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Smart choices to make in this tourist destination to enjoy the beauty, history, architecture & eco-friendly locations that make this a justifiable destination resort town.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

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20 Places

Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa

Hotels

Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge

Restaurants

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hacienda San Angel Gourmet

Restaurants

Cafe des Artistes

Restaurants

Playa de los Muertos

Beaches

Los Arcos

National Parks, Islands

Bucerias

Beaches

La Palapa

Restaurants

BocaDos STK

Restaurants

Barcelona Tapas

Restaurants

El Palomar de los Gonzalez

Restaurants

Malecon Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Marina Vallarta

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Lindo Mar Resort Restaurant

Restaurants

Zona Romantica

Historic Walking Areas

Punta De Mita

Beaches

Playa Las Animas

Beaches

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Gardens

Gringo Gulch

Neighbourhoods

Healthy94920's City Tips

  • Take a fixed price taxi to your hotel, resort or vacation share home; use local buses to feel the character, meet locals with tips on what to do & see, plan your trip.
  • Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
    Hotels
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Eco-friendly; wild life; access taxi or local bus.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Casual dress; ask for suggestions; eat at the resort
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Vacation 11/06/2019
    • Best resort I’ve stayed at! 10/06/2019
    • Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
    Address:
    Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad
    Puerto Vallarta 48390
    Mexico
  • Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge
    Restaurants (Mexican, International)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Sumptuous restaurant on the Garza Blanca property; beachside;

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just enjoy!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #157 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Breakfast Buffet in PV and more 23/05/2019
    • Wonderful Seaside Restaurant 24/03/2019
    • Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge
    Address:
    Eje Vial Carretera Costera a Barra de Navidad Km 7.5
    Garza Blanca Preserve & Spa
    Puerto Vallarta 48390
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 176 0700
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Charming; historical significance; simply beautiful

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go in early am or late pm
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    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
  • Hacienda San Angel Gourmet
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Simply extraordinary cuisine; excellent service; charming waitpersons and beautiful vistas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The music from the mariachi bands are fun, entertaining.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Terrible and Snobby Staff!! 06/06/2019
    • What an incredible meal 26/05/2019
    • Hacienda San Angel Gourmet
    Address:
    Privada Miramar 336
    Hacienda San Angel
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 2692
    Other:
  • Cafe des Artistes
    Restaurants (Mexican, French, International)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Charming; beautiful, friendly & good food. Architecture interesting.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for suggestions, but it's all good
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing dinner 07/06/2019
    • Best service 07/06/2019
    • Cafe des Artistes
    Address:
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740
    Centro
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 226 7200
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Playa de los Muertos
    Beaches
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Beautiful vistas across the Bahia de Banderas. Good restaurants nearby. Fun!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • A landmark; worth the visit.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    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
  • Los Arcos
    National Parks, Islands
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Georgeous dive spot-scuba or mask & snorkle; fish will come right up to you.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take crackers or bread & the fish will come right up to you & you'll feel like you're swimming in an aquarium. Good visibility-generally
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • fun, fun 04/06/2019
    • A quick snorkel trip 04/06/2019
    • Los Arcos
    Address:
    Los Arcos National Marine Park
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 146 2139
    Other:
  • Bucerias
    Beaches
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Landmark village with historical significance, beauty & charm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Take a bus-like the locals-cheap or rent a car. Taxi is fine, but more spendy.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 482 things to do in Jalisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved Bucerías! - small town away from the hustle... 08/06/2019
    • Bucerias Mexico 2019 31/05/2019
    • Bucerias
    Phone:
    +52 322 356 4902
    Other:
  • La Palapa
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Great food, charming location; fun service people, sunsets are magical!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get the shrimp-prepared in so many ways!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic! 13/06/2019
    • Eat on beach with feet in the sand 12/06/2019
    • La Palapa
    Address:
    Pulpito 105-3
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 5225
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$29
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • BocaDos STK
    Restaurants (American, Steakhouse)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Stunning vistas from this fine restaurant on the Garza Blanca eco-property, up the mountain.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • You'll need to go to the front lobby and take a cool bus up the hill to reach this gem.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • amazing spot 02/06/2019
    • Amazing!!!! 19/04/2019
    • BocaDos STK
    Address:
    km 7.5 Carreterra a Barra de Navidad
    Zona Hotelera Sur
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 176 0700
    Other:
  • Barcelona Tapas
    Restaurants (Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Hidden gem off the upper cobblestone streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta in historical area. Multiple restaurants in three story building. Go to the top! Pass on the sushi restaurant on the 2nd floor.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Go straight up the stairs to Barcelona Tapas and have a sumptuous meal! Skip the sushi bar on 2nd floor.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place 11/06/2019
    • Summer time visit 11/06/2019
    • Barcelona Tapas
    Address:
    Matamoros
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 0510
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$50
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • El Palomar de los Gonzalez
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Family-owned for ages, this is a special place run by three generations of the Gonzalez family. It's location is stunning-views over the city and bay; the food is specially, lovingly prepared. It's off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. Ask for a ride back to your hotel, resort in their rigged jeep with table & chairs on top by the owner, Sr. Gonzalez. He's a hoot!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Owner of this 3 generation Gonzalez family restaurant will spoil you, and the food is remarkable!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Local Hide-away in the mountains 14/06/2019
    • Amazing!! 13/06/2019
    • El Palomar de los Gonzalez
    Address:
    Aguacate 425
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 0795
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$90
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Malecon Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Walk along the malecon at night and feel the energy and charm!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Avoid the hucksters who will try to sell you trinkets you will ask yourself, what was I thinking?
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 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:
  • Marina Vallarta
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    North of PV town, this is where most tourists stay. Booking a boat to the islands, diving and whale-watching best from this location.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Plan your dive trip or whale watching, without the hussle you'll inevitably get at either the PV Airport from "Package sellers" by going on-line before you leave home.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A fun place to stay around and/or visit 09/06/2019
    • Lots of restuarants and shopping 05/06/2019
    • Marina Vallarta
    Phone:
    +52 1 322 221 0275
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Other:
  • Lindo Mar Resort Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Charming, tasteful, modern, yet you feel like you're back in time.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Eat light, swim, snorkle off the beach during the day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #225 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • I'd Eat Here Even if I Weren't Staying Here! 13/06/2019
    • RESTAURANT BY THE SEA 09/06/2019
    • Lindo Mar Resort Restaurant
    Address:
    K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad
    Puerto Vallarta 48399
    Mexico
    Phone:
    011-52-322-22-15511
    Other:
  • Zona Romantica
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    No visit to Puerto Vallarta is complete without a visit to Zona Romantica. The name says it all, but this is where Liz Taylor & Richard Burton built one of their vacation homes, as you'll inevitably hear.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The best fresh fruit, vegetable market the locals use is just before you get up the hill in this district and worth a visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old Town 14/06/2019
    • Great strolling. 12/06/2019
    • Zona Romantica
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 7307
    Other:
  • Punta De Mita
    Beaches
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Top resorts from Ritz Carlton to Intercontinental built beautiful resorts, golf course are superb, the views out to the islands, across the Bahia de Banderas==special.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take you dive gear, snorkle & fins to use off the beaches; bring your clubs or rent if you're a golfer; but mostly just have fun walking the beaches and catching the sealife.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Built up 26/05/2019
    • Not much to see here 14/05/2019
    • Punta De Mita
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Playa Las Animas
    Beaches
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Cool spot that oozes charm, if crowded with tourists; you'll find locals frequent this area and are fun to speak with.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Avoid the hucksters who will try to sell you all manner of trinkets, unless you love trinkets, in which case, enjoy!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Cabo Corrientes
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best beach south of PV 18/05/2019
    • Hike to Playa Las Animas 25/03/2019
    • Playa Las Animas
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens
    Gardens
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Worth a visit, time-permitting to see the range of beautiful plant life. The orchids are special and the area is well maintained.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Buy your tickets in advance, if possible.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 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:
  • Gringo Gulch
    Neighbourhoods
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    Healthy94920 Says:

    Historical, architectural gems, charm oozes from the buildings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk this with comfortable shoes. A must in this cobblestone street, hilly area.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • interesting 07/05/2019
    • Charming and quiet neighborhood; Elizabeth Taylors former home area 01/04/2019
    • Gringo Gulch
    Address:
    Calle Zaragoza 445
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    3/222-1336
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