Ranking high on the list of the top things to do while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is taking in one or more of its brilliant sunsets over the stunning Pacific Ocean. While the endgame of watching the sun sink down over the horizon may be consistent, there are several fabulous ways to take in this wonderful sight. Take a look at some of the best activities to enjoy as you watch the sunset in Puerto Vallarta.
Walk the Malecon
Although strolling along the Malecon (boardwalk) is one of the quintessential activities one must experience while in Puerto Vallarta, there is no better time of day to take in its sights than nearing sunset. Whether you grab some ice cream or gelato as you walk, peruse the local vendors, enjoy some people watching or glimpse some of the street performers known to entertain passersby, your interaction with the local culture and your view of the sunset are both sure to be spectacular.
Because it is a town situated along the ocean, Puerto Vallarta is home to countless boating activities and tours, with several that will give you the thrilling chance to catch the sunset while at sea. Enjoy the dazzling sights and colors of the sunset from a private yacht or sailboat you have chartered, or experience one of many festive group boat tours for an evening you will never forget. Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta as seen from the ocean are unrivalled.
A Feast for the Senses
The world-class dining scene in Puerto Vallarta is seriously impressive and a favorite destination of foodies from all around the world. With a wonderfully diverse selection of cuisines and restaurants to choose from, you could literally dine out for every meal during your vacation and still have a list of places you want to try or return to. Although waterfront real estate is in high demand and limited around the bay, there are myriad dining options right on the water at some of the finest gourmet eateries around. If you want to make your view of the sunset extra special, look no further than a scrumptious dinner overlooking the enchanting ocean.
A unique way to enjoy sunset in Puerto Vallarta. The are few images as romanticized as watching the sun dip low onto the horizon while riding along the shore on horseback, and you can experience this wonderful sensation for yourself on the sandy beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Gazing at the sunset while riding atop one of these magnificent creatures will literally give you a whole new perspective on this favored pastime.
On the beach
Of course, one of the best views of the sunset in Puerto Vallarta can be found from right on the beach. With an entire bay boasting beautiful coastline dotted with mesmerizing beaches, you will likely find more than a few you are fond of. Whether you go in the evening strictly for the purpose or are closing out a splendid day spent on the beach, the mesmerizing sight of the sunset as the ocean waves crash before you is a fantastic reminder to slow down and appreciate the moment.