Mexico Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

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When To Go

This is an excellent beach destination, with sunshine reputedly on 360 days of the year. It is hot and humid all the year round. Most rain falls Jun-Sep when the vegetation wakes up in a carpet of lush verdure. The high season for tourism is mid-Dec to mid-Jan and Jul-Aug.

Language

Spanish

Getting Local Currency

Mexican peso. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in the major resorts using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts may be lower than in the UK.

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs.  

Combines With

Puerto Vallarta is within easy reach of the colonial cities of Guadalajara, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.

Getting There

There are short flights from Mexico City or from Oaxaca (40mins) to Puerto Vallarta

Key Events

It seems that Puerto Vallarta has a fiesta, show or parade most weeks of the year. Costumed extravaganzas are particularly popular. Events include a folklore festival in April, Day of the Dead processions on 1-2 November, Independence Day celebrations 13-16 September, food festivals in November, many sports events such as golf championships and road races. 

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  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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