This is the sixth most popular tourist destination worldwide. Puerto Vallarta is a picturesque, colonial city located by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra Madre facing the Banderas Bay coastline, the second largest in North America. The city has cultural events, exhibitions, beaches, a modern marina and a cruise ship pier. It also has handicrafts, night life, restaurants, and all kinds of hotels. Its distinguishing features are the picturesque houses with their reddish tiled roofs that are now galleries, clothing and handicraft stores, as well as the famous Malecón (promenade), with its area of bars and night clubs; the Plaza de Las Armas, the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church and the modern Palacio Municipal.
The chef, Eduardo de Berardinis has expressed his avant-garde marine style with his hors d’oeuvre Crostini Di Mare, fettuccini in lobster and tomato sauce; grilled shrimp with fine herbs, and an exclusive variety of wines from Italy, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, France and California.
Café des Artistes
A contemporary space with an extensive wine cellar and haute cuisine.
Cakes, ice cream and coffee, as well as fine Austrian dishes mixed with Mexican ingredients.
Restaurante La Palapa.
Located on the beach among palm trees, the establishment is based on the style of a Mexican “palapa”.
A terrace with a variety of dishes and a spectacular view.
La Petite France.
The famous Nacho Cadena changes his menu of French classic recipes and haute cuisine regularly. At night, the music is lively.
Water skiing, windsurfing, open water fishing, scuba diving,, snorkeling, yacht excursions, kayaking, parasailing, and banana boat rides.