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Discover Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a destination as diverse as the many travelers who visit year after year. While Old Town retains much of its rustic charm, a thriving, modern city has grown up around it. The greater Puerto Vallarta region boasts tranquil little coves alongside wild sea beaches, lush blue agave fields framed by craggy, volcanic mountains. Plan a trip of your own to discover for yourself what so many of the region’s die-hard fans already know.

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Planning Your Trip

If You Have…

A long weekend: Stick to Puerto Vallarta proper and enjoy Old Town, the Malecón, and the local beaches. Snorkel at Los Arcos, pet a lion cub at the zoo, or go bird- and butterfly-watching at the botanical gardens.

A week: Stay close by, but check out the beach at Boca de Tomatlán, or grab a water taxi and visit Yelapa. Don’t skip the pie.

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