas Immediately South
Lush coastal mountains with special tourist attractions are five minutes to thirty minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. Several secluded or picturesque beaches, which are accessible principally or only by boat, also are south. In Puerto Vallarta, and in tropical areas to the south, you will have your most rewarding vacation experiences.