Puerto Vallarta


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Cruises To Puerto Vallarta

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.


  • 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.

Puerto Vallarta TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Town, Country & Tequila

This excursion combines the charm of both the old and new Mexico. Drive through the Marina Vallarta area and stop at the...


Pirate Boat Adventure

Enjoy some swashbuckling fun, snorkeling, beach time and water sports. Join your friendly Captain and 'his pirates' aboa...


Hiking, Villa & BBQ Sunset Fiesta

Board your motor coach and leave the city behind as you head to the Sierra Madre Mountains where your hiking tour awaits...


Puerto Vallarta City Sights

You'll see the best of Puerto Vallarta including its Old Town, a visit to City Hall and the Cathedral of the Lady of Gua...


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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

7-Day Mexican Riviera Round-trip Los Angeles: Cabo & Puerto Vallarta

Norwegian Bliss, winner of Condé Nast Traveller's 2019 Hot List Award | Enjoy whale watching at happy hour in the Observation Lounge. | Score a California tan underneath the Mexican sun.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Mazatlán (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Mazatlan, Mexico

8-Day Mexican Riviera Round-trip Los Angeles: San Diego & Cabo

Enter an amazing virtual world inside Norwegian Joy's Galaxy Pavilion. | Experience the best of the Mexican Riviera with Norwegian.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
San Diego (California); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Mazatlán (Mexico); Ensenada (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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