Fox News recently named Puerto Vallarta “Mexico’s best beach town,” citing its gorgeous natural scenery and charming old-town feel as major reasons travelers from around the world keep coming back. This is bound to be great news for Puerto Vallarta real estate, which give buyers the opportunity to take full advantage of everything this fantastic region has to offer.
“For years Puerto Vallarta lived in relative obscurity, eclipsed by more popular resorts like Cancun and Acapulco,” writes Fox News. “But over the last 50 years, word of Puerto Vallarta’s beauty has gotten out.”
The town began to draw international attention after it appeared in the 1964 film “The Night of the Iguana,” which featured off-screen lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and its popularity continued to grow throughout the 1970s and 80s when it made frequent appearances as a port of call for the TV show,“The Love Boat.”
Today, Puerto Vallarta is just a three-hour flight from Los Angeles, and a short, four-hour flight from New York. It boasts a climate similar to the Hawaiian Islands, making it an excellent destination for those who enjoy water sports, and it is home to some of the best beaches in the world.
In fact, Puerto Vallarta’s beaches are the main reason for it’s recent designation by Fox News.
“From secluded sanctuaries to hopping hotspots, the resort town can meet any expectations,” writes Fox.
Los Muertos, which is located in the town’s Romantic Zone, is one of the most famous and popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Here, visitors will find plenty of restaurants, bars and hotels. If a quieter beach is more appealing to your taste, Playa Conchas Chinas might be just what you are looking for, and runs all the way from town to the nearby Sierra Madre mountain range.
The old town of Puerto Vallarta also has plenty to offer, with charming cobblestone streets and white stucco structures that create a picturesque backdrop. There is also a rich cultural scene and vibrant art community in Puerto Vallarta, as well as the opportunity to swim with both dolphins and sea lions. And if you plan your visit for the end of March, you might even get to spot a humpback whale on its annual migration through Banderas Bay.