Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit Coastline, Mexico

Group 6 Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita and Punta Mita, Mexico
Spring, Winter
$$, $$$

About the location

Mexico is an amazing and diverse country and one of my favorite places. I used to live in Mexico and go back every year to various parts of the country. This is the first of a series of guides for Mexico that I am making. This one focuses on the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit region on the west coast of Mexico. Whether you're a foodie, love to explore the outdoors or just want to beach bum- there is something here for everyone! 

Guide Highlights

Puerto Vallarta- a small city on Mexico's Pacific coast lined with cobblestone streets and white wash buildings with red tile roofs.

Punta Mita- a luxury retreat tucked in between the Sierra Madre mountains and the golden sand beaches.

Sayulita- a laid back bohemian town filled with artists and surfers.

This guide makes it easy! With everything from what region would be best for you, places to stay, eat, things to do and much more!

Guide Summary

In this guide I go over my favorite parts of this region including Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita and Sayulita. Everything from recommended hotels, bungalows, resorts or villa rentals to my favorite food spots. Whether you're on a budget and want the local taco joint or you want a special night out for a celebration I covered all the bases! This region has something for everyone- want a seaside city filled with history, boutiques and foodie spots - head to Puerto Vallarta. Looking for something more low key? Head to Sayulita and try surfing, hike in the rain-forest or help release baby sea turtles into the wild! If relaxing is your thing try a luxury resort or villa rental in Punta Mita and spend time enjoying the gorgeous scenery and beaches.  

Featured in this guide

Local food
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Cassandra Londono

    Cassandra Londono

    Traveler, Foodie, Explorer. I am an advocate for responsible tourism and love indulging in local experiences.

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