Vallarta is a place any person can enjoy, it’s one of the best liked and most visited beach destinations in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta’s weather is a sub-tropical climate that’s often compared to Hawaii’s own weather, surrounded with beautiful jungles and palm trees, rolling hills add personality to the area, warm emerald waters bathe clean white beaches, and if that is not enough, Puerto Vallarta is recognized worldwide for its friendly citizens.

You may not believe us, but these opinions are accolades from, for example, Conde Nast Mag that in 2003 voted Puerto Vallarta “the friendliest town in the World”, it was also voted “Best Mexican Vacation Destination” by USNews.com in 2010, over Los Cabos and Cancun, the other two well-known Mexican beach vacation destinations.

Puerto Vallarta is a truly unique destination, in spite of catering for the international holiday maker, it has actually kept a Mexican character. Yes, you have the ritzy all-inclusive hostels and resorts, but you just as simply stay in a down to earth zero-glitz Mexican hotel in Central Vallarta and get a better feel of what Mexico and Vallarta are truly about; you could sail around the bay in a yacht or a booze cruise and enjoy the open bar, but you may also zip along the bay in a water taxi to the tiny beaches and towns like Yelapa, Majahuitas or Quimixto and enjoy a day feeling like a modern-day Robinson Crusoe; you can feast yourself on connoisseur delicacies comparable to any big city classy restaurant (at very reasonable costs), but you may find the straightforward taco stand just around the corner and eat local dishes which have been enjoyed for centuries in Mexico.

Yes, Puerto Vallarta has changed, sure, it is no longer a tired fishermen town, the typical sales slogan in the past, it’s obviously no longer a real possibility , but the spirit truly is there, the kind and amicable help you receive from the locals is a tribute to the humbler origins of Vallarta and you can sense it all around you, as you walk along the smaller streets parallel to the main drag in the Romantic zone or Downtown Vallarta.

Couples on honeymoons, families searching for a relaxing stay at the beach, older couples enjoying a less expensive vacation in the off-season, and even members of the LGBT community, all have a space of their own in Puerto Vallarta, all have a very good time, all come back for more.

Puerto Vallarta is easily accessible from key U.S. Gateways that include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Phoenix and Newark. Puerto Vallarta Hotels and Resorts are found on the Pacific Coast of Jalisco in central Mexico. Article penned by Pablo Gonzalez, travel selling expert.