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Most visitors to Puerto Vallarta are familiar with the beaches and resorts of the Hotel Zone and Marina Vallarta. Yet, many tourists overlook historic Viejo Vallarta, the most authentically Mexican section of this amazing city. Here you can experience a true ‘South of the Border’ environment with a friendliness not known in the more tourist-dominated areas.... read more

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How do you get relief from the cold north winds of the Canadian climate? Just say "PVM". Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Set amidst the magnificent Sierra Madre mountains, this traditional Mexican village comes complete with cobblestone streets, and the ambiance of tropical flowers. Friendly citizens provide ample dining opportunities and shopping adventures for both the locals and tourists alike. Your first visit to the area may be a winter getaway but the appeal of this region is so inviting many people are purchasing homes so they can embrace the culture and climate of Puerto Vallarta any time.
Puerto Vallarta, is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay. The temperature remains warm year-round, with evening temperatures cooling off the day. What could be more rejuvenating than spending time enjoying a walk on a sandy beach, listening to the ocean surf? According to the "Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers Survey," Puerto Vallarta has been named the best beach area in Latin America. Make every day a beach day, with 25 miles of glorious beaches for walking, sunbathing and exploring. The local currency is the peso and of course your credit card is accepted almost everywhere. Over the years increased tourism and foreign owned real estate has brought attention to the water quality. Most of the restaurants have access to purified water and ice and are washing their salad products for ensured health and safety.
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This region of Mexico is highly populated by tourist and seasonal residents. Hence there are ample activities to keep you busy, and wonderful restaurant opportunities offering local and continental fare. A diverse repertoire of recreational pastimes such as sailing, golfing, tennis, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, kayaking, jungle tours, horse back riding and excursions to over 30 art galleries and public buildings are at your doorstep for you to enjoy. If your idea of traveling and sightseeing includes wildlife you will be excited to know that the humpback whale winters in Banderas Bay every year. 
Terracotta Rooftop in Zona Centro, Templo De Guadelupe, Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Templo De Guadelupe, Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta
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Other ocean attractions include the dolphins, giant manta and sea turtles. Avid bird watchers will thrive in this tropical region as they experience the sighting of the "Laughing Falcon" or "Blue Footed Booby." More than 100 exotic birds reside in the Puerto Vallarta area.

Puerto Vallarta transportation is easily accessed through the abundant supply of taxis that operate throughout the town. The average fare is about $3.00 USD. Traveling the length of the town will cost about $6.00 USD. Interestingly enough taxi fares are posted in the daily newspaper and most major hotels. Remember you are in Mexico and Mexican entrepreneurs are renowned for price negotiation even on travel expenses. It used to be that buying real estate was cash deals only in Mexico; this is no longer true. 

Financing for real estate within Mexico can be arranged. So don't let the information of the past deter you from having your dream home in Puerto Vallarta.

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Allegro Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta
The Allegro Nuevo Vallarta is a luxury resort on the Bahia de Banderas, the largest stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta, a short 15 minutes ride north of the airport, and 25 minutes from Puerto Vallarta's downtown. Surrounded by tranquil waters and lush vegetation, the resort is the perfect setting of colorful days and romantic sunsets. The resort features a daily activities program, nightly entertainment, and a kid's club for children 8-12 years. For recreation, this resort features scuba clinics, two illuminated hard surface tennis courts, a workout room, two swimming pools. For dining, there three onsite restaurants and three lounges/bars.
All Inclusive Las Palmas by the Sea  Puerto Vallarta
Situated on the best beach in the region, this beautiful resort is conveniently only 15 minutes from the International Airport and ten minutes from downtown. The charming, family-managed Las Palmas has been a favorite for years, with its great location on a small beach, close to town. With extensive renovations done in 2003, it simply makes for the most ideal lodging choice in the area. Local attractions that you won't want to miss include the Malecon, Mismaloya and old Vallarta.  There are 221 comfortably appointed guest rooms that conform to your standards.
Barcelo Premium La Jolla de Mismaloya All Inclusive
The All-inclusive Barcelo Premium La Jolla de Mismaloya sits on the secluded bay of Mismaloya in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Flanked by the Sierra Madre jungle and overlooking 500 meters of golden sand, this resort faces the blue waters of the Pacific. Los Arcos National Park, a prime location for snorkeling and scuba diving, is less than two kilometers away. Downtown Puerto Vallarta offers a boardwalk, historical sites and galleries 11 kilometers away. The resort has four restaurants, including three dinner restaurants and an al fresco buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Three bars are also available.
Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa Puerto Vallarta
The Buenaventura Hotel and Beach Club is a superior-class resort located 25 minutes from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. A centrally-located beachfront property, this resort is a few minute's walk from the famous Maleson of Puerto Vallarta and all of the charm and mystique of this charming village. Four dining and beverage venues are available to guests including the Frutas y Flores restaurant, Sunset restaurant and bar, Cabaña snack bar and lobby bar. Beautifully appointed guest rooms have an air of tropical tranquility.
Canto Del Sol Plaza Vallarta All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta
The Canto Del Sol Hotel and Tennis Beach Resort offers "all-inclusive fun with the rhythm of the sun". Situated on the beautiful blue waters of the Mexican Pacific riviera, here is a resort where you'll find all that you would need to enjoy a truly wonderful vacation. The all- inclusive program includes a wide variety of restaurants, bars, activities, entertainment, installations and superb accommodations. Located right in the heart of the hotel zone, Canto del Sol enjoys a privileged location only five minutes from the traditional "Malecon" and convenient to all the attractions Puerto Vallarta has to offer.
Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Dreams Real Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is surrounded by green mountains and is located on a private beach. The property is close to downtown and its shopping areas, and is located at the exclusive golden zone in Puerto Vallarta. Situated off the coast of the Pacific in Bahia de Banderas, one of the largest bays in the world, this hotel makes an ideal lodging choice for those searching for a relaxing vacation. This hotel is an all-inclusive resort, offering an array of recreational amenities. The hotel offers a fitness center, three outdoor pools, and such outdoor activities as rock climbing and kayaking.
El Pescador Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Hotel El Pescador is located right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta Mexico, on the beach and near the famous Malecón (Boardwalk). This is the best location in town, just a few blocks from the main plaza. A first-class property, Hotel El Pescador offers quality accommodations at very modest rate. This hotel offers a total of 101 rooms, some with balconies, some with ocean views and others with downtown views. Guests can dine onsite at the coral restaurant and bar, which is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. The guest rooms offered here have ocean views (unless otherwise noted) and they are equipped with telephone, air conditioner or fans.
Golden Crown Paradise Resort Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive
The Golden Crown Paradise is an all-inclusive, luxury resort for adults only. This unique resort was designed as a beautiful vacation wonderland, especially for adults, and it is an excellent choice for honeymooners or couples on a getaway. Set on the most beautiful stretch of beach in Puerto Vallarta, this hotel offers personalized service, a unique "a la carte" meal plan (including 24-hour room service) and special amenities for honeymooners. The all-inclusive plan covers a variety of activities, such as clay tennis courts and a variety of non-motorized water sports (sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing and more).All rooms have a private balcony and an ocean view.
Hacienda Hotel & Spa Puerto Vallarta
The Hacienda Hotel and Spa is located 10 minutes from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. Discover the charm and serenity of a true Mexican hacienda with lush tropical gardens, palm trees and cascades of fresh crystal water and secluded green areas inviting you to savor tranquility and harmony. Located just a short stroll from the beach and a short drive from town, the hotel offers a freeform freshwater swimming pool with swim up bar. There are three restaurants onsite with a lobby bar, a lounge bar and a new beach club bar by two minutes walking. The hotel now has a new holistic spa. The hotel offers complimentary five-minutes massages upon arrival.
Hotel Suites La Siesta Puerto Vallarta
The Hotel Suites La Siesta is strategically located only 10 miles south of the Puerto Vallarta Airport. The hotel is set high on a hillside and only 200 meters from the beach. Each suite literally looks down on the old town of Puerto Vallarta and has a breathtaking view of the ocean. just to the left and below is the beautiful church of Guadalupe. This cathedral has a bell tower that is topped by a crown that is often lit up each night like a sparkling jewel in the night. If you listen closely you can hear church bells softly playing melodic music, brought to you on gentle, evening breezes.
Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive
Resting along Bandaras Bay's northern shoreline in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive is located less than five kilometers from splash water park and championship golf courses. An array of on-site dining options features terrace seating at la Pergola that serves international and Mexican fare. Open-air seaside bars include Cesar's Club Bar, offering disco and DJ music, and Volare's where live bands perform.  A health-and-beauty spa includes saunas and exclusive massage, body treatments, reflexology, facials and hair and nail care.
Melia Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive
The Melia Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resort is located in the exclusive Marina Vallarta, minutes to downtown and five miles from the Ordaz International airport, and within walking distance from the Marina Vallarta Golf Club, where discounted rates are available for Melia Puerto Vallarta guests. Activities are non-stop at this couples and family paradise. Vacationers can relax on the beach or by the largest pool in Vallarta while children take advantage of The Flintstones Land, providing supervised, themed areas and activities for children from 4 months to 13 years of age. From the balcony of its 321 oversized, redecorated guest rooms there are spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean or the beautiful hotel gardens.
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