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30 Sep 2019
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Velas Vallarta

A Local Guide to Puerto Vallarta

As one of the most popular destinations on Mexico's Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta offers a blend of modern and historical elements with romantic charm. Once a mining town in the Banderas Bay, this burgeoning resort town is now filled with fun activities, landmarks, and thrilling things to do for all ages. Whether you're an adventure-seeker, a foodie, an art enthusiast or a beach bum, this city has something just for you.
Soak in the beauty and natural setting of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy some adventure that frees your spirit. Explore the breathtaking beaches as you play, dive, swim, sail, and tour this tropical destination. Enjoy the endless outdoor adventures, eco-tours, and water activities, including deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching, and kayaking. Sail into the Bay which has protected islands with caves, reefs, and tunnels waiting to be explored.
Take a Stroll on the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta's beachfront boardwalk. This mile-long stretch and open-air museum extends to the Plaza Principal, offering plenty to do and see. Admire the impressive collection of sculptures, stop at a cafe or bar, or just enjoy the ocean views and fresh air.
Adventure-seekers will love taking advantage of the unspoiled tropical rainforest of the Sierra Madre mountains just outside Puerto Vallarta. With a host of eco-adventures at your fingertips, find your thrills ziplining, hiking, biking, bird watching, rappelling, horseback riding, or off-roading, just to name a few.
No trip to Puerto Vallarta would be complete without soaking in the local culture at Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Set in the middle of the Zona Romántica, this Mexican landmark is less than a century old but steeped with historic meaning and architectural beauty showcasing a bell tower design.
Of course, Puerto Vallarta is also home to amazing golf courses, perfect for those looking to unwind or enjoy a challenging game on the links. With seven world-class golf courses, including Marina Vallarta Golf Course, which is walking distance from Velas Vallarta, enjoy a tee off in the tropical breezes of Banderas Bay lined with palm trees and tropical flowers.
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