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Puerto Vallarta - Malecon, a mile-long boardwalk (promenade) - Krista photo

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Practicals

Transport


In the first days, public transport may seem a bit chaotic for foreign visitors. At least the bus travel from the city center to the beach areas is reasonably easy to manage. It is more complicated to see clearly how to get in other directions, like up to the hills.

Puerto Vallarta - taxi - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - public bus - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - central bus station (Terminal Central de Autobuses) - Krista photo

Accomodation

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Puerto Vallarta - condos - Krista photo

Food

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Puerto Vallarta - restaurant in the Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Life is too short to drink cheap beer. - Krista photo

Shopping

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Mexico - Puerto Vallarta - Frida Kahlo shoe - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - El Centro - Krista photo

Fun

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Puerto Vallarta - cafe - Krista photo

Public safety

We felt totally safe. The police presence is robust to prevent any trouble for the tourists.

Puerto Vallarta - National Guard (Guardia Nacional) at Malecón - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - demonstrative police presence on the Malecón - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - National Guard - Krista photo

Health

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Puerto Vallarta - Do not leave garbage - Krista photo

Others

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Puerto Vallarta - The sculpture is strangely called The Subtle Rock Eater (El Sutil Comepiedras) - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Malecon - The La Rotonda del Mar sculpture is a series of seven chairs in the form of strange sea creatures - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Malecon - seats - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - nice mosaic tile benches - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - stairs - Krista photo

Background

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - city sign - Krista photo

Destination in brief

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Locals call their city simply ,,Vallarta".

Puerto Vallarta is in the federal state of Jalisco. In fact, the entire Puerto Vallarta” area is a very long stretch of coast (p Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, up to Punta Mita), some 48 km (30 mi) and in two states (Jalisco and Nayarit).

Population (in 2020): 203,000 (City area), 515,000 (Urban area, agglomeration included)

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 370 USD (Mexico's average: 470 USD)

Beach season is: October-May.

Climate

Vallarta has a tropical savanna climate.

Nowadays

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Puerto Vallarta - Malecon - most of the tourists are from Mexico City - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - crowd of vacationers in January - Krista photo

Attractions

Zona Romantica

Puerto Vallarta - Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Zona Romantica - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - ugly beach close Zona Romantica - Krista photo

El Centro

Puerto Vallarta - El Centro - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - El Centro - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Downtown - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - El Centro - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - El Centro - ugly beach - Krista photo

Malecon

Puerto Vallarta - Malecon is a mile-long boardwalk (promenade) - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Malecon - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Malecon - Krista photo

Playa Los Muertos

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - Krista photo

Puerto Vallarta - Playa Los Muertos - an ugly section of the beach - Krista photo

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