The NYLON Guide To Puerto Vallarta

What to do in Mexico's tourist captial

photo by Yasmeen Gharnit
When you're surrounded by the ocean, sand, and sun, it's pretty easy to categorize whatever place you're in as "paradise." And while there's definitely some validity to it, Puerto Vallarta somehow stands apart from other oceanside towns. While it's certainly the tourist capital of Mexico, among the many Señor Frog's, you'll find some innovative restaurants, bars, and sites. But even without all of them, it would be worth the trip just for the views and landscapes alone. 
 
Click through the gallery to find the best places to go in Puerto Vallarta.