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When is the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

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.

What language is spoken in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

The main language spoken in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is Spanish.

What currency do I need in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

The Mexican peso is the main currency used in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in the major resorts using a UK credit or debit card.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.

What is the time difference between Puerto Vallarta and the UK?

The time difference between Puerto Vallarta and the UK is GMT -6 hrs.

What does a visit to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit combine well with?

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

How do I get to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

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

What key events are there in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

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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