When you hear about Puerto Vallarta, the first thing that may come to mind is an exotic, tropical vacation. While Puerto Vallarta definitely has sparkling waters and luxurious beaches, the most exciting thing about the city may very well be its art and culture. During our trip there this July, we were expecting to find another resort beach town, but we were blown away by the personality we found in Puerto Vallarta. Despite the reputation that Mexico can get, we found Puerto Vallarta to be very safe and friendly and full of people from all over the world. And it was full of artistic personalities! So, visit this lovely city for the art, fashion, and culture- that’s the real reason for the trip.