Puerto Vallarta originally served as a refuge for Spanish sailors hiding from pirates, thus cementing the town's role as a place to escape from the world. And, ever since Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor infamously rendezvoused here during the filming of Night of the Iguana, visitors have kept the destination's reputation for romance alive. But that's not a difficult task, considering Puerto Vallarta's charming streets, vibrant culture, and remarkable sunsets. Cliché as it might sound, romance really is in the air here.
But love affairs would be boring without diverse sights, beaches, and activities to fuel the sparks. Besides, what's romance without a little excitement? Check out Puerto Vallarta's top picks for the best of both worlds. For a romantic night on the high seas, try a sunset cruise and candlelight dinner show, sailing on Banderas Bay, or visit Los Arcos beach. To learn more about the history and culture of this beautiful area, embark on a day trip to Las Caletas, a Puerto Vallarta city tour, or a Tequila tour.
Last but certainly not least, adventurous types can choose from a number of attractions and activities: a day or evening about the Marigalante Pirate Ship on a Pirates of the Bay tour, an exciting outdoor adventure tour, the chance to swim with the dolphins or explore the rainforest on a canopy adventure, or see the mountains on a Sierra Madres Jeep adventure, just to name a few.