Puerto Vallarta

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Beya de Baña de Bañeras, along the coastline, lies the city of Pouyporto Vallarta. Founded in the middle of the 19th century, it has retained its old-time atmosphere thanks to its colloquial-style buildings, its cobblestone streets and its pleasant shady tree-lined terraced courtyards. The city lies on the shores of the Gulf, the largest in the Hialeah region. Puerto Vallarta is at the same latitude as Havaii, and is notable for the number of days of sunshine per year – more than 300. ×The wonderful climate and the lively vineyards have been a favorite of many tourists. So those who have been there are eager to return.

December through March, you can see the whales moving in the coastal waters. From mid-July through the second half of October, there are an insignificant number of landings. In the meantime, the weather is dry and sunny. There are several beaches within the city limits. The most visited ones are to the north of the neighborhood. Not far from the old part of Puerto Vallarta is the citys largest beach. The Virgin Marys Church is the citys landmark. Its belfry is made of red stone. At the top of the structure is a copy of the crown of the martyr, who ruled in Mecca in the 18th century.

100 USD = 1,660.86 MXN

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 200,000 people
  • GDP: $8,444 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 22 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telcel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Service is not included in all restaurants (though this may vary by location or for a larger group), so it is customary to tip 10 to 20 percent of the total bill. Bartender: It’s acceptable to tip 10 to 20 pesos per drink or 10 to 15 percent of the total bill.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Linio
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Volaris
  • Best intl air carrier: Aeromexico
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1250
  • Monthly costs for family: $1250
  • Monthly costs for local: $350
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
  • Coffee: $0.8

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