Puerto Vallarta – Natalie Glass

I fell in love with Puerto Vallarta as soon as the city came into view on the airplane. Puerto Vallarta is located on Banderas Bay and offers stunning views of the mountains meeting the beautiful golden beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

Though I stayed at all-inclusive resorts, the city is vibrant and I did venture out. The Malecon (a cobblestone beach-side promenade) is in downtown Puerto Vallarta and full of exciting nightlife, restaurants, art and shopping. I was lucky to encounter a street fair filled with vendors selling everything from fresh fruits to hot churros! I went outside my comfort zone and spent an afternoon on an ATV tour that went up into the mountains. What an adventure that was and I’d absolutely do it again!