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Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta

by: Travel by México

Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta

by: Travel by México

Welcome to the friendliest city in the world!

Puerto Vallarta is located between the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, in the center of Banderas Bay, the largest bay in Mexico, the second largest of the Americas and one of the most beautiful and deepest in the world.

Following the interest generated after the 1963 shooting of the John Huston film, "Night of the Iguana,” Puerto Vallarta has steadily developed into a leading tourist destination in the Mexican Pacific, both for the level of its quality and services offered, and for its perfect weather and the friendliness of its inhabitants.

It is both a traditional town, the third largest port in Mexico, and a cosmopolitan city, which attracts over 200 cruises and more than 2 million tourists every year! Its International Airport Gustavo Diaz Ordaz is traveled daily by thousands of visitors and offers connections to major cities in North America, Canada and the cities of Guadalajara, Leon, Mexico City and San Jose del Cabo.

It is a place of contrasts, between colonial and modern, jungle and coastal, recreation and quiet, as the city offers visitors a fascinating variety of activities and beautiful sites that will make your vacation a rich and unforgettable experience.


Puerto Vallarta has much to offer, either on the beach or within the city:

Tropical Beaches, Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and a first class Marina, Excursions, boat rides, Sunsets, Walks on the Beach, Eco-tourism, Golf Courses, Skydiving, Water Sports, Sport Fishing, Whale Watching, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, Sailing, Snorkeling, Diving, Kayaking, Surf and Kite Surfing, Horseback Riding, Visiting Highland Communities, Art Galleries, Museums, Churches, Craft Markets, Nightlife, Mariachis, Outdoor Theater, bowling, Cinemas, Buggy Tours, Canopy, Swimming with Dolphins, and many more activities await along the 42 km (26 mi) of coastline of the Banderas Bay.

Among its most notable beaches are:
Boca de Tomatlan, Playa de Oro, Las Glorias, Los Camarones, Los Muertos, The Amapas, Conchas Chinas, Las Estacas, Sayulita, Veneros, Destiladeras, Boca de Tomates, Marieta Islands, Las Animas, Los Arcos, Majahuitas, Punta de Mita, Las Gemelas, Garza Blanca, Quimixto.


The Malecon has been since 1936 the most important historical monument for Vallarta and one of the favorite places for visitors to take a walk and admire the sunsets. This boardwalk is a must for a stroll to the seashore for locals and visitors. All come together and share in this romantic atmosphere characterized by its breathtaking and picturesque sunsets and the captivating and curious stone and bronze statues that line the walls. These intriguing statues invite you to take your best pose for a picture, be it dramatic, funny, serious, or other ...


Each year, Puerto Vallarta is home to renowned festivals and international tournaments that attract thousands of visitors, among them are:

International Gourmet Festival
International Film Festival
The Swordfish and Marlin Tournament
Vallarta Golf Cup


Located 10 min from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport north of the city is where we find the residential yacht subdivision Nuevo Vallarta. With 10 km (6 mi) of navigable waterways and 5 km (3 mi) of spacious beach area, this area is now a destination in itself. Their exclusive selection of hotels, makes Nuevo Vallarta a place full of style.

This location offers two world renowned golf courses, a protected marina and accommodations for yachts and sail boats, a shopping mall, huge hotels and luxurious condominium resorts, to which is added a variety of amenities including bars and cafes near the beach.  All making this a favorite beach destination among tourists.

Don’t hesitate and come to enjoy the vacation of your life!