Puerto Vallarta was originally a small traditional Mexican village before becoming a very touristic destination. The beauty of its beaches bordered by the Pacific and the authentic architecture of its buildings have made it internationally renowned over time. Puerto Vallarta has something for everyone. Indeed, Los Muertos and Zona Romantica beaches are recognized as gay tourists favorite places.
The Malecón is a very popular seaside promenade. Along the way, you will come across several impressive bronze statues and sand sculptures. There are also several small shops and restaurants nearby if you feel like doing a little shopping or tasting the local flavors.
You MUST attend this Mexican religious ceremony during your trip to Puerto Vallarta. Five men dressed in their traditional costumes throw themselves head first into the void, roped at the ankle, while one of them, perched on a 15-meter-high pole, plays the flute. The ceremony takes place near the Malecón.
These islands, located not far from Puerto Vallarta, are a former military zone. Now uninhabited, they have become a national park that attracts many curious people. Indeed, the artificial beach was created by the explosion of a bomb. Snorkeling enthusiasts will also be delighted by Marieta Islands' very diverse marine life.
Flora lovers, this place will please you for sure. At this magnificent botanical garden, you can admire regional plants as well as others from all over the world. Its kilometers of trails are dotted with orchids, cacti, bromeliads, to name just a few.
The country's official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). ATMs are easily found in Mexico. U.S. dollars, credit and debit cards are also accepted almost everywhere. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards in Mexico.
Electrical outlets used in Mexico are the same as in Canada. However, the voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not include the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a power converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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