Puerto Vallarta is your classic seaside resort and spa town. Puerto Vallarta has it all: resorts, hotels, spas, recreation, sports, entertainment, food, retail, cultural events, hospitality and safety services. The town is located on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast in the Bahia de Banderas, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, right at the border with northern Nayarit. Puerto Vallarta is both a popular vacation destination as well as a favourite among retirees and snow-birds. The locals shorten the name of the town to simply “Vallarta”, meanwhile English-speaking residents refer to it as “PV”.
The reputation that Puerto Vallarta has is that of being very warm and friendly to visitors. In fact, the city was named ‘The Friendliest City in the World’ (La ciudad más amigable del mundo) and still maintains this status even today. You can read that slogan when you enter the city from neighbouring Nayarit. Puerto Vallarta is popular with both foreign and domestic tourists.
When you visit Puerto Vallarta you will instantly feel welcome and right at home.