ATTRACTIONS IN PUERTO VALLARTA
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.