Puerto Vallarta makes the perfect vacation destination any time of the year, but the Holiday Season is one of the most pleasant times of year to venture to Mexico. Over recent years, Christmas has become synonymous with stress and expense; it is hard to see the true meaning of the Holiday season when you are drowning under a sea of preparations and gift buying. Choosing to escape to a sunny destination at Christmas can be an excellent choice for your sanity as well as health.
Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta in particular, is fully prepared to make your Christmas vacation one to remember. A culture that is keen on celebrating and famed for its sincere hospitality, Mexico will deliver a colorful host of distractions for all the family. There are a number of excellent hotels and resorts that cater for the Holiday season, many of which offer all inclusive packages. For an extra special Christmas package, you may want to consider a resort that has gourmet inclusive packages, such as Garza Blanca Preserve on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. If all inclusive is not for you, Puerto Vallarta will delight you with its range of excellent restaurants that present special menus for Christmas and are easy to reserve for Christmas Day owing to the fact that Mexicans celebrate their main Christmas meal on December 24.
The great advantage of going to Puerto Vallarta during the Holidays is the weather. Not only do you escape the bitter temperatures and freezing conditions back home, but you arrive to glorious sunshine, a warm sea breeze and what most would consider a summer climate. The sun never stops shining in Puerto Vallarta, and statistics say that there are on average over 320 sunny days a year. December is great for a family vacation as it is not too hot and humid and the rainy season has come to a stop. You can spend Christmas Day drinking champagne on the beach or take a pirate ship tour of the whole bay, the options are endless.
The opportunity to go whale watching is another reason to visit over the Holidays. Humpback whales arrive to Banderas Bay in November and can be sighted until around the middle of March. Sometimes visitors are fortunate enough to see whales from their hotel rooms but there are few experiences more beautiful than seeing these magnificent mammals up close during a whale watching trip.
If you have time to extend your vacations to include New Year, you will also be in for a treat as Puerto Vallarta excels in celebrating in style. Apart from lots of festivities and special menus, you will see an amazing firework show that lights up the whole bay from Punta Mita in the north to Cabo Corrientes to the south. There will also be lots of street artists and performers on the Malecon boardwalk to keep the whole family delighted and eager to welcome the New Year.