Sights in Puerto Vallarta

Edit This
This gorgeous resort city in Mexico was once awarded the title of the Worlds Friendliest City. Many Mexican residents enjoy this relaxing city along with foreign tourists. Puerto Vallarta gained recognition among Americans during the 1963 filming of The Night of the Iguana. Due to the press coverage of Elizabeth Taylor’s extramarital love affair with Richard Burton off the set, the city of Puerto Vallarta became known to the American public. This divine part of Mexico has more than just resorts. Get out and see some of Puerto Vallarta’s great sights.

Malecon and the Vallarta Arches

In front of the Los Arcos Amphitheater is one of the most famous icons of Puerto Vallarta, the Vallarta Arches. Los Arcos Amphitheater holds free performances each night and is located at the end of the Malecon boardwalk in the downtown plaza. It's a good place to do some souvenir shopping with the local street vendors and artisans. Malceon boardwalk is lined on one side with trendy boutiques and al fresco cafes. Come here for some romance and take in the spectacular Puerto Vallarta sunset.

Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral

While you are in the Malecon area visit beautiful Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, one of Puerto Vallarta’s most recognizable landmarks. Construction began in the early 1900´s but due to many obstacles, was not completed until the 1960´s. This example of neoclassic architecture is reminiscent of the temples of Austria.


The famous Latin bullfights are known as “Corrida de Toros” in Spanish. Every Wednesday in Puerto Vallarta you can see skilled matadors engage in genuine bullfights. Go to the Paloma Bullring which sits across from the Maritime Terminal. The show starts at 5pm. Be prepared, they do kill the bull.

Puerto Vallarta Beaches

Famous for its beautiful beaches, Puerta Vallarta has a variety of beaches to choose from. Downtown you can go to Playa los Muertos and Playa Olas Atlas. Playa los Muertos despite its morbid name is a fun beach. Enjoy the water and the sun here for an afternoon. There are vendors of various sorts selling among other things massages and hair braiding. The cement boardwalk here is lined with shops and restaurants. Playa Olas Atlas is south of the Río Cuale, and is known for its nightlife. Not necessarily popular with families this beach is more popular with singles and partiers. They are attracted to the beach facing bars.
[add Sight]
Where World66 helps you find the best deals on Puerto Vallarta Hotels