Puerto Villarta, Mexico – Mexican vacation
On the dramatically beautiful Pacific coast of Mexico, lush undulating mountains cascade to the ocean, creating an exotic South Seas feel. This is Puerto Vallarta, is one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations. It has been recognized as one of the top ten favorite international vacation spots by visitors from around the world. The area, including the Bay of Banderas and other communities along Costa Vallarta, provides something for everyone. Vallarta has more world-class art galleries than any other Mexican resort, including an age-old tradition of fine artesania, and Huichol Indians, who bring wonderful spiritually based art works to town from their homes in the surrounding mountains. Several of Mexico's most esteemed cultural traditions originated in Jalisco, including Mariachi music, tequila and the colorful charreada rodeo. Pre-Hispanic, colonial and 'modern-day' music, dance, theater and other performances are regularly scheduled 'year-round' – many of them for free. Visitors enjoy walking the steep cobblestone streets of El Centro. The bay invites sport fishing, whale watching, yachting, diving, snorkeling, swimming as well as parasailing. In addition to playing a choice of golf courses, the more adventuresome can soar above the tree canopy and rappel through waterfalls, or enjoy bird watching, hiking or tennis. Of course the region is known for its miles and miles of sandy beaches with hidden coves to explore. Among the most popular beach is Los Muertos with its many dining and night life options. Luxurious vacation rental accommodations are available throughout the area to add new dimensions of pleasure to any Puerto Vallarta vacation.