TripAdvisor has released its list of 2011’s top twenty-five destinations in the world as voted by passionate travelers & aficionados. Once again, Puerto Vallarta proudly been honored with an appearance on the list of top world tourist destinations.

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Known as the top beach destination in Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta as a beach destination offers over twenty-six miles of beaches that separate this coastal city from many of the other beach resorts on the honor roll.

Puerto Vallarta was a small village before it became a leading world beach destination resort. You can go almost anywhere within the city limits and find a variety of exciting and interesting activities to partake in.

Restaurants, bars, cafés, art galleries help to give the city a cosmopolitan air. Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant cultural mecca surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

The newly restored historic center, the popular arts Teatro Vallarta & the highly anticipated arrival of the city’s modern art complex to be established in the area where the current city hall is located, a new pier under construction in the heart of Vallarta’s romantic zone, plus a wealth of music and cultural festivals to be held throughout the year are part of the reasons that will give Puerto Vallarta a competitive advantage over other Mexican and Worldwide beach destinations in 2012.

The Annual festivals & celebrations held in Puerto Vallarta include Gourmet Festival Restaurant Week, Fiesta de Mayo, Wine Fest, Marlin & Swordfish Tournament & the annual New Year celebration Fiesta Vallarta which in 2011 attracted an estimated 20,000 revelers in 8-hour street party with a local & international line up.

Below we present some of the best hotels-resorts, restaurants & activities in Vallarta as voted by the travel site TripAdvisor. Of course, the city is big enough to offer something for everyone, so if selections below aren’t exactly for you, you can check out the different Vallarta hotels & resorts, tours and activities Vallarta has to offer on the rest of the site and at the same time get a clear idea of why people keep coming to our beautiful city.

Puerto Vallarta is where Mexico comes to life.

Top-rated Vallarta hotels

1 Playa Fiesta Beach Club & Hotel -225 reviews
2 Casa Velas Boutique Hotel – 458 reviews
3 Velas Vallarta Suite Resort – 1,154 reviews
4 Buganvilias Vacation Club – 88 reviews
5 Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa – 575 reviews

Top-rated Vallarta B&Bs

1 Hacienda Alemana -134 reviews
2 Casa Isabel -254 reviews
3 Casa Amorita -233 reviews

Top-rated things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Attractions

1 Metamorphosis Day Spa -47 reviews
2 Venus Sunshine Massage and Spa -33 reviews
3 davannayoga – 5 reviews

Vallarta Tours

1 GO GAY! Jungle Adventure – 35 reviews
2 Estigo Scooters – 36 reviews
3 Canopy & Outdoor Adventures – 256 reviews

Top-rated Vallarta restaurants

1 Casa Isabel, Madison South – 206 reviews
2 Melissa’s – 74 reviews
3 Fredys Tucan – 56 reviews