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Quick Facts

  • Major Industries: Tourism

  • Electricity: 110-120 volts AC; standard flat, two-pin plugs

  • Time Zone: GMT-6 or GMT-7 April through October

  • Country Dialing Code: 011

  • Area Code: 322

  • Climate: November to April: Average high 85F/low 63F
    May to October: Average high 92F/low 70F
    Rainy Season: Mid-June through September, mainly afternoon and evening showers.

  • Law: Mexico is under Napoleonic Law - you are guilty until proven innocent!

  • In the State of Jalisco, with it's  neighboring state of Nayarit, just eight miles north of town. Nayarit is in another time zone, one hour earlier.

  • Safety: This town enjoys a healthy economy and stable political environment. A special tourist police corps is on hand to provide assistance and directions

  • Water Quality: Tap water is of a very high standard, even so, purified water is standard in all hotels and restaurants
     







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 




Puerto Vallarta Activities

  • Puerto Vallarta City Tour
  • Scuba Course
  • Los Arcos Snorkeling
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Wild Dolphins
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Sunset Sailing
  • Canopy Adventure
  • Sea Lion Encounter
  • San Sebastian Tour
  • Sierra Madre Off Road
  • Sierra Madre Jeep Adventure
  • Las Calettas Day Tour
  • Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner

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Airport Transportation
Airport is Located four miles from downtown, has over 450 weekly flights, ground transportation available.


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Restaurants

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  • Cafe des Artistes
    International, European
    $25 - $35
     
  • La Palapa
    International, Gourmet Tropical
    Romantic Zone
    Over $35
     
  •  Le Kliff
    International, Seafood Mismaloya Area
    $15 - $25
     
  • Mestizo
    Mexican
    Downtown
    $15 - $25
     
  • Roberto's
    Seafood
    Romantic Zone
    $5 - $15
     
  • Ritmos Beach Café International
    Romantic Zone
    $5 - $15
     
  • The River Cafe
    International
    Downtown
    $25 - $35
     
  • Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor
    International, Gourmet Downtown
    $25 - $35
     
  • Thierry's Prime Steakhouse Steaks, Gourmet
    Located in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta
     
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
    Seafood
    Downtown
    $25 - $35
     
  • Costantini Wine Bar
    Downtown / Centro
    $15 - $25

     
  • Daiquiri Dick's
    International
    Romantic Zone
    $15 - $25
     
  • Trio
    Mediterranean, Gourmet Downtown / Centro
    $15 - $25

     
  • Vitea
    European, Mediterranean, Gourmet
    Downtown / Centro
    $5 - $15
     
  • Asadero Los Jardines
    Mexican, Steaks
    Hotel Zone
    $15 - $25

     
  • El Arrayan
    Mexican, Gourmet
    Downtown / Centro
    $15 - $25

     
  • Outback Steakhouse
    Seafood, Steaks, Hamburgers Hotel Zone
    $5 - $15

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  • Spiaggia Beach Restaurant & Lounge Bar
    International
    Downtown / Centro
    $15 - $25
     
  • Inizio - Fusion
    Marina Vallarta
    $15 - $25
     
  • Agave Grill
    Mexican
    Downtown / Centro
    $5 - $15
     
  • Akira
    Japanese
    Romantic Zone
    $5 - $15
     
  • Al Fresco
    International, Seafood
    Marina Vallarta
    $15 - $25
     
  • Andale's Bar
    Mexican, American
    Romantic Zone
    $5 - $15
     
  • Andrea
    International, Italian
    Marina Vallarta
    $15 - $25

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You can access Puerto Vallarta from the USA traveling by road, air or water. Hundreds of cruise ships arrive here yearly at the famous port and the small but modernized airport make travel more than easy from most places in the world.

Traveling to a foreign country for your first time can be a bit intimidating; yet there is nothing to fear here. Review the Puerto Vallarta virtual tour and you will see PV is equipped with just about everything you need in order to make your stay safe, comfortable and enjoyable.

Puerto Vallarta is not only an extremely popular tourist destination, it is also growing rapidly with North Americans, Canadians and Europeans migrating for retirement and or for second home purchases.

The Puerto Vallarta climate is similar to that of Hawaii, as it shares the same latitude. The pleasing weather in Puerto Vallarta makes this Mexican Pacific Coast Paradise bordered by the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Bay of Banderas one of the best places to vacation or live. read more about Vallarta


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Puerto Vallarta Recreational Activities
Puerto Vallarta offers multiple varied recreational activities for the individual tourist or the entire family. You can conveniently book many of the activities below, online and in advance to avoid long entry lines or to simply be ready and able to go once you arrive in Vallarta.









Hiking and Biking
Rio Cuale ride will take you along the River Guale, passing through villages and ranches until you reach a wonderful waterfall. You can depart through the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta, across a suspension bridge, then you're off into the jungle of the Sierra Madre.  Good for Beginners, as well as advanced.
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Bungee Jumping
Jump the Pacific Bungee, a permanent bungee jumping structure located on one of Puerto Vallarta's impressive ocean cliffs.
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Deep Sea Fishing
Hosting 1200 lb. Marlin or 800 lb. Tuna at the world-famous fishing grounds of Corbetena, El Morro, Punta Mita and The Banks, makes Puerto Vallarta one of the world's best fishing destinations.  Charter a Boat

Dinner Cruises
You can sail into the romantic Bay of Banderas sunset while dining on fresh seafood and sipping imported wine. You may also have the opportunity to view pods of dolphins and or humpback whales.

Some of the favorites are:
Los Caletas Rhythm of the Night Dinner
Moonlight Bay Pirates Dinner


To view details and Book Online
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Dolphins and Whales
Humpback Whales and Dolphins migrate to the Puerto Vallarta area to birth their offspring, during the months of November through April. Observing Dolphins and Whales in Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas is a common occurrence during this time. The dolphins will entertain your with their whimsical antics and they sometimes come in close enough to shore to be able to observe them from the beach or the balcony of your hotel or vacation rental. You can also book an excursion for half or full day out into the bay to get an upfront and close look.
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Eco Tours
Turtle Camp
Wild Dolphins
Birding
Hiking
Snorkeling
Kayaking

Day Trips and Vallarta Adventures

Rincon de Guayabitos
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For a day at the beach to mingle with present day Mexican culture; Guayabitos is  the place to visit.

This coastal town approximately an hour and a half from Vallarta, can be accessed by car or public bus transportation.

Guayabitos is an authentic Mexican vacation resort area and  a must for a fun filled day romping in the sand and the surf, while enjoying the colorful beach vendors offering multiple  varieties of authentic Mexican food.

 

Huichol Indians

The Huichol Indians live in a very remote mountain village still residing in pre-Columbian times. They have been able to follow their customs and traditions because of their secluded location. Please use honor and respect when interacting with these highly spiritual people. Their beaded and threaded artwork are definitely articles you would be more than happy to add to your collection.
 

Mazamitla
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Mazamitla is located in western Mexico in the State of Jalisco, nestled in the heart of Sierra Del Tigre. Here you can still view golden eagles, mountain lions and deer in the pine and oak covered hillsides.  Mazamitla is approximately 4-5 hours from Puerto Vallarta.

 

San Sebastian
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Only about 1 1/2 hours from Puerto Vallarta, San Sebastian, situated in the Sierra Madres, does not appear to have changed in the last 100 years.

You can access San Sebastian by car or choose a shorter trip by air where you will fly over the rugged mountains landing on a primitive air strip surrounded by  row upon row of "Agave" . Agave is the native plant of which Tequila is manufactured.

Enjoy the old world setting,  while dining on  the terrace of one of the authentic Mexican cafes or one of the multiple European restaurants along the the narrow cobble stone streets lined with historic architecture of white stucco and red tiled roofs.

You will also find a working coffee mill along the main road to access the town.

 

San Pancho
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San Pancho, formerly known as San Francisco, Nayarit, is a quaint village along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, along HWY 200 North about 1 hour from Puerto Vallarta. This lovely little Pacific coastal jewel, where the rich culture of the indigenous people magically blends with the newer customs of their North American and European neighbors.

Jeep Tours
You can drive your own jeep or have a guide drive for you through the magnificent Sierra Madre Mountains with breath taking views.
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Sailing
Nothing can compare to sailing the Bay of Banderas sea breezes. Chartering a sailing excursion runs from about $75 per person or as low as $300 for a private charter. Your sailing adventure ususally includes snorkeling with multi lingual captains and crews.
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Introduction Scuba Diving
The Puerto Vallarta resort diving course is an introductory program that allows anyone 10 years or older to experience scuba diving in the easiest, safest and most enjoyable way.
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Snorkeling
Snorkeling at Los Arcos is one of the most popular tourist activities in Puerto Vallarta! Los Arcos, also known as the arches is a natural protected area of wonderful scenic surroundings for your snorkeling adventure. The natural arches and caves  have been sculpted by the forge of the ocean for thousands of years!
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Surfing
There are more than a dozen world-class uncrowded surf spots around the  Bahia Banderas North Shore ending in Punta de Mita and extended surf explorations beyond. To view details and Book Online
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Tennis
Many hotels, resorts and vacation rentals  in Puerto Vallarta offer excellent tennis facilities; they often both clay courts and hard covered courts.
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Places to See in and around Puerto Vallarta

Malecon
The boardwalk along the Bay of Banderas coast, formerly known as the Malecon,  is lined with interesting and beautiful sculptures. The Malecon is one of the best places in Puerto Vallarta to stroll and enjoy a plethora of activities; art walks, cultural festivities, food festivals and more.


 

Vallarta Zoo
Discover numerous species of flora and fauna, while meeting more than 350 mammal, bird, and reptile inhabitants that are surrounded by natural jungle.
Have fun feeding the hippos, dears, rhea, dromedary, spider monkeys, bears, flamingos and more. Touch and feel the animals from The Kids Zoo.

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Chino's Paradise
Chino's Paradise offer's a unique tropical rainforest experience. You can explore a mountain trek along a 35 minute hiking road around the restaurant  through the jungle vegetation while you are waiting for your food. Bring along your bathing suit and towel so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural crystal clear water were the Sierra Madre mountains join the dense tropical rain forest of Vallarta.
 

Liz Taylor House
Richard Burton bought this home, in the Gringo Gulch area of Puerto Vallarta for Liz in 1963. The formal name of the house is Casa Kimberly and is now a bed and breakfast. After they got married, he purchased the one across the street. (It is known as the Richard Burton house). The two homes are connected by a pink bridge across the street, and the only way to get to his house is to go through hers and across the bridge. Whenever Burton was drunk, he was banished to his house, and it became known as his 'doghouse'. There are daily tours to view the home owned by Elizabeth Taylor, who helped make Puerto Vallarta famous, during her filming of the movie "Night of the Iguana".  Daily Tour Information


The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Located in downtown Vallarta, this church  took 33 years to build from 1918 to 1955; the trade mark crown was damaged in the 1995 earthquake and has now been repaired.

Galleries

  • Galería Piramide
    Downtown
    Hand-carved and beaded Huichol art,
    pre-Columbian reproductions, masks and
    paintings by local artists.
     
  • Galeria Arte Latinoamericano
    155 El Centro
     
  • Galería Córsica
    230 El Centro
     
  • Galería de Ollas
    Corona 176
    El Centro
    Mata Ortiz potters
     
  • Galeria EM La Marina
    Marina Las Palmas II L-17 Marina Vallarta
     
  • Galería Omar Alonso
    249 El Centro
    Photography, Engraving and Sculpture
     
  • Galería Pacífico
    174 El Centro
     
  • Art V Galería
    Libertad 278

     
  • Arte de Las Américas
    Marina Vallarta.
     
  • Galerías de Ollas
    Corona 176
    Mata Ortiz potters
     
  • Galería Rosas Blancas
    Downtown
    Juarez 523
    Works by Mexican and local artists, promoting young talents and showing the most recent works of renowned sculptors and painters.
     
  • Galería Vallarta
    Juarez 263

     
  •  Galerie des Artistes
    248 El Centro
     
  • Galleria Dante
    Basilio Badillo
    269 El Centro
     
  • Mata Ortiz Art Gallery
    268-A El Centro
    Mata Ortiz pottery
    Jewelry designs inspired by the ancient pre-Hispanic culture of Paquimé
     
  • Meg Munro Studio
    Ecuador 1225 El Centro
    Meg Munro Master Watercolorist
     
  • T Fuller Fine Art
    Corona 169 El Centro
    Davis Birks, painter
    Morales family, master potters
    Chad Buck and Carlos Terres.
     
  • The Loft
    Corona 176-A El Centro
    Contemporary Art
     
  • Galería Arte Popular Mexicano
    Libertad 285
     
  • Galería EM
    Marina Vallarta
    Custom-made stained glass
     
  • Galería Omar Alonso
    Leona Vicario 249
     
  • Galería Uno
    Morelos 561
    Paintings, graphics, sculpture and posters from all over México by many famous artists including Colunga, Felguérez, Tamayo, Raymundo González and Conrado Domínguez
     
  • Judith Ewing Morlan
    Miramar 237
    Contemporary Art

The crew of V Tours Online has traveled extensively throughout Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas of Mexico and other parts of Central America and has compiled a list of items for your convenience, safety and well being, besides your bathing suit and tanning lotion.

Some of the items may appear to be the obvious, some not...there is a Walmart and Sams Club, and Costco in Puerto Vallarta, yet you will pay a bit more for the same items you purchase in the US.

Below you will find some of the Natural Remedies that are found to be helpful.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar. A small bottle of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar found in most health food stores is a wonderful addition to your Mexico bring along. Consuming a tablespoon in water, (we usually add it to our bottled water and sip it all day long, or for the more brave hearted, it can be taken straight, will help build up your immune system and keep any parasites from taking hold in your system...just in case you happen to ingest some local H2O. Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which is very helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections.  There is great truth to the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"!

    Use Real Apple Cider Vinegar
    The apple cider vinegar that contains all of the health benefits is not a clear vinegar, but just the opposite. It is an organic and unfiltered vinegar . It is not a clear liquid, but has got a brownish tinge to it. If you try looking through it, you will notice a tiny cobweb-like substance floating in it. This is known as "mother", and means just one thing. This apple cider vinegar is of good quality with all the nutrients and health giving properties intact. To view more information about the benefits of apple cider vinegar click here.
     

  • Acidophilus also known as Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. The rationale for probiotics is that the body contains a miniature ecology of microbes, collectively known as the gut flora. A number of bacterial types are thought to be thrown out of balance by a wide range of circumstances including the use of antibiotics or other drugs, excess alcohol, stress, disease, or exposure to toxic substances. In cases like these, the bacteria that work well with our bodies may decrease in number, an event which allows harmful competitors to thrive, to the detriment of our health.

    The best is the liquid refrigerated brands, but this form is inconvenient to keep fresh while traveling in warm weather climates. We recommend the capsules that do not require refrigeration. Acidophilus is the friendly bacteria found in yogurt, which keeps your colon healthy. Most well known brands of yogurt do not contain enough of the live culture to make a difference if you contract one of those little parasites skulking along in the dreaded "Montezuma's Revenge". 

    It works wonders on building your immune system to keep from contracting anything that will put a severe dent in your vacation playtime and will work quickly in helping you feeling better immediately in case you are caught unaware. You can usually take about 2-4 capsules every hour at the onset of anything that feels less than healthy.

    You can begin taking Acidophilus as well as apple cider vinegar long before you begin your travels
     

  • Individually wrapped packets of hand sanitizer...great to keep in your beach bag or day traveling bag for that quick and safe cleanup when water is short or questionable.
     

  • Flip Flops...always a favorite as well as a good pair of walking shoes or tennies. There are incredible day adventures throughout the Sierra Madres and you will need more than your beach footwear to ensure your comfort.
     

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