Downtown Puerto Vallarta has kept its colonial charm and boasts a vibrant street scene all day and night.
Visitors here are warmly welcomed by hospitable, fun-loving locals who will make your vacation truly memorable. During the sunny dry season from November to May, daytime temperatures hover around 27 C to 30 C and there is virtually no rain.
Puerto Vallarta is second only to Mexico City for its diversity of eateries, ranging from taco stands and beach vendors to glamorous gourmet restaurants tucked in the hills with views of the Bay of Banderas. In fact, the expression "service with a smile" may just have originated here.
The Mexican peso is the official currency in Puerto Vallarta.
Many financial institutions have imposed additional rules, limiting this amount further to US0 per transaction.
As for using American money for purchases, local businesses will only accept a maximum of US0 per transaction; however, there is no limit on the maximum number of transactions per customer.
Drawn to the region's ideal climate, many visitors end up investing in real estate and businesses here.
With all the variety, there's plenty to savour at this city's many fine restaurants.
When it comes to romance, Puerto Vallarta delivers.
Dazzling sunsets, swaying palms and candlelit beach dinners accompanied by mariachi quartets are sure to fan the flames of passion.
To exchange your Canadian cash or travellers cheques, stop by one of the many banks, exchange kiosks or your hotel front desk.
Just don't forget your passport—it's required to cash your travellers cheques.