iguana surveying Mismaloya Beach, Puerto Vallarta

An iguana surveying Mismaloya Beach, Puerto Vallarta; (c) Soul Of America

Puerto Vallarta

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The Malecon of Puerto Vallarta is only the starting point for idiosyncratic adventures within this region of Mexico.

History
In 1851, Guadalupe Sánchez used to bring salt from San Blas or the Marías islands to the beach.

Sculptures on the Malecon
The pride of the city is a beach path of al fresco sculptures by fine Mexican artists.

Attractions
Puerto Vallarta has a profusion of leisurely and boisterous attractions in its historic downtown.

Beaches
This city hangs its hat on a long beach parallel to the Malecon and a smaller ones further south.

Watersports
World-famous whale watching in the winter anchors a diverse assortment of maritime activities.

Eco-Travel
Like an increasing number of travelers, get more clean air adventure in your journeys.

Travel Tips
Consider visiting on Day of the Kings, Constitution Day, Mexico’s National Flag Day, or Cinco De Mayo.



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