Eight Tips to Make the Most of Summer in PV

Jorge Chávez
Feb. 22, 2016

Why do folks insist on calling summer in Puerto Vallarta the “low” season? With increasing numbers of national and international visitors taking advantage of equally increasing promotional summer incentives, the misnomer begs reconsideration. We spoke to a number of tourists, residents and local business owners to collect some of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta during the summer. Here are eight tips:

  1. Act like a tourist. Many hotels in town offer affordable day-pass access for locals looking for a vacation experience, even if it is for just a few hours.
  2. Look for restaurant promotions. Inspired by Restaurant Week, many local restaurants offer special fixed-price menus throughout the summer, along with all-you-can-eat or 2×1 cocktail promotions.
  3. Head to the mountains. If the heat and humidity are getting to you, there are excellent getaway opportunities in nearby towns such as Talpa, Mascota and San Sebastian.
  4. Go to the movies. Summer blockbusters are a huge deal north of the border. Locally, take advantage of our multiplexes, which offer the latest releases in comfortable (air-conditioned!) theaters comparable to those in the USA and Canada, at about half the price.
  5. Enjoy the sweating. If you cannot avoid it, you might as well enjoy it. Enroll in a dance or yoga class, or a neighborhood gym.
  6. Put your camera to work. Not only is summer great for nature and landscape photography, overcast days provide perfect, diffused light for friend and family portraits.
  7. Explore cold food. Shrimp cocktails, ceviche and gazpacho are a few of many cold dishes you can enjoy at local restaurants.
  8. Succumb to summer. It is here; it is inevitable; and if you find a way to implement a paradigm shift in your lifestyle, you will love it as much as we do.

Do you have any tips you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at moc.s1719235007gamxe1719235007m@rot1719235007ide1719235007.


Silvia Elias
PV Realty

“We have a close relationship with Vallarta Lifestyles. Since it beginnings, it has been the most important media for the touristic promotion of our destination. Its content has always been excellent, due to the quality of its articles and spectacular photos. For the type of readers that it reaches, this the ideal publication to advertise our listings.”
Moray Applegate
Applegate Realtors

“Vallarta Lifestyles is the number one magazine of its type in Vallarta · Nayarit. We were the first ones to advertise, because we saw it as an ideal platform to show our properties. The result? For a long time it has generated an extraordinary quantity of clients. Now in addition to that, it contributes to the positioning of our brand.”
Roberto Castellanos
Novamar Insurance Mexico

"Since we started the company we have advertised in Vallarta Lifestyles, a publication that is considered ‘Puerto Vallarta’s Magazine’ by the quality of its images, content and staff, unique characteristics that encouraged us to say: ‘We have to be in Vallarta Lifestyles’. We know that this magazine is a reference for the target market that we are looking for and we know that being there gives us prestige.”