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  • Attractions

    »Sea Turtle Preservation

    The month of June marks the beginning of the summer months in Puerto Vallarta, and with it the beginning of the sea turtle season. Many varieties of sea turtles depend on Banderas Bay as a breeding ground and so in order to help with the preservation of those turtles, many hotels have started programs to protect the eggs by building nurseries. Adults and children are usually invited to participate in daily Turtle Liberation ceremonies, a fun way to celebrate the propagation of the species.

    Throughout Banderas Bay
    Puerto Vallarta, 48333

    »Playa de Oro

    This is a popular beach with wonderful white sand. A few pebbles are sprinkled here and there, but you can easily find a soft spot to lie down. People come here for the water sports. There are many vendors ready to rent you equipment from jet skiing to windsurfing. You will find surfers, as well, who come for the magnificent waves. If land activities are more suited to your taste, don't worry. There's always a beach volleyball game to join.

    Ave de las Garzas
    Puerto Vallarta, 48314

    »Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitor's Bureau

    This organization provides information on all aspects of Puerto Vallarta travel, and is funded through a tax on hotel occupancy. Among many activities, the staff provides an international information line to assist potential visitors to the city. While it focuses mainly on Canadian and U.S. tourists, it is expanding to increase its services to European and South American visitors. The staff is happy to send out brochures on lodging, events, restaurants, and convention facilities in or near Puerto Vallarta.

    Local 18 Planta Baja
    Puerto Vallarta, 48310

    »Playa Las Amapas

    This is one of the more crowded beaches in Puerto Vallarta, so if you come here, plan to mingle with the tourists. At the south end of the Playa de los Muertos, there are many vendors that line the beach and seek your business. They handle all manner of rentals and carry a wide range of equipment from Jet Skis to water bikes. If you have plenty of cash in your wallet, you might want to try the popular parasailing pastime. Don't worry about hunger here; you will have your choice of restaurants with a variety of foods sure to please everyone.

    Ave Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta, 43800

    »Playa Norte

    Many hotels and resorts line this stretch of beach making it one of the more busy places to visit. Some of the beach is sectioned off because of the hotels that offer a private beach for resort guests only. The rest of the beach is filled with vendors that rent equipment out to tourists. Locals can also be found selling items that make great souvenirs like handicrafts and silver.

    Zona Hotelera
    Puerto Vallarta, 43800

    »Playa Camarones

    This beach is just north of the Playa de los Muertos and is just as popular. It is busy, but not as crowded as the beaches near the hotel row. Vendors are rare or non-existent, so you will need to bring your own equipment if you plan to snorkel or dive. The beach does have quite a large selection of restaurants, however. Many of the food entrees nearby include camarones (shrimp), in honor of the beaches' name. Locals like to hang out here as well as the tourists, so you will get a real feel of the local people.

    North of the Malecón
    Puerto Vallarta, 48300

    »Playa Las Glorias

    This long beach, with golden sand, always enjoys beautiful ocean sunsets. The beach provides a festive environment with many volleyball tournaments, sunbathing and other beach activities. You'll always be able to find various unique souvenirs or snacks from from one of the beach vendors, who are always around. Not surprisingly, this beach is home to many of Puerto Vallarta's top hotels. The Hotel Fiesta Americana, Los Tules Resort, Hotel Pelicanos Puerto Vallarta, Omega Las Palmas Beach Resort and the Qualton Club are all located here.

    Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio S/N
    Puerto Vallarta, 48300

    »Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is the heart of Puerto Vallarta religious life, and is the focal point of an elaborate 12-day festival each December. The structure itself was built during a 12-year period beginning in 1929. The interior is filled with hand-carved columns, decorative moldings and other rich detailing. An earthquake damaged the ornate crown that originally adorned the church. It was replaced, but the repair still creates controversy. The original crown is said to have been modeled after a tiara worn by the mistress of the Emperor Maximilian. Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is open on Sundays from 10am.

    Calle Hidalgo
    Puerto Vallarta, 48310

    »El Pulpito

    Bring your interest in a beautiful view and you won't be disappointed. When one pictures a beach, this is probably not the vision that comes to mind. Volcanic rocks are scattered about the area and a famous pair of arches have formed growing out from volcanic mass. There is not much in the way of sandy beaches to lie on, but a great view can be enjoyed from here. If you come here, you must try the El Dorado restaurant. It has been a local favorite for more than 30 years.

    Off Calle Olas Atlas
    Puerto Vallarta, 48380

    »Playa del Sol

    Along the southern part of Playa de los Muertos, Playa del Sol offers a diversity of attractions. From its pier one can take a ride on a banana boat, ski, parasail or go fishing. The Zona Romantica surrounds this beach with bars and restaurants gallore. Some of the nearby places are Restaurant Chef Roger, The Beach Café and the disco Mirage Salsa y Merengue. This beach's great location puts you in the middle of the action on the land or the sand.

    Olas Altas S/N
    Puerto Vallarta, 48380

    »Playa Conchas Chinas

    If you are staying in the southern part of the city, this is the perfect place for you. This is a great beach for looking at small marine life. The beach is rocky and that has created wading pools. Bring the kids and show them some fantastic creatures or come for a little romance. The beach is usually overlooked and therefore it will be a quiet, secluded place for you and your loved one to spend some time together.

    Highway 200 Km 3.2
    Puerto Vallarta, 48300

    »Playa Mismaloya

    Mismaloya Bay is the setting for this beautiful beach. A small section of the beach is private and only guests of the Mismaloya are allowed to use it. But the rest of the sand is yours to enjoy. Shade yourself under the many palapas or stay in the sun and work on a tan. Many other activities are available as well, such as snorkeling and other water sports. The beautiful, clear waters are perfect for spotting the wild colored tropical fish. Take an underwater camera to capture some of the beauties you find.

    Highway 200 Sur Km 11.5
    Puerto Vallarta, 48300
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