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WELCOME TO PUERTO VALLARTA!

Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most popular resorts hosting over one million visitors each year! Although it was discovered by Spanish soldiers in the early 16th century, the area did not receive it's first permanent settlement until 1851. "P.V." (as some of the locals call it) has grown up a lot in the last 150 years. It started off as a sleepy Mexican fishing village trapped between the spectacular blue Pacific and the thick green jungles of the interior mountains of the Sierra Vallejo and Sierra Cuale. The word got out about Puerto Vallarta's charms shortly after the filming of the 1963 movie "Night of the Iguana" featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It's reputation as one of Mexico's most romantic towns has yet to fade.

Puerto Vallarta is located on the shores of beautiful Banderas Bay. This huge crescent bay is one of the largest and deepest bays on the Pacific Ocean (over 20 miles across) and hosts large sandy beaches, occasionally interrupted by dramatic cliffs reaching into the ocean. The town has maintained an authentic look of colonial style architecture, red tile roofs, and a host of lush foliage woven into quaint cobblestone streets. Throw in a latitude similar to Hawaii and you have the makings of a tropical destination perfect for a fun getaway!

Downtown Puerto Vallarta is the heart of the action, and a very picturesque place to spend time. Walking the cobblestone streets one will find a variety of restaurants, bistros, shops, art galleries and markets. The seaside Malecon with it's brass artwork and sculptures is a great place to soak up the flavor of PV.

Although tourism is big in Puerto Vallarta, the town's economy hums along with a diversified commerce base, keeping the local population of 300,000 busy. Tourists enjoy Puerto Vallarta all year long, although the summer months do offer an increased chance of afternoon rains. These short rains provide a backdrop for Puerto Vallarta's spectacular sunsets almost every evening. The temperatures and rainfall are more moderate during the winter months, yet the ocean temperatures remain warm for swimming all year long.

Puerto Vallarta has recently spent over 6 million dollars on water treatment and purification plants to provide the town with pure clean water, and has earned several awards for it's clean water supply. So the days of visiting PV and worrying about health issues are largely a thing of the past.

In many ways there are two Puerto Vallartas. The original quaint town on either side of the Rio Cuale is still the main tourist focus, and will always be a special area. Nuevo Vallarta and Marina Vallarta represent the future growth areas for Puerto Vallarta. This collection of hotels, condos and all-inclusive properties run along 10 miles of coastline north of Puerto Vallarta.

Marina Vallarta is the newest and most upscale development in the Puerto Vallarta area. Located about 8 miles up the bay form PV, Marina Vallarta offers 5-star hotels, condominiums, a golf course and a full-facility marina. Other activities in the area include everything from bullfights to discos!

The coastline south of Puerto Vallarta offers mile after mile of unspoiled beaches, along with some of Mexico's most exclusive resorts!

About 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta visitors can enjoy the remote coatal area of PUNTA EL CUSTODIO. This is wildlife conservation area includes summer turtle research, bird watching plus whale watching in winter.

To get a feel of how Puerto Vallarta is laid out along Banderas Bay take a look at this MAP OF PUERTO VALLARTA.

To purchase a good map of Puerto Vallarta visit the web site of MEXICO MAPS.

Check out today's PUERTO VALLARTA WEATHER!

For the bigger picture check out the SATELLITE VIEW of the weather in Mexico.

Also it's fun to review the current OCEAN WATER TEMPERATURE in Puerto Vallarta and other parts of Mexico.

If you want to share a good web site or company for Puerto Vallarta tourism we would love to hear from you! SUBMIT INFORMATION HERE.

For a look at what's happening in Mexico drop by the MEXICO EVENT CALENDAR of Mexico Expo.

 


To dip into "Puerto Vallarta" time, head to Rio Cuale Island located near the southern part of downtown Puerto Vallarta near the coast. The west end of this island offers views of Bahia de Banderas and the local beaches. Walking a bit inland from this coastal view Rio Cuale offers restaurants, shops and shady gardens...a fun place to walk around and get acquainted with "PV". For a fun view of all the beach action walk south 3 blocks to oceanfront Carlos n' Charlie's! From the upstairs tables you can see everything!

 


For a fun half day or full day excursion head down the coastal road to Mismaloya Beach. This small fishing village has a great beach and is the perfect place to have a hot lunch and a cold drink! There are several small palapa-covered restaurants on the beach just waiting for you, and a refreshing dip in the ocean is hard to resist! Snorkel trips to nearby Los Arcos are only $8.00 if you have your own mask and snorkel, $16.00 if you don't!

Another Hot Tip for those with an appetite is just 10 minutes up the road from Mismaloya. Chico's Paradise is located less than 10 miles from downtown PV but it feels light-years away. The restaurant is built into granite rocks above a river, and taking a dip in the pools and waterfalls is encouraged! For a table with the best view of the waterfall enter the restaurant and hang a hard right. The palapa on the point is right above the river with spectacular waterfall views! Be sure to get to Chico's Paradise before the big lunch crowd gets there!

 


 

 

Fantastic beaches are one of the main attractions that put Puerto Vallarta on the map! These beaches are wide, clean and beautiful, and are perfect for sunning or water sports! The bay protects most of the beaches from Pacific waves, and the warm waters are a real joy to swim in all year long.

Remember all beaches in Mexico are open to the public. So if you notice a slice of coastal paradise that you want to explore...feel free. Be aware, however, that much of the land fronting these beautiful beaches is privately owned, and care must be taken to respect the rights of these property owners as you access the coast.

The ocean water temperatures off of Puerto Vallarta are warm enough for swimming all year long. The water temperature tops out in the high 80's by the end of summer, gradually cooling to the low 70's by March or April. If you haven't gone swimming in warm ocean waters (day or night) Puerto Vallarta is ready to accommodate you!

About 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta visitors can enjoy the remote coatal area of PUNTA EL CUSTODIO. This is wildlife conservation area includes summer turtle research, bird watching plus whale watching in winter.

It's fun to review the current OCEAN WATER TEMPERATURE in Puerto Vallarta.

For additional information on protecting your skin while enjoying the tropical Mexican sun take a look at the SUNSCREEN TIPS section of Mexico Expo.

There is a pier in Puerto Vallarta at the foot of Francisca Rodriguez which compliments the facilities in Marina Vallarta north of town.

Northern Beaches and Southern Beaches.

 

NORTHERN BEACHES

The northern beaches are the beaches that start just north of town and go all the way up to the northern part of the bay at Punta Mita. While these beaches do offer clean white sand, they do lack the unique jungle environment found in the southern beaches.

North to south:

 

  • NUEVO VALLARTA BEACHES

    Located next to the Nuevo Vallarta Marina.
    The further you get from the marina entrance the better the beaches area.

     

  • PLAYA DE ORO

    Located north of town below the cruise ship docks.
    Great beaches with hotels right behind the sand. Lots of action!

     

  • PLAYA LAS GLORIAS

    Located in front of the Plaza las Glorias Hotel.
    Nice sand and a good swimming beach.

     

  • PLAYA CAMARONES

    Located just north of town, the closest beach accessible from downtown as you head north.
    A good beach attracting locals and tourists...busy on weekends.

 

SOUTHERN BEACHES

Southern beaches start at downtown Puerto Vallarta and head south all the way to Mismaloya Beach. If you are looking for even more remote beaches, there are more than a few located further south, from Mismaloya to Costa Careyes. Some of the closer remote beaches are accessible by boat. Hard to get to...keeps the crowds away!

For a fun "beach road trip" head south to Playa Tenacatitia, about an hour and a half south of Puerto Vallarta. This is the tropical beach you have always dreamed of! Your boss will wonder why you never returned from your Puerto Vallarta vacation!

 

     

  • PLAYA DE LOS MUERTES

    Located just south of town, accessed by Calle Olas Altus.
    A good beach for just hanging out and getting sun.
    Not as good for swimming because it is so close to the river.
    Can get somewhat crowded and very active on weekends.

     

  • PLAYAS CONCHAS CHINAS

    Located approximately one mile south of Playa de los Muertes.
    A series of small beaches and coves within walking distance to town. Easy access down from Highway 200.
    Good for relaxing, surf fishing, and minor snorkel excursions.
    Most popular because of their proximity to town.

     

  • PLAYA EL GATO

    Located about 2 miles south of town off of Highway 200, just south of the Hotel Camino Real.
    A very pleasant beach for sunbathing and relaxing.
    Used by the locals and tourists alike. For more privacy walk 200 yards north to the beach at Hotel Camino Real.

     

  • PLAYA LOS VENADOS

    Located one half mile south of Playa el Gato.
    A beautiful beach more prone to locals, especially on weekend.

     

  • PLAYA LOS CARRIZOS

    Located about a mile past the Hotel Camino Real.
    Another quiet beach, rarely crowded.

     

  • PLAYA LOS ARCOS

    Located just past popular Mismaloya Beach, past the Mismaloya River.
    The main attraction here is the incredible rocks just offshore,
    which offer waters perfect for snorkeling. Watch for boat traffic as this is a popular spot!

     

  • MISMALOYA BEACH

    Located about 6 miles south of town, off of Mexico Highway 200.
    A beautiful protected cove with clear water and white sand surrounded by a lush green jungle.
    Small restaurants at the south end of the beach.

     

  • BOCA DE TOMATLAN

    Located three miles south of Mismaloya.
    A remote jungle-fringed beach and river mouth where you can rent boats to explore beaches further south!

     

  • PLAYA LAS ANIMAS

    Located south along the coast from Boca de Tomatlan.
    A beach paradise! A quiet beach with seafood palapa restaurants and wonderful snorkeling.
    Don't tell anyone...this is one of PV's best beaches!

     

  • PLAYA QUIMEXTO

    Located south of Las Animas.
    A very remote beach with few crowds, accessible by boat.
    A nearby waterfall is a great place to cool off!

     

  • PLAYA YALAPA

    Located 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, accessible only by boat.
    This clear warm cove surrounded by verdant green hills is home to a few dozen Mexican families and a few ex-patriots from the U.S.
    Accessible only by boat, Yelapa will take you back in time to a much slower pace. Palapa restaurants are located on the beach, and a waterfall cascades in the hills above the beach. Overnight rustic accommodations are available at Hotel Lagunitas for about $25 U.S. per night by calling 011-52 (329) 8-0554.

     

  • PLAYA CALETAS

    Located south of Las Animas.
    45 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Remote yet refined. The perfect combination. Paradise!
    This beach is a secret so we can't tell you where it is.

     

 


 

 

Puerto Vallarta offers everything from funky single-level hotels to first class high-rise resorts. Most of the larger hotels are located right on the beach!

For years most of the lodging in Puerto Vallarta was either very near town or just south of town along the jungled road. During the last 10 years many new resorts and developments have been built north of town. While not as 'tropical' these resorts are newer and very nice.

Visitors can also choose from a decent selection of condos and apartments in town, near the Rio Cuale area. Most of these units do not have pools, but they are within walking distance to the beach.

For discount travel packages to Puerto Vallarta contact the specialists at MEXICO TRAVEL NET.

For information on staying in small and large luxury apartments in Puerto Vallarta check out the web site of CASA ANITA.

For villas, condos and other resorts drop by PUERTO VALLARTA VILLA RENTALS and PUERTO VALLARTA RESERVATION CENTER.

Information on lodging on the spectacular coast south of Puerto Vallarta can be reviewed at COSTA CAREYES.COM.MX.

For more information on exclusive boutique hotels along Mexico's Costa Alegre visit the web site of MEXICO BOUTIQUE HOTELS. Both the exclusive El Tamarindo and the El Careyes Beach Resort await you on this magnificent stretch of coast!

To review additional vacation rental options in Puero Vallarta visit the web site of CONDOMINIUMS DEL MAR.

Interested in a small, intimate place to stay away from the crowds? COCONUTS BY THE SEA has your name on it. This spectacular hidaway is located an hour south of Puerto Vallarta on beautiful Tenacatita Bay, one of Carlos Fiesta's favorite places in Mexico. Visit their web site for further information.

Visit CONDOS IN VALLARTA for a taste of vacation property on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Rentals available!

Information on luxury villas for rent in the Puerto Vallarta area can be reviewed on the web sites of CASA VALERIE and VILLAS DE ORO.

Looking for an awesome place to stay in Puerto Vallarta? Check out FIESTA'S FAVORITES for two great choices!

 

NORTHERN HOTELS   SOUTHERN HOTELS   DOWNTOWN

 


 

NORTHERN HOTELS

The hotels north of downtown Puerto Vallarta are generally the newest hotels in this famous stretch of Mexico's Gold Coast. The hotels of Marina Vallarta, and further north Nuevo Vallarta, offer large first class luxury hotels and resorts ready to meet your every whim. If you want to be pampered in style, you will definitely find a hotel here to fill your needs.

Looking for a fun place to stay away from the crowds? Check out COSTA AZUL one hour north of Puerto Vallarta!

 

  • CONTINENTAL PLAZA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0123.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-5236.
    E-mail: hcont@pvnet.com.mx.
    Zona Hotelera La Glorias, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisoc, Mexico, 48310.
    Located on Las Glorias beach, next to the Villas Vallarta shopping plaza.
    Number of rooms and suites: 424.
    On the beach.
    Pool / 8 tennis courts / 2 restaurants / 2 bars / health club / water sports available.
    Very large hotel with a huge pool area. Ocean views from most rooms.
    Home of the Coninental Plaza Tennis Club.
    Located on Las Glorias beach.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • FIESTA AMERICANA PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-2010.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-2108.
    Apardo Postal #270, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 2.5 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Paseo de las Palmas.
    Number of rooms and suites: 291.
    On the beach.
    Ocean view rooms / balconies / large pool / wading pool / health club / 5 tennis courts / activity desk / 3 restaurants / bar / gift shop / water sports / telephones / mini-bars / hair dryers / parking.
    This is one of Puerto Vallarta's best hotels. It is located on a very busy beach with lots of activities to keep you busy. The large pool area and palapa bar are the perfect place to laze away the whole day!
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • FOUR SEASONS RESORT ~ PUNTA MITA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 291-6000.
    Toll Free (800) 332-3442.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 291-6060.
    Carretera Federal 200, K.m. 19, Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta at Punta Mita.
    Number of rooms: 140.
    One of the most exquisite resorts on Mexico's west coast.
    On the beach.
    Pool / Spa / golf / tennis / restaurant / bar / private cabanas.
    Welcome to Paradise! Check out their web site for further information.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • HOLIDAY INN PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-1700.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-5683.
    E-mail: info@holidayinnpvr.com.mx.
    Km 3.5 Blvd. Fco. Medina, Ascencio, Zona Hotelero, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Apartado Postal 555, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 2.5 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Las Palmas.
    Number of rooms and suites: 330.
    On the beach.
    Pool / whirlpool / health club / 2 lighted tennis courts / 3 restaurants / 4 bars / sports book / gift shop / activity desk / watersports / boat rentals.
    For a Holiday Inn this is a bit more upscale than most, as you would expect in such a large tourist destination. 18 story building on an active beach.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • HOTEL BUENAVENTURA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3737.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-3546.
    E-mail: ventas@buenaventurahoteles.com.
    Avenida Mexico #1301, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48350.
    Apartado Postal #8-B, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48350.
    Web site: www.buenaventurahoteles.com.
    Located one half mile north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Avenida Mexico.
    Number of rooms and suites: 236.
    On the beach.
    Pool / gift shop / off-site parking / walk to downtown.
    A 5 story hotel with just the basic amenities. Good value.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • KRYSTAL VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0202.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-0222.
    Avenida de las Garzas s/n, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located towards the north end of Banderas Bay Near Nuevo Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 405.
    On the beach.
    3 pools / 5 restaurants / 3 bars / activity desk / health club / 2 tennis courts / water sports available.
    32 acres of gardens and paths. Mexican Fiestas every Tuesday and Saturday.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • LAS PALMAS BEACH RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0650.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-0543.
    Apartado Postal #55, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 1.5 miles north of town off of Highway 200 at Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio.
    Number of rooms and suites: 180.
    On the beach.
    Pools / beachfront restaurant / bar / gift shop / balconies and patios.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • MARRIOTT CASA MAGNA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-0000.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 226-0063.
    E-mail: marriot@puerto-vallarta.com.
    Paseo de la Marina #5, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48354.
    Located 3 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Marina Vallarta.
    Two miles north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport.
    Web site: www.marriotthotels.com/pvrmx.
    Number of rooms and suites: 433.
    On the Marina.
    Hotel amenities: Five acres / pool / 3 lighted tennis courts / gift shop / activity desk / health club / 3 restaurants / bar / 9,000 square feet of meeting space / parking / kid's program.
    Room amenities: Television / telephones / 24 hour roomm service /
    An extremely well kept up hotel in the exclusive Marina Vallarta location. Well decorated rooms, well kept grounds.
    Largest beach-front swimming pool in Puerto Vallarta.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • PARADISE VILLAGE BEACH RESORT AND SPA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-6770.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 226-6713.
    Web site: www.paradisevillage.com.
    Paseo de los Cocoteros #1, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, 63731.
    Located 10 miles north of downtown PV between Marina Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 475.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / lap pool / Spa / kid's club / 4 tennis courts / 2 restaurants / 2 bars / health club / water sports available.
    A first class resort with large suites and full kitchens, lavishly appointed.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • PLAZA LAS GLORIAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4444.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-6559.
    E-mail: hconti@pvnet.com.mx.
    Km. 2.5 Blvd. Fco. Medina, Ascencio, Zona hotelera, Puerto Vallarta,
    Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located just north of downtown Puerto Vallarta in the hotel zone.
    Number of rooms and suites: 389.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / 8 tennis courts / activity desk / 2 restaurants / bar / water sports available.
    Walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • SHERATON BUGANVILIAS RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0404.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-0500.
    E-mail: sheraton@pvnet.com.mx.
    Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio #999, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48330.
    Located just north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 501.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / 4 tennis courts / health club / 4 restaurants / 3 bars / water sports available.
    Six separate buildings with award winning gardens and waterfalls.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • VELAS VALLARTA GRAND SUITE RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0200.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0751.
    E-mail: velasven@pvnet.com.mx.
    Pasar de las Marina Norte Lote 32, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located on the north side of Marina Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 361.
    On the marina.
    2 pools / 4 tennis courts / 2 restaurants / 2 bars / activity desk / health club / water sports available.
    All-suites with fully equipped kitchens.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • VISTA CLUB HOTEL PLAYA DE ORO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-6868.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-0348.
    Apartado Postal #78, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 3 miles north of town off of the Mexico Highway 200 at Avenida Las Garzas.
    Number of rooms and suites: 330.
    All-inclusive plan.
    On the beach.
    Pool / balconies / 2 lighted tennis courts / 4 restaurants / bar / gift shop / watersports.
    Some rooms have ocean views, some do not. If you don't like stairs request a lower floor, no elevator.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • WESTIN REGINA RESORT PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-1100.
    Toll free (800) WESTIN-1.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 226-1144.
    Paseo de la Marina Sur #205, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Apartado Postal 4-100, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located 3 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Paseo de la Marina.
    Five minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
    Web site: www.westinvallarta.com.
    Number of rooms and suites: 280.
    Hotel amenities: 21 acres / 4 pools / 3 lighted tennis courts / 4 restaurants / 4 bars / playground / kid's club / gift shop / activity desk / 16,000 square feet of meeting space / parking.
    Room amenities: Satellite televisions / direct dial telephones / ocean views / air conditioning / 24 hour room service.
    Towards the very top end of Puerto Vallarta hotels. Very well maintained rooms and grounds, watersports available.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • MAYAN RESORTS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1862.
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 5 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200.
    Number of rooms and suites: 80.
    On the beach.
    Pool /restaurants / 2 bars / watersports.
    A 7 story hotel north of town.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • MELIA PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0200.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0118.
    E-mail: meliapvr@pvnet.com.mx.
    Paseo de la Marina Sur, Lote #7, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 3 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200.
    Number of rooms and suites: 380.
    All Inclusive.
    On the beach.
    Pool / 2 lighted tennis courts / playground / 3 restaurants / coffee shop / 2 bars / watersports / kids club.
    A 9 story hotel north of town with plenty of recreation and watersports activities.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • HACIENDA BUENAVENTURA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-6667.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-6242.
    E-mail: vetas@buenaventurahoteles.com.
    Apardo Postal 95-B, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 3 miles north of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Francisco Medina Ascencio.
    Number of rooms and suites: 155.
    One block from beach.
    Gift shop / street parking only.
    If you are looking to spend poco pesos for a room so you can spend more money on the other important parts of your vacation, this medium budget hotel might be for you. It's just a 5 minute walk to all of the action on the beach!

     

  • SPA GRAND VELAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-8045.
    E-mail: spa@grandvelas.com.
    Avenida Cocoteros #98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, 63735.
    Located 20 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 101.
    On the beach.
    Infinity pool / tennis courts / 3 restaurants / water sports / fitness center.
    Exceptional Spa.
    Member "Leading Hotels of the World".
    Credit cards accepted.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • BUNGALOWS AURINKO

    Telephone 011-52 (329) 291-3150.
    Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, 63735.
    Located 40 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 8.
    Near the beach.
    Bungalows, surf rentals and surf lessons.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • SININEN SURF DESTINATION

    Telephone 011-52 (329) 291-3186.
    Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, 63735.
    Located 40 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 6.
    Near the beach.
    Bungalows, surf rentals and surf lessons.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • MEZA DEL MAR HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4888.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2308.
    Amapas #380, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    All inclusive.

     

  • CROWN PARADISE RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-6832.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 226-6811.
    E-mail: cparadise@puerto-vallarta.com.
    Avenida de las Garzas #3, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located north of town just before Marina Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 106.
    All inclusive resort.
    On the beach.
    Pool / tennis / 3 restaurants / 2 bars / health club / water sports available / room service.
    Adults only, all menu (no buffet) dining, drinks included.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • EDEN RESORTS SUNSET BAY

    Telephone 011-52 (322)
    Located north of town near Nuevo Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 180.
    All Inclusive.
    On the beach.
    3 pools / 2 restaurants / 3 bars / activity desk / water sports available.
    Meals and beverages included. Inquire about their "kids stay free" packages.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • LOS TULES RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322)
    Located north of town half way to Marina Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 200.
    On the beach / 7 pools / 5 tennis courts / activity desk / restaurant / 2 bars / water sports available.
    Condominium-style complex located on 20 acres of coconut palm plantation in a tropical setting.

     

  • PLAZA IGUANA MARINA RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322)
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta at Marina Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 100.
    On the marina.
    Pool / tennis / 2 restaurants / bar / mini-refrigerators / activity desk / health club / water sports available.
    Sitting right on the marina, rooms include free water shuttle to beach club.
    Condominium style complex.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • NUEVO VALLARTA ALEGRO RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 227-0400.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 227-0082.
    E-mail: diamond@pvnet.com.mx.
    Paseo de los Cocoteros #18, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, 63732.
    Located north of town past Marina Vallarta at Nuevo Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suits: 293.
    All-Inclusive.
    On the beach.
    Pool / 3 restaurants / 4 bars / 2 tennis courtS.
    water sports available.
    Formally Diamond Eden Resort. Live entertainment, all meals and drinks included.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • PAPA'S PALAPAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 275-0082 * (805) 473-5300.
    Post Office Box 666, Pismo Beach, California, 93449.
    Located 22 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the Village of Sayulita.
    On the beach.
    Rustic accommodations on a desolate stretch of beach in a super-quaint fishing village.

     

  • QUALTON CLUB AND SPA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4446.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-4447.
    E-mail: qualton@pvnet.com.mx.
    Km. 2.5 Fco. Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Apartado Postal #308, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 2.5 miles north of town on Avenida de las Palmas.
    All inclusive.
    Number of rooms and suites: 218.
    On the beach.
    Pool / spa / saunas / steam rooms / whirlpools / lighted tennis court / gift shop / restaurant / bar / watersports.
    A step up from the normal Puerto Vallarta hotel. This is a resort where you go to get pampered! The extensive Spa facilities will cater to your every need.

     

  • FLAMINGO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0880.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0888.
    E-mail: iguana@pvnet.com.mx.
    Km. 6 Carretera Aeropuerto, Isla Iguana, Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Apartado Postal #308, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in front of the marina.
    Number of suites: 100.
    On the beach.
    Pool / restaurant / bar.
    10 minutes to downtown.

     

  • SIERRA NUEVO VALLARTA HOTEL

    Telephone (800) 448-5028.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 350.
    All inclusive resort.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / 2 tennis courts / 2 restaurants / 2 bars / activity desk / ping pong / bicycles / health club / water sports available.
    Entertainment every night, all meals and beverages included.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • PELICANOS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-1010.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-1414.
    Km. 2.5 Fco. Medina Ascencio, Zona Hoteles, Las Glorias, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 100.
    On the beach.
    Pools / beach club / short walk to downtown.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • HACIENDA CORA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0800.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0801.
    Pelicanos #311, Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta in the marina.
    Number of suites: 67.
    Pools / restaurant / short golf.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • VILLA PACIFICO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1177.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-1433.
    E-mail: pacifico@pvnet.com.mx.
    Paseo de la Marina Sur S/N, Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta near the marina.
    All inclusive.
    Number of rooms and suites: 163.
    Pools and gardens.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • VILLA VERA BEACH CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1401.
    Los Veneros, Costa Banderas.
    Located 20 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / bar / restaurant / horses / bikes / La Tortuga Restaurant.
    First class resort on a great beach.
    Come to where the crowds aren't!
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • REEF CLUB EMBARCADO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1177.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-1433.
    E-mail: pacifico@pvnet.com.mx.
    Paseo de la Marina Sur S/N, Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta near the marina.
    All inclusive.
    Number of rooms and suites: 200.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

SOUTHERN HOTELS

 

The area south of Puerto Vallarta is where the first luxury hotels were built outside of downtown Puerto Vallarta. These hotels are generally not new like some of the hotels north of town, but are very well maintained. The hotels south of town offer a tropical environment with a very 'old Mexico' charm and feel to them, and are the first choice for travelers who want to get away from the crowds.

Visit CONDOS IN VALLARTA for a taste of vacation property on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Rentals available!

For more information on exclusive boutique hotels along Mexico's Costa Alegre visit the web site of MEXICO BOUTIQUE HOTELS. Both the exclusive El Tamarindo and the El Careyes Beach Resort await you on this magnificent stretch of coast!

Information on luxury villas for rent in the Puerto Vallarta area can be reviewed on the web sites of CASA VALERIE and VILLAS DE ORO.

 

  • CAMINO REAL PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-5000.
    Toll free (800) 722-6466.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-5400.
    E-mail: pvr@caminoreal.com.
    Playa Las Estacas, Apardo Postal 95, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48300.
    Located 2.5 miles south of town off of Mexico Highway 200 at Playa Las Estacas.
    Web site: www.caminoreal.com/puertovallarta/.
    Number of rooms and suites: 337.
    On the beach.
    Ocean view rooms / balconies / 2 pools / playground / 2 lighted tennis courts / secured parking / 4 restaurants / bar / gift shop / water sports / rental boats.
    One of the best hotels in Puerto Vallarta. Much of the charm of this special hotel lies in it's location. It is well south of town away from the main city activities, yet close enough to get there in a short time when you want to tap into all of the energy that Puerto Vallarta offers. The other great thing about the location is the great private cove that this hotel is located on. It's like being on a semi-deserted Pacific beach, with all of the amenities of a first class hotel!
    Inquire about the Camino Real Club for a step above the ordinary.
    Credit cards accepted.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • EL CAREYES BEACH RESORT

    ~ All Inclusive

    Telephone 011-52 (315) 351-0000.
    Fax 011-52 (315) 351-0100.
    Toll free (800) 325-3589.
    Km. 53.5 Carretera Barra de Navidad, Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico, 48983.
    Web site: www.luxurycollection.com.
    Located one hour south of Puerto Vallarta airport.
    On the beach.
    Number of rooms: 48.
    Rooms and suites.
    Hotel amenities: 61 acres / 2 pools / Jacuzzis / 4 restaurants / 3 bars / 500 square feet of meeting facilities / 2 tennis courts / golf nearby.
    Room amenities: Private plunge pools / ocean views / television.
    Located on one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Mexico.

     

  • EL TAMARINDO RESORT

    ~ All Inclusive

    Telephone 011-52 (315) 351-5032.
    Fax 011-52 (315) 351-5070.
    Toll free (800) 325-3589.
    Km. 7.5 Carretera Melanque-Puerto Vallarta, Cihuatlan, Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico, 48983.
    Web site: www.luxurycollection.com.
    Located one hour north of Manzanillo airport.
    On the beach.
    Number of rooms: 29.
    Suites and villas.
    Hotel amenities: 2,040 acres / 18 hole golf course / pool / Jacuzzis / restaurant / bar / 2,152 square feet of meeting facilities / 2 tennis courts.
    Room amenities: Ocean views / television.
    Located on a very secluded cove. Dining area overlooks pool and wonderful bay view!

     

  • LA JOLLA DE MISMALOYA RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-0660.
    Toll free (800) 223-6800.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 228-0500.
    E-mail: lajolla@lajollademismaloya.com.
    Km. 11.5, Zona Hotelera Sur, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300.
    Located at the very south end of Banderas Bay on Mismaloya Beach.
    15 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Web site: lajollademismaloya.com.
    Number suites: 303.
    On the beach.
    Hotel amenities: Nine acres / 4 pools / 2 tennis courts / 5 restaurants / 4 bars / activity desk / health club / water sports available / mini-market / boutique / 11,667 square feet of meeting space / kid's program / golf nearby.
    Room amenities: Televisions / direct dial telephones / marble bathrooms / in-room safes / mini-bars / ocean views.
    A first class resort on one of Puerto Vallarta's best beaches.
    Boat rides to Los Arcos are only $8.00 per person. Bring a mask and snorkel!
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • PLAYA LOS ARCOS HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1583.
    Toll free (800) 648-2403.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2418.
    E-mail: losarcos@pvnet.com.mx.
    Olas Altas #380, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48380.
    Number of rooms and suites: 185.
    On the beach.
    2 pools / 2 restaurants / bar / activity desk / water sports available.
    Located at Playa los Arcos in downtown PV
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • LOS ARCOS SUITES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0700.
    Toll free (800) 648-2403.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2418.
    E-mail: losarcos@pvnet.com.mx.
    Manuel M. Diegas #164, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48380.
    Number of suites: 45.
    On the beach.
    Pool / restaurants / bar / activity desk / water sports available.
    Located at Playa Los Arcos in downtown PV
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • MAHAJUITAS RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-5808.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-5808.
    E-mail: msims@pvnet.com.mx.
    Bahia Mahajuitas, Jalisco, Mexico, 48380.
    Located on the very south end of Banderas Bay, neat Las Animas.
    Number of casitas: 7.
    On the beach.
    Sitting on one of the best beaches in Mexico!
    Small cove, jungle setting, clear waters...who needs Hawaii?
    Check out their web site for additional information.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • BLUE BAY HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-5500.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-5105.
    E-mail: bbcpv@pvnet.com.mx.
    Km. 4.5 Carretera Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48300.
    Located 10 minutes south of town.
    Number of rooms and suites: 244.
    All-inclusive resort.
    On the beach.
    Ocean view rooms /pool / gift shop.

     

  • CLUB MEZA DEL MAR RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4888.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2308.
    Amapas #380, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located just south of town about one half mile on Playa de Los Muertes, about 7 blocks south of the pier.
    Number of rooms and suites: 128.
    All-inclusive resort.
    On the beach.
    Ocean view rooms / balconies / pool / tennis court / gift shop.

     

  • CASA IGUANA HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 228-0186.
    Toll free: (877) 893-7654.
    E-mail: mismaloyahotel@prodigy.com.mx.
    Avenida 5 de Mayo #455, Playa Mismaloya, Jalisco, Mexico, 48380.
    Located 5 miles south of town.
    Number of rooms: 40.
    All suites, 2 and 3 bedrooms plus living rooms and kitchens.
    On the beach.
    Hotel amenities: Pool / Jacuzzi / restaurant / bar.
    Room amenities: Kitchens, living rooms, televisions.
    Small cove, jungle setting, steps to beach.
    Check out their web site for additional information.
    Credit cards accepted.

     

  • HOTEL PLAYAS CONCHAS CHINAS

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 221-5770.
    Post Office Box 346, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located one mile south of town.

     

  • BRISAS DEL MAR HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1800.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-6737.
    Privada Abedul #10, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located south of town on a short cul-de-sac right off of Mexico Highway 200.
    It's a 2 block walk to Playa los Muertes.
    Prices from about $50 U.S.

     

  • PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 228-0507.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 228-0609.
    E-mail: intercon@pvnet.com.mx.
    Km. 8 Carretera Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Apartado Postal 448, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 5 miles south of town off of Mexico Highway 200.
    Number of rooms and suites: 120.
    On the beach.
    Ocean view rooms / pool / 2 restaurants / bar / lighted tennis court / balconies / gift shop / watersports.
    One of the furthest locations from town, which can be nice if you just want to hang at the hotel and relax. This is a beautiful beach and the hotel is very nicely landscaped.

     

  • YELAPA BUNGALOWS

    Located about 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta by boat.
    A true deserted beach in a jungle setting!
    Spending the night here is rustic adventure, but one you are not likely to forget for a long time.
    Reservations can be made at any local Puerto Vallarta travel agency.

 

DOWNTOWN HOTELS

 

There are many advantages of staying in a hotel downtown, not to mention the affordable rates. Most of the downtown hotels are within a short walking distance to the many shops and restaurants in town, and usually not more than a 10 to 15 minute walk to excellent beaches. Staying in town gives the traveler a much better feel for the town, it's people and the day to day culture of Puerto Vallarta.

 

  • ANDALE HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1054.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-0684.
    E-mail: jorge@andales.com.
    Calle Olas Altus #425, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms at affordable rates.
    Hotel, restaurant, bar.
    Check their web site for additional information.

     

  • ALEGRE HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4793.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0190.
    Located at F. Rodriguez #168, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms for under $35.

     

  • HACIENDA BUENAVENTURA HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322)
    Located 5 minutes from downtown on the beach.
    Number of rooms and suites: 210.
    Pool / 2 restaurants / bar.

     

  • CASA CORAZON

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 222-1377 * (505) 523-4666.
    Post Office Box 66, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms under $40.

     

  • CASA DE PUENTE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0749 * (415) 775-1970.
    Puente Avenue Insugentes, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms under $40.

     

  • CONDO HOTEL BAHIA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3740.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 3-1380.
    Amapas #299, Post Office Box 150, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located towards the very south end of town, on the east side of Amapas.
    About a block from the beach! Rooms under $40.

     

  • ENCINO HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0280.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2573.
    Located at #122 Avenida Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms for under $30.

     

  • FONTANA DEL MAR HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0712 * (800) 648-2403.
    M. Dieguez 171, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located on the south end of town west of Pino Suarez.
    About an 8 minute walk to the beach. Unless you walk slow ...then it's 10 minutes.

     

  • GAVIOTAS VALLARTA HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5500.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-5516.
    Fco. I. Madero #154, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located just south of the Rio Cuale off of Olas Altas.
    About a Frisbee throw from the beach! Also walking distance to town.

     

  • GLORIA DEL MAR HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5143.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-6737.
    Located at #114 Amapas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms for under $30.

     

  • SAN MARINO PLAZA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3050.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2431.
    E-mail: snmarino@pvnet.com.mx.
    Rudolfo Gomez #111, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Number of rooms: 62.
    One, two and three bedroom units available.
    On the beach.
    Pool / ocean views / restaurant / bar.
    Rooms under $65.

     

  • POSADA RIO CUALE

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 222-0450 * 011-52 (322) 222-1148.
    Aquiles Serdan #224, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Post Office Box 146.
    Located just south of Isla Rio Cuale, just west of Ignacio Vallarta.
    3 blocks to the beach, and close to all of the action in downtown!

     

  • POSADA ROGER HOTEL

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 222-0836.
    Located at Basillo Badillo #237, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms under $35.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA BEACH HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5040.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2176.
    Calle Malecon s/n, Post Office Box 329, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located across the street from the beach at the very south end of town.

     

  • SUITES BONITA VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0583 * (800) 648-2403.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-2418.
    M. Dieguez s/n, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    All suites, priced at around $75 per room.

     

  • TROPICANO HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0912 * 011-52 (322) 222-0952.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-6737.
    Amapas #214, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located about 3 blocks south of the pier.
    Decent rooms for about $50.
    An easy 5 minute walk to the beach!

     

  • VILLA DEL MAR HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0785.
    Located at #440 Madero, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms for under $50.

     

  • YASMIN HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0087.
    Located at #168 Basilio Badillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Rooms for about $20.

     

  • LA PALMAS HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0650.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-0543.
    E-mail: palmaspv@pvnet.com.mx.
    Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio s/n, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta.
    On the beach.
    Rooms for about $60.

     

  • LOS ARCOS VALLARTA HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1712.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 224-2418.
    E-mail: losarcos@pvnet.com.mx.
    Manuel M. Diegues #171, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms: 40.
    On the beach.
    Rooftop pool / terrace / restaurant / bar.

     

  • PREMIER HOTEL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3737.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-3546.
    E-mail: ventas@buenaventurahoteles.com.
    Km. 11.5, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48350.
    Number of rooms: 83.
    On the beach.
    Pool / terraces.

     

  • HACIENDA HOTEL AND SPA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-6667.
    Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #2699, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48350.
    Sweat lodge / corporal treatment / yoga / tai-chi / message.
    Restaurant Los Portales.

     

Looking for a fantastic place to stay while in Puerto Vallarta? Try La Jolla Mismaloya Resort sitting on a spectacular sandy cove south of town. The hotel and staff are dedicated to making your stay memorable one, and the location of the resort has got to be one of the best coves on the west coast of Mexico. Even if you can't stay here it's worth the 20 minute drive south of town to have a lunch excursion! If you want to experience a spotless hotel on a white sandy beach with jungles framing the coast and crystal clear waters....this is it!

Visit the web site of DOLPHIN ADVENTURES for a unique experience in Puerto Vallarta!

If Mismaloya sounds good but you want a location more removed from civilization, head north of Puerto Vallarta to the recently opened Four Seasons Punta Mita. It does not get any better than this. This place is top cabin...bring money.

 


 

 

The huge Bay of Banderas provides many of the recreational options in Puerto Vallarta. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sailing and more await you in the clear and warm waters of this large bay.

Also, on land, many additional options including golf and tennis await the visitor who has enough energy to put down the drink and leave the pool area!

For water sports of various kinds contact MARINA AQUA SPORTS at 011-52 (322) 228-0455 or aquasports@lajolla demismaloya.com.

Want to escape the tourist crowds? Try a sea cruise down the coast with VALLARTA ADVENTURES to the empty beaches of Las Caletas!

Go Carts can be rented at KARTING INTERNATIONAL 7 days a week 011-52 (322) 221-2293.

Off road buggies can be rented at MAXIMO OFFROAD RALLY located downtown at Calle Cardenal #160 and from MUD RATS at 011-52 (322) 222-3802. Jungle tours available.

The Mayan Palace Resort offers a water park open to the public 011-52 (322) 221-1155.
SPLASH is another water park north of town at the entrance to Nuevo Vallarta. They are open daily and can be reached at 011-52 (322) 297-0708.

For those who want to get messy PAINTBALL VALLARTA is open daily, telephone 01152 (322) 224-1105.

Bird hunting in the hills north and south of PV can be arranged with Ernie Pigati at 011-52 (322) 224-2203.

BIKE-MEX ADVENTURES offers jungle and mountain biking at 011-52 (322) 223-1680 as does B-B-Bobby's Bikes at 011-52 (322) 223-0008 and Natura Expeditions at 011-52 (322) 224-0410.

Bowling is available north of town in Marina Vallarta 011-52 (322) 221-0505.

Swimming with dolphins can be arranged with VALLARTA ADVENTURE.

Bungee Jumping is south of town towards Mismaloya on the ocean side of the Highway. If the Bungee breaks your second jump is free.

Since many of PV's recreational options are in the water check out the current OCEAN WATER TEMPERATURE in Puerto Vallarta.

For additional information on protecting your skin while enjoying the tropical Mexican sun take a look at the SUNSCREEN TIPS section of Mexico Expo.

 

DIVING * FISHING * GOLFING * HORSEBACK * KAYAKS

SAILING * SURFING * TENNIS * WINDSURFING

 


 

DIVING

Good diving locations in the Puerto Vallarta area include the clear water, rock formations and colorful fish of LOS ARCOS (south of town - off of Mismaloya Beach), ISLAS MARIETAS (north of town - off of Punta de Mita) and PUNTA MITA (at the far northern end of the bay). Underwater life can include dolphins, manta rays, and migrating humpback whales! EL MORRO is a pinnacle dive located 26 miles off of Puerto Vallarta, and CHIMO is another intimate dive location not far from town. Sea life at both locations is abundant!

For a fast and easy snorkel trip take a taxi to Mismaloya Beach and hire a panga to take you to nearby Los Arcos. The boat rate is under $8 per person, and you can rent a mask and snorkel for another $8 per person.

For more information on Scuba Diving adventures in Mexico and other locations visit the web site of GOOD TIME IN THE WATER.

 

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Dive and snorkel trips to the best locations north and south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering canopy tours, fishing, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • CHICO'S DIVE SHOP

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1895.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-1897.
    E-mail: staff@chicos-diveshop.com.
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #770, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located at the northern end of the seaside Malecon.
    Dive trips organized, snorkel trips, and equipment rentals.
    PADI 5 Star Dive Center.
    Open 7 days a week 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Serving Puerto Vallarta since 1968.

     

  • MARINA MISMALOYA DIVE CENTER

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 228-0455.
    E-mail: aquasports@lajolla demismaloya.com.
    Hotel La Jolla de Mismaloya.
    Located at Km. 11.5 Carr. a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Dive trips organized and equipment rentals.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • VALLARTA ADVENTURES

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 297-1212.
    E-mail: info@vallarta-adventures.com.
    Web site: www.vallarta-adventures.com.
    Dive trips organized plus swimming with dolphins.
    Snorkeling adventures also.
    Review their web site for additional information.

 

FISHING

The waters off of Puerto Vallarta are full of life! Long before the tourists hit the cobblestone streets of PV many of the local inhabitants made their living from the sea.

Each year the International Sailfish Tournament takes place during the first week in November, offering big bucks and tons of fun!

Catch and Release is encouraged if you are not planning on eating what you catch. Inform your skipper of your intentions up front, and then again when your hook-up has been reviewed boat-side.

Although boat fishing is usually necessary for large game fish, surf fishing is productive on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta. The rocks at the south end of town often feature sierra, mullet, pargo and torito.

Fishing packages to Puerto Vallarta can also be arranged with CASS TOURS and REEL ONE IN. Check out their web sites!

For fresh water bass fishing contact Natura Expeditions at 011-52 (322) 224-0410.

 

  • COOPERATIVE DE PESCADORES

    Located at the northern end of the waterfront Malecon.
    Half day fishing trips for sailfish and smaller game fish.
    Rates very depending upon the size of the boat, how far you want to go out, and whether or not bait is included in the price. On most trips it is best to bring along lunch and drinks.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Fising trips to the best locations north and south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering diving, snorkeling, canopy tours, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • MARINA MISMALOYA FISHING

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 228-0455.
    E-mail: aquasports@lajolla demismaloya.com.
    Hotel La Jolla de Mismaloya.
    Located at Km. 11.5 Carr. a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Fishing excursions in the waters off of PV.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • FISHING WITH CAROLINA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-7250.
    E-mail: fishingwithcarolina@hotmail.com.
    Fishing on the 30' Uniflite sportfisher Carolina.
    Private charters or fishing parties.
    Fully equipped for bay and ocean fishing.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • CHARTER DREAMS SPORTFISHING

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2522.
    Fishing charters.
    Call for rates and reservations.

     

  • MASTER BAITERS SPORTFISHING

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 209-0498.
    Fishing charters with "no-fish no-pay" policy.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • SEA MAGIC SPORTFISHING

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0263.
    Fishing charters.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • STRIKE ONE SPORTFISHING

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2595.
    Fishing charters.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • NATURA EXPEDITIONS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0410.
    Bass fishing!

 

GOLF

There are two 18 hole golf courses in the Puerto Vallarta area. Early T-times are hardest to get, and playing in the heat and humidity of mid day is a great excuse for a bad day!

 

  • EL TAMARINDO COUNTRY CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (335) 221-5031.
    Located in Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Approximately 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of holes: 18.
    Par: 72.
    Champ: 6,500 / Men 6,300 / Women: 5,800.
    Carts and caddies available.
    Dave Fleming designed course on a coastline and jungle setting.

     

  • FLAMINGO GOLF COURSE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 298-0606.
    Located 8 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta Airport off of Highway 200, in the Mexican state of Nayarit (one hour earlier time zone).
    Number of holes: 18.
    Par: 71.
    Club house / snack bar / putting green / Pro Shop / credit cards.
    Caddies and carts available.
    During the summer wet season the greens grow pretty fast and can create a challenge for afternoon duffers. Snakes in the rough, caddy required!

     

  • ISLA NAVIDAD GOLF COURSE

    Telephone 011-52 (335) 5-5103.
    Paseo Loma Large #3885, Isla Navidad, Mexico.
    Located approximately 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of holes: 27.
    Par: 72.
    Rating: 73.9.
    Champ: 6,469 / Men: 6,469 Women: 5,152.
    Carts and caddies available.
    Million dollar island green on the 18th hole not to be missed!

     

  • MARINA VALLARTA GOLF COURSE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0171 * 011-52 (322) 221-0545.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-0171.
    E-mail: foremexico@ourclub.com.
    Located just east of Marina Vallarta, north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Joe Fingers designed.
    Number of holes: 18.
    Par: 71.
    Rating: 72.0.
    Champ: 6,700 / Men: 6,093 / Women: 5,259.
    Clubhouse / restaurant / snack bar / pro-shop / bar / putting green / on course beverage service.
    Carts and caddies available.
    Joe Finger designed golf course offering several seaside holes, alligators and other wildlife. Carts and caddies are mandatory.
    Some of the hotels in Puerto Vallarta have affiliations for their guests.

     

  • PUNTA MITA GOLF CLUB

    Located at Punta Mita, 35 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of holes: 18.
    Par: 72.
    Rating: Not yet rated.
    Hotel / club house / restaurant / snack bar / putting green / pro shop.
    Carts and caddies available.
    Jack Nicklaus signature championship golf course.

     

 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Horseback riding is often available on the beach near the larger hotels. A shoreline ride on a healthy steed is an awesome memory! There are also planned rides into the local mountains from these two companies:

  • RANCHO OJOS DE AGUA

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 224-0606.
    E-mail: ranchojo@pvnet.com.mx.
    Trail rides in the foothills behind Puerto Vallarta.
    Well trained horses and experienced guides.
    Small groups for all levels of riding.
    Over 18 years of experience.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Horseback riding trips to the best locations north and south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering diving, snorkeling, canopy tours, fishing, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • RANCHO MANOLO

    Located on the right side of Mismaloya Bridge.
    Approximately 7 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Tours to El Eden Restaurant and Mismaloya beach.
    Rides from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    2, 3 and 4 hour tours available.
    Lunch included in the 4 hour tour.
    Insurance included on all rides.
    Horsing around since 1990.

     

  • RANCHO EL CHARRO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0114.
    E-mail: aguirre@pvnet.com.mx.
    Guided 3 to 8 hour rides in the Sierra Madre Mountains behind Puerto Vallarta. Reservation are required. Most travel agents in town can also make your reservation.

     

  • RANCHO PALMA REAL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2120.
    Daily trail rides of 3 hours.

     

  • RANCHO OJOS DE AGUA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-8240.
    Organized trail rides in the foothills behind Puerto Vallarta.
    Reservations required. Transportation included.

     

  • NATURA EXPEDITIONS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0410.
    3, 5 and 9 hour rides available.

 

KAYAKING

Because of the tall mountains directly behind Puerto Vallarta, the winds stay low most of the time. This makes for calm seas and excellent kayaking! The clear waters of El Arco are great for fish watching!

 

  • MARINA MISMALOYA KAYAK

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 228-0455.
    E-mail: aquasports@lajolla demismaloya.com.
    Hotel La Jolla de Mismaloya.
    Located at Km. 11.5 Carr. a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Kayak rentals and excursions.
    Open 7 days a week.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Ocean kayak trips to the best locations north and south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering canopy tours, diving, fishing, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • OPEN AIR EXCURSIONS

    Telephone (800) 484-5506.
    Kayak adventures in the Puerto Vallarta area.

 

SAILING

Each year the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Sailing Regatta starts during the fall. This event brings in blue-water sailors from all over the world and the party afterwards is world-class!

Most sailors hit Puerto Vallarta after cruising down the BAJA coast and then running across from CABO SAN LUCAS or LA PAZ. Boaters looking to travel in Mexican waters can increase the safety and enjoyment of their adventure by keeping a copy of MEXICO BOATING GUIDE and CHARLIE'S CHARTS on board. Both of these publications contain a wealth of information for the Mexico sailor. GERRY CHARTS by good old Gerry are another great option.

For boat permits and entry documents contact ROMERO'S MEXICO SERVICE.

Pirate ship sailing in the waters off of Puerto Vallarta can be enjoyed with MARIGALANTE CRUISES 011-52 (322) 223-0875.

Boat charters can also be arranged with ADS Marine at 011-52 (322) 224-8516.

For more information on sailing the waters off of Puerto Vallarta contact CAT BALLOU.

Visit THE LOG for more information on the marina facilities in Puerto Vallarta and other ports in Mexico!

 

  • VALLARTA ADVENTURES

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 297-1212.
    E-mail: info@vallarta-adventures.com.
    Web site: www.vallarta-adventures.com.
    Sailing adventures plus swimming with dolphins.
    Snorkeling adventures also.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Sailing trips to the best locations north and south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering canopy tours, fishing, diving, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • BORA BORA TRIMARAN

    Located in Marina Vallarta.
    Snorkel and sunset excursions along the Puerto Vallarta southern coastline.
    Reservations available through most travel agencies.

     

 

SURFING

Banderas Bay does not receive most swells hitting Mexico's west coast. The closest good surf break to downtown PV is PUNTA MITA, the furthest point north on Banderas Bay. This point break is exposed to west and south swells. A wet suit is rarely required as the water temperature in Puerto Vallarta usually bottoms out in the low 70's in late winter / early spring and heats up to the mid to high 80's in late summer!

BARRELHUNTERS SURF TOURS offers safe guided surf tours in mainland Mexico. Check out thier web site!

Visit HORIZONS WEST for information on surf expeditions north of Puerto Vallarta.

Also located on the mainland north of P.V. is COSTA AZUL surf resort, a great place for surfers looking for a relaxed surfing environment.

Check it out! SURFSIPUEDES!.

Drop in on the web site of SURFARIMEX for additional information on surf tours into Mexico!

SIESTAS & OLAS is a very fun film about surfing Mexico. The action in the film starts off with epic Baja at Scorpion Bay, and then transitions to the awesome sliders and bone crunchers of mainland Mexico. The film was produced by Dan-O Surf Films in Santa Barbara, California (by Dan Wosniak), and can be purchased on video and DVD at your local surf shop or by visiting their web site. See it and feel good.

And for a good time on-line drop your Sex Wax and check out the Reef Brazil girls at the REEF web site.

SWELL.COM always has good stuff to check out when you can't go surfing and need your fix.

Leave your wet suit at home and grab your rash guard. The OCEAN TEMPERATURES in Mexico are nice all year long!

 

  • SURF BUNGALOWS AURINKO

    Telephone 011-52 (329) 291-3150.
    Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, 63735.
    Located 40 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 8.
    Near the beach.
    Bungalows, surf rentals and surf lessons.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • SININEN SURF DESTINATION

    Telephone 011-52 (329) 291-3186.
    Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, 63735.
    Located 40 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Number of rooms and suites: 6.
    Near the beach.
    Bungalows, surf rentals and surf lessons.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • TIGRE SURF SCHOOL

    Located 35 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    tigresayulita@yahoo.com
    Learn or improve your surfing to surf in warm water!
    Private instructors.

     


    SURF BREAKS

     

  • SAN BLAS

    Located 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Miles of beach break, lefts and rights!

     

  • MATACHIN BAY

    Located 75 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Right point break.

     

  • SANTA CRUZ

    Located 70 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Left point break.

     

  • PUNTA SAYULITA

    Located less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta.
    Reef and point breaks.
    Costa Azul Resort is a good place to stay.

     

  • PUNTA MITA

    Located about a half hour north of town.
    Right point and reef break.

     

TENNIS

Puerto Vallarta offers an official Tennis Center, plus several hotels offer very good tennis facilities.

Contact Continental Plaza Tennis Club at 011-52 (322) 224-0123 Extension 500 for lessons and match info.

 

  • JOHN NEWCOMBE TENNIS CENTER

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-0123.
    Located at the Continental Plaza Vallarta Hotel (near the Villa Vallarta Shopping Center).
    Well maintained courts and reasonable fees.

     

  • LOS TULES TENNIS CENTER

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-1030.
    Located next to the Fiesta Americana Hotel.

     

  • MAYAN PALACE TENNIS CENTER

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-1595.
    Located next to the Fiesta Americana Hotel.

 

WINDSURFING

Serious windsurfers will not find any challenges in the waters off of Puerto Vallarta. The tall mountains behind the city prevent the winds from hitting the coast. Beginners will enjoy easy breezes in the afternoons in the clear warm waters.

 


 

 

Puerto Vallarta offers many excellent dining options...everything from casual eateries to elegant and expensive. Don't take the easy way out and eat all of your meals in the hotel you are staying in! Get out there and explore!

During the 1990's Puerto Vallarta went on a multi-million dollar clean water campaign to provide exceptionally safe water for tourists and residents. This plan has been very effective, and most of the intestinal problems that had been experienced by Puerto Vallarta travelers in the past are no longer a factor.

For a fun walkabout and dining excursion on the south end of town check out the RIVER CUALE ISLAND area. Restaurants mixed with shops in an intimate park-like setting make for a fun shopping experience.

Another "restaurant row" in town is Calle Basilio Badilo, running 3 blocks between Pino Suarez and Avenida Insurgentes. Fares include seafood, Mexican food, as well as Argentenian dishes and much more.

The accepted dress code in Puerto Vallarta is "vacation casual". You can get dressed up if you want to, but you can get dressed down and nobody will care.!

Like most Mexican resorts tipping is appreciated in Puerto Vallarta. If you have had a waiter or waitress who has gone out of his or her way to make your dining experience exceptional, tipping is a gracious way to say thank you. A normal tip is about 10% and more for great service.

Looking for a fun restaurant in downtown PV with killer views of the Malecon action? Cheeseburger in Paradise and Carlos O'Brien's are the Hot Tips! Each of these two restaurants has upstairs tables with wonderful views!

 

IN PUERTO VALLARTA * * * OUT OF TOWN

 


     

    RESTAURANTS IN PUERTO VALLARTA

    Dining in downtown Puerto Vallarta can be an exciting event. Walking the cobblestone streets in the warm evening air sets the perfect stage for an enjoyable night on the town.

     

  • ABADIA RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1374.
    E-mail: abadia@accessmexico.com.
    Avenida Hidalgo #224, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Trendsetting cuisine by Chef Jose Ruiz Ortiz.

     

  • CHEF ROGER RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5900.
    E-mail: chefroger@pvnet.com.mx.
    #267 Agustin Rodrigues, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: Continental.
    Located in the center of town.
    Diverse menu with a casual dress code. Creative menu, bakery on site.
    Open from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

     

  • DAIQUIRI DICK'S

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0566.
    E-mail: daiquirid@pvnet.com.mx.
    Olas Altus #314, Los Muertes, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in front of Los Muertes beach.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Open until 10:30 p.m.
    Oceanside dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Visa, Master Card and Banamex accepted.
    Closed Wednesdays from May 1 to October 31.

     

  • DOLCE VIDA RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3852.
    Avenida P. Diaz Ordaz #674, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: Pizza.
    Ocean views and a full bar to boot.
    A bit of Italy in Puerto Vallarta!
    Open from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

     

  • FELIPE'S RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3820.
    Prolongacion Insurgentes #466, Col. Altavista, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: Continental.
    Reservations recommended.

     

  • LA PALAPA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5225.
    E-mail: info@lapalapapv.com.
    Avenida Pulpito #103, Playa Los Muertes, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in front of Los Muertes beach.
    Specialty: Tropical Gourmet.
    Open from 12:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    Full bar also.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • LA PETITE FRANCE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 293-0900.
    Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio, Km. 2.5, Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: French.
    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • LAS PALOMAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-3156.
    paseo de la Marina #245, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Also serving seafood.
    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    20 years of service!
    Visa, Master Card accepted.

     

  • LE BISTRO JAZZ CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0283.
    E-mail: lebistro@lebisrto.com.mx.
    Rio Cuala Island #16-A, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located on Rio Cuale Island on the south side of town.
    Specialty: Continental.
    Outdoor and indoor dining, casual dress in an elegant setting.
    Open 9:00 a.m. to midnight, closed Sunday.

     

  • MEZZALUNA RISTORANTE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0393.
    E-mail: bvvallarta@aol.com.
    Hidalgo #550, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Specialty: Italian.
    Open from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.
    Closed Sundays.

     

  • PIPIS RESTAURANT

    E-mail: pipis@pvnet.com.mx.
    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Specialty: Guacamole.
    Famous for Mexican food, margaritas and huge portions.
    Open from 1:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.

     

  • RIVER CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0788.
    E-mail: rivercafe@rivercafe.com.mx.
    Isla Rio Cuale Local 4,Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located along the Cuale River.
    Specialty: International.
    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • ARCHIE'S WOK

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0411.
    Francisco Rodriguez #130, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Specialty: Asian.
    Bar and good food.
    Since 1986.

     

  • BILL'S BAR AND GRILL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 293-2060.
    Berlin #103, Col. Versalles, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located at the corner of Hamburgo.
    Specialty: American.
    Pool, games, lounge, TV, music.
    Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Most credit cards not accepted.

     

  • CAFE DES ARTISTAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3228.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-3227.
    E-mail: artistes@pvnet.com.mx.
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez #740, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300.
    Specialty: French
    Located 3 blocks in from the ocean.
    Custom French and Mexican cuisine in a casual environment.
    Bar and entertainment.
    Credit cards accepted.
    Open 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

     

  • CARLOS O'BRIAN'S

    Telephone (322) 222-1444.
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #786, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located on the north end of the Malecon.
    Specialty: Fun!
    Another one of those wacky bars started by the Anderson Group.
    If you can't have a good time her you should go back to your hotel.
    Don't forget your pocket protector.
    A variety menu of Mexican and American food.
    Buy a T-shirt on the way out..they need the money.

     

  • CAFE MAXIMILIAN

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0760.
    E-mail: maximilli@pvnet.com.mx.
    Olas Altas 380 B, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located in the older part of town, back from the ocean.
    In the Los Muertes beach area. Specialty: Austrian.
    Indoor and outdoor dining with a continental menu, plus good pastries and coffee.
    Some credit cards accepted.
    Open from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and closed Sunday.

     

  • CAFE SAN CRISTOBAL

    Telephone 011-52 (322)
    Calle Corona #172, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 2 blocks north of the main plaza.
    Specialty: Sandwiches.
    Also serving fresh fruit, deserts and coffee.

     

  • COCO TROPICAL RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5485.
    E-mail: cocotropical@pvnet.com.mx.
    Olas Altus and Basilio Badillo, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located near the center of town.
    Specialty: Mediterranean.
    Continental menu with spectacular ocean views.
    Open from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

     

  • DE SANTOS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-3052.
    Morelos #771, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Mediterranean.
    Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.
    Bar open until 4:00 a.m.

     

  • DON PEDRO'S

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 275-0229.
    Marlin 2, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.
    Located on the beach.
    Specialty: Mediterranean.
    Spectacular views of the beach and ocean!
    Open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • EL CANDIL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0800 EXT. 1343.
    Hotel Hacienda Cora, Pelicanos #311, Marina Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in front of Los Muertes beach.
    Specialty: Gourmet.
    Open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • EL DORADO BEACH CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1511.
    Amapas & Pulpito, Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in front of Los Muertes beach.
    Specialty: Seafood.
    Open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Spectacular view included free with every meal.

     

  • HOOTERS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1281.
    Avenida Zaragoza #120, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located in front of Los Muertes beach.
    Specialty: Gourmet.
    Almost famous wings, seafood, sandwiches and salads.
    Open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1585.
    Malecon, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located right in the middle of the action.
    Specialty: Cuban.
    Restaurant, bar and fun place to hang out.
    Souvenir and cigar shop also.
    Since 1942.

     

  • LA TERRAZA DE ROMA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0560.
    Condominio Puesta del Sol, Local #2, Marina Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 10 minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallara.
    Specialty: Italian.
    Piano music in the evenings.
    Open from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.

     

  • LOS ARBOLITOS RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4725.
    Lazaro Cardenas y Camino de la Ribera, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Also serving fresh seafood and a full bar.
    Open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 366 days a year.

     

  • MARISCOS TINO'S

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 826-5584.
    Avenida #333 and Revolucion, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in Pitillal.
    Specialty: Seafood.
    Full bar available
    Open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

     

  • MARK'S BAR AND GRILL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 298-0303.
    Lazaro Cardenas #56, Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.
    Located north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Specialty: Contemporary.
    Open noon until 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.
    Closed Tuesdays.

     

  • MEMO'S PANCAKE HOUSE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-6272.
    Basilio Badillo #289, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 4 blocks south of Rio Cuale on the south side of town.
    Specialty: Breakfasts.
    Probably the best breakfast house in PV Pancakes, waffles, omelets, eggs, and your favorite cup of Joe.
    Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed holidays.

     

  • MIGUELITO'S

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1263.
    Basilio Badillo #287, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in old Vallarta.
    Specialty: International.
    Open from 5:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.

     

  • MOGAMBO RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3476.
    Paseo Diaz #646, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Continental.
    Diverse menu with casual dress code.
    Open noon to 1:00 a.m.
    Most credit cards not accepted.

     

  • MR. CREAM PANCAKES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0699.
    Marina Sol Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located north of town on the Marina Vallarta boardwalk.
    Specialty: Breakfasts.
    Exterior terrace dining and interior dining.
    Open daily 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

     

  • NO NAME CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-2508.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Pizza.
    Also serving pasta, sandwiches, ribs and beer.
    Happy hour with imported drinks.
    Visa and Master Card accepted.

     

  • OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

    Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #4690, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: American grub.
    Big screen TV for sports and events.
    Play Land for the little Tikes.
    Open daily at 2:00 p.m.
    Most credit cards accepted.

     

  • PIE IN THE SKY BAKERY

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 298-0838.
    E-mail: pits@pvnet.com.mx.
    Located in the center of town.
    Specialty: Desserts.
    Wedding cakes, pies, and other sweets.

     

  • PORTO BELLO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0003.
    E-mail: pbello@pvnet.com.mx.
    Marina Sol, Local 7, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Specialty: Italian.
    Open from noon until 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.

     

  • RINCON DE BUENAS AIRES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-2088.
    Olas Altus at R. Gomez, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Specialty: Argentina.
    Open from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted.
    Second location in Marina Vallarta.

     

  • SAND BAR RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0894.
    Located in the Hotel Marsol Terrace.
    Just up from Los Muertos Beach.
    Specialty: Beach food.
    Open from 8:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.

     

  • SENIOR FROG'S

    Telephone (322) 222-5171.
    Venustiano Carranza #218, Emilliano, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located four blocks south of Cuale Island on the main street.
    Specialty: American.
    The Anderson Group has done it again. Fun food and fun service!
    You like hamburgers? I've got your hamburger right here.
    Bring your own salt.

     

  • SHRIMP FACTORY

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0812.
    Ignacio L. Vallarta #237, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta,
    Mexico.
    Specialty: Shrimp.
    Also serving up large portions of fun!
    Open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

     

  • TEQUILA'S CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-2733.
    Galeana #104, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located oceanfront.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Open until 10:00 p.m.
    Visa, Master Card accepted.

     

  • TRIO RESTAURANT & BAR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-2196.
    E-mail: trio@pvnet.com.mx.
    264 Guerrero, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300.
    Located two blocks from the main square in downtown PV
    Specialty: Mediterranean.
    A first class dining experience featuring a very diverse International menu.
    Open daily from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, and for lunch from noon to 4:00 p.m. during November through April.
    Visa, Master card and American Express accepted.

     

RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE TOWN

Even though there are plenty of excellent restaurants in and around town, it can be fun to head out of town for a dining excursion. A few choices include:

 

  • CHICO'S PARADISE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0747.
    Km. 20, Carretera A Colima, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located about 25 minutes south of town, up from Mismaloya Beach.
    Good food in a river setting of rocks, pools and waterfalls.
    No electricity, open during the daylight hours only.
    For a great table with the best waterfall views go through the restaurant and then turn right for the lower palapa table just above the pools!
    Carlos Fiesta loves the ribs here!
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

     

  • CHINO'S PARAISO

    Located in El Eden, south of PV and about 3 miles inland from the coastal village of Boca de Tomatlan.
    A variety menu in an open air venue, surrounded by tropical foliage and next to a stream. Mostly tourists, but you are a tourist so enjoy it! Go before or after the prime lunch hours to avoid the crowds.
    Just like Chico's Paradise but different.

     

  • EL JARDIN DEL EDEN RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1084.
    South of Puerto Vallarta on Highway 200.
    Located on the pools of the Rio Mismaloya.
    Eating is fun...swimming is encouraged!
    Open daily.

     

  • LA HACIENDA RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0590.
    lazaro Cardenas #388, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Specialty: Mexican.
    Muy romantico!
    Since 1978.

     

  • LA PERLA RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-5000.
    Located in the Camino Real Hotel, 1.5 miles south of Puerto Vallarta on Highway 200. Good food, excellent service, ocean views, entertainment, and valet parking.
    Open 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

     

  • LA PIAZZETTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0650.
    Olas Altus & Rodolfo Gomez #143, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located up from Los Muertas beach.
    Specialty: Italian.
    Open Monday through Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

     

  • LAS GAVIOTAS RESTAURANT

    Located at Playa Los Arcos, south of town, near Mismaloya.
    Palapa dining behind the lagoon in a jungle-beach setting.
    Bring a camera and a bathing suit!

     

  • MIKADO RESTAURANT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0004.
    Avenida Paseo de la Marina #5, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located in the Marriott Casa Magna Hotel, 3 miles north of town.
    Japanese sushi bar, table-side cooking, fun chefs!
    Cocktails and food from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.
    Most credit cards accepted.

 


 

 

If you have come to Puerto Vallarta to party, you have come to the right place! The night life in Puerto Vallarta is legendary and world-class. In fact, if you do it as well as the locals do, you will very likely see the sun rise before your head finally hits your pillow!

Although there is some action prior to midnight, things really get down from midnight to 4 a.m. The locals are into disco music big time, so don't expect the DJ to play Mick Jagger or Smash Mouth. Staying up late and dancing is the perfect excuse for laying low pool-side in the morning!

Don't expect to be able to get in to a disco with shorts and a T-shirt... dress codes take a notch up in the evening, especially at the discos. Expect to pay a moderate cover charge at most discos, although it is usually well worth it!

If you are out for a night of clubbing in PV do yourself and everyone else in town a favor...take a taxi. The parking in downtown is very tight and taxis make an evening on the town that much more fun.

One more thing. Yes, it is tempting to dance and drink until 4 a.m. but getting too wiped out to crawl to the pool or the beach the next morning is a bummer!

And for those of you that are curious...yes the '100 Mile Rule' is in effect for visitors to PV The hundred mile rule states that there are 'no' rules when you are least 100 miles from home. This is similar to the 'Mexico Rule' which states that 'whatever happens in Mexico stays in Mexico.' Ole!

Contact PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS for more fun things to do at night in PV!

 

BARS * DANCE CLUBS

 

BARS

  • CARLOS O'BRIAN'S

    Telephone (322) 222-1444.
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #786, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located on the north end of the Malecon.
    Another one of those wacky bars started by the Anderson Group.
    If you can't have a good time her you should go back to your hotel and start packing!
    Carlos Fiesta spent a week here one night...

     

  • SENIOR FROG'S

    Telephone (322) 222-5171.
    Venustiano Carranza #218, Emilliano, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located four blocks south of Cuale Island on the main street.
    The Anderson Group has done it again. This place is totally fun!
    Most people who come here wear clothes, but if you want to come naked that is okay too.
    Bring bail money...

     

  • ANDALE

    Calle Olas Altas #425, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located near the corner of Avenida Rodriguez, near the Los Muertos Pier
    Video bar, music, food, diverse age group.

     

  • COLLAGE DISCO

    Located north of town in Marina Vallarta.
    Dancing, satellite TV sporting events, and a lively environment!

     

  • FRIDAY LOPEZ

    Located in the Fiesta Americana Hotel.
    Sports bar, Karaoki, live music and lots of action!

     

  • HARD ROCK CAFE

    Just like all the other Hard Rock Cafe's you have been to, but a lot more Mexicans.
    A very active environment with non-stop music, videos and fun waiters.
    A short walk to the ocean if you want to take a dip!

     

  • LA IGUANA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0105.
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas #311, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Located near the corner of Avenida Constitucion.
    Buffet dinner with lots of action! Live mariachis, rope twirling, dancers and and even a piņata!
    Shows begin Thursday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

     

  • LA PACHANGA

    Avenida Mexico #918, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    A fun nightclub with a live floor show of Mexican-style fiestas plus dinner buffets. Check out the fireworks!

     

  • THAILAND AGENCY

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-1687.
    Located 5 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Escort services and model agency. Yikes!

     

DANCE CLUBS

  • CACTUS CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0391.
    Ignacio L. Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    The place to disco your buns off.

     

  • CHRISTINE'S DISCO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-6990.
    Located at the Krystal Vallarta Hotel.
    Nightly laser light show starts at around 11:00 p.m.
    Free dancing to the wee hours after that.

     

  • CLUB MIRAGE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0162.
    Live Cuban Music, hot dance shows, mucho senioritas!

     

  • FACTORY CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-6800.
    Paseo de las Garzas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Hot, hot, hot!

     

  • MOGAMBO CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-6496.
    Avenida Diaz Ordaz, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Ricky Martin dances here!

     

  • THE ZOO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4945.
    Avenida Diaz Ordaz #630, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    A younger crowd looking for a good time.
    Bring a monkey.

     

  • TROPIGALA CLUB

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3875.
    Ricky Ricardo slept here.

     


 

 

Shopping is almost a recreation in Puerto Vallarta! The town is loaded with shops of all kinds, with merchandise from many different parts of Mexico and Central America. Jewelry, clothing, furniture, leather goods, pottery and ceramics and lots of hats!

All shops take pesos, the vast majority take U.S. dollars, and an increasing number of shops will now accept credit cards. If you are paying in U.S. dollars you'll have better luck if you have smaller currency. Larger bills such as $50's and $100's will get you smiles but probably not much change. Bring lots of $1's, $5's and $10's from home.

Although some degree of price negotiations is expected at the smaller and family-run shops, prices are not as flexible in the larger and nicer shops.

Looking for a great inexpensive gift that is easy to pack in you luggage? Stop by one of the three Carlos n' Charlie's Official Restaurant Stores for a fun tee-shirt!

Visit the web site of JOHN RAMOS to review his unique and colorful Mexico art work.

 

SHOPPING AREAS * SHOPS & STORES


 

SHOPPING AREAS

 

  • MARINA PLAZA

    Located north of Puerto Vallarta in Marina Vallarta.
    Shops, boutiques, restaurants y mucho mas!

     

  • MUNICIPAL MARKET - MARCADO RIO CUALE

    Located on the south end of town by the Cuale River, at the northern end of the Avenida Insurgentes Bridge.
    A full block of dozens of merchant stalls with a diverse selection. Negotiating here is expected!

     

  • PLAZA MALECON

    Located on the oceanfront at Paseo Diaz Ordaz and Calle Allende.
    Sportswear shops and casual clothing.

     

  • RIVER CUALE ISLAND

    Located on the south end of town on a small island.
    A variety of shops and restaurants in an intimate setting.

     

  • VIEJO VALLARTA

    Galleries, souvenirs, and easy shopping.

     

  • VILLA VALLARTA SHOPPING CENTER

    Located in between the Plaza Las Glorias Hotel and the Continental Plaza Hotel.
    Shops of all kinds, souvenirs, restaurants in air conditioned comfort!

     

SHOPS & MARKETS

 

For a store with a large selection try LAN'S DEPARTMENT STORE
located in the Plaza Caracol in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The have casual wear, electronics, beach wear, luggage and much more.

 

  • AGRO GOURMET

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5357.
    Basilio Badillo #222, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Everything you need to create gourmet international cuisine.

     

  • ALFARERIA TLAQUEPAQUE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-2121.
    Avenida Mexico #1100, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Ceramic and wood custom bowls.

     

  • CACHET

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1575.
    Morelos 664-A, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Unique crafts, art pieces, home and gift items.

     

  • CASA PERICOS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 209-0262.
    E-mail: pericos@gd1.icanet.net.mx.
    Plaza Neptuno, Local A-15, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Furniture, marble and interior design.
    Direct from manufacturer.

     

  • CASA MEXICANA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 293-1962.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 293-1973.
    E-mail: casamexicana@starmedia.com.
    Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio #2032, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48310.
    Sofas, fabrics, blinds, furniture, curtains, accessories and more.

     

  • CERROBLANCO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-3546.
    E-mail: pepecerroblanco@hotmail.com
    Leona Vicario #226, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Unique items and gifts.

     

  • DEL SOL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0726.
    Leona Vicario #123, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Novelty products from bags, hats to t-shirts.

     

  • EL FRAILE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-3348.
    Blvd. Francisco M. Ascencio #1818, , Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Furniture and accessories.

     

  • GALLERIA DANTE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-2477.
    E-mail: info@galleriadante.com.
    Basilio Badillo #269, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Custom sculptures and art pieces.
    Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

  • GALLERIA DE OLLAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1045.
    E-mail: admoreno@prodigy.com.mx.
    Avenida Morelos #101, Local 3-B, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Bowls, vases and creative works of art.
    Second location at Paradise Plaza in Nuevo Vallarta.

     

  • GALLERIA DE ARTISTES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3228 Extension 108.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 3227.
    E-mail: galleriadesartistes@yahoo.com.
    Leona Vicario #248, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Artwork from many different popular artists.
    Open Monday through Saturday from noon to midnight.

     

  • GALLERIA EM

    Telephone / Fax 011-52 (322) 221-1728.
    E-mail: info@galeriaem.com.
    Marina Las Palmas 11, Local 17, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Expressions in Mexican glasswork.

     

  • GALERIA MATA ORTIZ

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-7407.
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas #268-A, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Ceramic art and pottery.

     

  • GALERIA PACIFICO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5502.
    E-mail: gary@pvnet.com.mx.
    Aldama #174, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Art and sculptures by various artists.
    Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Closed for siesta.
    Check out their web site for additional information.

     

  • GALERIA PIRAMIDE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3161.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-5099.
    Basilio Badillo #272, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Pre-columbian reproductions, ceremonial and contemporary masks.
    Also selling paintings, posters and special gifts.
    Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Closed for siesta.

     

  • GALERIA UNO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0908.
    Calle Morelos #56, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    A large selection of contemporary and abstract works of art.

     

  • GUEROS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0633.
    Avenida Zaragoza 160-4, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Exclusive Mexican clothing.

     

  • INDIGO TEXTILES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0107.
    E-mail: indigopv@usa.net.
    Basilio Badillo #278, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Textiles and decorations.

     

  • LA CANO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-2854.
    Morelos 600-A, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Jewelry, pre-Colombian, pre-Hispanic replicas.

     

  • LA ROSA DE CRISTAL

    Avenida Insurgentes #272, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Custom blown glass items from Guadalajara.

     

  • LIBROS LIBROS

    E-mail: libroslibros@hotmail.com
    31 de Octubre #127, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Libros, libros y mas libros! (books).

     

  • LUCY'S CUCU CABANA

    E-mail: lucycucu@pvnet.com.mx
    Basilio Badillo #295, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Mexican folk art and hand crafted cats.

     

  • MAR DE SUENOS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-2662.
    Leona Vicario #230-C, Cento, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Lingerie, linen, beach wear and La Perla clothing.

     

  • MAYAN PALACE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1500.
    Paseo de la Marina Sur #220, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Cartier watches and other fine jewelry.

     

  • MOBARQ

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2495.
    E-mail: mobarq@puerto-vallarta.com
    Blvd. Fco. Madena Ascencio, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Custom elegant furniture and furnishings.

     

  • MOSAIQE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-3146.
    Basilio Badillio #277, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    High fashion and accessories.

     

  • MUNDO DE AZULEJOS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-2675.
    E-mail: info@talavera-tile.com.
    Carranza #374, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Exclusive and custom designed gifts.

     

  • MUNDO DE CRISTAL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4157.
    E-mail: info@talavera-tile.com.
    Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    A great variety of molten glass and Mexican art work.

     

  • MUSEO MUNOZ ACOSTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1970.
    Fco. Madero #272, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Art museum and gallery with exquisite pieces.

     

  • MUNDO SAHUARO

    31 de Octubre #111, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Classy T-shirts and gift items.

     

  • NINA Y JUNE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3099.
    E-mail: junesjewel74@hotmail.com.
    Hidalgo #226, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48310.
    Unique designer clothing, jewelry and accessories.

     

  • NO NAME BOUTIQUE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1320.
    E-mail: nonameboutique@email.com
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #768, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Casual fashion and affordable prices.

     

  • OLINALA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4995.
    Lazaro Cardenas #274, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Crafts, masks, and unique gift ideas.
    Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

     

  • PACIFIC JEWELRY

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-1087.
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #822, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Designer fine jewelry.
    Diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies.

     

  • SERGIO BUSTAMENTS GALLERY

    Avenida Juarez #275, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Offering artworks of acclaimed artists specializing in bronze, ceramics, paper mache and more.

     

  • TIAQUEPAQUE

    Avenida Mexico #1100, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Woodcarvings, baskets, glassware and ceramics.

     

  • VIVA COLLECTION

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4078.
    Basilio Badillo #274, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Jewelry from around the world.
    Custom jewelry also.
    Open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.

 


 

 

Getting to and getting around Puerto Vallarta is fun! There are only a few airlines that fly into the area, all of them are listed below. And once you arrive in town, think about the possibility of renting a car. Although you may not need a car for your entire stay, you may want to take a one day excursion up or down the coast to discover a deserted beach or a sleepy fishing village!

The main road along the beach in downtown PV is packed with cars almost all of the time. This road is the southbound road, and the northbound road is two blocks inland. If you are not in a hurry this southbound road is nothin' but fun if you want to watch the beachfront action. Tourists and locals walk the Malecon on the west side and shops and restaurants line the east side of this busy street.

Don't want to get behind the wheel of a car? (I know...you're on vacation!) No Worries! Puerto Vallarta is set up perfectly for the immobile. Taxis are the perfect way to take those short hops to dinner and shopping. And even a reasonable way to connect between parts of town for those half-day excursions!

To get a feel of how Puerto Vallarta is laid out along Banderas Bay take a look at this MAP OF PUERTO VALLARTA.

For extensive information on driving an RV into Mexico visit the web site of ON THE ROAD IN MEXICO.

 

AIRLINE INFORMATION * BUSES * CAR RENTALS

CRUISE SHIPS * DAILY BOAT CRUISES * MARINA INFO

TAXI SERVICE * TOURS

 


 

AIRLINE INFORMATION

Puerto Vallarta's airport is officially called Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. It is located on the main highway about 4 miles (7 kilometers) north of downtown. Although many flights to Puerto Vallarta go through Mexico City, an increasing number of airlines are now providing direct flights.

Getting from the airport to the tourist areas is easy. "Collectivos" operated by Mexico's transportation arm provide shared van rides from the airport on a regular basis. They are stationed in front of the airport and depart as soon as they become full! In addition to the collectivos, private taxis are also available for a higher fee.

If you think you may need the services of an emergency Air Evacuation company while visiting Mexico visit the web site of SKY MED INTERNATIONAL or call them at (800) 475-9633 for additional information.

BUSES

City buses pick up and drop off locals and tourists at most points along the Banderas Bay and downtown. Most rides around town are less than 50 cents U.S. The local bus station is located on Avenida Olas Altas at Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, a few blocks south of the Rio Cuale tourist area. Buses traverse the Mexican coastline and service is also available to Aguacalientes, Guadalajara and Mexico City. There is no central bus station in town, but most of the smaller bus stations are located in the downtown Puerto Vallarta area along the Avenida Insurgentes. Deluxe bus service is available by the Elite bus company at 011-52 (322) 3-1117.

 

CAR RENTALS

Car rentals are easy in Puerto Vallarta, but not a necessity. They can add depth and convenience to a Puerto Vallarta vacation for those Mexico adventurers looking to head up or down the coast, and who don't mind the cost. If you do decide to rent a car from the git-go, rental cars are available at the airport. Your rates may be cheaper if you reserve your rental car in advance, before you arrive in Puerto Vallarta. If you decide to go car-less for most of your trip, but want to rent a car for a one day excursion, most hotels have car rentals available in house.

Keep in mind that there are only three gasoline stations in town, and plan your driving accordingly. One gas station is located on the north end of town near the cruise ship terminal entrance, one is located in the heart of downtown, and one is located at the south end of town as you begin to head south.

Parking in downtown PV can be quiet a challenge. Like Manhattan Island, New York or Manhattan Beach, California, parking spaces are a true prize! If you get one you can write it off to some of that good karma coming back at you!

When driving around the Puerto Vallarta area there is one road that runs along the coast, serving all of the beaches and hotels along the coastal area. This road changes names many times, and is commonly called Carretera Aeropuerto (the Airport Road) because it also connect to the airport which is north of town.

When driving in PV it is also nice to be aware of a road that circumnavigates the congested hub of town, if your quest is just to head north or south around the town. The "Libramiento" bypass starts at the south end of town just up the hill (southeast) of Cuale Island at Venustiano Carranza and and drops you back along the coast near the Plaza las Glorias Hotel north of town. The only disadvantage of taking this shortcut is that you miss all the fun action of cruising the downtown area.

Car rentals are available at the airport, most larger hotels, and at the small shopping area near the cruise ship terminal.

For and exciting adventure in the PV outback try OFFROAD TOURS at 011-52 (322) 222-0918 or e-mail at circuloxoffroad@pvnet.com.mx. Other options include SAN SEBASTIAN JEEP TOURS at 011-52 (322) 225-2270 and PATHFINDERS at 011-52 (322) 222-1875.

ATV's can be rented at WILD ATV TOURS located just north of town by calling 011-52 (322) 224-2118.

 

  • ADVANTAGE RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 777-5500.
    011-52 (322) 221-1499.

     

  • ALAMO RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 462-5266.
    011-52 (322) 221-3030.

     

  • AVIS RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 331-1084.
    011-52 (322) 221-1112.

     

  • BUDGET RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 527-0700.
    011-52 (322) 221-1888.

     

  • CLOVER RENT A CAR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4910.

     

  • DE ALBA RENT A CAR

    011-52 (322) 222-2959.

     

  • DOLLAR RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 800-6000.
    011-52 (322) 223-1354.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-1434.
    E-mail: dollar@zonavirtual.com.mx.
    Avenida de las Palmas #1728, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

     

  • HERTZ RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 654-3001.
    011-52 (322) 221-1473.

     

  • MAGNO RENT A CAR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-6545.

     

  • NATIONAL RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 227-3876.
    011-52 (322) 221-1226.

     

  • RENT A JEEP

    Telephone (322) 222-3576.

     

  • THRIFTY RENT A CAR

    Telephone (800) 847-4389.
    011-52 (322) 224-9280.

     

  • QUICK RENT A CAR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0006.

 

CRUISE SHIPS

Puerto Vallarta is a major port of call in Mexico, with most of the cruise ships coming down the west coast from Los Angeles, California. These massive cruise ships usually dock north of downtown at the Maritime Terminal at Marina Vallarta. Most ships cruise the Mexican shoreline at about 25 miles per hour, within 5 to 25 miles offshore.

The dock area offers small curious shops, a shop offering e-mail and long distance telephone service, and 4 pay telephones (telephone card required). There are also a few companies at the terminal entrance that offer rental cars, as well as a good Mexican (what else?) restaurant.
For more affordable Internet access walk about 200 yards east of the cruise ship area on the south side of the street. Coffee, orange juice and rolls are available while you surf the Net and check your e-mail. Internet access is about $2.00 for 30 minutes.
Taxis are also available out front. Plan on spending $15 dollars for a cab to town, $20 for a ride to Mismaloya Beach and $25 to Chico's Paradise for lunch! The rules state that only white taxis can pick up cruise ship customers at the cruise dock but any taxi (yellow or white) can return cruise passengers to the dock area.

Enjoying your cruise? Consider signing up for PORTHOLE CRUISE MAGAZINE!

For additional information on discounted rates for cruises to Mexico visit the web sites of CHEAP DISCOUNT MEXICO CRUISES and YOUR MEXICO CRUISES.

Cruise lines that stop at Puerto Vallarta include:

 

  • CARNIVAL

    Telephone (800) 327-9501.
    3655 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33178.
    Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas.
    Ship: ELATION ~ Port of Call Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
    Length 855 feet / Beam 103 feet / Speed 21 knots / Guests 2,052 / Staff 920 / Registry Panama.
    Drop by the web site of CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES for more information.
    For more information on Cabo visit the CABO SAN LUCAS section of

     

  • PRINCESS CRUISES

    Telephone (800) 744-6237.
    Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco.
    For a live vacation view check out their "bridge cams".
    Check out their web site for more information on PRINCESS CRUISES.
    For more information drop by the ACAPULCO section of Mexico Expo.

     

  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN

    Telephone (800) 327-6700.
    Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Ensenada.
    Check out their web site for more information on ROYAL CARIBBEAN.
    For more information drop by the CRUISE SHIPS section of Mexico Expo.

     

  • HOLLAND AMERICA

    Telephone (800)426-0327.
    Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco.
    All departures out of San Diego.
    Explore their web site for more information.

 

  • DAILY BOAT CRUISES

    A great way to experience Puerto Vallarta is to view it from offshore! One of the best ways to do this is to take a day cruise from one of the smaller boats that provide day cruises.

    Renting a panga from Mismalya Beach to tour Los Arcos south of town usually runs about $8 U.S. per person.

    Pirate ship sailing in the waters off of Puerto Vallarta can be enjoyed with MARIGALANTE CRUISES 011-52 (322) 223-0875..

    For more information check out the CRUISE TERMINAL web site, or call them at 011-52 (322) 224-1000.

     

  • VALLARTA ADVENTURES

    Edificio Marina Golf., local 13-C, Calle Mastil, Marina Vallarta,
    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    E-mail: info@vallarta-adventures.com.
    Excursions to Las Caletas, south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Destination offers a Spa, diving, dining and nature activities.

     

  • BORA BORA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-3680.
    Departs from the cruise ship dock at the marina.
    Multi-fun trip includes open bar, buffet lunch, Los Arcos snorkeling, Quimixto waterfall shower and Las Animas sunning and snorkeling.
    The most expensive and all inclusive of the day cruise boats. A huge catamaran!

     

  • PRINCESS YELAPA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4777.
    Departs the Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal.
    A triple-decker 400 passenger boat with daily trips to Yelapa.
    Probably the least expensive of the day cruise boats. Usually departs mid-morning and allows 2 hours for fun in the sun at Yelapa.
    Bar and restroom on board.

     

  • PRINCESS VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4777.
    Departs from the Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal.
    A notch above the Princess Yelapa, a smaller boat with a bigger price.
    Cruise to Las Animas includes breakfast, live music, and open bar. Then lunch and snorkel on the beautiful beach! Returns by 4:00 p.m.

     

  • VAGABUNDO

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-4777.
    Departs from the Vallarta Maritime Terminal.
    Sportfishing yacht with daily trips to Yalapa.
    Passengers usually hike to the waterfall at Yelapa before heading back and doing a snorkel dip at Los Arcos.

     

  • CARNAVAL

    Departs from the Vallarta Maritime Terminal.
    Catamaran adventures in PV waters.
    Tours to Los Arcos, Las Animas and Quimixto.
    Includes food, drink, dancing, snorkeling and tons of fun!
    Reservations through hotels or travel agencies.

     

  • DAY OFF CRUISES

    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    A two story, wide boat for exotic beach locations.
    Excursions to Las Caletas, south of Puerto Vallarta.
    Reservations at hotels and travel agencies.

     

MARINA INFORMATION

Marina Vallarta is located just north of the city of Puerto Vallarta. It is a relatively new development which includes a 500 slip marina (electric, water and cable TV included with the slips!), condos, hotels, golf. The marina also offers most marine services necessary for power boats and sailboat heading up and down the coast. Many of PV's water oriented excursions depart from this marina.

Boaters looking for a great book on cruising the coast of Mexico would do well to pick up a copy of MEXICO BOATING GUIDE by Captains John and Pat Rains. This excellent book has all of the information needed to cruise Mexican waters.

Carlos Fiesta used this book when he traveled solo 2,000 from Los Angeles to San Felipe in a 19 foot panga! Check out BAJA CIRCUMNAVIGATION!

EL MEDICO MARINE SUPPLY in Marina Vallarta offers supplies, mini-mart, deli, fishing gear, marine hardware, oil and more 011-52 (332) 221-2425.

 

TAXI SERVICE

If you don't want to bother with renting a car while you are in Puerto Vallarta taxis are very available in and around town. If you are planning to travel from one place in town to another, plan on spending around $5.00 U.S. for a taxi. Longer trips to hotels north or south of town might run $10 to $20 U.S. depending on how far from town. Tips are appreciated, and most taxi drivers are very nice. Be sure to confirm a price for your destination before you get in the cab. It's pretty tough to negotiate prices while you are speeding along the highway in a strange land!

Taxis are usually available at the airport, at the front of most larger hotels and restaurants, and at the cruise ship terminal at the north end of town.

 

TOURS

If you want to see more of the PV area without all of the planning, consider taking a tour! Tours can be arranged at the front desk of most of the larger hotels in town and at the local travel agencies.

 

  • MEX TOURS

    Toll free (877) 639-2296.
    Tours and travel packages for all of Puerto Vallarta.
    More information on their web site.

     

  • HARRIS TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-2972.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-6760.
    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    City tours, Hidden Mexico tours, Tequila tours and Guadalajara.
    San Blas tours also available.
    Large well equipped buses at your service.

     

  • PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4935.
    Toll free (866) 217-9704.
    E-mail: info@puertovallartatours.net.
    Located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Web site: www.puertovallartatours.net.
    Tours to the best locations in and around Puerto Vallarta.
    Also offering canopy tours, fishing, diving, ATV tours and more.
    24 hour customer service.
    Free Puerto Vallarta discount card with every reservation!
    Open 7 days a week.
    The Friendly Faces of Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for additional information.

     

  • GRAYLINE TOURS

    Careterra A Tepic #4770, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Tours to the Tequila Factory, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque.
    Jungle Safaris also available.
    Lodging and dining reservation service.

     

  • MARINA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-1942.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-1885.
    E-mail: mtours@puerto-valarta.com.
    Tours, excursions, airport pick-up service.
    Lodging and dining reservation service.
    15 years of experience.

     

  • PROFIDIO TEQUILA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2547.
    Carretera a Tepec 5818, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located 5 minutes north of the airport.
    Tequila tasting, tours, field trips and seminars.
    Tours Monday through Saturday about every two hours.

     

  • TEQUILA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-9674.
    Etziquio Corona #303, El Pitillal, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Watching, smelling, eating and best of all....tasting!
    Three daily tours.

     

  • H & TOURS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3668.
    Ecuador #1765, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    River tours, jungle tours, Mismaloya tours and more.

     


 

 

Puerto Vallarta real estate is active in both the condo and luxury single family home markets. Most of the tourist real estate activity in Puerto Vallarta is centered on the newly developed Marina north of town, although there are some newer homes along the coast south of town. There are also some new and re-sale time shares available, if you just want to own a slice of Paradise!

Visit CONDOS IN VALLARTA for a taste of vacation property on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Rentals available!

To get a look at some of the nicer properties in Puerto Vallarta contact the FRIENDSHIP HOME TOUR from November through April at 011-52 (322) 222-5466.

Drop by PROPERTY JOURNAL for a look at properties on line.

For vacation rentals in PV visit the web site of PV PROPERTY RENTALS.

 

REAL ESTATE BROKERS * PROPERTIES FOR SALE

 


 

REAL ESTATE BROKERS

Most of the real estate Brokers in Puerto Vallarta speak English. Doing your homework on the Internet before hitting town is an efficient way to learn more about the market and a good way to search for an agent.

 

 

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

To allow more carefree time while on vacation, more people are choosing condos as a way to buy into the PV real estate market. Although some of the villas north and south of Puerto Vallarta are nothing short of spectacular, the new condo projects north of town are a more affordable way to own a piece of Paradise.

 

  • FLAMINGOS BEACH AND GOLF CONDOS

    Telephone (800) 000-4653.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 297-1106.
    E-mail: sales@flamingosbeach-golf.com.
    New condominium resort located 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Check out their web site for further information.

     

  • BAYVIEW GRAND PUERTO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-0787.
    E-mail: sales@bayviewgrand.com.mx.
    489 unit condominium project, apartments to 3 bedroom casitas.
    Check out their web site for additional information.

     

  • VILLAS COPA DE ORO CONDOMINIUMS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0055.
    E-mail: kimballs@cblacosta.com.
    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    21 high quality condominiums with title insurance.

     

  • EL MALECON CONDOMINIUMS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0565.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-1830.
    E-mail: sir@pvnet.com.mx..
    Avenida Morelos #101, Local 3-A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Downtown oceanfront condominiums.
    Studio, one bedrooms and two bedrooms.

     

  • FLAMINGOS BEACH & GOLF RESORT

    Telephone (800) 000-4653.
    E-mail: sales@flamingosbeach-golf.com.
    Luxury condominiums on the beach.
    Second phase now selling.

     

  • JASIR VILLAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0055.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-0025.
    E-mail:giovanna@century21vallarta.com.
    36 luxury condominium units from 1,800 square feet to 4,735 square feet.
    Drop by their web site for additional information.

     

  • LA CIMA III CONDOMINIUMS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2637.
    Paseo de las Conchas Chinas, Privada Sierra de los Pinos, Amapas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    The ultimate in luxury condominiums.
    2, 3, and 4 bedroom residences.

     

  • LA PLAYA ESTATES

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2433.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 221-2883.
    E-mail: hidden@pvnet.com.mx.
    Custom new homes by the sea.
    Second phase now selling.

     

  • MAYAND ISLAND DEVELOPEMENTS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-1543.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 226-1544.
    E-mail: info@mayanisland.com.
    Located in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Apartments, condos and houses in a luxury golf development.
    Visit their web site for more information.

     

  • NOB HILL CONDOMINUMS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 258-4091.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 258-4092.
    E-mail: info@mayanisland.com.
    Luxury development north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Visit their web site for more information.

     

  • PARADISE VILLAGE BEACH RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-6739.
    E-mail: bcohen@paradisevillage.com.
    Paseo de los Cocoteros #85 / Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico.
    New condominiums in a golf course resort setting.
    Check out their web site for more information.

     

  • PLAYA DEL SOL GRANDE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-1521.
    E-mail: clark@playadelsolpv.com.
    New oceanfront condominiums 12 minutes from the airport.
    Review their web site for more information.

     

  • PUNTA MITA RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 291-6120.
    Master planned resort residential development in spectacular Punta Mita.
    Enjoy their web site for more information.

     

  • PUNTA VISTA RESORT

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 322-0055.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-0025.
    E-mail: adurwell@punta-vista.com.
    Luxury beach homes near Punta Mita.
    Check out their web site for more information.

     

  • PUNTA TORTUGAS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 226-5434.
    E-mail: info@applerealtors.com.
    24 oceanfront home sites in Los Veneros north of Puerto Vallarta.
    Check out their web site for more information.

     

  • REAL DEL MAR PUERO VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-0565.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-1830.
    E-mail: sales@realdelmarvallarta.com.
    39 oceanfront and ocean view home sites.
    Surf their web site for more information.

     

  • SIERRA DEL MAR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 228-0001.
    E-mail: sales@sierradelmar.com.
    New master planned community 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Review their web site for more information.

     

  • VALLARTA GARDENS

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 295-5101.
    E-mail: info@vallartagardens.com.
    A new residential community 17 minutes form downtown Puerto Vallarta.
    Surf their web site for more information.

     


 

 

Although you might be tempted to pull up a towel on the beach or by the pool and just relax during your stay in Puerto Vallarta, there are several interesting places to visit while you are in town.

About 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta visitors can enjoy the remote coatal area of PUNTA EL CUSTODIO. This is wildlife conservation area includes summer turtle research, bird watching plus whale watching in winter.

 

  • GRINGO GULCH

    Much of Puerto Vallarta's fame began when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton got together and filmed "Night of the Iguana" here. The residential area where they lived, now called Gringo Gulch, is still an upscale neighborhood of vacation homes for well-to-do Americans and Mexicans. Sitting just above the Cuale River on the south side of town, this can be a fun area to walk around and burn off some calories form that huge dinner you just finished! Tours of Casa Kimberly, a private home converted to a museum across the street from the Taylor/Burton home can be arranged by calling 011-52 (322) 222-1336.

     

  • MALECON STROLL

    Every Sunday night at sunset the locals and tourists collect on Paseo Diaz Ordaz, which is the Malecon that runs along the waterfront in town. A typical evening will include live Mariachi bands, street performers, and more than a few vendors. Walking along here at sunset is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on!

     

  • THEATRE VALLARTA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-4477.
    Olas Altas #351, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Various plays, shows and entertainment.
    A nice taste of Culture in the Tropics!

     

  • PRINCIPAL PLAZA

    Located in the center of Puerto Vallarta just up from the ocean.
    Evenings and Sundays draw a good crowd of locals, tourists, and entertainment. The mariachis that show up here are usually pretty good!
    The oceanfront Malecon is just two blocks away!

     

  • FIESTA CHARRA

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 298-1139.
    E-mail: contac@ventura-adventure.com.
    Rodeo show, rope tricks and more.
    Open bar and refreshments available.
    A Mexican tradition every Thursday.
    Reservations can be made at travel agencies.

     

  • PROFIDIO TEQUILA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2547.
    Carretera a Tepec 5818, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located 5 minutes north of the airport.
    Tequila tasting, tours, field trips and seminars.
    Tours Monday through Saturday about every two hours.

     

  • TEQUILA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-9674.
    Etziquio Corona #303, El Pitillal, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Watching, smelling, eating and best of all....tasting!
    Three daily tours.

     

  • SPECIAL EVENTS

    Each year Puerto Vallarta offers annual events to give you a legitimate "excuse" to visit. Annual events include The International Sailfish Tournament in November, the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Sailing Regatta each fall, the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Fest in late May, and Fiesta del Mar - a sailing/fishing/golf/tennis event held throughout the month of November!

     


 

 

You've traveled thousands of miles from home...gone through all the drama and trouble to get packed up and fly here. It's time for a "two-fer". That's a "two for one" adventure that you just can't pass up. Take a gander at these nearby destinations to get your imagination running...P.S. If you are only in town for a couple of days you might want to pass on the nearby excursions this time. But when you come back for a longer stay...keep these destinations in mind!

For more ideas and information on side trips and tours around Puerto Vallarta contact Intermar Caribe at 011-52 (322) 221-0734 and Open Air Expeditions at (800) 484-5506.

About 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta visitors can enjoy the remote coatal area of PUNTA EL CUSTODIO. This is wildlife conservation area includes summer turtle research, bird watching plus whale watching in winter.

Contact PUERTO VALLARTA TOURS for more fun things to do in PV!

 

  • BOCA DE TOMATLAN

    Located 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, off of Mexico Highway 200.
    The quaint village of Boca de Tomatlan is located at the mouth of the Rio Tomatlan in a tropical garden setting. Pools, huge rocks and raw jungle are the order of the day.
    The small sheltered beach is perfect for a quiet day of reading or relaxing. Pangas on the beach for rent will take you to an even more remote beach further southwest, Playa Las Animas.
    An easy half day getaway!

     

  • BUCERIAS

    Located just north of Nuevo Vallarta.
    This small village is a great place to go for a half day excursion or a meal. It offers cobblestone streets, family run small hotels, restaurants and private villas. Strolling around town brings you back to the earlier days of Puerto Vallarta.

     

  • SAYULITA

    Located 22 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, on the coast.
    A beautiful coastal fishing village rich in tropical vegetation and beautiful views of Banderas Bay! Activities here include kayaking, hiking and mountain biking and surfing. For comfortable overnight accommodations on the village beach try Papa's Palapas (805) 473-5300 or 011 52 (322) 275-0082.

     

  • YELAPA

    Located south of Puerto Vallarta, accessible by boat only, via the Marina Vallarta Maritime Terminal. Bookings through travel agencies or hotel excursion offices are common.
    Because access is via boat, many visitors to Yalapa feel that it
    is an island destination. Although it feels like an island,
    it is really a remote stretch of beach paradise on the coast south
    of Puerto Vallarta. If you want to 'drop out' for an afternoon,
    this is the place to do it. If you want to really drop out,
    rustic bungalows are available for overnight stays!

 


 

 

When Puerto Vallarta first became popular in the 1970's, one of the nice features about slipping into "PV mode" was that you left the rest of the world behind. Communicating with the outside world was almost impossible! Well, thanks to technology, satellites and the Internet, if you choose to keep in touch while on vacation you know have that option.

Long distance phone calls have gotten more affordable and the quality of the calls has increased significantly. Be sure to bring your ATT calling card information from home to obtain the best calling rates.

Internet Cafe's are now easy to find in town, and the rates have gotten competitive. You can expect to pay about $3.00 U.S. for 30 minutes of e-mail time, and most of the servers are relatively slow.

For the new dialing instructions from the United States to Mexico, as well as the new Mexico area codes you can call AT&T at (800) 869-1707 or drop by their Mexico dialing instructions web site at MEXICO DIALING INFO.

For more information on telephone calls, e-mail access and more drop by our main COMMUNICATION section in Mexico Expo!

 

  • CALYPSO CYBER CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 225-4870.
    E-mail: calypsocafe@prodigy.com.mx.
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio #1939, Local #3, Hotel Zone, PV, Mexico.
    World wide web and e-mail access at low rates.
    Air conditioned.

     

  • CYBER CAFE ECLIPSE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 224-7137.
    Centro Comercial Villas Vallarta, Local D-50, Las Glorias, PV, Mexico.
    World wide web and e-mail access at low rates.

     

  • CYBER E-MAIL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 223-3040.
    Avenida Morelos #883, Centro, PV, Mexico.
    World wide web and e-mail access.
    Also located at Lazaro Cardenas #226, Zapata, Puerto Vallarta.

     

  • EL KIOSO CYBER CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 225-4042.
    E-mail: vallarta@hypermex.com.
    Plaza Marsol, in front of the cruise ship terminal, north of town.
    World wide web and e-mail access at competitive prices.
    Food and beverages also available.

     

  • NET STOP CYBER CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3367.
    Avenida Morelos #671, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    World wide web and e-mail access.

     

  • PV CAFE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0092.
    Olas Altus #250, Col. E. Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    World wide web and e-mail access.
    Also located at Plaza Neptuno in Marina Vallarta.
    Check their web site for additional information.

     


 

 

Not all of the fun stuff to do in Puerto Vallarta can be categorized in the enclosed sections. So take a gander of some of the other cool things to do while in town!

 

  • BULLFIGHTS

    LA PALOMA BULLRING
    Located across from Avenidas Las Palmas in the Marina Vallarta complex.
    Bullfights are held on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. from November through April.

     

  • CHICOS PARADISE

    Located about 30 minutes south of town.
    Famous riverside watering hole with waterfalls, pools, and a restaurant.
    Can get crowded between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., especially on weekends.

     

  • EL EDEN

    Located about 40 minutes south of town, up into the jungle.
    A jungle paradise of greenery, waterfalls, pools and a restaurant.

     

  • JUNGLE CRUISES

    Inquire at the front desk of your hotel.
    This isn't Disneyland...this is the real deal!

     

  • MISMALOYA BEACH

    Located about 25 minutes south of town just past the last hotel.
    A great beach and beautiful ocean waters with several beachfront restaurants.

     


 

 

We have designed this section of our Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide to help you with commonly asked questions about this particular part of Mexico. It's always a good idea to sharpen up your learning curve before you start your vacation!

 

  • Carlos;

    I keep hearing about a place in the jungle south of Puerto Vallarta called Chico's Paradise. Would that be a good place to go to for lunch? - John

    John;

    Chico's Paradise is one of Puerto Vallarta's unique treasures... and a perfect destination for a lunch excursion! The setting is a bolder-cluttered river bed set in a lush green jungle with wading pools of mountain water. There is a restaurant just above the pools offering a decent menu and a variety of drinks! Try the palapa table at the lower west end for the best waterfall views at lunch.

     


     

  • Carlos:

    Friends of mine had visited Puerto Vallarta many years ago and several of them had gotten very sick. I only get one vacation each year and I don't want to waste it feeling sick. What are my chances of staying healthy? - Vicky

    Vicky;

    Your concern is a valid, but much has changed in Puerto Vallarta over the years to increase your likelihood of a healthy trip. For years it wasn't unusual for a tourist to pick up a parasite or bacteria that laid them flat for days. In some instances as many as 25% of the visitors were experiencing some degree of illness. I am happy to report that things have improved considerably in town during the past decade. Although getting sick is still a small possibility, it is more likely that you will not get sick either during or after your trip to PV Keep in mind that excessive sun and alcohol combined with spicy foods and a lack of sleep can really keep your body's normal defense mechanisms to a minimum. Taking it slow and easy will help ensure a healthy trip. - Carlos

     


     

  • Carlos:

    We are booking a vacation to Puerto Vallarta and would like to stay in a nice hotel away from the busy downtown areas. We would prefer an upper end hotel on a great beach. Any suggestions? - Robert

    Robert;

    One of your choices is the Westin Camino Real, about 10 minutes south of town. This is a first class hotel and is located on a private beach with very little other activity. Also it's close enough to town where you can easily head in for a great dinner or nightlife. The new Sheraton at Punta Mita is also a class act.

 


 

 

Welcome to the tropics! If you like warm weather, you'll love Puerto Vallarta!
The weather is warm all year long, if not a bit hot during the summer time. Evenings are always enjoyable, especially in a town that welcomes casual dress. During the rainy season from July through September you can expect some rain in the late afternoon, usually for just a couple of hours. This makes for excellent sunsets!

One of the wonderful things about being this far south is the warm ocean temperature. The water along the Puerto Vallarta coast is warm enough for swimming all year long even for the most timid gringo! As a matter of fact, in the middle of summer the ocean temperature is downright hot!

Check out today's PUERTO VALLARTA WEATHER.

For the bigger picture check out the SATELLITE VIEW of the weather in Mexico.

Also it's fun to review the current OCEAN WATER TEMPERATURE in Puerto Vallarta and other parts of Mexico.

For more information on weather and climate in Mexico drop by the WEATHER section of Mexico Expo.

 


 

 

  • TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0242.
    Located on Plaza de Armas, north side.
    Inside the City Hall building.
    Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

     

  • PROFIDIO TEQUILA TOUR

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 221-2547.
    Carretera a Tepec 5818, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Located 5 minutes north of the airport.
    Tequila tasting, tours, field trips and seminars.
    Tours Monday through Saturday about every two hours.

     

  • PV HOSPITAL

    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-3572.
    #365 Basilio Badillo, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Open 24 hours.

     

  • EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

    Federal Police ~ 221-1527.
    State Police ~ 223-2500.
    Red Cross ~ 222-1533.
    Tourism Bureau ~ 223-2500.
    Immigration Bureau ~ 222-1478.

     

  • CONSULATE INFORMATION

    United States
    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-0069.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 223-0074.
    Zaragoza #160, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Second floor.

    Canada
    Telephone 011-52 (322) 222-5398.
    Fax 011-52 (322) 222-3517.
    Zaragoza #160, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
    First floor.

    British ~ 01-(33) 3 761-6021 (Guadalajara).

    Holland ~ 01 (33) 3 673-2211 (Guadalajara).

    Germany ~ 01 (33) 3 613-9623 (Guadalajara).

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