Collected by Jennifer Wood
Calle Juárez 122, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
I love watching sunsets in Puerta Vallarta! Here, the river runs into the ocean: kids play in the river while surfers and swimmers bob up and down on glowing orange waves. Nearby, there are theatrical street shows, a market, lots of shops and...
Paseo Díaz Ordaz 556, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Here's the view from the Cheeky Monkey which overlooks the gorgeous Banderas Bay. With ice-cold beers and margaritas only a dollar, it's the perfect place to contemplate life. With or without your friends. Enjoy! The people climb the sculpture in...
Av. Los Tules 168 Local 8A, De Los Tules 168-8A, Jardines de Las Gaviotas, 48328 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
This late morning I had a good workout that included a run on the beach. I was starving right after, and headed for a "Cevicheria," Ruta Pacifico in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. I ordered a shrimp and fish ceviche that were mixed with fruit,...
Quilla s/n, Local 28-29, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Ok, so it's not right on the seashore, but Mariscos 8 Tostadas is about a block away from the marina, and its seafood couldn't be fresher. House specialties include shrimp, ceviche, and marlin tostadas, as well as tuna sashimi.
Malecón, Zona Romántica, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Puerto Vallarta's "Zona Romantica," or "Romantic Zone" has all the elements that make the neighborhood name a fitting one: cobblestone streets, proximity to the beach and its stunning sunsets, and plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars,...
101, Francisca Rodríguez, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
"Cuates" is Mexican slang for "pals," and true to its name, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, this beach-front bar is a favorite among expat regulars and visiting buddies. It's not a fancy spot, but its sunset views are priceless.
Púlpito 102, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Contemporary Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Vista Grill, though just as many guests come here for the view that gives the restaurant its name. Perched high on a hill overlooking Puerto Vallarta, this is a romantic spot to watch the sun set...
Calle Constitución 210, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
They had me at the giant vintage poster of a bull fighter that extends from the top of the bar to the ceiling, pictured. This is a colorful bar with open windows, one pool table, and plenty of booth seating that overlooks the sidewalk. The music...
Calle Francisco I. Madero 343, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
On the corner of Madero and Constitucion in Old Vallarta sits a street cart called El Moreno. They’re known for their birria, stewed goat that sits warming in a clay pot on the grill. Tacos are cheap (starting at $1) and come in small and large...
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