Many people don’t realize that summers in Puerto Vallarta are spectacular! Yes, on some days temperatures rise to a steamy 35 degrees celsius but the greatest show is watching the rains move in for a few hours each day to cool off one of the most magical towns in Latin America and observing the flowing rivers merge with the sapphire waters of Banderas Bay in a chocolatey milk show.
Affordable Summer Romance
If you want to treat your couple to a getaway taking advantage of the low season’s affordable airline prices, surprise him or her with a trip to Puerto Vallarta. Here are a few tips, tricks and activities to motivate you and make the visit have that “va va voom.”
Breathtaking Lightning Storms
During the summer months, Puerto Vallarta boasts some of the most spectacular lightning displays you will ever see, whether forking the mountain tops of energizing the ocean. So cash in on the free show and order a bottle of bubbly to enjoy first row seats on your hotel balcony or from one of the beachfront restaurants.
Hire a Mariachi Band or Trio
Puerto Vallarta has some of the most talented artists from all over Mexico who have flocked to the bay to perform and enjoy a better quality of life. You can hire a mariachi band or trio to visit your vacation rental or hotel suite to perform a romantic potpourri of songs that will bring a treat of a lifetime. You will also see trios offering songs at local restaurants, so why not treat your loved one to a dedicated Mexican ballad.
Did you know that good tequila is to be sipped, not shot down like medecin? Puerto Vallarta has dozens of tequila tasting venues, some that can be hired privately, with a sommelier walking the two of you through the scents, colors and flavors as you swirl tequila around your palate. You will, of course, be in danger of purchasing a bottle of seriously good tequila as a memory of your romantic vacation, but that’s all part of the fun.
Piers and Pelicans
The pier at Los Muertos is a lovely romantic spot to take a bottle of bubbly and sit with your loved one and watch the pelicans plunge. There are also many musicians that walk the beach. Surprise him or her with his favorite song.
Surprise your couple with a customized gift basket. You could either coordinate with the concierge at the hotel to organize this for you, or go about the process yourself. To do this yourself, you could head to Basilio Badillo street, grab a bottle of your favorite wine at the Vinos America, then browse the boutiques for basket, artisan soaps, massage oils, jewelry and just about anything that can make your loved one feel cared for. There is also a great artisan chocolate store on this street.
Rent a Yacht
There is nothing more romantic than being in the middle of the bay with no one else around. Well, except the captain, but they can be discreet. Pack a picnic or have your charter company take care of it. There is a boat for rent for all tastes in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta is a destination where you can celebrate LOVE in all of its manifestations.