Puerto Vallarta, a paradise where everyone wants to stay

Story by: Evan Ballesteros     Date: 19 April 2021    Image by: Unsplash | Chris McQueen

3 minutes reading time Mexico

In the year 2000, I was born 5 blocks from the beach in a hospital with a view of the ocean. It wasn’t anything special. People who live there are used to being close to nature, and you don’t need a lot of money to live well.

I have lived in many different cities, but I always come back to the place where I grew up, which is this port where people from all over the world come with their own stories. It is a very enjoyable thing to do.

There are never any dull moments, and the same situations rarely get old. You end up enjoying them just as much as the first day. The same thing always happens.

I want to tell you about places where I know you can have fun.

There is a beautiful hotel you can stay: Meliá Puerto Vallarta

Always the beach

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

The beach is always the first thing to do, but if you don’t like the ocean as much as I do, don’t worry—you can go to Malecon instead. A place where you can walk and find restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, etc. to take your mind off things for a while.

Drinking Tuba

I think you should try the Tuba. It’s a drink you’ll love, but I won’t say much about what it’s made of because it has a very unique taste. You can buy it from men who always wear white and carry a cooler with glasses and a tuba bottle.

If you like taking pictures, be aware that you will want to stop and take pictures because every part of the Malecon is great for pictures. I’ll tell you what you can find in a few words: There are lots of palm trees, statues, urban culture, traditions, and styles.

When I take my bike out for a ride, the route is always the same, but every time I go by, I take a new picture.

The least busy times are from 9 am to 4 pm. After this time, families, cyclists, and people on their way to a party start to show up, and things get a little crazy. Well, I’m exaggerating a bit, because it’s always a good time to go.

Voladores de Papantla

Voladores de Papantla

You can see the Voladores de Papantla between 6pm and 8pm, when the sun goes down. They are people who jump from a fairly high place and slowly descend in a circle while their rope gets longer and longer until they reach the ground.
I think you should be careful, pay attention to where this bike path is, and follow it. There are a lot of bikes around, and we don’t want anything to go wrong.

There are booths where people can get information about tours, guides, places, and other things.

Also, don’t take all the offers that people make you. Some people just want to sell you something, so learn to say “No, thank you.” , and keep walking.

El Muelle de los Muertos

Don’t forget to go to El Muelle de los Muertos. It’s a very pretty building at night, when they turn on the colored lights and you can see the area from a different angle. You’ll definitely get some good photos there.

Lastly, I want you to take care of the environment and not throw trash away. The environmental brigades work hard to keep the beaches clean and in the best shape possible. If we don’t take care of these places, we won’t be able to go on vacation to these beautiful places. Please respect those who were here before us, nature.

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