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Vallarta Info

Puerto Vallarta seahorse sculpture.

Here at Vallarta Info you will find so many great activities for your visit to Puerto Vallarta, apart from the various tours. The town is very walkable and picturesque. Also we are well known for our great diversity of restaurants, ranging from the great Taco Stands to Cordon Bleu French Cuisine.
Scroll down for info. on Telephones, the Internet and our great Water.

VALLARTA INFO. ACTIVITIES

At our famous beach destination and, apart from the great beaches, we have exciting Tours. Likewise some of the best and most varied Restaurants in Mexico, a very active nightlife and wonderful  Shopping opportunities.

Here is some Vallarta Info on the most unique organised tours:

  • Rhythms of The Night, an evening cruise to a beach with dinner and a pre-hispanic show.
  • Boat Cruises of our huge Banderas Bay.
  • Canopy Zip Line Tours, in our jungle covered mountains.
  • Whale Watching during the winter, usually Dec. 8th – March 23rd.
  • A hike along a trail from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas Beach.
  • Tour of the Botanical Gardens south of town. Note: you can take a bus there if you wish and save a lot. DIY Tours.
  • For Do-It-Yourself tours, our town is a wonderful place to walk, all you need is a good MAP:

THE MALECON

The Malecón, Our beach side promenade (boardwalk), lined with sculptures, stretches from the Rosita Hotel all the way to Los Muertos Beach. Map
On the way south stop to see Our Lady of Guadalupe church, adjacent to the principal Plaza, and the Naval Museum, just past the Los Arcos amphitheater.

From the bridge over the Rio Cuale, you can descend to the river island with an archaeological museum, restaurants, shopping stands  and all the way upstream our cultural centre.
Continue on the Malecón to Los Muertos Beach and the new pier. Many beach side bars and restaurants on this very popular beach.
If you’re here on a Saturday, visit the local Farmer”s Market in Lázaro Cárdenas park, from 9:30am to 2:00pm, with food and live music. Olas Altas Farmer’s Market only open in the High Season, the non rainy season – Nov. – April.
After visiting the Los Muertos Beach pier, turn inland and stroll up Basilio Badillo, MAP with it’s many restaurants, bars, stores and art galleries.

SHOPPING?
Here’s a Guide to our favorites.

TELEPHONES AND INTERNET

Making an international call from a Mexican land line: If you want to dial an international number from your Mexican land line, dial the international access code which is 001, then the area code, then the number.

Cell Phones.

Some cell phone companies have a roaming agreements within Mexico. Ask your provider who they use for roaming in Mexico, that will tell you who to sign up with when you get there. Some of these companies sell short term options for vacationers.

Your cell phone can easily have a local number added, just for the cost of buying a local SIM card.

Calling a Mexican Cell Phone from NOB (North of the Border) you no longer need to add a ‘1’. For example, if you want to dial a cell phone in Puerto Vallarta (area code 322) from Tucson you used to dial 011+52+322 + seven digit phone number.

Internet.

There are several ways to keep up on your E-mail while you”re here. Apart from your hotels, with sometimes a charge, there used to be many Cyber Cafes in town that have high speed access.
Not anymore everybody has a cell phone now.
Most every bar in town offers free WiFi Nacho Daddy, Gringo Loco and Escondida are just a few examples.
We have a city Hot Spot in the Main Plaza, which is free and require no password, it runs 24/7, this is meant to run along the whole Malecón and another in Parque Lázaro Cárdenas on the south side.

Vallarta Info on the water

SEAPAL Vallarta water supply.We’ve seen so many misinformed reports from bulletin boards over the years about the water. The usual bad reporting by foreign media, who treat Mexico as a large state south of the US border, and if there’s a report of pollution in the state of Guerrero or somewhere, their report is just Mexico Pollution.

This is a very big country, it’s not the same everywhere, just like in your country.
In the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta the water is good to drink. Here’s Vallarta Information, SEAPAL (Local Water Company) have consistently exceed World Health Organisation criteria for drinking water, for over forty years. But, if you’re really worried, plenty of your favourite bottled water is available.