Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a veritable paradise on Mexico’s Pacific coast, well established as a world-class resort town, having mastered the balance of nature, culture, gastronomy and fun, all in a convergence of mountains, rivers and sea. 

Puerto Vallarta is exotic and welcoming, with perfect weather that will help you make the most of your visit. Getting here is quick and painless, and upon arrival at any of our myriad of hotels, you will be cheerfully greeted by helpful staff.

Whether your idea of a perfect vacation is relaxing by the beach with a cool drink in your hand, going on an extreme adventure, or anything in between, Puerto Vallarta truly does have it all. 

Experience the stunning sunsets, go bird or whale watching, or participate in the turtle release program. Hike to waterfalls through the lush rain forest, take a boat tour around Banderas Bay, or zipline over the canopy of the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Go kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving

Stroll through historic downtown and see the multiple sculptures along the malecon, stopping for lunch or dinner at some of Mexico’s top ten restaurants. Participate in the Art Walk, browse through the galleries, or take in a show. Come visit extraordinary Puerto Vallarta and take home memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

  • U.S. travelers: 

    Valid passport needed for entry (unless cruising)

  • Official language:

    Spanish (English is widely spoken)

  • Official currency:

    Mexican peso (American dollars are widely accepted)

  • Climate:

    Average daily high temperature is 86° F and average daily low temperature is 70° F


Blessed by nature, Vallarta-Nayarit offers several protected natural areas including botanical gardens, immense mangroves, lagoons, islands, rivers and waterfalls where our visitors can enjoy a large array of species of flora and fauna, including brilliantly colored flowers, thousands of palm trees, bougainvillea, orchids and fruit trees such as wild mango, papaya, orange and lime trees, just to name a few examples of the regional flora. Marine life such as whales, sea turtles, dolphins, giant Pacific manta rays and tropical fish are easy to spot depending the season. On land, the region offers a unique diversity of endemic and migratory birds like seagulls, pelicans, frigate birds, eagles and falcons. Crocodiles, turtles, jaguars, peccaries, white-tailed deer and badgers, among many others, are also part of this rich ecosystem

Culture & Traditions

Enjoy museums, archaeological sites and getting up close and personal with the writers, sculptors and artisans that represent the spirit of this land. Its four indigenous communities—the Huichol, the Cora, the Tepehuanos and the Mexicaneros—are still thriving, and visitors can tour their villages to learn more about their ceremonies, their lifestyle and their creative endeavors.

-The regional identity and culture of Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding Pacific coast/Banderas Bay region is one that sticks to traditional Mexican customs and cultural characteristics (such as a strong focus on one's family, the cuisine, and the welcoming and relaxed pace of life that much of Mexico is known for), but differs in certain areas. In particular, Vallarta and the surrounding villages are known for their unique appreciation and support of the arts, which creates a regional culture that places extra focus on visual arts, theater, music, international food, and cultural events. It is for this reason, this appreciation and support for art and culture, that Puerto Vallarta became known as the friendliest city in the world.

Cruise Lines

Several Lines go to Puerto Vallarta

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Holland America
  • Norwegian (NCL)
  • Princess
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Royal Cruse Line

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