Situated on Banderas Bay, this tropical paradise combines the old with the new in gracious style. Cobblestone streets wind through the town and art galleries and colorful boutiques are filled with Mexican folk art and handicrafts. International cuisine can be found in any town, as well as in all resort hotels.
Puerto Vallarta is divided into various tourist areas; Nuevo Vallarta, a self contained resort area, easily accessible to town and Marina Vallarta, which has its own marina area, golf course and shopping district. The hotel strip begins on the Medina Ascencino and winds through town and up into Mismaloya Bay.