VALLARTA MEXICO'S COMPLETE
VACATION AND VISITOR'S GUIDE
|Your ONE source
for EVERYTHING about Puerto Vallarta,
our selection of Puerto Vallarta hotels,
real estate, vacation rentals, and lodging
you won't find elsewhere... Puerto Vallarta
maps and weather pages, links to Puerto
Vallarta restaurants, fishing trips, and
weddings...the best places to shop and eat, what
to see and do...if it's in Puerto Vallarta
or nearby, you'll find it here!
Use the complete Puerto Vallarta A-to-Z index on the left side of every page.
Vallarta Mexico is one of the world's
premier vacation destinations, renowned for its genuine traditional
ambience situated on a huge bay of beautiful
Puerto Vallarta isn't a 'developed resort'
where it's easy to forget you're in
a different country. This is REAL Mexico,
complete with cobblestone streets, colonial
architecture, beautiful weather, friendly
people, and warm smiles.
& Leisure magazine voted the Puerto
Vallarta area as having the best beaches
in Latin America, and according to Condé
Nast Magazine, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
is the "World's Friendliest International
traditional Mexican architecture and
gold-sand beaches bordered by jungle-covered
mountains, Puerto Vallarta is one of
the loveliest spots on the globe. Vallarta
maintains a small-town charm despite
boasting lodging ranging from small
and quaint hotels, to vacation
rentals from budget to luxurious,
to sophisticated 5-Star resorts, great
restaurants, a thriving
arts community, active
and a growing variety of eco-tourism
Puerto Vallarta combines original ethnic
culture with today's modern resort amenities,
reflected in an assortment of stimulating
activities and convenient accommodations. Wedding
and families come to this tourism hub
to enjoy Puerto Vallarta's diverse vacation
choices. Puerto Vallarta's geographical
diversity is represented in its mountains,
jungles, rivers, and waterfalls. And
the weather is always GREAT, usually free of rain all winter long (and ALWAYS free of snow)!
As travel to Puerto Vallarta has
grown, so has the region. Luckily it
hasn't gotten particularly crowded, since we're situated
on the huge Banderas Bay ('Bay of Flags'),
one of the Pacific Ocean's largest natural
bays. Thus, "Vallarta" now comprises
the entire coast of the bay (spanning
parts of two states) from Punta Mita
at the Northern tip, to Nuevo Vallarta in Nayarit State, to the actual City of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco State, and to Mismaloya and
beyond to the South.. Tens of thousands of Americans and Canadians invest in Puerto
Vallarta Real Estate to
make the area their part- or full-time
The Mexican Peso is currently at an excellent exchange rate, so while the prices here haven't gone up to match the exchange, Vallarta is an even better value. A high exchange rate is almost like getting free money! And it's easy to travel here..."PV" now
boasts non-stop flights from over 20
cities in the United States and Canada,
and easy connections from virtually
anywhere on the planet, so it's easy to choose Puerto
Vallarta for YOUR next vacation! Get on your computer, get online, find your favorite internet travel agency, and come down to enjoy a little paradise!
of retirement, or of owning your
own vacation home? Think Puerto
Vallarta! See our Real-Estate
the answers to your questions.
rent an ordinary hotel room
in Puerto Vallarta when
you can have your own condo,
house, or villa for the
same amount of money (or
LESS!)? Find fabulous vacation
|PUERTO VALLARTA SAFETY:
Safety in Puerto Vallarta doesn't mean looking out for warring drug cartels or armed banditos - it means watching your step and using simple common sense.
Read the report here.
& phrases daily!
|EDITOR'S CHOICE for BEST MASSAGE in VALLARTA: A relaxing massage is one of the best treats you can indulge yourself in while in Vallart...at a bargain price compared to "up North". See our Editor's choice for best massage value by clicking HERE.
of Puerto Vallarta Mexico and Banderas Bay.
For more Puerto Vallarta area maps, click HERE.
|NEWS: TAX-FREE HAVEN:
Mexico's congress passed a tourism ministry-backed law introducing
tax-free shopping for international tourists.
Spearheaded by Mexico's Secretary of Tourism
Rodolfo Elizondo Torres, the law -- which passed with little
opposition -- is designed to increase competition in tourism
and foster private investments. It grants foreign visitors
full refunds of the retail tax on purchases of at least 1,200
pesos (about $110), provided receipts are presented upon departure
to airport or seaport customs officials.
Alert! ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea, are required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
|Looking for Cheap Airfare?
Check out AirFareIQ.com for Cheap and Dirty Airfare Tricks!
RANDOM PUERTO VALLARTA TRAVEL TIP:
|| Do not use a credit card to make a telephone call in Mexico, even from your hotel. A one minute call can cost over $50.00 US! Instead, buy a phone card and use the public Telmex phones, where rates to the USA and Canada are only 5 pesos (50 U.S. cents) per minute. This may sound like a lot to you compared to back home, but it's a fair deal compared to the credit card phones!