Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Vacations
Nestled amid Mexico’s sun-blessed west coast, beautiful Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, its tropical neighbor to the north, offer slices of paradise just waiting to be explored.
These two destinations are connected by a bridge across the Río Ameca, which forms a natural distinction between the Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit.
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit share a common bond of sunny shores, picturesque ports, and unforgettable sunsets.
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With its cobblestone streets, red-tile roofs and sprawling bright pink bougainvillea, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most romantic cities in Mexico, providing an ideal spot for vacationers, destination weddings and honeymooners from across the globe.
From its lush, tropical jungles to its world-class cuisine, vibrant nightlife and thriving art scene, Puerto Vallarta provides the ideal setting for a quintessentially Mexican vacation.
Vacationers seeking world-class beaches, colorful wildlife, charming villages and authentic cuisine, will find all that they’re looking for in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, whether it’s a cozy hideaway, a seaside adventure or a festive night on the town, romantic moonlight included.
What To Do
Visit Puerto Vallarta’s magnificent La Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe, for the traditional hand-ringing of the bells or enjoy a stroll along the beachfront Malecon.
Activate your adventurous side with beach activities on popular Los Muertos beach or enjoy international culinary delights on Restaurant Row.
Take a day trip to the small fishing villages of Bucerías or Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit for gallery hopping, dining, surfing, and relaxing on the beach or shop for handicrafts from the area’s native Huichol Indians.
Explore the Marieta Islands via ferry and snorkel or swim to the world-famous hidden beach in Riviera Nayarit where you can see many species of birds such as the blue-footed booby.
When to Go
Visit Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit between April and June, when you’ll find less rain and fewer crowds.
If you enjoy whale-watching, you’ll find that the best time to visit is between January and March when temperatures remain in the delightful mid-70s F. Nights can be cooler during these months, dropping into the 60s.
The hottest temperatures occur from June through October, reaching the mid-90s F. Riviera Nayarit offers a similar balmy climate, boasting average summer temperatures around 85 degrees F and a lovely 75 degrees F during the winter.