Attractions & Sightseeing in Puerto Vallarta

When you land Puerto Vallarta, you immediately notice you are somewhere new, the warm humid air, the smell of the tropics, it's something special in itself, and you start to grasp why PV is such a popular destination.

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Zone Map

In this section, you'll find the attractions and interesting sightseeing options organized by zone.


North zone

Includes Punta de Mita, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Manzanilla, the Marieta Islands and some popular surfing beaches and more. Read more.

Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta

Includes Puerto Vallarta's sister resort destination, Nuevo Vallarta, plus Boca de Tomates, Playa Flamingos and small fishermen towns. Read more


Marina Vallarta

A luxurious marina with stores, condos, villas, and golf, plus some of the more luxurious beachside resorts and hotels. Read more.

Hotel Zone

Hotel Zone

Which as you would expect offers most of the hotels and resorts in town plus two new well-assorted malls and for your romantic promenades a nice long beach. Read more.


Downtown Puerto Vallarta

With the famous and exciting Malecon, the city's main attraction, a wide walkway with sculptures, shops, restaurants, culture and much more. Read more.

Romantic zone

Romantic zone (Old Vallarta)

Which is the older and picturesque part of town, cobblestone streets, small hotels, shops, restaurants, markets and more. Read more.

Las Caletas

South zone

All the way to Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlán, lush jungle on one side, the emerald ocean on the other, with luxurious resort, hotels, villas, Los Arcos, the Zoo and beautiful beaches, like Las Gemelas and Mismaloya. Read more.

Natural and cultural attractions abound all over Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay area, no matter where you choose to stay you'll find a beautiful locations, views, and nature, there are miles and miles of beautiful beaches, bathed by the calm emerald waters of the Mexican Pacific coast, fishing is abundant, golf is world-class with signature courses designed by the best, you can enjoy endless activities on land, air, and sea.

Puerto Vallarta Attractions - Playa Los Muertos

Blessed with 25 miles of golden beaches within spectacular Banderas Bay, Vallarta presents limitless possibilities for enjoying the Pacific.

A great video on the many things to enjoy in Vallarta

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