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Puerto Vallarta.

Mexico Facts & Information

 Location Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US
 Climate Varies from tropical to desert
 Terrain High rugged mountains, low coastal plains, high plateaus, and desert
 Population 106,202,903
 Nationality Mexican
 Ethnic groups Mestizo 60%, Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
 Religions Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
 Languages Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
 Government Type Federal Republic
 Capital Mexico City
 Currency Mexican Peso (MXN)
 Description of Flag Three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; the coat of arms (an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak) is centered in the white band
 Mexico Flag Mexico Flag

More Information
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Puerto Vallarta Culture

Puerto Vallarta is a favorite among expatriates and tourists. You will find many foreigners along with easy-going and informal locals. In fact, you will find that locals in Puerto Vallarta to be more tolerant and there are more entertainment options geared toward the gay community than in other Mexican cities. Therefore, making Puerto Vallarta a favorite destination among gay tourists.

More Information
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Puerto Vallarta Culture

Puerto Vallarta is a favorite among expatriates and tourists. You will find many foreigners along with easy-going and informal locals. In fact, you will find that locals in Puerto Vallarta to be more tolerant and there are more entertainment options geared toward the gay community than in other Mexican cities. Therefore, making Puerto Vallarta a favorite destination among gay tourists.

More Information
 www.state.gov

 

Puerto Vallarta Shopping

Puerto Vallarta is home to several expensive resorts, restaurants, and boutiques but the city is still home to some budget hotels and good-value restaurants. Generally the more expensive hotels and shops are in the northern part of the city and the best deals can still be found in the south. If you are watching your budget, the best time to come is during the off-season between August and November. There are also several options for dining in the city, from restaurants

offering tourists cocktails and live music to the food stalls on the market’s second-floor, overlooking the Río Cuale. Taco and hot dog vendors also line up along main streets. Vendors also sell fresh, roasted seafood on the beaches. Depending on your taste and your budget, there is no shortage of dining options to chose from!

 

Puerto Vallarta Shopping

Puerto Vallarta is home to several expensive resorts, restaurants, and boutiques but the city is still home to some budget hotels and good-value restaurants. Generally the more expensive hotels and shops are in the northern part of the city and the best deals can still be found in the south. If you are watching your budget, the best time to come is during the off-season between August and November. There are also several options for dining in the city, from restaurants

offering tourists cocktails and live music to the food stalls on the market’s second-floor, overlooking the Río Cuale. Taco and hot dog vendors also line up along main streets. Vendors also sell fresh, roasted seafood on the beaches. Depending on your taste and your budget, there is no shortage of dining options to chose from!

 

Puerto Vallarta Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 El Manglar Hotel Zone (322) 222-3737 Mexican
 Fajita Republic Pino Suarez & Basilio Badillo (322) 222-3131 Mexican
 Planet Hollywood Morelos 518 (322) 223-2710 American
 Se?or Frog's Venustiano Carranza 248 (322) 222-5171 American
 La Terraza di Roma Puesta del Sol Club de Tenis (322) 221-0560 Italian
 El Panorama 689 Miramar 322-222-1818 American
 La Palapa Pulpito 103 322-222-5225 International
 Le Gourmet Aquiles Serdan 242 (322) 222-0914 International
 Papasito's Marlin 16 322 295 5203 European
 Janssen & Johnson Olas Altas 474 (322) 222-3497 International
 Los Pibes Basilio Badillo 261 (322) 223-1557 Argentinian
 The River Cafe Isla Rio Cuale 4 (322) 223-0788 Mexican
 Hard Rock Cafe Diaz Ordaz 652 (322) 222-5532 American
 Se?or Mister Pepe's Basilio Badillo #518 (322) 222-0549 International
 Trio Guerrero 264 (322) 222-2196 Mediterranean
 Coco Tropical Basilio Badillo (322) 222-5485 International
 Roberto's Puerto Nuevo Basilio Badillo 284 (322) 222-6210 Seafood
 Caruso Insurgentes 109 (322) 222-2748 Italian
 Vista Grill Pulpito 377 322 222-3570 International
 Las Palomas Paseo Diaz Ordaz 610 322 222 3675 Mexican
 Cafe des Artistes Guadalupe Sanchez 740 (322) 22 232 28 French

 

Puerto Vallarta Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 El Manglar Hotel Zone (322) 222-3737 Mexican
 Fajita Republic Pino Suarez & Basilio Badillo (322) 222-3131 Mexican
 Planet Hollywood Morelos 518 (322) 223-2710 American
 Se?or Frog's Venustiano Carranza 248 (322) 222-5171 American
 La Terraza di Roma Puesta del Sol Club de Tenis (322) 221-0560 Italian
 El Panorama 689 Miramar 322-222-1818 American
 La Palapa Pulpito 103 322-222-5225 International
 Le Gourmet Aquiles Serdan 242 (322) 222-0914 International
 Papasito's Marlin 16 322 295 5203 European
 Janssen & Johnson Olas Altas 474 (322) 222-3497 International
 Los Pibes Basilio Badillo 261 (322) 223-1557 Argentinian
 The River Cafe Isla Rio Cuale 4 (322) 223-0788 Mexican
 Hard Rock Cafe Diaz Ordaz 652 (322) 222-5532 American
 Se?or Mister Pepe's Basilio Badillo #518 (322) 222-0549 International
 Trio Guerrero 264 (322) 222-2196 Mediterranean
 Coco Tropical Basilio Badillo (322) 222-5485 International
 Roberto's Puerto Nuevo Basilio Badillo 284 (322) 222-6210 Seafood
 Caruso Insurgentes 109 (322) 222-2748 Italian
 Vista Grill Pulpito 377 322 222-3570 International
 Las Palomas Paseo Diaz Ordaz 610 322 222 3675 Mexican
 Cafe des Artistes Guadalupe Sanchez 740 (322) 22 232 28 French

 


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