Puerto Vallarta: Made for Lovers
Things to do and Places to stay on your Romantic Trip to PV
Published June 11, 2013
Wonderful weather, gorgeous dark-sand beaches, a hopping nightlife, and some of the most romantic hotels in the world. These are just some of the reasons why Puerto Vallarta promises to be the perfect spot for your honeymoon, destination weddings or romantic escape. This Mexican city sits in fifth place and climbing among favorite destinations of the world in which to host a honeymoon or destination wedding, so it goes without saying that beyond a doubt, Puerto Vallarta is truly one of the most romantic locations on earth.
From luxurious hotels and some of the country's most renowned chefs, to wonderful service and romantic ambiance, Puerto Vallarta is without a doubt the perfect location for your honeymoon and we've put together some hightlights along with the best spots to stay, party, and relax while you're down in Puerto Vallarta.
Tip: If you're visiting Puerto Vallarta for a Destination Wedding with a large group, be sure to visit the downtown strip to enjoy hundreds of restaurants, bars, discos, boutique shops and a variety of shows.
Where to Stay
There is perhaps no better place in Mexico to tie-the-knot than Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta offers a unique combination of Old Town Mexico world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains and the spectacular Bahía de Banderas, the world´s 7th largest bay. Puerto Vallarta has become the perfect setting in which to celebrate love with a unique and unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Here, we break down the best hotels for your next destination wedding, ensuing honeymoon, and anniversary.
For your Destination Wedding - Dreams Puerto Vallarta
In a lush tropical paradise, Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond recipient, offers Unlimited-Luxury® in a secluded, private beach cove. Luxurious accommodations include spacious ocean-view rooms and suites overlooking the hypnotic blue-green water and large private beach. To unwind there are three pools, four gourmet restaurants and friendly bars and lounges. As for your destination wedding, Dreams Puerto Vallarta offers personalized and customized destination wedding packages so that you can have a truly personalized wedding day. From reception cocktail parties, to farewell brunches, Dreams Puerto Vallarta and NOW Destinations can design the perfect wedding and provide the services to meet every couple’s desires.
What we Love: The hotel location along with it's simple, yet elegent wedding gazebo (pictured above) makes for wonderful and unforgettabe pictures ops.
For your Honeymoon - Casa Velas Hotel Boutique
Condé Nast recommended and AAA award-winning service with the pleasures of a romantic and intimate atmosphere, Casa Velas Hotel Boutique is that and more. With its ultimate privacy and award winning service, this hotel promises a special honeymoon without any distractions. Enjoy some of the best cuisine in Mexico, rejuvenate in your balcony's private plunge-pool, or get pampered in the Casa Velas' state-of-the-art spa. During the day relax by the refreshing pool or be personally escorted to the Casa Velas private beach club (pictured above) which over looks Banderas Bay. At night, the beach club is set up for ocean-front dining where you can enjoy asian-inspired cuisine and breathtaking views of the bay.
The staff at this property is the friendliest and most accomodating staff one will experience in Mexico. This property is known for its delicious food, outstanding service, tranquil ambiance, and romantic vibe and is hands down a leading choice for honeymoons in Puerto Vallarta. Find out why NOW Destinations voted the Casa Velas one of the Best Honeymoon Hotels in the world.
What we Love: The friendly and unforgettable staff make for a warm and comfortable stay. In addition, the small yet, private aspects of the hotel make for a truly uninterupted escape. To top it off, for the foodies out there, it is a NOW guarantee that you will enjoy some of the best cuisine and dining at this property.
For a Relaxing Escape or Anniversary - Grand Velas All Suites & Spa
Discover the Grand Velas, one of the most, if not the most breathtaking properties in Riviera Nayarit, just minutes away from Puerto Vallarta. If you are looking for a property to relax and rejuvenate at, then this property is for you. Commitment to extraordinary service has garnered numerous accolades, including AAA 5 Diamond Award, Condé Nast’s “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” award, and TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice award for “Best Luxury Hotel in the World.” With one of the most luxurious spa areas known to man-kind, the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa is the best choice for a romantic and rejuvenating getaway.
Soothe your body and rejuvenate your soul at the luxurious, world-class spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Enjoy one of the 20 elegant treatment rooms offering over 80 spa treatments including massage therapy, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, bath therapies and Day Spa rituals.
What we Love: The Spa and Luxury of this hotel truly makes it stand out. If you ask anyone that knows Puerto Vallarta, they will tell you that not many hotels in Mexico compare to the Grand Velas. Enjoy one of the best spas in the world at this property.
What to Do
During the Day - Escape to Las Caletas Private Beach
Las Caletas was recently voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nestled in a secluded nature preserve on the southern shores of Banderas Bay, Las Caletas is now Vallarta Adventures' own exclusive tropical beach hideaway. Las Caletas is so isolated and unspoiled, its only accessible by sea. Hop aboard a first-class catamaran, sit back, relax and and be blown away by the scenery the Mexican Pacific has to offer. Once you've arrive you can opt to enjoy a massage on the beach, explore and snorkel along the pristine coral reefs, or just relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful private beaches in Mexico.
In the Evening - Enjoy the Rythms of the Night Show/Dinner
If you're more of a night person, the Rythms of the Night is perfect for you. As night falls, Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise, and a gorgeous backdrop for one of the most exclusive events in Vallarta, Rhythms of the Night. Your adventure begins with a scenic ocean cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas. As the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean and darkness descends, you'll enjoy a privileged view of the shimmering lights scattered along the coastline. Once you arrive, you will enjoy a full evening including fine dining under the stars, an exhilarating spectacle, stories of an ancient civilization are told through live music and modern dance, and a night-cap and dance under the stars on your way back to shore.
In the Night - Bar Hop with Vallartacrawl
In the heart of Vallarta, along the stretch of the Malecón, you´ll find late-night restaurants, live music venues, bars and nightclubs, and Vallartacrawl, Puerto Vallarta's top pub crawl service, will host you on a night of the town. Hop between the downtown bars and live life on your own terms. If you want to experience the best of the best all in one night, then this is just for you. Become a 'rockstar' and be treated like a VIP and enjoy what many call "the best pub crawl in the world". With this service you enjoy VIP treatment throughout with line by-pass, bottle service, and reserved booths (you can even bring your bottle to the next bar!). And remember, this is a very safe way to enjoy the nightlife of Vallarta as you are guided and protected throughout the night.
Reccomended Bars: Senor Frogs, Roo, Mandala, and La Vaquita