Wish You Were Here: Perched High Above Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta sits in the center of the Bahía de Banderas, a 62-mile bay that runs from Punta Mita in the north down south to Cape Corrientes. The view you see from the photo is taken from the southern-most part of Vallarta looking north towards the center of town. In the distance, you can see the coast curve around to the left towards Punta Mita.
Many travelers who visit the area for the first time tend to stay put in Puerto Vallarta proper, but the city's location on the bay means that there are plenty of opportunities for day trips, from small villages such as Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlan to surf towns like Bucerias and Sayulita.
Stay tuned this week for snapshots of our findings, including how to get around for cheap and what to expect from the different areas. You won't have to go far from town if it's a sunset you're after - this photo was taken right from the beach in a southern area of the city known as the Zona Romantica.
[Photo: Will McGough for Jaunted]