A white minivan on a well-paved two-land road that winds between rolling golden hills dotted with greenery.

Driving to Puerto Vallarta from the United States

If you’re adventurous and like going to out-of-the-way places, but you still want to have all the comforts of home, you may enjoy driving your own car or RV to Puerto Vallarta. Author Justin Henderson covers the essentials for motoring in Mexico: routes, fuel costs, car repair, insurance, and various safety tips.

Figures are silhouetted on the beach as a dramatic fiery sunset turns the sky gold to crimson to purple.

The Five-Day Best of Puerto Vallarta

For the most intimate view of Puerto Vallarta, stay in a comfortable hotel within close walking distance of the colorful Old Town sights, cafés, restaurants, and shops. Author Justin Henderson offers a five-day itinerary that features the best of this beautiful city.

A wide, paved walkway follows the shoreline with beach and whitewashed hotels visible in the distance.

Discover the Magic of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas have long had die-hard fans. From the wild, undeveloped southern coast to the colorful beach towns of the northern shores, it’s plain to see why visitors return year after year. Justin Henderson shares a helpful overview of this magical region by the sea.

Moon Puerto Vallarta

This full-color guide to Puerto Vallarta includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Local writer Justin Henderson and seasoned travel author Bruce Whipperman know the best way to experience Puerto Vallarta—from dining at new restaurants in De Santos and Xitomate to snorkeling in the Bay of Matanchén. Packed with expert advice on dining, transportation, and […]