Skip to Content

5 Reasons Why This Beach Destination In Mexico Is Breaking All-Time Tourism Records 

Share The Article

Last Updated

If your goal for 2024 is to travel more, or if you just want to escape the cold, wet winter and relax on a beach instead, then Puerto Vallarta is a great place to go.  

This charming Mexican resort city boasts beautiful white sand bays and beaches, an active nightlife, and a warm and friendly attitude.  

5 Reasons Why This Beach Destination In Mexico Is Breaking All Time Tourism Records

Puerto Vallarta is a place that welcomes tourists with open arms and it is an incredibly easy place to visit, especially if you’re traveling from the U.S. 

Here are 5 reasons why this beach destination in Mexico is breaking all-time tourism records:  

Stunningly Beautiful Beaches  

One of the main attractions of Puerto Vallarta is its stunningly beautiful beaches. You’ll find both powder-white and golden sand beaches here.  

Playa de Los Muertos is considered the most famous of Puerto Vallarta’s beaches and it is a beautiful spot to swim, relax, and eat. Friendly street vendors and world-class restaurants sit side by side, so there’s something for everyone.  

Panorama of the tropical coastal town of Yelapa near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The beaches around Puerto Vallarta tend to be smaller than those on the Mexican Caribbean side of the country. But many of these beaches are small but perfectly formed. They have a rugged charm that is incredibly appealing to beach lovers.  

Rich Mexican Culture  

Puerto Vallarta is often referred to as Mexico’s most Mexican beach destination. It is a fascinating and culturally rich city that hasn’t lost its own identity in the hunt for more tourists.  

Until the 1960s, Puerto Vallarta was nothing more than a sleepy port town, but even as the city has grown and grown, much of its architecture has remained the same.  

Colorful apartment building in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You will find colorful colonial architecture and an incredibly beautiful Renaissance-style church tower, all fringed by incredible landscapes. Puerto Vallarta sits at the foot of the Sierra Madre mountains which create breathtaking views no matter where you are in the city.  

Other aspects of Mexican culture that make Puerto Vallarta so popular include its proximity to Aztec temples, the chance to attend local festivals, and the colorful costumes and culture shared by the indigenous people.  

A Safe Place To Visit  

Puerto Vallarta is located along Mexico's Pacific Coast.  

The U.S. Government advises American citizens to exercise varying degrees of precaution when traveling in Mexico depending on the region. This is because the risk of crimes such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery are higher in some regions than other.  

But Puerto Vallarta which is in the state of Jalisco is an incredibly safe place to visit.  

View from the street below of the The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe with colorful flags strung across the street on a sunny morning in Puerto Vallarta

In fact it is often listed as the safest place for international tourists visiting Mexico. What’s more Puerto Vallatra has been named one of the friendliest cities in the world.  

The local police and security forces display regular day and night patrols around the city to create a sense of safety among tourists while giving a warning to those up to no good. Puerto Vallarta is like a resort bubble of safety.  

This means that as long as you exercise normal precautions, Puerto Vallarta is an incredibly safe and easy place for American travelers to visit.  

A Destination For Adventure Travelers  

Many people choose to travel to experience new adventures and step outside of their normal, everyday lives. Adventure travel is a huge trend, and Puerto Vallarta is a great place to get involved.  

the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.

The city’s unique geographical location means that you can enjoy mountain adventures and sea-based adventures on the same trip.  

Try horse riding or mountain biking in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains. Whizz down ziplines or across the city’s incredible suspension bridge.  

Los Arcos Marine Park Puerto Vallarta

If you’re a water baby, then kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving are all popular adventure activities here. The Los Arcos Marine Park in the waters of Mismaloya Beach attracts nature hunters and thrill seekers from around the world.  

Friendly And Welcoming  

Puerto Vallarta is friendly and welcoming to all of its visitors. When you visit this beach destination, the locals will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Tourism is key to the economy and so the contribution that tourists make is both understood and respected.  

View Of The Cathedral And Old Town In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The city is also a welcoming destination for LGBTQ+ travelers, and its Old Town is considered a safe and fun destination according to the Gay Travel Awards.  

With such a friendly arrival in store for every new arrival, it makes sense that this beach destination in Mexico is breaking all tourism records right now.  

↓ Elevate Your Travel↓

Sign Up Now For Travel Off Path Premium! No ads, VIP Content, Personal Travel Concierge, Huge Savings, Daily Deals, Members Forum & More!

✈️Join Our Travel Off Path Community Forum: Where travelers unite, ask questions, share experiences and even find like-minded travel buddies!


Enter your email address to subscribe to Travel Off Path's latest breaking travel news, straight to your inbox.

This article originally appeared on

Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.