I'm planning my first trip to Mexico this summer (late June.) Want to relax on the beach but also enjoy the local cuisine and activities. I've had my heart set on Riviera Maya, but have been getting recommendations about Puerto Vallarta as a place that "blows the Yucatan away."
I've researched both areas extensively and feel that I have a good handle on the plusses and minuses. It seems that Riviera Maya wins as far as beach/water quality, but seems that PV wins as far as terrain and town are concerned. I've heard from many people that Puerto Vallarta is "real old world Mexico", which I really want.
Help! I am torn. FYI I understand I will definitely get biased responses on this forum, but would love to hear them!