Marvel at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Preserve
After a sumptuous day at the beach, enjoy the town of Puerto Vallarta with its white facades with red-tiled roofs, blacksmith's balconies and wooden windows, all framed by the green mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental.
WALK ALONG THE MAIN PLAZA
There are various musical groups that perform at the Plaza Principal kiosk, attracting spectators to listen and dance in the friendliest city in the world. Visit the Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with its beautiful dome, and the Municipal Government Building where you can see Manuel Lepe's mural depicting the founding of the port.
STROLL THE BOARDWALK
From there, head towards the boardwalk overlooking the expansive bay to enjoy the breeze and stroll amongst the bronze sculptures. Visit Rafael Zamarripa's famous seahorse. Browse the craft shops and boutiques that offer colorful Mexican creations crafted by local artisans.
EXPLORE CUALE ISLAND
A walk along the narrow streets will lead you to Cuale Island, where lush vegetation abounds and you will find the archeology museum that exhibits pieces from the ancient civilizations that settled in the area in 300 B.C. Enjoy the open-air market with local crafts and places to have a refreshing drink or relaxing meal.
Throughout Puerto Vallarta are hundreds of options to sample delicious Vallarta-style cuisine, which is a unique combination of Mexican flavors with international flair. There are also a number of world-class international dining options to please every palate.This destination is the second city, after the Mexico City, with the largest gastronomic offer in the country. Every November, a celebration called International Gourmet Festival is organized with this motif, and lasts ten days.