Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and I received compensation for this post, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
I have two great loves whenever I travel. Shopping and food. I love to find the hidden gems in both categories every time I leave home. From October to May of every year, Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the most important food and wine festivals in Mexico. Perfect for any travel-loving foodie!
In Puerto Vallarta you’ll find something for everyone. From the family-run taco stands and sidewalk cafes to the award-winning restaurants. Enjoy it all while surrounded by the natural beauty of Mexico. I’ve always loved Mexican cuisine, but there’s nothing quite like enjoying it while in Mexico.
There are so many good reasons to visit Puerto Vallarta, starting with their International Gourmet Festival in November. Over 30 top Chefs representing National and European restaurants from all over the world participate. It’s attracted over 350,000 fans since 1995. Enjoy chef tastings, culinary safaris, sensorial tastings and themed nights offering
distinct dishes from cities from around the world.
For two weeks in May, you can experience Puerto Vallarta’s Restaurant Week. The area’s best restaurants will offer amazing tree course meals for reduced prices. Visitors to Puerto Vallarta can experience local Food Tours-a three hour food tasting and walking tour that offers a local’s view into Puerto Vallarta’s culture through it’s off the beaten path eateries and taco stands.
The home cook can experience amazing cooking classes from the traditional Mexican restaurant El Arrayán. Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona teach over 35 recipes from
diverse regions throughout Mexico including, moles, tamales, fresh salsas and more
There’s no need to worry about special diets when visiting Puerto Vallarta. Most dishes can be modified to meet vegetarian and vegan needs. The cuisine is also perfect for gluten-free lifestyles with many dishes made from corn-based, gluten-free tortillas and fresh, whole ingredients. Even tequila is gluten-free!
Puerto Vallarta has been recognized many times as an amazing travel destination:
- Puerto Vallarta is truly a world class tourist destination, named “Friendliest City” by Conde Nast in 2001, and 27 by Travel + Leisure in 2015
- “Best place in the world to retire” by AARP (North American Association of Retired Persons)
- “Best Vacation Destination in Mexico” by USNews.com in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- “Most Romantic Place in Mexico”
- “Favorite Beach Destination in Mexico” by About.com in 2012
- “Best place for Conventions” in a convention marketing magazine
- Listed in “Top 10 Destinations in Mexico” by TripAdvisor in 2015
Ready to learn more? Join me this Wednesday September 30th, at 9:30 PM EDT for the #PVCuisine Twitter Party! There will be great prizes including five fabulous beach gift bags and a grand prize 4 day/3 night stay in the beautiful Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta*! Flights from US or Canadian destinations included.
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*Travel must be booked by Nov. 15, 2015. Booking is dependent on hotel availability. Meals are not included.
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