See a different side of Mexico on the Pacific coast.
If you’re considering a vacation to the Vallarta-Nayarit region, then chances are you’re looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary but with a welcoming, easy-to-explore vibe. And you’ll certainly find all that and more in this long stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Encompassing long beaches, mountainous jungles, and cultural towns, Vallarta-Nayarit is like a well-stocked spice cabinet: full of different flavors for different types of vacationers. From the iconic boardwalk in downtown Puerto Vallarta to whale-watching in Banderas Bay to the secluded, dramatic landscapes of Punta Mita, Vallarta-Nayarit has a plethora of choices that can be tailored to you.
Downtown Puerto Vallarta
The region’s most iconic area is certainly Puerto Vallarta itself. The Malecón boardwalk along Banderas Bay is closed to motorized traffic, so you’ll only find pedestrians perusing the shops, art galleries and dining. If you have the kiddos in tow, make sure to stop by the small amphitheater near the main square to see the working artists, clowns and other entertainers. Then, just two blocks off of the boardwalk, step inside the beautiful Cathedral for a quieter moment of reflection.