Cheap Flights To Puerto Vallarta
Situated on the incredible Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach town that draws international visitors thanks to its gorgeous beaches, water sports and its world-class restaurants and nightlife. For those who want to do a little more than laze around on a white sandy beach, the town offers plenty of activities such as horseback riding, ziplining, diving, day trips and food tours. The city is known as the Gay Beach Capital of Mexico, and it considered very LGBT and family friendly.
After relaxing on the beaches, visitors should be sure to check out Islas Marietas National Park, some uninhabited islands off the coast and home to the postcard-worthy Hidden Beach. For those visiting with kids, the Aquaventuras Park is a great water park to keep the whole family cool. If you're visiting in May the Vallarta Pride celebrations take over the streets and in June the best of the best fight it out during Restaurant Week, an incredible gastronomic event for everyone.
Things To Do
Puerto Vallarta is brimming with things to keep any visitor occupied. From the gorgeous scenery to the adrenaline-pumping water sports, this is a destination worth visiting.
For those interested in learning about the thousands of years of rich cultural history of the city, be sure to check out the Cuale Museum, an archaeological site that delves into the history of the inhabitants of the town. Learn all about the lives, customs and traditions of the people through pottery, art, tools and an excavated tomb.
Puerto Vallarta has a wealth of things to keep a family entertained. For those with kids (or even those without), Aquaventuras Park is an incredible day out. Dozens of slides and play features will keep the young ones busy and there is even a dolphin swimming area to check out.
No trip is complete without a day trip to see these incredible uninhabited islands. Picture-perfect scenery, a peaceful boat ride and the famous Hidden Lovers Beach is a sure-fire way to have a great day on the water.
Calendar Of Events
Throughout the year, several annual festivals make Puerto Vallarta the place to be. No matter your reason for visiting there is always something happening in this seaside town.
The XI Festival Vallarta Azteca of International Folklore: Occurring annually in April, visitors are treated to some traditional Aztec food, dance, music and art during this festival. Originally created to promote peace and understanding, this has grown to a week long event incorporating all aspects of Aztec culture.
Vallarta Pride: Occurring in May each year, the Vallarta Pride festival is a fabulous celebration of all walks of life. Parades down the streets, fantastic food and great music ensure that city offers visitors a fun time.
Restaurant Week: Each year in May/June, the best restaurants in town serve up some of the world's most amazing flavours. Whether is's 5-star dining or street food, there's something to satisfy everyone's taste and budget.