Vallarta is a study of contrasts - always intriguing and endlessly
colorful. A beach resort of the highest order to be sure with
the population changing daily - yet this charming city is
home to more than 5,000 expatriates who came to visit, fell
in love, and stayed. And stayed. The Mexican people and the
"Vallartenses" in particular are intensely private
and extraordinarily open, friendly and caring to all. Very
Catholic and - the dichotomy - extremely tolerant of those
with different lifestyles.
Puerto Vallarta's heart and soul revolves solely around one
objective - her tourists. Most families in the city have at
least one member involved with tourism and, because there
is no other industry, the Vallartenses embrace their visitors
as warmly as sunshine.
Vallarta - a city where handmade adobe-brick houses bump up
against million dollar homes and where restaurants serving
haute cuisine peacefully coexist with taco stands. A city
leaping into the future but ever vigilant to preserve and
honor history and tradition.
Puerto Vallarta is a haven for weary vacationers who want
nothing more than a good book, a tan and icy cold beers delivered
poolside at regular intervals by an adept probably bilingual
waiter. For those who choose not to sit still many, many bars
and nightclubs close when everybody decides to go home.
Oh yes…and the weather is perfect, too!