About Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In the state of Jalisco, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, travelers will find the resort city of Puerto Vallarta. Over 255,725 residents live in its 502.19 square miles. Transportation, personal services, restaurants, and hotels employ about 50% of the workforce. Commercial sectors, agricultural, and strong agricultural industries make up the rest of the city’s economy. Puerto Vallarta is also known for its welcoming and supportive attitude towards the LGBT community.
Popular Destinations in Puerto Vallarta
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Puerto Vallarta? Puerto Vallarta is famous for its nightlife, water sports, and beaches. There is no shortage of attractions to keep everyone busy. Some of the most popular are listed below.
El Malecón Boardwalk: Vsiting tourists can find nightclubs, lounges, bars, and contemporary sculptures at this beachside promenade. No visit to Puerto Vallarta is complete without a stroll down this tropical (boardless) boardwalk. El Malecon Boardwalk’s art, traditions and colors are sure to leave lasting impressions.
Café des Artistes: Reservations are highly recommended at Cafe des Artists. It is reportedly the finest restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Patrons will enjoy the fusion of Mexican and French influences in a romantic ambiance. The modern interior softens into a candlelit garden and the exterior presents a whimsical, castle-like appearance. Puerto Vallarta’s finest food combinations can be found here. The setting is both comfortable and elegant.
Yelapa: Yelapa is the top beach choice in the area. It is the furthest distance from the main beach towns, and home to a small fishing community. Spend just the day here, or stay the night in a handful of cozy accommodations. Those who choose to stay overnight will experience the true seclusion of Yelapa, long after the boats leave for the day. Boat taxis are available for transport back and forth between this beach and Puerto Vallarta.
Old Town aka the South Side: Old Town, also known as the South Side, is Viejo Vallarta’s Romantic Zone. Its signature cobblestone-street town center offers bars, restaurants, boutique shops, and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, a decidedly ornate church. Though the streets are small, Old Town is possibly the busiest section of Puerto Vallarta. This is mainly due its bounty of restaurants, bars, cafés, and shops. Although it feels more like a Pueblo, this section is newer than Puerto Vallarta’s downtown area.
J & B Salsa Club: Along the main coastal highway, about 3 ½ km north of Vallarta’s downtown section lies the area’s premier Latin dance club. During the week, DJs entertain the crowds, but on Friday and Saturday nights, live bands are featured. On Tuesday through Friday evenings salsa lessons are offered. Tango lessons are available on Monday nights at J& B Salsa Club.
Cuale Archaeological Museum: The permanent exhibition at Cuale Archaeological Museum contains information about the customs and traditions of Mexico’s western region. Additionally, information about hunting and gathering tools, art and ceramics, and relics recovered from tomb excavations in Jalisco. Local and national artists are frequently featured in the museum’s temporary exhibits. Originally opened in 1978, Cuale Archaeological Museum reopened its doors after renovations in 2005. The river that surrounds the island is where this museum gets its name.
Luxury Lodging in Puerto Vallarta
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Puerto Vallarta? Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the most luxurious hotels and lodgings in the country. There is no lack of opulent hotels to choose from:
- Canto del Sol Plaza Vallarta, All Inclusive Beach & Tennis Resort
- Casa Velas Hotel Boutique & Ocean Club – Adults Only All Inclusive
- Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa
- Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only
- Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
- Hotel Mousai – Adults Only
- Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
- Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
- Sheraton Buganvillas Resort & Convention Center
Airports In or Nearby Puerto Vallarta For Private Jets
There are a number of airports in and near Puerto Vallarta. This makes it easy to travel to and from the city by private jet charters. Some of the noteworthy airports include:
- Tepic International Airport (TPQ): Located around four miles away from Puerto Vallarta, Tepic International Airport is one of the major airports in Bahia de Banderas. It is the main airport serving Puerto Vallarta. The airport sits at an altitude of 28 feet above sea level and has two runways: one made of concrete measuring 13,000 feet in length and one made of asphalt measuring 10,400 feet long. The airport serves more than 16 million passengers annually, and has more than 130,000 aircraft operations per year.
- Playa De Oro International Airport (ZLO): This airport is located 220 miles away from Puerto Vallarta, and is the main airport serving the region. It is one of the busiest airports in the country, and sits at an altitude of 13 feet above sea level. Playa De Oro International Airport has a single concrete runway measuring 10,499 feet in length. The runway is designated in the 13/31 direction. The airport serves more than six million passengers every year, and has over 55,000 aircraft movements annually.
- Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL): Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport is located 420 miles away from Puerto Vallarta. The airport serves as a hub for multiple commercial airlines. The airport sits at an altitude of 2459 feet above sea level. It has two asphalt runways measuring 12,100 feet and 9,800 feet in length. The airport serves more than 38 million passengers annually, making it one of the busiest in the country. It has more than 300,000 aircraft operations annually and an economic impact of US$ 3 billion.
- Colima Airport (CLQ): Colima Airport is a major airport serving Puerto Vallarta, and is located around 700 miles away from the city center. The local airport has two asphalt runways measuring 4,300 and 4,200 feet in length. These are designated in the 02R/20L and 02L/20R directions respectively. The airport sits at an elevation of 11 feet above sea level, and serves more than nine million passengers annually. It also records over 120,000 aircraft operations annually, and handles more than 2,800 metric tons of cargo over the same period on average. The airport serves both scheduled commercial air traffic as well as private and chartered traffic.
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