7 Unique Things in Puerto Vallarta That Will Make You Want to Book Flights ASAP

Tourism is booming in Puerto Vallarta. Learn about the beautiful Puerto Vallarta weather and why tourists worldwide are flocking to this Mexican resort town.

From Cabo to Chiapas, the Mexican Pacific coastline is dotted with a whole slew of alluring beach resort destinations. So what makes Puerto Vallarta stand out as one Mexican city you don't want to miss for your next getaway?

Read on to learn about 7 unique things in Puerto Vallarta that will make you want to hop on the next flight.

1. Banderas Bay is Deep and Beautiful

The crystal clear water of Puerto Vallarta's famous Banderas Bay is 3,000 feet deep and 26 miles across. One of the largest bays in Mexico. Pretty hard to even fathom, right? The sudden 5,000-foot elevation change makes for stunning views.

During your visit to this location, you can expect to find postcard-perfect tropical mountains on one side, golden sandy beaches perfect for snorkeling, and jagged cliffs on the other.

Banderas Bay

2. Many Movies Have Been Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is so charming, that it's made its way to the big screen more than a time or two. Hollywood has made Puerto Vallarta the backdrop of many movies, including Limitless with Bradley Cooper, The Domino Principle with Gene Hackman, and Predator with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Book a tour that visits some of these filming locations for a chance to see Hollywood up close. A canopy tour or buggy ride featuring the Predator set stands out as a unique way to immerse yourself in a classic movie.

canopy tour puerto vallarta

3. Home To The 4th Most Beautiful Beach

Puerto Vallarta is spectacular no matter where you visit. But, did you know it is home to the 4th most beautiful beach in the World, according to Trip Advisor? Something you will not want to miss!

Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta's exclusive boat-access-only beach hideaway. Tucked away amidst lush jungle-clad hills teeming with wildlife, it's a slice of paradise offering both relaxation and adventure. Swing in hammocks, shop for unique gifts, or get your adrenaline fix with thrilling activities and animal encounters. Ready for an unforgettable day at this secluded spot? Book your tour with Vallarta Adventures for exclusive access and set sail for serenity and excitement. 

las caletas beach is top rated in Puerto Vallarta

4. The Malecon is the Place to Be

For an adventure, at the heart of Puerto Vallarta is the Malecon, a boardwalk that serves as a cultural center for the area. In addition, to live music at the amphitheater, you're sure to find vendors peddling a wide variety of art, souvenirs, food, and so much more each day and night.

You'll always find something interesting walking the Malecon!

Malecon Puerto Vallarta

5. Puerto Vallarta Weather Means More Than 300 Sunny Days a Year

We're sure not much more needs to be said about this one, but if you're still not convinced, know that sunshine is scientifically proven to be good for your health (and your soul!).

Puerto Vallarta weather gives you an all-but-guaranteed vacation full of sunshine and warmth, at any time of year.


6. The City Has Purified Water

You won't have to worry about Montezuma's Revenge when visiting Puerto Vallarta. The city is known for having excellent water treatment and purification systems, offering fresh and clean drinking water for tourists. And if you're still nervous, there is always a place to buy bottled water nearby.

Dolphin Fountain

7. Puerto Vallarta and the Surrounding Region are Known for Their Tequila, Mezcal and Raicilla

Along with mariachi, the state of Jalisco is known for being the birthplace of Tequila. According to legend, tequila came about when locals drank fermented cactus juice that came gushing out when lightning hit the desert. Whether or not the legend is true, you can certainly enjoy some incredible tequila in Puerto Vallarta.

Along with traditional tequila, this is your chance to taste the other local distilled spirits native to this part of the country: the trendy mezcal, and the not-so-well-known raicilla and sotol, all made from different species of agave plants.

Tequila shot

Plan Your Visit

These are just a handful of many things that make Puerto Vallarta unique. To truly understand all the delicious food, charming culture, and beautiful scenery Puerto Vallarta has to offer, you'll have to come and experience it for yourself!


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