The soft, sandy beaches and curling, teal waters of Puerto Vallarta automatically make a vacation synonymous with romance. It is impossible not to feel the warmth of the sun on your bare skin, to taste the salty rim of a margarita on your lips or to hear the Latin rhythms swinging hips in the plazas and cantinas. Laying with your love, under the shade of a palm tree while watching the pastel golds, pinks and blues splash across a sunset sky allows you to stop and breathe in the sweetness of life. Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty beckons romance, and that is why the city offers you a variety of activities to bring to life the passion in your relationship.
Wine and Dine
A picturesque dinner for two is quintessential to sharing that ideal moment. The pleasures of a truly epic dining experience are a culmination of the senses to awaken the appetite inside you. You want to surround yourself with a tasteful yet decadent ambiance to set the mood. Interior design, soft lighting and comfortable seating are non-negotiable, excellent service is a must and breathtaking views make the evening unforgettable. As you and your beloved soak in the atmosphere, platters should be presented that tantalize and excite your palate before you ever take a bite. The aromas should fill you with anticipation. With so much perfection all around you, the romance becomes palpable. The care and attention to every detail has been taken care of, so that you and your partner can simply relax and enjoy each other’s company. These were our standards when finding the ideal dinner spot for love in Vallarta.
Blanca Blue, rooftop restaurant and lounge, inside Garza Blanca Preserve met every expectation and more. From every seat, your eyes will feast on the panoramic views and fine decorative nuances. The service will cater to your needs and desires, and the food will leave you in awe at the intricate balance between classic Mexican flavors seamlessly blended with modern gastronomy technique and flair.
Though Eden may be a place of myth to you, it exists here in Puerto Vallarta. Take a journey into the wild jungles out from Mismaloya to discover crisp, cascading waterfalls, thick green canopy and a gentle hike that leaves the hustle of the city behind. In El Eden, you can play out your movie fantasies as you explore the trails where Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) hunts down the Predator. You will see his iconic “chopper” and perhaps run into the Predator who passively requests tips for photo ops these days. If this ‘80s classic is not your style, then uncover your inner Tarzan and Jane as you cross swinging bridges, climb over rocks and immerse yourself in pristine jungle trails. Take a dip in the cool, mountain river to refresh your muscles and quiet your mind.
Explore the Deep Blue
The ocean has always been a source of mystery, magic and romance, but the Puerto Vallarta bay is especially exquisite with its brightly painted tropical fish, an abundance of boulders and reefs and a smatter of rocky islands off the coastline. Take the one you love for an adventure under the sea and head out to Los Arcos. You can see the arching rock islands from the shore, but exploring the surrounding waters and swimming inside the hollow stone tunnels is a moment that shouldn’t be missed. Here you can comfortably snorkel in and through the archways or float in place while you feed the fish around you.
For a longer journey, take a tour to the Marieta Islands, an archipelago with four stone masses about 35 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta’s shore. Here the deep blue waters are stunning, but it is the swim through the cave to the center of the island that will leave you in awe. At the other end, you come to a hidden beach that is inside the island’s center. The rest of the world disappears as you and your partner enter the island and explore its cave system or soak up sun on a secret beach.
The Evening Stroll
Another romantic classic is the sunset walk, hand in hand as you head down the artist strewn Malecon, or boardwalk. Puerto Vallarta proudly maintains a clean and well-lit path along the coast featuring delicious food vendors, artisans and street performers and an outdoor amphitheater with regular shows and cultural exhibits. It is often decorated for holidays and is a fantastic place to grab a drink and people watch. There is no better part of town to truly get a sense of the culture and style of the city. You will find fine dining and taco stands, Mayan dancers and rock n’ roll, elegant bronze statues and elaborate but temporary sand sculptures. Here your senses will come alive.
Romance is everywhere in this Mexican vacation destination. All you need to do is arrive!