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Vallarta at dusk

Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific Coast on one of the largest bays in the world. It is the largest natural bay in Mexico, with 160Km of coastline and tropical beauty. The bay is located in the central region of the Pacific coast line of Mexico known as, "The Rivera." Puerto Vallarta is located in the Northwest corner of the state of Jalisco (it's a small city with a population of approximately 350,000 residents which blend both tranquillity and enchantment).

The event that opened wide the doors to progress, popularity and fame was the filming of the movie "Night of the Iguana" by John Huston in 1963. Many of the cast members erected vacation homes in PV. The area, now called Gringo Gulch, is the former home of Elizabeth Taylor.

Villa Del Palmar Resort

Today Puerto Vallarta has hotels that range from small economical inns to magnificent luxury hotels. Important national and international airline companies provide services that connect Vallarta to the principal cities of the U.S. and Europe. Visitors to Puerto Vallarta will find the climate agreeable year round. The average temperature is 80 degrees F (or about 25 C). The rainy season lasts from the middle of June to the middle of September, but the sun shines pretty much every day.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Maintains the authentic feel of "Old Mexico"
  • Cons:Becoming more commercialized everyday
  • In a nutshell:A great place to go and relax
  • Last visit to Puerto Vallarta: Aug 2000
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2002
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  • ombre's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 8:18 AM

    mate i heard the mexican girls wanted you bad mate .well at least thats what you told me hahahaha

  • Oct 1, 2005 at 6:04 AM

    Any idea on the cost from the airport to Bucerias? Do any buses run that direction at night time? Cheers

  • gabriellefox's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2005 at 10:13 PM

    Looks like Puerto Vallerta is my next travel destination in Mexico - sounds like paradise :) Great info and pics - Thanks

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2005 at 10:36 AM

    HAVE FUN ON YOUR CRUISE!!!!!!!!! and say hi to LJ!

  • suzanka46's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2005 at 3:36 PM

    enjoyed your pages on PV Mexico.It has been 12 years since we were there and we are going Feb/27/05 staying at the paradise village resort nuevo vallarta. your tips will come in handy.--Sue from Canada

  • Sandi-2004's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 12:23 AM

    Excellent tips. I'm hoping to go to PV before winter is over. Haven't been there before, so am reading everything I can. Thanks.

  • PrincessK's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 3:37 PM

    I like your page on Puerto Vallerta.. Ive never been there

  • cybercutie's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2004 at 11:39 AM

    Gret PV page! I will be there next month!

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2004 at 10:56 PM

    I enjoyed your tips and will have to return to try the resaturants you recommend. However, the place I ate in the jungle on the tour now has a name, Chino's, thanks to you. Thanks!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 PM

    Very, very interesting page with excellent onfo and amazing... sunsets on your pictures :-) + as your usual: wonderful restaurants tips!


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