Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas…I know you’ve seen this post before. Before visiting both, I would always see one or the other compared to each other. I just knew I had to visit both to get my final opinion on which one I preferred. And the winner is……Cabo San Lucas! Interestingly enough, most of the comparison posts I found tend to vote to prefer Puerto Vallarta over Cabo.
Aside from a few obvious differences, I found Cabo to be unforgettable and enjoyable. Keep in mind, I do understand that both of these cities have two different vibes to them.
I know some of you may say, well Cabo does not have that ‘authentic’ Mexico experience that Puerto Vallarta does. And in some cases, that may be correct. Given that I have traveled all across Mexico, I can understand; however, I still prefer Cabo!
Why I prefer Cabo over Puerto Vallarta:
-I found the food to taste more consistent in Cabo. Every meal, I can brag about how good it was…In Puerto Vallarta, the average for the most part.
Below, are pictures of tacos from Cabo! 10/10
These were the best tacos I had in Puerto Vallarta (Below). The name of the place is called Pepe’s.
Favorite tacos in Cabo:
THEE BEST TACOS I HAVE EVER TRIED IN MY LIFEEEEEEEEEEEE (I would literally fly to Cabo just for these).
– The arch alone is beautiful! Let’s not even mention the Sea of Cortez…<3
-Both of the beaches have their cons. Both countries are off the pacific coast. I was not expecting the turquoise waters I would see in Cancun, etc.
Medano Beach’s waves/currents are too strong to swim in for the most part! I would pick sitting on the beach anyway. I found Medano Beach to be cleaner than Puerto Vallarta’s overall.
Puerto Vallarta’s beach had a LOT of seaweed (keep that in mind, not sure if it was because of the time of year I went). It was nice but not the most appealing beach. The water did look a bit mirky. This could also be just the area that I was staying in.
As you can see it is beautiful but nothing to rave about.
–The locals were nice and helpful in both cities. I found the vendors to be WAY MORE AGRESSIVE in Puerto Vallarta vs Cabo. I am not complaining, I get it. This is how they make a living. In Cabo, they would walk away after I told them, “No, thank you” a few times. In Puerto Vallarta, they would not take no for an answer.
Don’t get me wrong, the mountainous views in Puerto Vallarta are breathtaking!
Cabo has my heart <3. If you have been to both, which city did you prefer?