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Puerto Vallarta is situated on Banderas Bay, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and is surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains. It also offers a wide range of tours, and sporting and adventure activities. Visitors can choose from any number of international gourmet restaurants, or they can savor authentic local dishes. Guests will also find there are luxurious hotels and resorts, found along the miles of white, sandy beaches; and many are secluded and quiet.
Visitors to Puerto Vallarta fly into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), and the city is no more than a few hours by plane from many major North American cities. It's easy to get around by car, bus or on foot.
Visitors find that each of Puerto Vallarta's beaches is unique; La Caleta, for example, is the best beach for surfing, and La Manzanilla is small and quiet. For those seeking adventure, the Vallarta Adventures Company offer trips to explore the Sierra Madre in a four-wheel drive truck or on a mule. Once there you can ride a zip line through the jungle's canopy, or take a river raft ride.
The city is known for its warm and welcoming locals and authentic Mexican charm. Since it is on the same latitude as Hawaii, it enjoys nearly perfect tropical weather, with average temperatures in the low- to mid-80's. The summers tend to be more humid, and the rainy season lasts from July to mid-October, making the spring and winter months the best time to visit the city.