5 Best Spots To Enjoy The Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta

When you think of Puerto Vallarta, you think of natural beauty in the form of the clear waters, lush greenery, and of course, the beautiful Vallarta sunsets.

Your adventures in one of the most beautiful cities in all of Mexico aren’t complete until you’ve experienced this marvel of nature for yourself. 

From breathtaking viewpoints to adventures that will let you soak in the sunset while you enjoy a decadent meal, this article will show you where you can get the best sunset view in Vallarta during your visit. 

  1. Mirador El Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross Viewpoint)

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Mirador La Cruz del Cerro offers hikers the best sunset view in Vallarta. Not to mention, this spot is a great way to get a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, the Pacific Ocean, and the Bay of Banderas. 

Though the mountain isn’t anything too big, the hike itself can be challenging for those who don’t hike often; but it’s well worth it. On days with clear skies, you can enjoy views of Los Arcos and see as far as the Punta de Mita and the lookout has become a daily ritual for hikers to enjoy the beautiful Vallarta sunsets. 

There are many paths leading to Mirador el Cerro de la Cruz, but taking Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Street is the most straightforward and popular path to take. 

  1. Puerto Vallarta Boardwalk

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If you want to kill some time before you enjoy the beautiful Vallarta sunsets, Puerto Vallarta Boardwalk is the place to be! 

The boardwalk is known for its collection of art pieces done by local, national, and international artists, and is home to various art galleries, jewelry shops, restaurants, and bars. But what makes this one of the best places in Puerto Vallarta is the ability to experience all of this plus get the best sunset view in Vallarta.

Once the sun has set, spending your time with friends and family on the boardwalk at night is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The clubs and bars in the area give it a lively atmosphere for after-hours fun.

  1. Rhythms of the Night

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Rhythms of the Night is rated as the #1 Dinner Show in Puerto Vallarta, and leading up to this amazing event is an unforgettable sunset cruise across the Banderas Bay. 

Once you’ve gotten a glimpse of the beautiful Vallarta sunset, you’ll arrive at Las Caletas beach, where you will be treated to a delicious candlelight dinner on a hillside open dining room terrace. 

A strings trio will perform traditional Mexican songs while you feast, and afterward, you will be seated in an open-air amphitheater to experience the magic of Puerto Vallarta through acrobatics, original music, and special effects.

It’s important to note that there are two departures during the winter months, so if you want to enjoy the best sunset view in Vallarta, make sure to pick the right one! 

  1. Sunset Sailing Adventure

sunset sailing is the best way to see the vallarta sunsets

Another way to enjoy the best sunset view in Vallarta is by booking the Sunset Sailing Adventure

This amazing experience revolves around enjoying the sunset from sea level with accompanying relaxing music, an open bar, a charcuterie board, and the feel of the warm, ocean breeze as the sailboat slowly makes its way through the Bay of Banderas. 

If that wasn’t enough to convince you that this is the best sunset view in Vallarta, let’s paint a picture: The Bay of Banderas, the Pacific Ocean, the Puerto Vallarta city skyline, and the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains create a feast for the eyes of brilliant hues and shadows for a sunset that resembles one of fiction. 

You won’t want to miss out on this experience the next time you’re in Puerto Vallarta. Luckily, you don't have to if you book in advance.

  1. Majahuitas Beach Club

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Though every day in Puerto Vallarta is magical, weekend sunsets just feel different. 

If you’re looking for the best way to enjoy the Vallarta sunset on Saturdays, make your way over to the Majahuitas Beach Club for the Majahuitas Music Festival. It’s best to arrive at 2:30 PM so you can enjoy an afternoon of sun, drinks, and an energizing ambiance. 

As the Vallarta sunset begins, so does the party. You’ll enjoy the sounds of international DJs while you soak in the beautiful sunset and dance into an evening of pure enjoyment. 

While the Vallarta sunset will always be the same, beautiful sight you’ll come to love, make sure to check out the artist lineup, as they change every week!

Bonus Experience: The Sunset Gourmet Experience

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If you happen to visit Puerto Vallarta during the winter and spring months, no need to worry; you can still catch the best sunset view in Vallarta. 

The Sunset Gourmet Experience from Vallarta Adventures takes you to an oceanfront venue to enjoy a 5-course meal of local seafood and seasonal produce with amazing wine pairings. As you enjoy some of the best food Mexico has to offer, you’ll get to admire the jaw-dropping Puerto Vallarta coastline and Sierra Madre mountains. 

After you’ve enjoyed your meal, your trip back to the mainland features a dessert for the eyes: the best sunset view in Vallarta. Relax on the yacht’s deck as you watch the sun dip into the ocean, leaving behind a blanket of pinks and oranges—there’s no better way to end the evening than with this view and a cocktail in hand.

Come and Experience The Best Sunset View in Vallarta

You don’t want to miss out on the chance to experience the Mexican sunset’s beauty with your own eyes. Book a tour with Vallarta Adventures today and cross seeing the beautiful Vallarta sunsets off your bucket list.

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