Airport Code: PVR
Experience the warmth of a place that’s quaint and full of history, yet modern, vibrant and exotic. Puerto Vallarta is relaxing beaches, world class restaurants, and the latest in ecotourism and extreme adventure in a setting that is internationally recognized for its charm and friendliness, with a backdrop of mountains, rivers, coastline, and emerald green waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Stroll down the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta’s half-mile promenade that lines the city’s historic center and waterfront. Enjoy the many cafés and nightclubs, as well as the famous open air sculptures. Spend the day at the Los Muertos Beach and brand new pier. Stake out a favorite restaurant in the Zona Romántica. Cross the swinging bridges to the Cuale Island to shop at any of the dozens of market stalls that line the walkway. Climb to the Matamoros lighthouse for a spectacular view of the 7th largest bay in the world. Discover one of the most outstanding places in Latin America for its biodiversity.
Explore the beautiful tropical canopy (perhaps by Zipline!) that covers the mountains and is home to hundreds of species of birds and orchids, as well as bountiful wildlife such as ocelot, badger, jaguar, and iguana. Set sail on a day tour to observe the humpback whales as they leap into the air, watch the dolphins frolic close by, or go deep sea fishing for marlin, snapper, sailfish, tuna, and sea bass.
The Spanish began calling it Banderas Valley in 1525, the name used by the earliest culture which settled in the area. It was renamed Las Peñas de Santa María Guadalupe after Mexico´s Independence and shortened to Puerto Las Peñas during the years of the silver mining boom in nearby San Sebastián and Mascota. In 1918 it was named Puerto Vallarta after Ignacio L. Vallarta, lawyer, jurist, and state governor.
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