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Q. Where is Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

- Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the Bay of Banderas - Bahia de Banderas, nestled in between the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Originally a small fishing village, along with many others dotted along the bay, Puerto Vallarta has now grown into a sophisticated resort destination. This is partly due to the fact that a very famous Hollywood director, none other than John Huston, came to the area to film Night of the Iguana starring Ava Gardner & Richard Burton in 1963.

Despite its popularity and the new resort developments, the city retains much of its old Mexico charm. The Old Town and Romantic Zone are graced with cobblestone streets, and white stucco buildings. You will find flea markets, art and jewellery galleries and fine dining restaurants sitting alongside traditional street taco stands and locals going about their day to day lives. Take a leisurely wonder along the Malecón (boardwalk) enjoying the nightly activities of the markets and street vendors. Stop in at local bar or restaurant to sample the fine Jalisco made Tequilas or sip a Margarita as the sun sets over the water. Paradise!

You'll find all sorts of accommodation available from budget inns, all-inclusive hotels to world class beachfront resorts from the south of the bay to the north. All areas north of Puerto Vallarta are accessible by the main highway stretching from Boca de Tomatlan just to the south, through the cobble streets of the Puerto Vallarta's old town, heading north through the hotel zone and Nuevo Vallarta, all the way to the top of the bay at Punta de Mita. Some of the beaches in the southern section of the bay are only accessible by boat such as Las Animas, Quimixto, Majahuita, Yelapa and Chimo. They make for a great day excursion.

Anytime of the year is a perfect time to have your wedding ceremony in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with an average of 300 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit). The cooler winter months (dry season) in this tropical paradise range from November to April. The rainy season extends from late June to early October.

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