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November 17, 2023

Puerto Vallarta: TripAdvisor's Top 4 Best Destinations in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta reaffirms its excellence as a travel destination, once again ranking number 4 among the Top 5 Most Popular Destinations in Mexico for 2023, according to the millions of users of the prestigious online travel platform TripAdvisor.

The Travelers' Choice Best of the Best recognition is awarded to those destinations whose hotels, restaurants and activities have received a high volume of positive reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor users over a twelve-month period.

Puerto Vallarta Malecon boardwalk

According to reviews, opinions and recommendations from expert travelers and TripAdvisor users, “Strolling, shopping, and sipping tequila along the Malecon boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is the best way to kick off your vacation.”

Walking the cobblestone streets of Old Town Vallarta, browsing the traditional handicraft markets, snorkeling in the calm and warm waters of Banderas Bay, or simply watching artists sculpt spectacular creations in the sand of Puerto Vallarta's best beaches are other highly rated options for things to do in the “Friendliest City in the World.”

Puerto Vallarta scuba diving

A self-guided tour of Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro and its art galleries is also recommended by TripAdvisor users.  Also included are the most popular choices for dining, accommodations and other must-see experiences and things to do during your next Puerto Vallarta vacation.

Travelers' Choice Best of the Best awards represent less than one percent of TripAdvisor's eight million listings.  According to the platform, this designation represents the highest level in travel excellence.

Puerto Vallarta Marina Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's and the world's premier beach destinations.  It is a place impregnated with the essence of Mexicana: Tequila, Mariachi and the Charro culture -recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of humanity- are the symbols that give it its identity.

Puerto Vallarta Charro Parade

Puerto Vallarta offers all types of visitors spectacular landscapes where the mountains blend into the sea, and some of the most beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, with 360 days of sun per year.

Beyond its majestic attractions, there are countless cultural, artistic and, of course, culinary opportunities—with more than 2,000 kitchens and 30 different types of cuisines, Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's second culinary mecca and a real paradise for fine dining lovers.

Puerto Vallarta Cafe Artistes Restaurant

Overall, Puerto Vallarta is a unique destination that perfectly combines a bohemian and luxurious lifestyle balanced with the privileged natural environment surrounding it.  The “Friendliest City in the World" preserves the charm and serenity of a traditional Mexican town with the dynamism of a big city.


Puerto Vallarta is the place where Mexico comes to life.  Travelers of all ages, families, groups, couples and weddings, LGBTI+, foodies, adventure and ecotourism enthusiasts, golfers…  Jalisco's premier beach destination has something special to offer.  It is also a pet friendly travel destination!

Puerto Vallarta Majahuitas beaches

With more than 50 outdoor activities, visitors to Puerto Vallarta can be sure they will have an incredible vacation in a destination that has been the recipient of several awards from the trade media.

Puerto Vallarta continues to be ranked as one of Mexico's Top 10 Cities for Safety and Security, and this year alone, Puerto Vallarta received awards and accolades such as:

Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure

What is it about Puerto Vallarta that you love the most?  Join us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, X and TikTok) to share your travel experiences and photos using the hashtag #PuertoVallarta.

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