In addition to being an excellent place to practice skin-diving, Puerto Vallarta is the temporary home of the hump-backed whales, that travel great distances in search of the peacefulness and warmth of Pacific Ocean waters for the birth of their offspring.  The international fishing tournament that’s also held in November is very famous, as well.

Puerto Vallarta has one of the loveliest seaside promenades in Mexico. Numerous contemporary sculptures, most of them by artists from Jalisco, adorn a charming avenue overlooking the Pacific. More than one of them will entice you to take pictures; to admire it for a long while and understand its language.

Puerto Vallarta Costa Sur

Location: Puerto Vallarta is situated on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas.

How to get there: Puerto Vallarta has an international airport to which many international airlines fly to.

Visiting time required: At least 4 days.

Where to eat: Le Kliff * Las Casitas del CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa * La Palapa * The River Café * Thierry Boulet * Kaizer Maximilian 

Suggestions for shopping: Art galleries and handicrafts shops in Viejo Vallarta * Handicrafts and souvenirs on Isla del Cuale * The Xocodiva chocolate shop: artisan cocoa products.

What not to miss: The seaside promenade and Puerto Vallarta’s marina * Snorkeling at Los Arcos * Visit Yelapa by yacht and while there; the pies at Doña Chely * visit Viejo Puerto Vallarta * The ‘Iglesia de Guadalupe’ church * The shrimp kebabs sold on the promenade.