The most popular coastal place in Mexico is Puerto Vallarta, and visitors worldwide love visiting here often. In fact, many people that have visited the destination instantly fall in love with the charming coastal place.

Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has been recognized as being one of the top twenty cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards. Read below to learn what’s so great about Puerto Vallarta.


What’s So Great About Puerto Vallarta?

Well many people really adore the area because of various reasons. For example, Puerto Vallarta still has the traditional and authentic Mexican charm, despite numerous tourists and expats that have moved to the area.

As far as where to go, Old Town Vallarta (Zona Romantica) has some of the area’s best shops, bars, and restaurants. They still have charming cobblestone streets that are fun to stroll along with friends or family. In addition, Puerto Vallarta is home to the famous Malecon Boardwalk, which runs 2 ½ miles in length down the coast. The boardwalk is lined with unique bronze sculptures along with many restaurants, bars, and shops. It’s perfect for strolling or enjoying a delicious meal and cocktails along with the amazing Vallarta weather, too.

Outdoor Activities

Many visitors that enjoy a vacation in Puerto Vallarta decide that they want to relocate here because they can enjoy outdoor activities any time of the year.

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking to Cerro de la Cruz
  • Whale Watching (December and March season)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding
  • Nightclubs
  • Visit nearby towns
  • Walk along the boardwalk
  • Visit the best Puerto Vallarta beaches
  • Go ATV riding or ziplining in the jungle
  • Visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

There are many different tours available and cultural events and festivals are held on a regular basis, too.

Warm Weather

Most of the year you can enjoy a warm climate, although the coldest temperature is from December to April while the hottest season is from the arrival of summer in June.


The rainy and hurricane seasons are between the months of July to October. The rains are a bit recurrent in the afternoons and most of the time it only stays cloudy. Puerto Vallarta has a natural security of mountains around it, which protects it from the entry of tropical rain and hurricanes.

Delicious Food

Puerto Vallarta is known for its wide gastronomy, not only can you find seafood or Mexican food in the destination, there is a wide variety of restaurants of different styles where you can enjoy from Spanish food to Italian food. In fact, every year there are a couple of gastronomic events where the best restaurants in the region meet and talented chefs show their culinary works.


Cost of Living is Lower

For foreigners, another one of the main reasons why they buy a second home is the cost of living is lower compared to cities in the United States and Canada. If you want a great real estate investment, coastal properties and housing costs are much lower in Puerto Vallarta than in other countries. Plus, investing in Puerto Vallarta real estate is the ideal way to have a dream vacation home or second home at the beach where your family can spend quality time together.

In addition, the healthcare and access to quality doctors and hospitals is great. A doctor visit usually costs around $35 – $50 dollars, which is quite affordable. Likewise, health insurance and prescriptions are much lower in Mexico than they are in the United States and in Canada. Last but not least, the cost for groceries is also affordable, and there is better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, too.


It is easy to see why so many foreigners want to move to Puerto Vallarta. Located in Banderas Bay on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the area has so much to offer. If you are interested in a luxurious beachfront residence, then check out Villa La Estancia.