Featured Destination: Puerto Vallarta
Written by: Sydney M on July 22, 2020
As travel agents prepare for a resurgence in travel, there is a focus across the industry on education and brushing up on the need-to-knows for their favorite spots to recommend.
Whether you’ve been a fan of Puerto Vallarta for years, or you are just learning about this town for the first time, it’s a must for agents booking trips to Mexico.
The Lay of the Land
Nestled at the foot of mountains on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta rests on a large bay with incredible beaches and marine life. The downtown of the city is home to iconic buildings and cultural heritage sites and serves as the central hub for those looking to shop, dine, and explore.
Playa Norte stretches northward from the downtown to the Marina Vallarta. This is one of the major resort areas with wide beach, restaurants, shopping, and even golf courses. Along with its proximity to the airport, Playa Norte also has preserved natural areas to protect the species that call the area home.
Moving southward from downtown is Playa Los Muertos and Playa Sur. Along these gorgeous beaches are many of your clients’ favorite resorts. The southern end of the destination is ideal for nature lovers. It is home to Los Arcos National Park, a perfect location for hiking, as well as the Botanical Garden and rivers and streams that flow down from the mountains.
Fun for Everyone
There is something for everyone in Puerto Vallarta. Travelers can enjoy the day at the beach or set off on adventures. Water sports are especially popular, including windsurfing, parasailing, and scuba diving. Humpback whales also migrate through the area in mid-December through March, making it a great winter destination. Hiking, biking, and ATV riding are also a great way to explore the area.
Local Flavors and Flare
Arts, culture, and culinary experiences abound in Puerto Vallarta. Malecon Boardwalk and the Romantic Area are home to traditional, high-quality restaurants, which feature Mexican flavor and local seafood. Throughout the year, Puerto Vallarta also hosts several major food events, which are attended by world-renowned and Michelin Star chefs.
Street art, amphitheaters, and local artists add their own flare and style to the area. Thorugh these, the locals sharing their love for the region with all those who travel to Puerto Vallarta.
How to Get to Puerto Vallarta
Travelers from the U.S. will need to fly.
- The closest airport is Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta airport, which is about a 50-minute drive from the city center.
- Travelers can also fly into Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. This airport is about 1 hour and 30 minutes driving time from Puerto Vallarta.
- Clients may consider the Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, then driving1 hour and 40 minutes into Puerto Vallarta.
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