Situated in the Jalisco State, Puerto Vallarta is set on the west coast of Mexico. The resort town is backed by tropical palm-covered mountains, and encircles the glittering blue Bahia de Banderas waters. Prime attractions include: the spectacular sandy beaches, the picturesque boardwalk, and the array of world-class city comforts. The town is famous for its pumping nightlife boasting a variety of trendy clubs, salsa hotspots, and stylish wine and cocktail bars lining its cobbled streets. Puerto Vallarta is also the gay beach capital of Mexico, and has many LGBT-friendly options. Gormands delight in the massive selection of traditional and modern restaurants, where the seafood, Mexican flavours and myriad of international dishes win over even the fussiest of palates. Other highlights include: the chance to swim with dolphins and giant manta rays, the excellent selection of art galleries, and the wonderful Riviera Nayarit nearby.