Best Beach: That Depends on What You Have in Mind
: With some 26 beaches on Banderas Bay’s 34 miles of coastline, there really is no such thing as “the best beach” here. Besides, whatever floats your boat, right? We can, however, give you a heads-up about the best ones for enjoying various pursuits.
Just Click Your Heels Three Times
: And You're on the Gorgeous Costalegre
. A recently inaugurated air service from Puerto Vallarta to Chamela on the ruggedly beautiful coast south of here makes getting to some of the most desirable Mexico Boutique Hotels in this country a whole new ballgame.
Hacienda San Angel: Handy to Everything
: This refined adult retreat in the heart of Puerto Vallarta
puts you right where the action is, attentive owner Janice Chatterton
and her bilingual staff demonstrating the warm hospitality Mexico is known for in an ambiance of sumptuous serenity.
Escape To Careyes' Barefoot Relaxation
: Living the vida loca in Vallarta sure is fun - and a little tiring after a while. So, it's nice knowing that in just 2-1/2 hours you can be contemplating uncontrived nature along with your navel at this pampering hideaway designed to put the bounce back into your step.
Matanchen Bay Eco-Adventure
: While checking the pulse of San Blas, two and a half hours north of Puerto Vallarta- which thrived during Spain's colonial heyday and now is a simple surreal village of about 20,000 - I found lots of inspiring eco-action en route.
Guadalajara: Three and a half hours and a world away from Puerto Vallarta
music, colorful folk dances, fine handicrafts, rodeos and tequila-all that most people think of when they hear the word "Mexico"
-originate in Jalisco, home to Puerto Vallarta and to its capital city, Guadalajara "The Pearl of the West".
Costa Azul: An Adventure in Paradise
: Tucked away at the end of a long stretch of white sandy beach in the small town of San Pancho, 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, is the hotel/resort Costa Azul.
Luxury Along Costalegre
: When you fly into this happening coastal city you get to enjoy not only one of the world's best resorts and the destination of choice for millions every year, but also quick and easy access to Mexico's
still-pristine hidden niches along the central Pacific coast.
Discover the North Shore
: There's no denying it: Puerto Vallarta is a great place. A neat new Malecón abounds with people, slick new clubs and trendy restaurants are on every street - why, PV is practically a big city! So, maybe now it's time to get out of town for a while.
: Head out for a day of beach activities at a wide variety of pretty and peaceful spots near Puerto Vallarta.
: Discerning travelers with eyes only for one another will discover just how blissful a romantic retreat can be at this superbly private, ecologically harmonious hideaway less than two hours south of Puerto Vallarta. Learn why “Forbes” calls Las Alamandas one of the most romantic hotels in the world.
Villa Ganz - Guadalajara
: For many beachside residents and visitors, absorbing the energy of a large city can provide a refreshing and rejuvenating elixir. Temporarily leaving sun and sand in search of fascinating museums and perfect shopping opportunities energizes, while allowing a newfound appreciation of our quiet paradise upon return.