Romance fills the air on Valentine’s Day in Puerto Vallarta. Golden sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, private candlelight dinners on the beach, strolls down the narrow cobblestone streets of downtown or taking in shows performed by local talent; whatever your preference, you will experience romance in paradise.
Valentine’s Day at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort
Romance abounds at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Crossing the threshold into a cavern of love, you can arrange to surprise your loved one with a basket of chocolate-covered strawberries and scattered rose petals on the bed. Choosing from different packages you can create the romantic ambiance you desire. Contact Garza Blanca’s concierge team and they will ensure that every detail is perfect in your room for your special Valentine.
For dinner you don’t have to go far. Garza Blanca’s three restaurants will not disappoint. You can enjoy fine dining at Blanca Blue or BocaDos STK.
Celebrate the day of love with a romantic dinner on the beach and enjoy a special 4-course menu created by Chef Eder Gutierrez from Aquazul. Delight in sumptuous cuisine and enjoy some light music while you take in the impressive coastline view.
If you desire an intimate setting with just your sweetheart, indulge in a private dinner on the beach. Offering a four-course meal, Möet Chandon and live music, you can share an evening gazing into each other eyes listening to the soft swoosh of the waves crashing on the shore.
Notable Venues for Valentine’s Day
Other romantic restaurants include Café des Artistes known for its elegance, exclusive ambiances and renowned chef Thierry Blouet. Located just off the Malecon seated in a century-old home on a hill, you will not only be taken in with the moving artistic atmosphere and beauty, but also delighted with the culinary talents of chef Blouet.
In the heart of Puerto Vallarta the Iguana restaurant, located in the former home of Elizabeth Taylor, provides contemporary Mexican cuisine in a unique location, which holds the secrets of a dramatic love story between two of Hollywood’s favorite icons.
La Palapa is known for being the first beach restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. This lovely spot provides gourmet cuisine and friendly service just off of Los Muertos Beach.
Things To Do With Your Sweetheart
Las Caletas Beach
Nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains and accessible only by boat, Las Caletas beach is listed as one of the top four secluded beaches in the world. You and your love can nap together in a hammock, snorkel in the clear blue waters or walk to scenic vistas on a guided tour through the lush tropical rainforest.
Stroll the Romantic Zone
Also referred to as Old Town. This area is a hub of activity and Mexican cultural flavor. Filled with countless restaurants, shops, and beaches, there is something for everyone. You will surely find that perfect souvenir while browsing around countless artisan and high-end shops. When you are ready for a snack, you will find an assortment of restaurants including Mexican, International, Chinese, Italian, Austrian, and more. End the evening at the Los Muertos Pier. It encompasses a large pedestrian area with seating and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the city.
Galloping on horseback in paradise with the love of your life is like being the central character in your own romance novel. If you prefer the cool breezes of the night, take a sunset horseback ride and enjoy the magnificent hues of the sky before it gets illuminated by the moonlight.
Spend the afternoon enjoying a luxurious couples massage. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated like never before.
See whales breach and dolphins play as you cuddle up with your love and watch the sunset over the deep blue sea. The rich hues of red blended with oranges, purples, and crimsons as the sun sinks in a flash of green behind the horizon, will take your breath away.
Enjoy some of the local talent. Witness the famous “Rhythms of the Night” created by the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil. Enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on your way to watching a live show in an open-air amphitheater in the heart of the jungle. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet and toast to your love in a magnificent setting under a starlit sky.
Or you can experience an alternative popular dinner show aboard the Marigalante Pirate Ship complete with sword fighting, dancing, fireworks, an open bar, and dinner!
Beaches & Waterfalls
There are endless miles of sandy beaches to stroll while walking hand in hand and cherishing the company of your sweetie.
If you are an adventurous couple, there are many hikes to scenic vistas. Some of the top waterfalls beaches in Vallarta include El Nogalito, Palo Maria, Yelapa, Chico’s Paradise, Playa Colomitos, and Quimixto.
Valentine’s Day in Mexico
In Mexico, Valentine’s Day is called ‘El Día del Amor y la Amistad’ (The Day of Love and Friendship). One of the noted differences between the commercially celebrated Valentine’s Day in Western culture and the Mexican culture is that in Mexico it is also a day to show appreciation and love for friends and family. Mexicans celebrate love and friendship with the exchanging of gifts, cards and traditional Mexican sweets.
Whichever way you decide to spend the day of love with your special someone, you will be captivated by the rich romanticism Puerto Vallarta has to offer.