Puerto Vallarta is one place in Mexico that has romance written all over it. From the Malecón, an oceanfront walkway that runs along Banderas Bay, to the Puerto Vallarta cathedral, there are endless breathtaking sights to take in just steps from the sparkling water. In fact, this city even has a designated "Romantic Zone," with beaches perfect for sunbathing & restaurants ideal for mingling with locals. Couples that want exciting nightlife will definitely get their fill here, too, with the endless array of jazz bars & clubs, many of which have live music.
Wondering what a getaway here would be like with your sweetheart? No need to imagine – here's glimpse into your luxury vacation:
10 a.m. First, you'll wake up with the Mexican sun reflecting off the water right outside your windows in a Deluxe Gold suite at The Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. After taking in the expansive ocean view, you realize you're hungry.
You & your partner head down to Ciao for a lavish Italian-style breakfast buffet, where you'll savor flavorful fare in a sultry setting. In fact, you might get so lost in the meal that you may start to wonder if you're on the Tuscan countryside.
After breakfast, you both head to the Rock Spa for a luxurious Aromatherapy Massage – after all, what's a vacation without some pampering?
1 p.m. Next you'll hop in a taxi & jet over to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, where you'll observe hundreds of species of orchids as well as wild palms, agaves & other tropical plants along the beautiful paths of the nature park. As you stroll with your sweetheart, hummingbirds & butterflies flit by. Be sure to stop to take in the awe-inspiring view of the mountains, river & forest – & of course, take a few photos.
6 p.m. After donning some stylish attire, you'll make your way to Le Kliff, a restaurant perched right on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific. An earlier dinner means you'll catch the sunset & even might observe some manta rays, dolphins & whales while dining. The chef, Everardo Robles, pulls from Caribbean, Mexican & Asian cuisine for an innovative menu that emphasizes fresh seafood. For couples, there's a special romance package that includes a bottle of wine & a five-course gourmet meal. Take advantage of this offer & you'll have exclusive access to the outdoor terrace for three hours, complete with mood music & candles.
10 p.m. The night is still young, so hop over to De Santos, a terrace bar founded by a famous drummer from the group Maná. Strings of vintage light bulbs set a seductive ambience, while live jazz on the weekends provides the perfect soundtrack for conversation. Of course, you'll be sipping on a refreshing Cosmojito or Coco Mezcal cocktail, or perhaps ending the night with a Mexican coffee.