• Islas Marietas National Park

Pacific Coast Holidays

The Pacific Coast is one of Mexico's most upcoming destinations. The town of Puerto Vallarta combines cosmopolitan culture and Mexican warmth in a beautiful and traditional setting. Bursting with historic buildings and a bustling waterfront, Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay is one of the largest bays in the world and is where most of the hotels can be found. Head to El Malecon boardwalk for market stalls, shops and restaurants and stop off at the Los Archos amphitheatre for live music. Unwind with dinner and cocktails overlooking the yacht-filled marina and soak up the hustle and bustle of the cobblestone streets.

A perfect Mexican city and beach holiday would be to combine Mexico City before heading to the inviting Banderas Bay and marina? Why explore a small area of Mexico when there is so much more to see?

Destination Highlights
  • Stroll along 'El Malecon' a mile-long boardwalk of market stalls, shops and food outlets
  • Banderas Bay is the most popular beach spot especially for surfers
  • A popular spot to venture off on a whale watching expedition
  • Enjoy the restaurant scene known as one of the best in Mexico

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Pacific Coast

H&J Rating
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Pacific Coast

H&J Rating
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours 30 minutes; direct flights from the UK are available

Currency

MXN - Mexican Peso

Visa Information

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
25mm

Average weather in February

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Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
7mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

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Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
6mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

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Puerto Vallarta
30ºC
7mm

Average weather in May

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Puerto Vallarta
32ºC
11mm

Average weather in June

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Puerto Vallarta
33ºC
210mm

Average weather in July

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Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
362mm

Average weather in August

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Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
315mm

Average weather in September

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Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
360mm

Average weather in October

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Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
120mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

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Puerto Vallarta
32ºC
13mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Puerto Vallarta
30ºC
19mm

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