About Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is located off the Pacific Ocean coast and forms part of Banderas Bay. Just a short hour flight from most major cities in the United States and Canada, both its latitude and longitude make Puerto Vallarta one of the most sought after destination in North America.
City limits comprise 1,300 km2 of seaside and lush tropical land. The neighboring state of Nayarit borders the north while Cabo Corrientes and San Sebastian lay to the south and east respectively.
Puerto Vallarta is on the same latitude as Hawaii and enjoys in nearly perfect weather year-round. The city is situated at the western most point end of the state of Jalisco, 2 meters above sea level.
Past and present
From its humble beginnings as a picturesque fishing village to its fame during Hollywood’s heyday when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton graced its cobblestones, Puerto Vallarta (or Vallarta, as it is affectionately known) has always been a destination for romantics and adventurers.
During the 60s and 70s it was a haven for high-society’s bohemian-chic and still continues to be admired for its sophistication and glamour, boasting some of the finest high-end restaurants, golf-clubs, excursions, shopping and contemporary art galleries, not to mention its exciting nightlife.
The beauty and unparalleled charisma of Vallarta lies in its unique blend of traditional ‘Old Mexico’ charm with the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan setting. The old town is graced with beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets and white stucco buildings crowned by flower-covered balconies and red tile roofs.
Few settings offer such remarkable natural beauty with spectacular all year round outdoor opportunities whether on sea or on land. Renowned for its balmy and sunny climate throughout the year, when in Vallarta there’s no doubt you’re in paradise.