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Puerto Vallarta Travel Information

Puerto Vallarta Vacations & Travel Tips

Fast Facts

The city was named after Ignacio Vallarta, the Governor of the region from 1872 through 1876. The Bay of Banderas ranks among the largest and deepest bays in Mexico.

The 1964 John Huston film, “The Night of the Iguana,” turned the spotlight on Puerto Vallarta.

Both mezcal and tequila are made from the agave cactus; however, Tequila can only be made with blue agave, while mezcal can be produced from among more than 30 agave varieties.

Riviera Nayarit is a beautiful town just north of Puerto Vallarta. Here, you’ll find a great selection of renowned golf courses. It’s an easy drive north from Puerto Vallarta’s many all-inclusive resorts.

Region: Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

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When to Go

Perhaps the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is between April and June when the weather features less rain, and there are fewer tourists.

Looking for whales? Visit from January through March, when you’ll also find lower temperatures in the delightful mid-70s F. Nights can be cooler during these months, dropping into the 60s.

The hottest temperatures occur from June through October, reaching the mid-90s. Fewer cruise ships arrive during the summer months of July through September, which may be a factor if you are considering a cruise vacation, or looking to avoid those who are.

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