Once named The Friendliest City in the World and widely known as the "balneario" resort in Mexico due the wide collection of spas this unique Mexican destination boasts, Puerto Vallarta or Vallarta, as many frequent visitors call it, is a popular Mexican beach resort with an outstanding reputation for offering fun and relaxed Mexico holidays in the state of Jalisco. Praised as one of the country's most sophisticated and liveliest beach resorts, Puerto Vallarta is the place to go to for relaxing beach holidays, strolling along quaint streets, browsing through picturesque shops, dine in gourmet restaurants and enjoy long walks along its cobbled streets.
Also considered the most welcoming gay-friendly destination in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has evolved into the country's premier resort for the gay traveller community. With a great gay scene centered around Zona Romantica (Romantic Zone) there are plenty of gay bars and night clubs as well as a gay beach on the main shore, so it's no surprise that this city has been hailed as the number one gay holiday destination in Latin America and is often dubbed as the gay capital of Mexico. With tourism booming as the region's popularity has continued to grow steadily over the years, the holiday industry in Puerto Vallarta makes up for half of the city's economic income.
Accommodation in Puerto Vallarta
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