Puerto Vallarta Facts
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Population178,000 (approx)
CountryMexico
LanguagesSpanish
GeographyMexico's Pacific coast on the Bahía of Banderas (Banderas Bay).
ClimateTropical climate with summer-like temperatures all year round. Very hot and humid summers. Rainy season from mid-June through mid-October, during there are often hard but short evening rains.
Average TemperaturesAverage daily high of 86ºF (30ºC)
Average daily low of 70ºF (21ºC)
Local fareFull of excellent dining establishments featuring all cuisines due to international clientele. Local specialties include huachinango sarandeado (red snapper marinated and grilled), grilled marlin (skewered and cooked over coals), ceviche (raw fish, shrimp or scallops with onions, chilis and lime juice), and local comfort foods (called "antojitos", or "little whims") like quesadillas, tacos, empanadas and tamales that are often sold from street stands.
Tourist OfficeMunicipal Tourist Office
Address: Calle Juárez
Telephone: 223-25-00, ext 230
State Tourist Office
Address: Plaza Marina, Local 144 & 146
Telephone: 221-26-76, 221-26-80
Did you know?Puerto Vallarta was relatively unknown until the filming of John Huston's The Night of the Iguana, when the international media descended upon the town to cover the affair between the movie's star, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.

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