An authentic Mexican town on the state of Jalisco´s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta’s beauty comes from its colonial architecture, wide beaches, and the spectacular, half-circle Banderas Bay surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains. The sea side boardwalk, or Malecon, is a popular spot in Puerto Vallarta. There, national and international artisans exhibit their work under swaying palms. Across the street, bars and restaurants offer cocktails and striking views of the ocean.
The biodiversity in the bay and the surrounding hills makes it a great ecotourism destination, with bird watching tours in the tropical forest, snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, and humpback whale watching trips during the April migration. Tucked within Puerto Vallarta’s exuberant vegetation is a wide world of luxury hotels, spas, and championship golf courses, such as the Vista Vallarta Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and host of the 2002 PGA World Cup.
Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty, pleasant weather and excellent infrastructure make it an ideal place to hold an event. This seaside destination boasts top of the line facilities, including the newly inaugurated Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center that can hold 7,000 people and is located just 10 minutes from the airport. Already, it has played host to events such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) Parliamentary Forum and the National Congress of Gastric Endoscopy. With 120 hotels and 18,000 rooms, Puerto Vallarta is well equipped to host large groups of people. The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta is one of the great event sites, with 280 ocean-view rooms, 12 event halls holding up to 900 people and gardens and pool areas that can accommodate 1,000 people.
Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport is 4.6 miles from the city, with direct flights to Mexican hubs, such as Monterrey, Tijuana and Mexico City, as well as international flights to 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Montreal and Vancouver.
Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center
Selected Puerto Vallarta Hotels and Event Venues:
Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
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