Recently, it was nominated as one of the best cities in the world. And it doesn´t surprise us, since this destination of Jalisco is a paradise.
Puerto Vallarta downtown is Cultural Heritage of the State of Jalisco due to the abundance of art galleries. We recommend the Historic Center Art Walk, a guided tour through the art of these lands and their surroundings.
Every Wednesday, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this tour takes place through 11 art galleries to see the work of national and international artists.
The anecdotes shared by Kevin Simpson, a Canadian in love with the place, are just great.
After visiting the Peyote People store, where there are handicrafts, Huichol works of art and souvenirs related to this walk.
2. The Pier
This 800 meter walkway offers amazing views of the sea and its sunsets. To make it more special, the Papantla Flyers appear at six in the afternoon, accompanying the sand figures found in the place.
In addition, a collection is exhibited with pieces by renowned artists, such as Alejandro Colunga and Sergio Bustamante, among others. Do not miss the huichola cosmogonía rug, made up of 20 symbols made with river stones, which pays tribute to the culture of this Jalisco region.
3. Church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
The architecture of this church that owes its name to the patron saint of Puerto Vallarta, shows a mixture of styles such as neoclassical, baroque and renaissance. If you want to know more about the local traditions, the first 12 days of December is the celebration of the church, with pilgrimages, music and decorated floats; a religious celebration that you can´t miss if you are in the city of Jalisco at the end of the year.
Puerto Vallarta has excellent options to get in touch with nature. If you want a different plan, we recommend the tour to Las Caletas, one of the most beautiful private beaches in the world.
After a nice catamaran ride, you will arrive to this paradise that offers different activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, hiking, as well as zip-line to the sea, for the adventurous spirit. You can also relax in the spa, take a cooking class, or enjoy an encounter with animals (dolphins, sea lions and rays).
For the little ones there is the Kids adventure park, but if you prefer to spend some time alone with your partner, you can do it on the beach for adults. The food, drink and fun provided by the crew and staff are included from the time you get on the catamaran until you return before sunset.
5. Tequila tasting
You are in Jalisco and you have to taste the national drink par excellence. The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is the only hotel that has its own Tequila: Casamagna. Enjoy a tasting with the flavors of the state. Undoubtedly, you will have fun while you taste one of the most famous local drinks.
No trip is complete without enjoying the gastronomy of the place. Puerto Vallarta has gained fame thanks to restaurants such as Café Des Artistes, whose owner is the renowned chef Thierry Blouet. Indulge yourself with the fusion of French haute cuisine with Mexican inspiration.
Where to drink?
Walking through the downtown streets we discovered La Pulquería, a cozy place that offers pulque, tequila and mescal tasting, with delicious dishes that complement this culinary experience in a very pleasant atmosphere.
Where to Stay?
Located five minutes from the Pier, the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center is an All Inclusive hotel with six restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools, unlimited national and international drinks, spa, and much more. The best thing is that it is dog friendly.