Puerto Vallarta is one of the most incredible destinations in Mexico for magical vacations, from its delectable culinary scene to its breathtaking beaches. The seaside city offers sensational weather and gorgeous scenery, creating an unbelievable setting for a memorable getaway in paradise. Local activities range from exhilarating outdoor adventures and watersports that let you see all of the natural splendor that Banderas Bay has to offer, to shopping at local markets, art galleries and boutiques. If you are planning on spending a vacation in Puerto Vallarta at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai sometime during 2018 but can’t decide when you should book your trip, take a look at this list of reasons why you should visit Puerto Vallarta in 2018!
Three King’s Day (January 6th) - In Mexico, this holiday is known as “El Dia de los Reyes”, which honors the wise men featured in the biblical story about the birth of Jesus. This day brings loved ones together to indulge in a sweet bread baked especially for the occasion, and it also marks the end of the country’s festive holiday season. The Height of Whale Season - Humpback whales migrate each winter season to the warmer waters of Banderas Bay, where they enjoy the tranquil refuge. January is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures as they put on dazzling physical displays for one another.
Valentine’s Day (February 14th) - A vacation in Puerto Vallarta will surely usher in the romantic vibes with splendid activities such couples massages, strolling hand in hand on the beach or dining on gourmet feasts by candlelight. Break Free from the Cold - If the daily grind of living in a cold winter climate has you feeling down, plan an escape to Puerto Vallarta where you can bask in the delightfully sunny weather that encourages time spend in the great outdoors, no bulky layers required! U.S. President’s Day (February 18th) - Turn your holiday time off to celebrate the great presidents who have served in office over the centuries into a long weekend or even a full-blown vacation.
St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) - This holiday brings about some of the year’s biggest parties all over the world, so why not experience St. Patrick’s Day in Puerto Vallarta and see what the local celebrations are like? Spring Equinox (March 20th) - Savor every moment of your escape to paradise as you welcome the new season with open arms. Easter Vacation (Easter Sunday is April 1) - In Puerto Vallarta, Easter is one of the biggest holidays of the year, so head down and claim your spot for this beloved celebration.
Dia del Niño (April 30th) - This annual national holiday in Mexico honors children each spring. Why not celebrate your own kids with a Puerto Vallarta vacation! Tax Day (April 17th) - If the mere thought of making sure your taxes are completed and filed correctly gives you anxiety, relieve your stress by planning a vacation immediately following tax day.
5 de Mayo (May 5th) - While many people confuse 5 de Mayo (which honors the Battle of Puebla) for Independence Day in Mexico, this fun holiday is still a terrific reason to party down in Mexico. Mother’s Day (May 13th) - What better way to spoil the mothers in your life than with a vacation to Puerto Vallarta? Show her how much you care by planning a delicious meal or arranging a blissful spa treatment for her. Restaurant Week 2018 - While the dates have not been revealed just yet, this popular event (which is usually held during the final two weeks in May) is a favorite among foodies from all over the world. Indulge your taste buds with some of the finest cuisine in Puerto Vallarta.
Father’s Day (June 17th) - Dad will love spending Father’s Day in Puerto Vallarta where you can enjoy activities like cruising around Banderas Bay aboard the Marigalante pirate ship! Summer Solstice (June 21st) - Puerto Vallarta is a remarkable place to welcome the start of the summer season. Make sure to pack plenty of swimwear options! Turtle Season Begins - Anyone who appreciates nature and wildlife will adore spending time watching sea turtles in their natural habitat.
4th of July - Just because you are on vacation in Puerto Vallarta on the 4th of July doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the most patriotic celebration of the year: Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai have special events planned to honor the beloved holiday.
School Vacation - Every kid dreams of a magical summer break away from school, and when you take your own children to Puerto Vallarta, you will make those dreams a reality. Garza Blanca even has special summertime activities for kids during the season.
Labor Day (September 3rd) - Rather than fight the crowds back home during this busy holiday weekend, take it easy in Puerto Vallarta instead. Mexican Independence Day (September 16th) - Mexico celebrates its rich history during this huge national holiday, where lively celebrations take place seemingly everywhere you look. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai even have special celebrations of their own for the holiday.
Halloween (October 31st) - Spending Halloween in Puerto Vallarta might not seem like the most obvious choice, but you may be surprised to learn that the spooky holiday is popular south of the border, too!
Day of the Dead (November 1st & 2nd) - This rich cultural tradition honors those who have gone before us.
Gourmet Festival - While the dates have not yet been released, the annual Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival in November is a remarkable event where gourmet enthusiasts dine on some of the finest cuisine in town.
Thanksgiving (November 22) - Prepare to indulge in a feast that includes traditional favorites you can savor without all of the prep work: you will definitely want to give thanks for that! Whale Watching Season Begins - Plan a trip in November to coincide with the return of the humpback whales that visit Banderas Bay each year.
Winter Solstice (December 21st) - Instead of spending the shortest day of daylight up north where it is cold and dark, get yourself to the sunny shores of Puerto Vallarta. Christmas Day (December 25th) - When you want to spend the holiday season relaxing, head to Garza Blanca or Hotel Mousai with your loved ones and take in the joy of Christmas in Mexico. New Year’s Eve (December 31st) - Festive parties abound on New Year’s Eve, and the dazzling fireworks that are on display around Banderas Bay make toasting to the new year feel even more special.
Now that you have the rundown for the year to come, you will know why to visit Puerto Vallarta in 2018 with a stay at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai!