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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Puerto Vallarta Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Puerto Vallarta? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Top Attractions in Puerto Vallarta

Dining Out Dozens of top chefs have restaurants in PV, and each November sees the International Gourmet Festival, with guest chefs, recipes...

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Puerto Vallarta's Art Walk

A series of bronze sculptures stretches along the sea walk and are the most photographed elements of the city. In contrast to traditional sculptures...

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Mexican Rhythms and Roots

Salsa, merengue, cumbia —do they leave you spinning before you even hit the dance floor? This primer is designed to help you wrap your mind...

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Top Reasons to Go to Puerto Vallarta

Resorts: Everything from luxurious beachfront high-rises to quaint boutique hideaways. Nightlife: Vallarta after dark is one of Mexico's...

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Puerto Vallarta's Best Street Food and Snacks

Puerto Vallarta's Best Street Food and Snacks In New York you go for a slice; in Puerto Vallarta, you stop for a taco. Snacking at street stands...

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Festivals and Events in Puerto Vallarta

January El Día de los Santos Reyes. El Día de los Santos Reyes (January 6) was the day of gift-giving in Latin America until Santa Claus...

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Snapshot of Puerto Vallarta

Geography Puerto Vallarta sits at the center point of C-shaped Banderas Bay. Spurs from the Sierra Cacoma run down to the sea, forming a landscape...

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Gay Puerto Vallarta

Gay Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta is a gay old town. Mexico's most popular gay destination draws crowds of "Dorothy's friends" from both...

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Weddings and Honeymoons in Puerto Vallarta

Weddings and Honeymoons Mexico is a growing wedding and honeymoon destination for Canadians and Americans. Many area hotels—from boutiques...

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Kids and Families in Puerto Vallarta

Kids and Families What better way to bond with your kids than splashing in the pool or the sea, riding a horse into the hills, or zipping through...

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Side Trips from Puerto Vallarta

If you're not joining an organized day tour, there are many possible itineraries, depending on whether you leave from PV or from Guadalajara...

Restaurants

Food Glossary for Puerto Vallarta

Here are some of the dishes you're likely to find on area menus or in the reviews below. Buen provecho! arrachera: skirt steak. carne...

Hotels

Puerto Vallarta Accommodations for Families

Puerto Vallarta is an excellent destination for children. Miles of beaches keep kids busy in the sand and the sea, and activities like horseback...

Hotels

Buying a Time-Share in Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta, time-share salespeople are as unavoidable as death and taxes, and almost as dreaded. Although a slim minority of people...

Shopping

Smart Souvenirs

Arts and Crafts Puerto Vallarta is an arts and crafts paradise, particularly if you're fond of ceramics, masks, fine art, and Huichol folk...

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Taxco: Silver City

In less than a decade after William Spratling arrived in the mining town of Taxco—275 km (170 miles) north of Acapulco—he had transformed it...

Sports & Activities

Annual Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta

March Banderas Bay Regatta. The winter season brings foreign vessels and lots of racing and boating activities, including the five-day Banderas...

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