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Many consider this to be Vallarta’s finest restaurant...
The walls are scrawled with handwritten poetics and inanities in several languages, the bar is blessed with fine rums and tequilas, and the barmen pour a mean mojito, as well as questionable variations...
Nature & Wildlife
Run by enthusiastic naturalists, this outfit offers whale-watching (adult/child US$80/65), sea kayaking and snorkeling tours (US$85/65), guided hiking and snorkeling combo tours (US$65/50), bird-watching tours (from ...
Landmarks & Monuments
On the sea side of Plaza Morelos is an outdoor amphitheater backed by Los Arcos, a row of arches that has become a symbol of the city.
The crown-topped steeple of the Templo de Guadalupe is a Vallarta icon.
The preferred brunch choice south of the river, tables are sprinkled on a ceramic-tiled patio beneath a stilted terra-cotta roof and in a shady bar-side garden...
Grab a table on Mama Rosa’s pleasant outdoor patio and load up on sopes (tortillas with a layer of beans, cheese and salsa), tamales, chilaquiles , nopales, chorizo, eggs and delicious salsas from the scrumptious br...
A brand-new (at research time) mezcalería that feels much more like the modern, upmarket pub-cum-club that it is rather than the down and dirty mezcal bar of your dreams...
Owner Carmen Porras takes special pleasure in rescuing old family recipes from obscurity, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients...
Surrounded by the mountains, jungle and sea, Vallarta offers some truly thrilling mountain biking. This outfit offers guided one-day cycling tours suited for beginners and badasses alike...
Horseback & Animal Rides
Rancho El Charro, 12km northeast of downtown Puerto Vallarta, is recommended for its healthy horses and scenic three- to eight-hour trots into the Sierra Madre. Some rides are suitable for kids...
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