Puerto Vallarta

Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    API De Puerto Vallarta
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "good evening" in Spanish: "buenas noches."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
    Accessories, jewellery, native crafts and clothing. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Famous For
      Look for a row of Romanesque arches along the waterfront across from the main plaza. Known as Los Arcos, the arches are a symbol of the city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The 1963 John Huston film The Night of the Iguana was shot in Puerto Vallarta and helped put the small fishing village on the map.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Take time to stroll the mile-long Malecón, a 12-block esplanade featuring an array of contemporary sculptures.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a fixture along the Puerto Vallarta skyline. Completed in the early 1950s, the church tower features a golden crown.

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