The historical downtown area of Puerto Vallarta with its quaint look invites you to walk in the cobblestone streets, where you can admire white-walled houses, wrought-iron balconies and red-tiled roofs, as well as Mexican art like the original work by the muralist Manuel Lepe and colonial heritage as the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe temple. Puerto Vallarta city features a beautiful combination of well-preserved colonial and modern constructions along with deluxe hotels, sports facilities, intriguing restaurants and large shopping areas
Puerto Vallarta has over 250 restaurants with a wide display of delightful dishes, where the local seafood specialties stand out.
The cafes and coffee houses of Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta like Cafe des Artistes or De Santos are famous for their live music and multicultural atmosphere. After sunset, the nightclubs and bars in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta feature different types of music, from live jazz and salsa to popular DJ mixers to fit everybody’s taste.
Puerto Vallarta represents an important handicrafts center for the Huichol Indians, an ethnic group that has managed to preserve its customs in an ever-changing city. Terra Noble is where locals teach visitors their artistic techniques to make their own artifacts.