Mexican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) (55/3002–6300; 01800/006–8839 toll-free in Mexico. www.sectur.gob.mx.)
Mexican Tourism Board (U.S. and Canada) (800/446–3942 in U.S. and Canada. www.visitmexico.com.)
PV and Jalisco Contacts
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board & Convention and Visitors Bureau (Hotel Canto del Sol, Las Glorias, Local 18, Ground fl., Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48310. 322/224–1175; 888/384–6822 in U.S.; 01800/719–3276 in Mexico. www.visitpuertovallarta.com.)
Riviera Nayarit Contacts
Bay of Banderas/Nuevo Vallarta Tourism Office (Paseo de los Cocoteros at Bd. Nuevo Vallarta, between Gran Velas and Marival hotels, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, 63735. 322/297–1006.)
Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau (Paradise Plaza, Local Int. 6–A, Paseo de los Cocoteros 85 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, 63735. 322/297–2516. www.rivieranayarit.com.)
The best of the private-enterprise websites are PV Mirror and Virtual Vallarta, which have tons of good information and short articles about life in PV. Bucerías, Sayulita, and Punta Mita have their own websites, as does the Costalegre region as a whole.
Excellent English-language sites for general history, travel information, facts, and news stories about Mexico are Mexico Online and Mexico Connect. Mexico Guru has news about PV and nearby destinations, interactive maps, and a dictionary of Mexico-specific slang and vocabulary.
The nonprofit site Ancient Mexico has information about western Mexico as well as more comprehensive information about the Maya and Aztecs.
Ancient Mexico (www.ancientmexico.com.)
Mexico Connect (www.mexconnect.com.)
Mexico Guru (www.mexicoguru.com.)
Mexico Online (www.mexonline.com.)
Punta Mita (www.puntamita.com.)
PV Mirror (www.pvmirror.com.)
Sayulita Life (www.sayulitalife.com.)
Virtual Vallarta (www.virtualvallarta.com.)