Pacific Coast Jewel Receives Travel+Leisure “World’s Best Award”
The city of Puerto Vallarta, which recently celebrated its 97th birthday, was the only Mexican City to be featured in Travel + Leisure’s list of “Friendliest Cities in the World” in the travel magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards.
The results of the magazine’s annual survey of its readers, Puerto Vallarta has ranked as one of the top 10 cities in Mexico, Central and South America since 2011 but this is the first time it has ranked in the Friendliest City list which were announced on August 28 of this year.
Now on its 20th edition, the World’s Best Awards survey results reveal rankings of hotels, cities, islands, airlines, tour companies, spas, and more, based on readers’ ratings in a range of categories.
Surrounded by the Bay of Banderas and embraced by the Sierra Madre mountain range, Puerto Vallarta is divided into the luxurious section of its Marina, its indulgent hotel zone and its historic downtown and Zona Romantica. With over 365 restaurants and an endless array of outdoor activities ranging from heart pumping to relaxing, foodies and adventure seekers will find a myriad of culinary experiences and adventures to enjoy.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most acclaimed destinations in Mexico and continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. Tripadvisor’s consumer base of more than 2 million monthly named it #2 overall best Mexican destination for the 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award and US News & World Reports selected Puerto Vallarta as “#2 Best Place to Visit in Mexico” #3 “Best Beaches in Mexico” and #4 “Best Spring break Destination” in January of this year.