Hot Spots to See in Puerto Vallarta

The Pacific coastal city of Puerto Vallarta is a popular vacation destination, known for its breathtaking views, plethora of shopping and dining, and bustling nightlife. However, there’s also lots of Puerto Vallarta places you won’t want to miss on your visit to the city.

El Malecon

Dating back to the 30s, the unofficial “boardwalk” was recently renovated. However, it’s still full of the old beauty of Mexico, with statues, shops, and seaside art. Plus, this area is the center of Puerto Vallarta nightlife. Bonus: there are no cars, taxis, or buses, so the area is prime for pedestrians and casual strolls. If you want to go here, you might as well check La Samba that puts you within walking distance of the Malecon boardwalk and all the nightlife this area has to offer.

Zona Romantica

The Romantic Zone, a historic area of landmarks, is also full of eclectic shops, delicious dining, and more. Check out the street vendors and live entertainment to truly enjoy a night out. Plus, with its proximity to the beach, it’s a must-see on your stay in Puerto Vallarta.

The Church of our Lady of Guadalupe

The Church of our Lady of Guadalupe is known locally as La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. The Catholic Church is a landmark in the area and can be seen predominantly in the downtown skyline. It’s also a staple for the 12-day Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival at the start of December. The festival has a parade of coloful floats, lots of singing, and warrior dancers in the streets.

Los Muertos Pier

The contemporary Los Muertos Pier gives the best breathtaking coastline views. You can just sit and watch the fishing boats come and go or jump right in the water and swim to shore. The Pier lights up and changes colors in the evening for the perfect accent to a sunset stroll.

Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta is full of yachts, boats, and a great spot for sight-seeing. Or, you can pay for a boat ride to get a unique view of Puerto Vallarta places from the water. Plus, it has a 18-hole championship golf course if you’re looking to get in a game. Be sure to visit the Marina’s shops too. Or, try a bite of delicious Mexican cuisine at the various restaurants.

Enjoy the Resort Amenities

Vacation rentals are easily the best way to enjoy a stay at Puerto Vallarta. You get all the luxurious amenities you need, plus the perks of the resort. Options include swimming pools, renowned chefs at exclusive restaurants, and prime access for a variety of local watersports. Visit Casago to see the various vacation rentals in the area, and which one works best for your vacation needs.

This is just a short list of Puerto Vallarta places to be sure to check out on your next visit. The town is full of landmarks, local attractions, and the best shopping and dining you will find. The real challenge is finding enough time to see it all.