There is no setting more romantic than a white sandy beach at sunset – and the beaches of Puerto Vallarta have become one of the top choices for lovers, – new, old or soon-to-be-pledged.
On any given evening, it is possible to see couples posing on the rocks by Conchas Chinas beach, in their wedding finery, bathed in the pink light of sunset. Many resorts specialize in wedding parties and there are wedding planners, event specialists and venues that will make a wedding perfect.
And what better place to propose than on the gorgeous pier at Los Muertos Beach? Plus, it is so easy to fall in love when the weather is perfect and the locale buzzes with romance. Love is easy in Puerto Vallarta! It is the place where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton started their sizzling love affair, after all!
Casa Kimberly Vallarta, Calle Zaragoza, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco , Mexico
El Colibrí Cocktail Bar, Morelos, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
El Colibri Cocktail Bar
La Bodeguita del Medio Vallarta, Paseo Díaz Ordaz, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
La Palapa Restaurant, Púlpito, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Canopy El Eden, Clemente Orozco, Zona Hotelera, Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Zona Hotelera, Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
La Cappella Restaurante, Calle Miramar, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Carretera Costera a Barra de Navidad, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Best Things To Do in the Afternoon in Puerto Vallarta
Afternoon is the time for langorous hours on the beach and there are plenty of places to stretch out on a lounger. If you are staying at a beachfront property, chances are you have access to their beach and facilities but if not, there are many waterside cafes where you can reserve a beach chair and umbrella for the cost of your drinks and food.
Find a lovely umbrella and lounge chair at the very pretty La Palapa, order a bucket of chilled cerveza and some nachos and guacamole and relax for the afternoon. If it gets too hot, the ocean is right there. If you run out of beer, a waiter will bring more. Great way to while away the afternoon hours!
Maybe you are ready for some more vigorous adventure in an afternoon? The zipline at El Eden is a thrill ride that will take you skimming above the jungle and over the river and falls. It’s breathtaking! And afterwards you can swim in the icy pools below the falls and enjoy a light lunch at the cafe.
Los Arcos is one of the iconic markers of Pv – the three curved arches of stone that protrude from the ocean a few miles south of the main town. The snorkeling is amazing, and there are lovely beaches nearby that are uncrowded and beautiful. This is a four hour excursion.
Romance can bloom over a great meal – and Puerto Vallarta has an abundance of romantic dining places.
La Cappella Restaurant
With stunning views of the cathedral and the town, a table in La Cappella is about as romantic as you can get. The cuisine is contemporary Italian and there is violin music, great cocktails and a famous pecan pie.
Can’t get more romantic than dining in the casa that Richard Burton originally had built for his secret lover, Elizabeth Taylor. The food is excellent -contemporary Mexican – and the tequila bar serves some of the regions best tequilas and mezcals.
Located on a perfect bay just 20 minutes from the city of Puerto Vallarta, this hotel is well equipped to handle any wedding, any size and any level of complexity. Whether you want to be wed in the penthouse overlooking the ocean, or with your feet in the sand on the beach, this hotel can arrange it.
One of the best places to be, if romance is on your mind, is on the malecon, for the golden hour. That is when everyone emerges from their sietstas, all refreshed and ready for a night of dining and fun. The malecon is usually busy as the sun goes down, with vendors setting up food booths, couples strolling, families out for dinner. It is a happy place to be after a busy day on the beach.
And everyone looks so good in that sunset glow!
Photo by Ash Edmonds
El Colibri Cocktail Bar
The patio at El Colibri opens to the stars and the DJ plays great tracks. This is the place for a romantic cocktail before heading out for dinner. The bar doesn’t open till 8 pm and they do serve snacks and small dishes, but the big draw here is the elegant cocktails, all made with Mexican ingredients, with syrups and juices prepared on site. Try the Clover Rose, a mix of Mexican Diega gin with house made raspberry and pink pepper syrup and aquafaba – it’s not just delicious – it’s a gorgeous shade of pink.
Mojito & Cuban Salsa Party Night at La Bodeguita del Medio
Dance is a great way to get close – and this experience gives you lessons in salsa dancing as well as teaching you how to make an authentic mojito. Great music, good drinks, and time to practice your new moves.