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Experience Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Overview
Fast facts
  • Stroll along the Malecón boardwalk and admire breathtaking ocean views
  • Visit one of the stylish beach bars lining Puerto Vallarta’s golden-sand shores
  • Explore the lush landscapes of the Sierra Madre Mountains on an excursion

Surrounded by the lush foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and overlooking the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta offers something for every travel style. This Pacific Mexico destination is home to world-class hotels and resorts with activities and amenities for all ages, whether you’re planning an adults only getaway for two or a fun-filled vacation with the whole family. Head into downtown Puerto Vallarta to walk along the scenic Malecón, Puerto Vallarta’s mile-long esplanade that winds along the coast where you can admire picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and the sculptures lining the boardwalk. Old Town is a must-visit for history buffs and culture-seekers, where live musicians perform in the charming zocalos (squares) and charming restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine line the cobblestone streets. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure as well, where you can head off on an ATV excursion through the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, zipline high above the treetops or ride down Cuale River on an inner tube.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation to exchange to pesos at their resort.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

What to buy: Along Puerto Vallarta's famous Malecon seaside promenade, you may spot an eclectic collection of bronze sculptures, especially seahorses, which are an icon of the town. Pick up a seahorse-shaped figurine or knick-knack of your own to remember your visit.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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