Here are some interesting facts about Puerto Vallarta:
Location – The city us located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is along the country’s largest natural bay, Banderas Bay, in the northwestern part of Jalisco.
Climate – Puerto Vallarta is warm all year. It has tropical temperatures, but early mornings and evenings in the winter can become really cold. Summers are sunny between the months of May and October. Rain comes almost every afternoon from June to July. Humidity and heat are least comfortable in September.
Currency – Locals use pesos. There are many money exchange houses in the airport and at banks, and on almost every street throughout the city. Many establishments accept credit cards.
Population – Puerto Vallarta had a population of about 177,800 in 2005, according to the 2005 census. Around two million travelers visit the city annually.
Economy – The city’s economy is largely related to tourism. Agriculture, tobacco, tequila production, and cattle ranching also play an important role in the economy.
Law – Mexico falls under Napoleonic Law, which means you are guilty until proven innocent.
Safety – In general, Puerto Vallarta has a low crime rate. You do not have to worry about public transportation since it is safe to use. There are also Tourist Police available to offer assistance, answer questions, and give directions.
Beaches – Readers of the Travel and Leisure Magazine have named Vallarta, all 25 miles of it, as the best beach in Latin America,
Tequila – Only tequila made in Tequila, Jalisco has the right to carry the name of “tequila.”
Mariachi – Puerto Vallarta is home to this traditional Mexican music.