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January 26, 2021

5 Things that nobody tells you when you visit Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is an enchanting place with an amazing geographical location, nestled between the Sierra Madre mountain range and the Pacific, with infinite options to visit and discover in this popular destination.

Venture into its rivers surrounded by exotic flora and fauna, and discover ecotourism facilities to enjoy nature at its best, with activities such as nature hikes, bird watching, horseback riding, ATV and bike tours, just to name a few.

1. Discover its surroundings.

Discover the streets of Puerto Vallarta

To live the complete Puerto Vallarta experience you have to wander around its picturesque streets filled with folklore and typical Mexican architecture. You cannot miss emblematic spots such as the viewpoint, the Malecon, its arches, and its streets with walls turned into murals, as well as enjoying the ample culinary offer.


2. Find peace in its wellness sanctuaries.

Wellness sanctuaries in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is so much more than just beach and party; it is also one of the top wellness destinations, where you can start your day with a guided meditation enjoying the sun, the breeze, and the sounds of the sea and surrounding nature. An invitation to get away from it all, relax and pamper mind, body, and spirit with healing and rejuvenating massages and treatments in the spas that offer authentic sanctuaries for wellbeing. 


3. It’s the friendliest city in the world.

Puerto Vallarta is the friendliest city in the world

When you arrive to Puerto Vallarta by car through the main highway, there is a big sign that welcomes you to the friendliest city in the world. Once you are there and meet its people you’ll experience the reasons for this assertion. The local lifestyle and constant flow of domestic and international tourists creates a relaxed and kind atmosphere, with all visitors being treated in a friendly manner.


4. Major movie productions take place

Puerto Vallarta scene of great cinematographic productions

The emblematic 1964 movie “The Night of the Iguana”, directed by John Huston, starring Richard Burton - who was well-accompanied by Liz Taylor to the surprise of the press - placed Puerto Vallarta in the eyes of the world and turned it into the ideal destination for film productions.

Some of the movies that have been filmed here include Predator (with Arnold Schwarzenegger), Apocalypse Now, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Limitless, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, plus many more domestic productions. 


5. Fun facts about whales

Whale-watching in Puerto Vallarta

Whale watching is another natural marvel that can be admired in Puerto Vallarta every year from mid-December till mid-April. Humpback whales travel nearly 3,000 miles with their young across the icy Arctic until they reach the warm Mexican coasts. There are many tour operators in the bay that offer this experience and in this post you’ll discover some interesting facts that no one tells you about these majestic animals.


Do you want to share a travel tip that few know about this destination? If so, make sure to share in the comments. See you soon!


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