Puerto Vallarta is called “the friendliest city in the world”, and is in reality, various destinations in one, each one with its own character and charm.

The Rio Cuale divides the city between the north and the south.  On the south side, you will find the picturesque Romantic Zone where Playa de Los Muertos attracts sun worshipers with golden sand and numerous beach bars.  Further south, we have the coastal towns such as Boca de Tomatlan and Mismaloya filled with romance with the legendary love of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who brought Hollywood to the area and changed the city to a world tourist center in the 1960’s with the filming of Night of the Iguana.  North of the river, Old Town winds uphill arriving to Gringo Gulch, overlooking the Bay of Banderas where you can find the “Plaza de Armas” and the Los Arcos Amphitheater with daily spectacular free demonstrations that attract a multitude of people.

The well-known Malecon of Puerto Vallarta extends from the Romantic Zone to the beginning of the Hotel Zone.  Here you can find whimsical bronze sculptures as well as the famous seahorse statue.  If you enjoy nightlife, Puerto Vallarta is your kind of city.  Many of the modern discos are found along the Malecon.  Further north you will find the Hotel Zone and the Marina where there are many hotels and restaurants.  Crossing the bridge from the state of Jalisco into the state of Nayarit, home of the Riviera Nayarit, you will find an area of rapid development with small towns such as Bucerias, Sayluita and numerous tourist areas.

Bariatric Surgery in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for sports lovers, offering an unlimited amount of aquatic activities such as snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding and surfing, boat tours, water skiing and kayaking. As well, the bay is one of the best places for deep sea fishing. For those looking for land adventures you can ride a mountain bike, horseback ride in difficult terrain or opt for a jeep safari. There are excursions for zip-lining, ecological tours and as well, more traditional sports such as tennis and world class golf.

After Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta is the top gastronomic mecca in the country, from taco stands and street vendors to glamorous restaurants where the only problem is that it is difficult to try them all. In November, the top restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit organize a gastronomic event that lasts ten days, called “International Gourmet Festival”.

Medical tourism is growing in popularity, and procedures performed by highly skilled professionals can cost from 1/4 to 1/2 what they do in other first world countries. Cosmetic surgery, operations to correct obesity, hip and knee replacements are only a few of the procedures opted for in Puerto Vallarta.

People are realizing that besides being a beautiful tropical paradise, Puerto Vallarta offers great medical facilities along with board certified and bi-lingual physicians.