*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.
Food is everything for me. It was my first love. I was raised to be an adventurous eater. I eat everything from street food to fine dining. Whenever I travel, I love walking around and discover new food. When my friend Rossana told me about food lover’s paradise, Puerto Vallarta, I knew I have to visit the city. The city offers all types of culinary experiences from family-run taco stands and sidewalk cafes, to award winning restaurants.
Travelers can easily find vegetarian, vegan and gluten free food in Puerto Vallarta. Traditional Puerto Vallarta dishes like quesadillas, taquitos, chilaquiles, and tacos are made from corn-based gluten free tortillas and everything is made from fresh, whole ingredients. My little sister and travel buddy doesn’t eat dairy. It nice to know that Puerto Vallarta’s restaurants are always willing to accommodate her.
Each year between October to May, Puerto Vallarta is home to some of Mexico’s most important food and wine festivals.
If you want a deal, visit Puerto Vallarta during May when they celebrate one of the longest runs in contemporary Mexican culinary events, since 2005, Restaurant Week. The best restaurants in the city offers three course meals at reduced prices. It is a great opportunity to try the best food Puerto Vallarta can offer without breaking the bank.
If you want a winter getaway, you cannot miss Puerto Vallarta’s International Gourmet Festival. This year the city will celebrates its 20th edition featuring the talent of over 30 world renowned Chefs representing National and European restaurants from all over the world to create delicacies to delight any palate! The festival has attracted over 350,00 gourmet fans since 1995. This is heaven for foodies, and you don’t want to miss it.
Even if you cannot come to Puerto Vallarta during one of these amazing food events, you can always check out their local Food Tours. In 3 hours, you can enjoy delicious tacos, the rich history, the friendly people and stunning architectures at the same time. This is the perfect activity for the family.
You can also take one of the amazing Traditional Mexican Cooking class from the Traditional Mexican restaurant, El Arrayán, whose Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona teach over 35 recipes from diverse regions throughout Mexico including, moles, tamales, fresh salsas and more desserts. What is better than bringing the taste of Puerto Vallarta home and share with your friends and family. They also include guided tours of local food markets to shop for ingredients, wine pairings, complimentary appetizers and craft cocktails and recipes. It is a one-on-one experience inside their home with breathtaking views of Marina Vallarta.
I cannot wait to have a chance to escape the cold winter in Canada and experience the food festivals in Puerto Vallarta. It is always nice to enjoy a beautiful city and share great food with the people I care about. Puerto Vallarta makes it easy to organize a winter getaway for the family. It has something for everyone.
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Join me this Wednesday and learn more about the amazing food of Puerto Vallarta:
What: #PVCuisine Twitter Party + Giveaway
When: Wednesday, September 30th, 9:30 PM EDT
- 5 x beach gift bags (approx 100 ARV ea)
- Grand prize of 4 day/3night stay in the Beautiful Westin Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta with flights from a Canadian or US international destination.(Travel must be booked by Nov. 15, 2015. Booking is dependent on hotel availability. Meals are not included.)
*Prizing is only open to residents of USA & Canada (except Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their State/Province, but anyone is invited to party along with us!
RSVP by clicking the link below: