Visit near Puerto Vallarta a variety of attractions
If you like to enjoy a short trip out of the ordinary and explore further into the mountains, near Puerto Vallarta you will find nearby villages that will complete your vacation experience.
Located in the spectacular Sierra Madre, about an hour and 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, the colonial and historic village of San Sebastian del Oeste is located. This place retains the charm of colonial Mexico. The fresh air will make you come alive, and the sunsets over the mountains will you finish your day in a relaxing way.
Talpa de Allende
Surrounded by mountains and forests that perfectly combine natural beauty with culture and tradition, Talpa de Allende is a charming village that exudes the magic of an authentic Mexican town. The famous Church of the Virgin of Talpa dates back to 1782 and is an architectural marvel where the famous image of the Virgin of Talpa stands to welcome thousands of Catholics every year.
Experiece the past in this city of the nineteenth century made of adobe houses and estates, surrounded by forests and spectacular natural landscapes. Found two hours from Puerto Vallarta into the mountains, the town of Mascota, it also has an impressive historical and cultural heritage found in its architecture and archeology, some of which date back to pre-Hispanic times.
El Tuito is a small town nestled in the mountains about 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, on the road to Barra de Navidad. Walk the cobblestone streets and adobe houses seen in yellow and orange made of clay in the region hues. Enjoy nature and simplicity of the Mexican people in its main square, which is surrounded by gardens, restaurants, cafes and craft shops. Explore the archaeological remains of Guásimas, Villa del Mar, and Jose Maria Morelos.
Just a few minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta is a destination of the Riviera Nayarit with significant real estate development, in addition to beaches, it offers a wide range of hotels, sprawling golf courses, luxury condominiums, upscale restaurants and two of the largest marinas in the country.
It is one of the destinations of the tourist corridor of the Riviera Nayarit, it is a place that reflects the essence of a typical Mexican village with its main square and cobbled streets. Besides its beaches, the main attraction of this destination is art that can be found in its craft market, the largest in the region “Flea Market”.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Recognized as a fishing village, this quiet town has a modern marina which is the tourist corridor of the Riviera Nayarit’s largest. Here you will find a corridor of beaches divided into five sections: The Tizate, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, chamomile, and Piedra Blanca Arena Blanca.
Punta Mita is a beach destination recognized and sought after by those seeking privacy and relaxation on their vacation. Besides being relaxing and tranquil place, also it offers a wide variety of activities for all ages and tastes.
Sayulita is a small town located 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. It is well known as a surfing destination as it offers spectacular beaches with perfect waves for this sport. Each year local and international surfing events are held in this town.
San Francisco, better known as San Pancho is a village located along the Pacific coast belonging to the state of Nayarit, just 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. This charming village offers several restaurants, galleries, villas, hotels, a golf course and a polo club. Sayulita and San Pancho also offers beaches with strong waves, ideal for surfing. Horseback riding along the beach, canopy tours, snorkeling, ATV, hiking, bird watching, turtle release, whale watching (seasonal), fishing or boating sailing are some of the activities you can perform here.