Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, where the states of Jalisco and Nayarit meet, Puerto Vallarta is one of the top rated destinations in Mexico both for its stunning natural beauty and its rich culture and arts. The city commands sweeping views of Banderas Bay, with miles of sandy beaches and a long boardwalk lined with restaurants, galleries, music, and shops.
Perhaps it is the scenery that has inspired so many artists to come to Puerto Vallarta, building a local community that celebrates the arts through public sculpture, art exhibits, and numerous festivals and outdoor events. The city’s state-of the art theater, Teatro Vallarta, opened in 2010 and has since welcomed international performers including the Russian State Ballet and Fandango.
Puerto Vallarta is also considered one of the safest cities in Mexico. It was voted the friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Magazine (2003), the best place to retire globally by The American Association of Retired Persons (2010), and the best Mexican Vacation destination by USNews.com (2010), beating out Cancún and Los Cabos for the top prize.
For the adventurous visitor seeking new experiences, some of the local offerings include:
- Jungle eco-tour and hiking
- Massage and yoga
- Para sailing on the Bay
- Snorkeling and dolphin swims
- Horseback riding
- Huichol beading visits
- Nightly music and dancing
- Tango and salsa workshops
- Fine dining throughout the city
All of this and more is walking distance from the lovely Casa Alexandra, enabling guests to experience the best that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.