Puerto Vallarta is ranked second as one of the best tourist destinations and the first among the best beaches in Mexico as stated and ranked in the travel.usnews.com website. The ratings were obtained based on reviews by users and experts on this site and represent the consensus on what are the best vacation places in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta has become a major tourist destination due to a large amount of reasons. Among them are its cobble-stone streets, beautiful beaches, abundant marine life, stunning scenery, excellent golf courses, exceptional dining, eclectic nightlife, a vibrant culture and the friendly people of Puerto Vallarta. All this and a few more reasons make it a paradise for travelers and tourists.
Some experts state among their reasons for choosing Puerto Vallarta as a tourist destination that it is a destination with something for every
member of a normal family.
No doubt another reason why people choose Vallarta is its famous seaside walkway, the Malecon. Here, free of charge, obviously, you'll enjoy statues, the view of the beach and sea, art, a touch of the local lifestyle, delicious drinks, informal street food and if you so desire a lunch or dinner in one of the numerous restaurants that flank it.
In addition to its beautiful beaches there are many other activities you can enjoy, including: cruises around the bay, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions and day tours where you'll return in time for dinner and if your are up to it, venture into one of several clubs where you can dance the night away.
There are also a variety of ecotourism and water sports options that can be enjoyed in and around the town, these include canopy tours, whale watching, kayaking, diving with giant manta rays and much more. Among the water sports you can count surfing, snorkeling, diving, sportfishing and swimming with dolphins too.
One of its most striking activities is the wide range of golf courses that you can find here. With six world-class golf facilities in the area of the Bay of Banderas and three exclusive golf resorts a few hours drive south, Puerto Vallarta is quickly becoming one of the leading golf destinations in Mexico.
Speaking of nightlife, Puerto Vallarta is not only full of nightclubs and bars. In fact, most authors consider Puerto Vallarta one of the main destinations for nightlife in Mexico, it bolsters dozens of lively discos in the Hotel Zone and downtown Puerto Vallarta and is one of the liveliest gay areas in Mexico.
Whatever people like, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal place to find and enjoy a variety of options in many of the numerous activities that you may enjoy experiencing from dawn to sunset and beyond.