Puerto Vallarta

by Cristina  

Puerto VallartaPuerto Vallarta is especially popular among tourist for its beaches. But there is much more to it than just sun. You can explore the beautiful city, go hiking, experience some fine dining, go shopping and even play golf.

Location

Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort located on the Pacific Ocean’s coast.

How to get to Puerto Vallarta

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is located just north of the city. The airport is served by local airlines and by numerous US airlines as well.

Weather

Puerto Vallarta is blessed with tropical climate. The temperature and humidity are almost constant all year round and there are two seasons: wet and dry. The average daily maximum temperature is 86 F, while the average minimum temperature is 70 F. Humidity averages 75% almost every day.

The rainy season lasts from mid-June to mid-October and most of the rain falls between July and September. Hurricanes seldom strike Puerto Vallarta although there have been such occurrences.

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What to do

Most of the visitors come here for the golden beaches, clean water and relaxation. Some of the beaches in Puerto Vallarta include: Playa Camarones, Playa Olas Altas- popular among locals -, Playa Los Muertos –the largest public beach in the city – and Playa Boca de Tomates –not so popular among international tourists but worth a visit.

A very interesting resort to visit is Majahuitas Resort. It’s eco-friendly and only accessible by sea. This all-inclusive resort located in Banderas Bay uses solar energy while during the night, torches light up the place, creating a unique atmosphere.

Planning for an active holiday? Head to Flamingos Golf Club and enjoy a game and a day in the sun.

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Feeling adventurous? Then hike up to Yelapa waterfall and then take a dip in the cold waters that pool at the bottom of the waterfall.

Windsurfing, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing are also really popular activities in the area.

From November until April you can watch bullfights in the Toros Plaza .

If you get tired of soaking in the sun, visit the beautiful city. The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a symbol of the city and a really interesting place to visit.

If you are looking for a fine dining experience Mexico style, try the Lobster Tacos at Daiquiri Dick’s. Your taste buds will thank you for this.

Chico’s Paradise is a very interesting, hidden place where you can enjoy some great food in the middle of the jungle and right near a cooling waterfall.

Dancing and eating? Why not! Go to El Dorado Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach. Great music, great food and great margaritas! At least you can burn off those calories on the dance floor!

If you are here for the nightlife, head to Club Roxy. Every night of the week offers great music. If you like rock-n-roll, Latin or Reggae, this is the place for you.

Tips

  • When arriving at the airport, be careful what taxi you choose. In the main airport atrium there is a taxi kiosk. There you will purchase your taxi ride. If you don’t have too much luggage you can take the bus to get to the town.
  • If you plan to get married and want something different, head to Puerto Vallarta. It’s one of the best places for a destination wedding.

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