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New Year, New View

January 11, 2019

 

A new year brings new resolutions. And, for many that means resolving to eat cleaner, be more active, hydrate better or develop a wellness regimen. But, for those who hope 2019 brings more self-discovery through global-trotting, Puerto Vallarta can check the box. A charming and storied seaside city that easily satisfies wanderlust, here are five reasons the travel-hungry should visit Puerto Vallarta in 2019:

  1. Booking.com revealed its annual “Guest Review Award” this week and Puerto Vallarta was named one of the “most welcoming places on earth.” As we say here, “bienvenido!”
  2. Beach enthusiasts will find some of the world’s best sandy shores in Puerto Vallarta. Playa los Muertos, Playa Bucerías, Playa Chacala, Playa Mayto and Playa Careyesare are a few favorites, but there are plenty of playas to please all kinds of saltwater-seekers.
  3. Foodies can eat their way through the city with a number of award-winning restaurants, including Hacienda’s own Gourmet and La Cappella. Puerto Vallarta also hosts multiple culinary events throughout the year, the most popular being Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week and Festival Gourmet International Vallarta. Additionally, visitors can indulge in a food tour to get a taste of the city.
  4.  Whether land, sea or air, Puerto Vallarta is home to some rare and exciting wildlife including, whales, sea turtles and four hundred bird species. Alive with some of the world’s most alluring animals, every traveler should have Puerto Vallarta on their wildlife-viewing bucket list!
  5. Puerto Vallarta is steeped in history. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, which was built over a 12-year period beginning in 1929, remains the city’s most iconic landmark and a window to its past. But, Puerto Vallarta wasn’t a frequented destination until decades later. The long-time fishing village landed on the map in the 1960s when Richard Burton starred in John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana." After much fanfare over the movie, and Liz and Dick’s well photo-documented Puerto Vallarta love affair, the sleepy seaside town became Hollywood’s south-of-the-border hideaway.  Today, its rich history remains as one of its most charming qualities.