Puerto Vallarta is located on the Bay of Banderas along Jalisco’s Pacific Coast, Mexico. In the early 16th century Spanish soldiers discovered the bay’s shores when seeking supplies.
A shipyard was established in Puerto Vallarta when California was being colonised and the Old Town evokes that heritage. Ships logs at that time record fishing boats and hump-back whales being seen in the bay. Puerto Vallarta’s coconut palm-lined beachs have a dramatic backdrop of jagged mountains.
Year-round the climate at Puerto Vallarta is balmy. The average annual temperature is around 80 degrees. Don’t worry about taking a jacket as temperatures rarely drop below 60 degrees. The peak visitor period is from mid-December to mid-April. For a less expensive accommodation and a quieter time avoid these dates. Fights from America to Puerto Vallarta usually go through Mexico City. Travel by car from the States is a lengthy journey. The city lies 1,200 miles south of the border at Nogales, Arizona. Puerto Vallarta is a major port of call for cruise ships, what better way could there be to arrive in style.
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The Malecon, a broad sculpture-lined promenade edges the sea around the bay. It links the old town with the new. From it you can watch Pelicans feed and the locals swim and fish. Sit at a beach cafe, enjoy guacamole, barbequed prawns on skewers and a bucket of ice-cold beer while watching the hawkers promenade past selling everything from silver jewellery to straw bags. Musicians will serenade you for a coin.
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