The NYLON Guide To Puerto Vallarta

photo by Yasmeen Gharnit

What to do in Mexico’s tourist capital

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. 

photo courtesy of Villa Premiere

WHERE TO STAY: Villa Premiere
Rolling up to the Villa Premiere felt like stepping into the most glamorous telenovela. Suddenly we were Thalía, swept into a sun-soaked beachside resort, and flanked by a sumptuous pool and the Pacific Ocean. The suites all boast spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas, and the hotel itself is only 10 minutes from the center of all the action. Whether lying in a cabana or veging at the spa is your thing, the all-inclusive Villa Premiere truly is a respite from the chaos of city life.