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Puerto Vallarta Among the World’s Top 10 Friendliest Cities  

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Imagine sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich culture – a place where the warmth of its people welcomes you with open arms.  

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta! It is a tropical destination that is not just a vacation spot but an experience not to be missed.  

This spectacular city on the Mexico coastline continues to rise in popularity and has earned a spot among the world’s top 10 friendliest cities.  

aerial view el malecon puerto vallarta

Let’s dive into the details of what makes Puerto Vallarta such a special destination  

Puerto Vallarta’s Charm 

But what is it about Puerto Vallarta that consistently earns it a spot among the friendliest cities globally?  

It is more than just the stunning beaches and natural beauty; it is about a genuine warmth and welcoming atmosphere that sets the city apart.  

Whether you are navigating the cobblestone streets of the Old Town or soaking in the sun at Playa Los Muertos, you won’t be able to ignore the warm vibes of Puerto Vallarta. 

view of old town puerto vallarta showing malecon and church

The Reader’s Choice Awards  

Now, let’s talk about the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023.  

Puerto Vallarta earned a spot among the top 10 friendliest cities globally, surpassing cities like Kyoto and Lisbon—an accomplishment that speaks volumes about the heart and soul of this coastal paradise. 

From hotels and airlines to cruises, islands, and destinations, these awards capture the essence of what travelers love most about their journeys.  

This year, a staggering 526,518 readers cast their votes, making the Reader’s Choice 2023 survey a true reflection of the world’s most beloved travel experiences.  

aerial view of puerto vallarta bay

This accolade, part of the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, is not handed out lightly.  

It is a recognition earned through the votes of over half a million readers, a testament to the city’s enduring charm and the remarkable experiences it offers.  

In a world of travel destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant, welcoming city that draws in travelers with open arms. 

aerial view of puerto vallarta playa los muertos and mountains

Why Puerto Vallarta Stands Out 

But what sets Puerto Vallarta apart? It is not just spectacular beaches; it is a place where hospitality is not a service; it is a way of life.  

The locals, lovingly known as Vallartans, don’t just welcome you; they invite you into the very heart of the city.  

Puerto Vallarta is about a charming, laid-back atmosphere where friendliness is not just a gesture but a way of life.  

colorful buildings in old town puerto vallarta

Puerto Vallarta also landed on the list of the “Best Small Cities in the World”, these rankings are more than just a title, they are an invitation to travelers to experience the magic of this destination for themselves.  

Travelers can rest assured that when you step into Puerto Vallarta, you are not just arriving at your vacation destination, you are stepping into a city ready to welcome you with open arms.  

Planning Your Trip 

Ready to plan your trip to Puerto Vallarta? From beautiful beaches that offer more than just sand between your toes to the best tacos you will ever have, let’s take a look at making your visit to Puerto Vallarta truly unforgettable. 

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer! A blend of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural experiences, and vibrant local hospitality.  

aerial view playa conchas chinas puerto vallarta

Something For Every Traveler  

Soak up the sun and relax on the beaches of Playa Conchas Chinas, soak in the lively atmosphere at the famous Playa Los Muertos, learn how to surf and catch waves at Sayulita, or have a luxury experience in Punta Mita.  

Beyond the sun-soaked beaches, the town’s cobblestone streets in the Old Town boast local art displays and a vibrant cultural scene, revealing the heart and soul of Mexico.  

Do not miss the iconic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a testament to the town’s deep-rooted history.

aerial of church of guadalupe

For travelers looking for adventure, explore the diverse marine life of this region, snorkeling, scuba diving, or catching a glimpse of the whales that travel through the waters of Puerto Vallarta from November to February every year.  

Explore the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains, hiking and looking for hidden waterfalls. 

For foodies, the culinary scene is a delight, from fresh seafood to spicy salsas, offering a taste of the region’s rich history.  

green vegetation and waterfall

Whether it is immersing in cultural celebrations, exploring hidden gems, or simply soaking in the warmth of Mexican hospitality, Puerto Vallarta invites travelers to create unforgettable memories. 

So, there you have it! Spectacular beaches, natural beauty, unforgettable experiences, and above all, the welcoming atmosphere of this tropical destination.  

Ready to dive deep into the warmth of Puerto Vallarta? Your adventure in one of the world’s friendliest cities awaits! 

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