Travel + Leisure readers first added Puerto Vallarta to this exclusive list in 2011 as one of their top travel experiences to be had around the globe. Since then the destination has moved from number 8 on the list to 7 in 2012 and 5 in 2013. This year’s position at number 4, puts Puerto Vallarta ahead of it city Rio de Janeiro and right behind international destinations Buenos Aires, Cuzco and Mexico City which took the top spot on the list.
“We are very proud and honored to be recognized by the readers of Travel +Leisure in this category,” said Rolando Miravete, Executive Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s leading destinations because, as the readers note, our travel experience is one of the most rewarding to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our guests are people who like to experience nature, culture, gastronomy, life and they find it on a daily basis in Puerto Vallarta.
Surrounded by the Bay of Banderas and embraced by the Sierra Madre mountain range, Puerto Vallarta is divided into the luxurious section of its Marina, its indulgent hotel zone and its historic downtown and Zona Romantica. With over 365 restaurants, foodies and adventure seekers will find activities to experience at any level.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most acclaimed destinations in Mexico and continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. Tripadvisor’