Fox News named Puerto Vallarta “Mexico’s Best Beach Town” in a recent article,touting the destination’s beaches,tourist sites and natural beauty as the reason this city continues to be one of the world’s most popular vacation hotspots.
Surrounded on one side by the clear blue water of the Pacific Ocean and on the other by the lush foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains,Puerto Vallarta real estate has been on the radar of international travelers since 1964 when it appeared in the movie “The Night of the Iguana,” which starred Ava Gardner and Richard Burton. Later,the city often appeared on “The Love Boat,” and today it is a favorite destination of travelers from around the world.
Puerto Vallarta is situated at the same latitude of the Hawaiian Islands and offers visitors access to mile after mile of gorgeous beaches. It is just a three-hour flight from southern California and four and a half hours by air from New York City.
According to Fox News,Los Muertos is one of the city’s most popular beaches. Situated in the town’s Romantic Zone,Los Muertos couldn’t be farther in reality from its namesake,which means “the beach of the dead” and it is home to a wide variety of restaurants,hotels and nightclubs.
Other popular beaches worth checking out include Playa de Oro,which lies to the north of town; the peaceful Playa Conchas Cinas,which runs all the way to the mountains and Playa de Sayulita,which is located about 45 minutes north and offers great waves for surfing as well as fishing opportunities.
Puerto Vallarta’s charming old town boasts cobblestone streets,white stucco buildings and is home to the famed Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe,which is the most recognizable structure of the city’s skyline. Also,the area is home to a thriving art scene and excellent shopping on the boardwalk,which is known in Mexico as the Malecón.