A beautiful sandy white beach in an exotic destination may be all you need to heat up the romance. But the authentic Mexican charm of Puerto Vallarta is filled with romantic spots certain to fan that flame.
1. Zona Romántica
Located in Old Vallarta, the ‘Romantic Quarter’ exudes all the charm of a traditional Mexican town with cobblestone streets against the backdrop of outdoor cafes, art galleries and quaint boutiques.
2. Los Arcos
On the south end of town, the Los Arcos are an awe-inspiring sight as they riseout of the sea. A short boat ride, or an exotic yacht excursion, takes visitors to these uniquearch-shaped (Arcos) granite islands. Set within the crisp, crystal clear water, this is the perfectspot for snorkeling or diving.
3. El Malecón
Strolling this oceanfront promenade is the perfect way to experience a romanticsunset. The path takes guests through the historical center of Puerto Vallarta and is lined withrestaurants, bars, art galleries and shops.
4. Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
This is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Puerto Vallarta with its stately architecture and famous wrought-iron crown hoisted by angels. A stroll through the church will give you a glimpse of authentic artwork including paintings and sculptures.
Las Caletas was once the private home of film director John Huston who considered it one of the most beautiful places in the world. isolated and unspoiled, its only accessible by sea, Nestled in a secluded nature preserve on the southern shores of Banderas Bay, Las Caletas is now Vallarta Adventures; own exclusive tropical beach hideaway.
6. Las Palapa
Enjoy a romantic dinner in a tropical setting as your feet literally touch the sand from your oceanside table on Los Muertos Beach. You’re sure to catch a beautiful evening sunset and then the tiki torches light up the sky and create the perfect ambience for a gourmet evening.
7. Follow the love story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Cinema fans will knowthese two Hollywood icons. But what many may not know is the mark they left on Puerto Vallarta. It was during the filming of the 1963 cult classic The Night of the Iguana” that Burton and Taylor fell in love.
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Beth shares her passion for wine and wanderlust on her blog at MomUncorked. She’s always in search of exotic destinations and culinary adventures, hopefully with a wine tasting on the agenda. A former Italian expat, her mission is to inspire others to get out and explore the world,discover new cultures and form last relationships with locals.