North Shore Loop
: Not too long ago, travel guides and websites referred to Puerto Vallarta as a small village. And while certain neighborhoods in town can still rightly claim a certain “pueblito” feel, you may have to leave our fair city to truly experience one.
South Shore Loop
: Puerto Vallarta’s southern thruway will gradually shift your surroundings from palms to pines in less than an hour. But given the amount and variety of attractions along the way, you may wish to relax the pace and take your time getting there. With its varied destinations, Puerto Vallarta's southern highway (Carr. 200 Sur) is ideal for a day trip's worth of exploration.
: The fact that a fair amount of Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro is built on a hillside means that those who live there can always enjoy privileged views of our bay.
Typical Mexican Candies, Preserving Tradition
: There isn’t a market in Mexico that doesn’t sell candy typical of the region or even other regions of the country.
Visit a Mercado!
: To truly experience and learn about the traditional sales process in Mexico, plus the many items typically offered, you need to visit a genuine Mexican market, whether it is permanently installed or open only on certain days.
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: Making Real Estate Property Shopping Easy! Featuring property listings of 70 real estate offices and more than 50 real estate developments in and around Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Make Friends, Make a Difference
: Do you have extra time in your hands? Here is a partial list of charitable organizations that offer volunteer opportunities (listed alphabetically).
Gary Thompson’s Weekly Sculpture Tours
: Hats off to Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, who year after year takes time from his busy schedule to introduce Puerto Vallarta tourists to one of our town’s most enduring landmarks: our extensive collection of public sculptures, most of which are located on the Malecon.
La Palapa 50 Years of Restoring Guests’ Spirits
: On December 31, 1958, La Palapa held its inauguration. And since January 1, 1959, this famous restaurant has been serving locals and tourists alike.
: The broad variety of options for real estate investment in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
: The notion of offering a gratuity in appreciation for a job well done can be traced back to the 18th century.
Scouting in Vallarta
: The scouting movement initiated in 1907 by British Army Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development so they can play constructive roles in society is very much alive throughout Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception.
Responsible Whale Watching Catches On
: Local whale-watching evangelist Keith May couldn’t be happier.
An Endless Disco Night
: Once you’ve put on your best disco duds and styled your hair, you just need a final check in the mirror before the fun begins.
: The broad variety of options for real estate investment available in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo
: Even if being kissed on the lips by a full-grown giraffe is not your cup of tea, the Puerto Vallarta Zoo (Zoologico de Vallarta) in Mismaloya offers up-close and personal encounters with a variety of species, large and small, less than 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Slow Food Gains Speed in Banderas Bay
: Slow Food is finally gaining speed in Banderas Bay.
: Curiously enough, it is believed that sushi began as a fish-preservation method, rice fermentation preventing it from spoiling.
Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew
: Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew courtesy by El Arrayán.
The Pleasure of Drinking Wine in Puerto Vallarta
: Enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner at a Puerto Vallarta restaurant some 15 years ago could be boiled down to a basic, often crude choice: red or white. Wonderful how things have changed through the years!