We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
100%
Found this guide helpful

You can spend your mornings walking when it is cool, your afternoons by the pool or beach, and your evenings out for dinner, art galleries or just people watching.

Good for
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

12 Places

1 City Tip

Print
Map

12 Places

Day 1

Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Hotels

Chez Elena

Restaurants

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Casa Tradicional Cocina Mexicana

Restaurants

Day 2

Malecon Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Playa de los Muertos

Beaches

Margarita Grill

Restaurants

Andale

Restaurants

Day 3

Fredys Tucan

Restaurants

Olas Altas

Neighbourhoods

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Gardens

Casa Isabel

Restaurants

BettySchmitt's City Tips

  • A car is not necessary as the buses and taxis are plentiful and very affordable.
    Day 1
  • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
    Hotels
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Make this your home base for the beautiful views and sandy beach! Condo rentals are available on vrbo.com and grocery stores are within walking distance. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony and you will see dolphins frolicking in the bay.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vacaciones excelentes! 15/06/2019
    • Don't recommend 15/06/2019
    • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
    Address:
    Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 3.5
    Zona Hotelera Norte
    Puerto Vallarta 48333
    Mexico
    Phone:
    011 52 1 844 283 0361
    Other:
  • Chez Elena
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    After a day on the beach, go here for happy hour and watch the sunset on the rooftop! A taxi can take here but if you walk there are some steps to climb but worth the effort.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Get there about an hour before sunset to get a good seat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #179 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • Amazing food, amazing view! 01/05/2019
    • Great view and good food 10/04/2019
    • Chez Elena
    Address:
    Matamoros 520
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 0161
    Other:
  • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Landmark church with beautiful architecture and history. A must see.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Spot! 14/06/2019
    • Simply Beautiful!! 09/06/2019
    • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Address:
    Calle Hidalgo
    Puerto Vallarta 48290
    Mexico
    Phone:
    322221326
  • Casa Tradicional Cocina Mexicana
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Spanish)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Service and food are excellent here. Strolling mariachi on some evenings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • New Casa Tradicional In Punta de Mita, too! 19/05/2019
    • Excellent food, better service 13/05/2019
    • Casa Tradicional Cocina Mexicana
    Address:
    Calle Zaragoza 245
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 1812
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Malecon Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Once a small fishing village, the boardwalk is now the home of many shops and restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stop at an Oxxo convenience store for water if you get thirsty.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Malecon shopping 15/06/2019
    • Old Spain charm. 14/06/2019
    • Malecon Boardwalk
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Centro
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Playa de los Muertos
    Beaches
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    A beautiful area to walk and sit on the beach for lunch or dinner. Make sure you visit the pier where the local water taxis stop.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stop by the Sea Monkey for $1 coronas!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beach 26/05/2019
    • The Hub of The Beach 17/05/2019
    • Playa de los Muertos
    Address:
    El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas)
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
  • Margarita Grill
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Excellent food and service here. Make sure you enjoy one of their margaritas! Many flavors to choose from!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are many other good restaurants in this area too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #151 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Poor Customer Service after Bad Drink 15/06/2019
    • Best Chicken Burrito and Guacamole 09/06/2019
    • Margarita Grill
    Address:
    321 Col Emilliana Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48310
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 9755
    Hours:
    Sun
    5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
  • Andale
    Restaurants (Mexican, American, Bar, Pub)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    If you want to dance the night away, this is the place to go. You will undoubtedly meet and make friends here.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Get here before 9 pm to get a seat.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #117 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • FANTASTIC 15/06/2019
    • Go to Andales! 13/06/2019
    • Andale
    Address:
    Calle Olas Altas 425
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 125 8353
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Fredys Tucan
    Restaurants (Mexican)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Start your day off with the best breakfast anywhere. Try the black forest pancakes!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great breakfast! 13/06/2019
    • Comida rica 07/06/2019
    • Fredys Tucan
    Address:
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245
    Colonia Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 0778
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    Other:
  • Olas Altas
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Stroll along Basillo Badillo and Olas Altas for the many shops and restaurants.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Most interesting area to be in "old town". 09/06/2019
    • Drinks on the beach watching the world go by 31/05/2019
    • Olas Altas
    Phone:
    +52 322 205 4138
    Other:
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens
    Gardens
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    Enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens and remember to bring comfortable shoes and maybe some bug spray.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Cabo Corrientes
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Botanical Zen 12/06/2019
    • Marvelous, a "must-visit" 30/05/2019
    • Vallarta Botanical Gardens
    Address:
    Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24
    Las Juntas y los Veranos
    Cabo Corrientes 48447
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 6182
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$0
    Hours:
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
    Other:
  • Casa Isabel
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood, International, Grill)
    See more photos
    BettySchmitt Says:

    The views here are breath taking and the food and service are outstanding.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reservations are needed here. Take a taxi as this is up a steep hill.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning view of the city 04/06/2019
    • Dinner with family 18/04/2019
    • Casa Isabel
    Address:
    Privada Del Bosque 483
    Col. Alta Vista
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 1451
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
top
×
Was this guide helpful?
YesNo