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Welcome to my favorite place in the world! I’m Lora, and I have been living in Puerto Vallarta since 2021.

Take Me To Puerto Vallarta is all about Puerto Vallarta travel – including beaches, hikes, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, transportation, day trips to surrounding towns, and much more.

Whether you want a relaxing all-inclusive vacation or a trip jam-packed with outdoor adventure and parties, we have you covered.

And if you’re like me and fall completely in love with Puerto Vallarta, you may want to move here too! We have resources for that too.

From finding a long-term apartment to the best cafes to work from, this site also has an extensive section for digital nomads and expats in Puerto Vallarta.

Who owns this site?

This site was started by Lora Pope (that’s me). I’m going to stop talking about myself in the third person now because it’s weird.

photo of lora pope on the beach in puerto vallarta wearing a black shirt and hat smiling into the distance

I’ve been traveling the world solo for over a decade, visiting over 70 countries and documenting my travels on my main website, Explore with Lora.

I’ve grown that brand to over 100,000 monthly readers and followers and have been featured in and written for many major travel publications.

In March 2021, I came to Puerto Vallarta for the first time and instantly fell in love.

I knew on my second day here that there was something magical about the city, and it was a place I wanted to return to again and again. So I started this website as an excuse to come back!

This says a lot about Puerto Vallarta because it’s rare that I visit the same place twice – let alone move permanently!

In 2022, I returned three more times, and each visit was as magical as I remembered.

Now the city is my main base – and I’m in the process of buying an apartment here!

My passion is helping travelers like you cross Puerto Vallarta off your bucket list and ensuring you get the best possible experience while visiting.

But it’s a lot of work managing multiple websites, so I also have some local experts who help me write content.

The other main contributor is Sasha Savinov from Grateful Gnomads. He is a teacher, writer, and video producer from Detroit, Michigan.

photo of sasha savinov drinking a moscow mule while smiling at Elixir bar in Elixir Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Sasha has been living on and off in Puerto Vallarta for the last five years with his wife, Rachel, and is an expert in finding the city’s best tacos, craft beers, and live music.

With our combined knowledge, you’ll get the perspective of a solo female traveler and a couple who have over eight years of experience living in Puerto Vallarta.

We help travelers just like you visit Puerto Vallarta safely and confidently so you have the trip you’ve always dreamed of.

So if you’ve been thinking about Puerto Vallarta and are finally ready to plan that trip, you’re in the right place.

Have questions? Send me an e-mail at [email protected], and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!