Puerto Vallerta Honeymoons

Mexico is known for warm weather, vibrant Latin culture and delicious food. Puerto Vallarta, a popular Mexican city is the epitome of all these things… and more. A Puerto Vallarta honeymoon is the perfect choice for the couple who likes to get up-close-and-personal with wildlife, appreciates the scent and beauty of flora, and loves to let loose at night.

Perhaps, one of the most heartwarming activities newlyweds could possibly do on their honeymoons is to interact with playful wildlife. Ecological conservatories in Puerto Vallarta make this possible. Many ecological groups in Puerto Vallarta exist to protect the lives and environments of all types of animals, including sea turtles, endangered or not. Love birds will walk along the stunning coastline and may even be lucky enough to witness the birth of a litter of sea turtles, protected and cherished creatures in Puerto Vallarta. Couples are often able to see frolicking dolphins showing off with their mammalian friends in the crystal blue ocean. Honeymooners may even encounter whisker faced seals, notoriously adorable charmers, who steal the affections of newlyweds by planting big, juicy kisses on their cheeks.

After fun filled time with those on the wilder side, loving couples will be delighted to tour some of the most beautiful flora in existence. The town of Jalisco, a little south of Puerto Vallarta, is home to Vallarta Botanical Gardens, boasting, among other things, many different orchid species. These orchids are propagated and protected at the gardens, where the orchid is at the center of its conservation efforts. Honeymooners will also inhale the sweet, intoxicating aroma of vanilla orchids and vanilla beans at the Vanilla House.

After an exciting day all around Puerto Vallarta, couples will retreat to more intimate settings to enjoy birria, a local culinary favorite, which is a spicy meat stew in a dried, roasted pepper base. In between sips of daiquiris, newlyweds can plan their exciting nights out at any of the local nightclubs in the area.

Before You Go: Need-to-know info

Entry requirements: Passport 
Language: Spanish 
Currency: Peso 
Flight time: 7 hours from NYC, 3 hours from LA, 7 hours from Chicago, 5 hours from Dallas
Getting around: Taxi, car, bus

When To Go: Puerto Vallarta at its best

Best weather: October to May
Best prices: May or June through September or December; exact dates vary by hotel. 
Festival highlights: Semana Santa, which begins in March or April, leads up to Easter and is celebrated with parades and passion plays; Fiestas de Mayo, a traditional fair, runs through May; Mexico’s independence is celebrated in mid-September with fireworks and parties in the central plaza.

What To Do

Surf and shop: Puerto Vallarta’s golden sands are a major draw for honeymooners and a beach-lover’s dream come true. To shop and people-watch, head for Playa de los Muertos and Sayulita for surfing. You can pay homage to The Night of the Iguana and visit Mismaloya Beach (where the movie was filmed), or go snorkeling at Quimixto, a beach south of Puerto Vallarta that’s accessible only by boat (so it’s remote and romantic).

Experience old-world ambience: Old Town is a crisscross of crooked cobblestone streets lined with Spanish-style white-washed buildings. Here you can sip coffee and catch some city sights.

Don’t wait to make your Puerto Vallarta honeymoon the vacation of your dreams!

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