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May 14, 2024

Five Romantic Ways for a Proposal in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

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Love is in the air, and your fairytale happily ever after is about to begin. You’ve finally found your other half, the love of your life, and are ready to officially ask them for their hand in marriage. Making the proposal perfect is just as important as the wedding and honeymoon. But where do you start planning for such a big day?

If you’re considering a tropical destination as the setting to pop the big question, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is perfect. Recognized as one of the most romantic beach destinations in the entire world, its magical ambiance can be felt throughout the whole city. 

Puerto Vallarta is a natural paradise with the rich, lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountains and the beautiful aquamarine waters of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll experience magnificent sunshine with a cool ocean breeze during the day and some of the most incredible sunsets over the water at dusk. The city has a laid-back, beach-town vibe where the locals are super friendly and helpful, and no one is ever in a rush. Historic cobblestone streets line the city with incredible restaurants, markets, art districts, and nightlife. Candlelit dinners on the beach and live jazz music are standard. Vallarta Pride is also an annual event held in the last week of May. Here you see the vibrant community come out waving LGBTQ flags.

With a vast LGBTQ presence, Puerto Vallarta harnesses the power of true love with total acceptance of what makes each person unique.

The following five places are some of the most romantic ways to propose in the tropical heaven known as Puerto Vallarta.

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5. Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Restaurants

Proposing at a romantic restaurant with an incredible view is probably one of the most classic and memorable ideas. And there is certainly no shortage of romantic restaurants in Puerto Vallarta! There’s something so intimate about getting all dressed up to enjoy exquisite culinary delicacies, unique cocktail creations, live music, and a view. Whether seeking a candlelit dinner on the beach as you relax to the sound of waves crashing or prefer a birds-eye view of the city from a table up in the mountains, plenty of restaurants fit the bill. Here are some of our favorites.

Le Kliff: Le Kliff is a 25–30-minute drive south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located in Mismaloya, the restaurant sits on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, providing a unique experience. Multiple dining levels with stunning terraces offer incredible views of the city and sea from every table. They create international gourmet specialties combined with the culinary traditions of Mexico.

 La Palapa: You’ll find La Palapa on Playa Los Muertos, right in the heart of the Romantic Zone. It is a trendy proposal spot as they offer a beautiful candlelit dinner on the beach with live music seven nights per week. La Palapa features tropical Mexican cuisine with impeccable service.

 La Capella: La Capella is located in centro Puerto Vallarta. Its open-air layout highlights impressive views of the city and the Bay of Banderas. There is an incredibly romantic ambiance with a combination of talented musicians playing the violin, contemporary Italian cuisine, and house mixology.

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4. The Magic of a Yacht Charter Proposal

Spend the day in luxury as you charter a private yacht from the Puerto Vallarta Marina. Step aboard with a glass of champagne as you cruise south toward Los Arcos National Park. You can snorkel, swim, and paddleboard, enjoying the crystal-clear water. Soak up the sun during the day, and when the time’s right, head to a private cove or a private beach for a romantic, 4-course gourmet dinner created by the personal chef on board. Express your love and dreams for the future as you watch the glorious sunset.  

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3. Mirador el Cerro del la Cruz

The Cross of the Hill lookout is located in the downtown Puerto Vallarta, just 15-20 minutes from the famous Malecon. Its name comes from the giant Cross at the top of La Cruz Hill. While the trek is categorized as easy and typically only takes 20-40 minutes, it is uphill with many steps, so make sure to wear good shoes and bring water! The effort is well worth it for its outstanding views of the city. 

Once at the top, you’ll witness breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the entire city and the bay. On a clear day, you’ll see from Los Arcos on the south side, downtown Puerto Vallarta, and Punta de Mita to the north. You leave 40 minutes before sunset, allowing ample time to get to the top for the majestic sunset. Planning with flowers and decor can make the moment even more special! Get on one knee as the magnificent, fiery sunset colors illuminate the sky overlooking the spectacular Pacific.

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2. Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens is an elegant venue perfect for marriage proposals, weddings, and the renewal of vows. Just 30 minutes outside Puerto Vallarta lies this world-famous, internationally acclaimed romantic refuge tucked away in the Sierra Madre mountains. It’s packed with cultivated gardens containing Mexico’s diverse plant species and conservatories featuring botanical delights. There are greenhouses, a gazebo, a koi pond, and a chapel on-site with vibrant flowers and spectacular thriving greenery everywhere you look. The gorgeous, serene environment is the perfect atmosphere for a marriage proposal. You can even speak with one of the special events coordinators to personalize your experience with photographers and musicians. 

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1. Marieta Islands / Playa del Amor

Spend the day adventuring to uninhabited islands while enjoying the beautiful, clear ocean water and warm sunshine. First, you must embark on an hour-long boat ride from Puerto Vallarta to the Marieta Islands. Once there, you’ll swim or kayak through an extraordinary sea cave and rock archways to get to the ecologically diverse Eden, Playa del Amor (Beach of Love/hidden beach/Lover’s Beach).

Playa del Amor is a secluded beach within a lush, tropical island with breathtaking crystal blue waters and pure white sand. Walk along the iconic lover’s beach, taking in the astonishing natural beauty while admiring the love that has grown within your relationship. You can also spend time snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding, as you’ll encounter many different types of coral and reef fish, sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and eels.


From Zona Romantica in the south to Playa del Amor in the north, romance is about everywhere you look in Puerto Vallarta. The entire city is magical with its stunning tropical beauty and tranquil ambiance. Whether you choose a relaxing evening having a gourmet dinner overlooking the town and sea or chartering a yacht for fun on the open water, your special day will be un-Instagram-worthy with one of the stunning locations listed above.

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