Have you ever heard of the Blue Flag Certification? It is one of the world’s most widely recognized eco-awards. Only beaches, marinas and sustainable boat tour operators that meet and maintain a specific set of criteria are awarded this label.
Here in Puerto Vallarta, we are proud to be home to 7 different beaches that were awarded the Blue Flag certification in 2018.
Not only that, but we’re also home to 10 of the cleanest beaches in the entire country:
Here in Puerto Vallarta, cleanliness and environmental awareness is a major factor in day to day life. Many of our beach clubs and bars are choosing to reduce their plastic waste by eliminating the use of plastic straws or Styrofoam cups, and beach clean ups are a popular weekend activity for many of the year-round locals.
Not only does this mean we live in harmony with our environment, but it makes Puerto Vallarta a top beach destination. Visiting Puerto Vallarta and booking a stay at a private luxury villa or vacation rental right on the beach is a dream come true for many vacationers. Many of our luxury properties are located on or near other Blue Flag awarded beaches on the Southern shores of the city. Contact Puerto Vallarta Villas to learn more about our oceanfront villa rentals.
Have you ever heard of the Blue Flag Certification? It is one of the world’s most widely recognized eco-awards. Only beaches, marinas and sustainable boat tour operators that meet and maintain a specific set of criteria are awarded this label. Here in Puerto Vallarta, we are proud to be home…Read more
If there’s one vacation with your significant other that you’re never going to forget, it’s your honeymoon. Oftentimes, planning a wedding a long and stressful process that can extend over many months and even years. Naturally, most couples really look forward to taking off together to enjoy a honeymoon in…Read more
The season has arrived in Puerto Vallarta when some of the top gourmet restaurants in the region are preparing of the most traditional dishes in the history of the country: Chiles en Nogada. This dish is typically only available during the months of August and September, not only because it’s…Read more
On July 21st, the Department of Culture declared Puerto Vallarta’s historic downtown center as a Cultural Heritage of Jalisco. With the focus on retaining the original historic architectural style of the area that known as “Old Town” Vallarta, the state is implementing protective measures on a state and federal level….Read more
Unfortunately although we are located in paradise on the Pacific, heading to the beach isn’t always an option in Puerto Vallarta. During summer months, our beautiful beach destination is known for its spectacular lightning and thunderstorms – or what is sometimes better known as “rainy season”. Although the term “rainy…Read more
There is no arguing that the spectacular Mexican food is without a doubt one of the most exciting things about visiting Puerto Vallarta. However, Puerto Vallarta’s offer of fabulous gastronomy doesn’t stop at just Mexican food, it goes way beyond that to offer delicious food from around the world. Here…Read more
We all know that John Huston’s Night of the Iguana was the first movie to be filmed in Puerto Vallarta, and is actually what caused the boom that has led to the Puerto Vallarta that we know today. But did you know that this once quaint little fishing village has…Read more
Have you ever witnessed one of Puerto Vallarta’s magnificent tropical thunder and lightning storms? While many visitors choose to stay away from the Mexican pacific coast during the summer because of heat and humidity, what many don’t know is that summer season is a fantastic time to visit Puerto Vallarta…Read more
Making the decision to host a destination wedding can be stressful. Of course you want to get married in paradise, but organizing the event from afar, finding the perfect venue, and making sure it’s a spot that is within reach for all your desired guests can be very difficult. There…Read more
Escaping to paradise with your partner is a great way to unplug from monotonous daily life and spend some time focused on one other. After all, very few couples won’t admit that sometimes the routine of life ends up limiting the time they get to spend together with a clear…Read more
Discover new sensations. Fill your sight with an array of color. Contemplate the way light bathes everything in different ways at different angles, and how the air is always blowing at different speeds and your body and mind’s reactions to all the above. These experiences, and many others is part…Read more
Nature provides us with the peace that brings us back to our natural state as human beings. Our descriptions of paradise usually include green surroundings combined with the perfect climate, and Puerto Vallarta more than meets these expectations. Although generally not needed, another reason to visit the oasis that is…Read more
The diversity of cultural, sporting and artistic activities of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit is only comparable to its fantastic offer of gastronomy that ranges from the most traditional of Mexican food and seafood, to the most distant international foods and the fusion restaurants. All this makes the region…Read more
Are you a soccer fan? As a result of its influence, it is undeniably of the most popular sports in the world and is definitely a favorite among Mexicans. “Football”, as soccer is often referred to in Mexico, occupies a top place in television broadcasts and in the hearts of…Read more
Puerto Vallarta is widely known as the gay-friendly vacation destination in Mexico, and the month May will be dressed in its best rainbow attire for an entire week of Vallarta Pride 2018. A whole range of activities sponsored by the organizing committee and ACT LGBT, a civil association that unifies…Read more