One of Mexico’s liveliest and sophisticated holiday destinations is Puerto Vallarta. There is no better location to enjoy restful and relaxing days in the warm tropical sun! With its background of lush mountain vegetation, “Vallarta", as it is affectionately known, wraps itself around the sparkling waters of the Bay of Flags. Attracting millions of visitors each year, Puerto Vallarta possesses incredible sandy beaches, charming cobbled streets lined with quaint shops and boutiques, and excellent dining opportunities at its many stylish restaurants. Other available activities include boat cruises, scuba diving, snorkeling and horseback riding. At its most famous and popular beach, Playa de los Muertos, the sport of people-watching is at its finest. An ideal spot for fun and entertainment, this beach hosts bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, strolling mariachis, and a great mix of locals and travelers. Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta sizzles from sunset to sunrise! Considered the gay capital of Mexico, there is a wealth of dazzling discos, cool clubs and open-air beach spots for everyone to enjoy. Every November, foodies delight in the area’s Gourmet Dining Festival that serves up a feast for both the eyes and taste buds!
Spanish. English widely spoken in tourist areas
The Mexican peso is the local currency; US dollar widely accepted
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
Puerto Vallarta is located on Mexico's Pacific coast