Known for its beaches, water sports and robust nightlife scene, Puerto Vallarta is one of the world’s most inviting and enticing coastal destinations. Stretching around the shimmering blue Bahía de Banderas and backed by lush palm-covered mountains, Puerto Vallarta became a popular beach resort town among tourists after Richard Burton’s famous movie; “Night of the Iguana” was filmed there in 1964. Since the 1960s, Puerto Vallarta has grown into a thriving beach vacation destination with millions of visitors each year. Puerto Vallarta is a good choice for your next yacht charter or boat rental vacation. Have a look at our “Top Five Reasons to Visit Puerto Vallarta” and see why so many people have fallen in love with this tropical paradise.
✓✓Absolutely breathtaking beaches: Beautiful sand, great waves, warm waters, swimming, surfing and much more - its beaches are one of a kind. There are over 40 public beaches, each having their their own unique characteristics and charm. Enjoy adventurous swimming in Hidden Beach at the Marieta Islands or Boca de Tomatlan, watch peaceful and beautiful sunsets at Playa de Oro, have great snorkeling experiences on the beaches at Destiladeras and Los Venaderos or relax on Los Muertos beach – Puerto Vallarta will satisfy virtually any beach craving.
✓✓Amazing history, art and culture: Puerto Vallarta is a true paradise with its cultural and artistic ambiance. Famous for the sculptures on its sea-side boardwalk, some intriguing permanent pieces lining the Malecon of Puerto including Rafael Zamarripa’s beautiful “The Seahorse” sculpture. There are over 30 art galleries in Puerto Vallarta where you can view spectacular paintings, sculptures, fine ceramics, and other creative and diverse pieces of art. Look around Puerto Vallarta and you’ll be sure to spot dancers performing “The Mexican Hat Dance” - the national dance of Mexico. Discover the Historic Downtown’s colonial style architecture, cobblestone street and colorful hidden corners while taking an evening stroll.
✓✓Culinary events and mariachis: There is no better place to see truly authentic mariachi performances and enjoy gourmet cuisine. Mariachi is the essence of Mexican music and it originated in Puerto Vallarta. Catch a mariachi band playing on the malecon and soak up a significant form of Mexican culture. The resort town also hosts some great culinary events to delight your palate. If your timing is right, check out Restaurant Week, Wine Fest, Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomic and the International Gourmet Festival. You can even take a tequila tour to sample hundreds of varieties of this quintessential Mexican treat.
✓✓Adventure in the great outdoors: Puerto Vallarta is a great destination for adventure seekers who love outdoor activities. From snorkeling, zip lining, jungle tours, scuba diving, to thrilling speedboat rides, you'll have a variety of unusual and exciting experiences while vacationing in Vallarta. Enjoy a speedboat ride from Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlan, visit Los Arcos National Marine Park, do snorkeling in Majahuitas, discover underwater caves teeming with various marine lives in El Morro – the choices are endless for those looking for adventure in Puerto Vallarta.
✓✓Romantic, calm and incredible natural setting: With beautiful waterfront sunset views, pleasant weather, the azure shores of the Pacific Ocean and atmosphere full of magic and romance, this heavenly tropical destination has the perfect setting for your picture-perfect wedding, romantic getaway and luxurious relaxing vacation. From secluded coves, amazing beaches to the Los Muertos New Pier, this amazing coastal town is the perfect amalgam of romance, adventure and fun.
And finally... It’s easy to get around
All the beautiful beaches and amazing destinations in Puerto Vallarta are easily accessible via private yacht or boat. For travelers wishing to explore the natural oasis and warm Pacific Ocean waters in a secluded setting, charter your own private yacht or book a Puerto Vallarta boat rental and find out for yourself why it’s the top choice for tropical getaways!