Villa Suzannah - About Puerto
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful tropical
resort destination filled with romance and adventure. Located on
the same latitude as Hawaii, Vallarta enjoys a year-round tropical
climate. Enjoy the enchanting downtown where cobblestone streets
are lined with quaint white-washed houses, century-old churches
and an inviting array of shops and restaurants. Vallarta offers
deep-sea fishing, a range of water sports, sightseeing attractions,
golf courses, tennis facilities, and a sizzling nightlife. Puerto
Vallarta is magical; it is a paradise that can truly give you the
vacation of a lifetime. And there is no better way to enjoy Vallarta
than with a stay at Villa Suzannah.
The links below are all excellent sources
of information about Puerto Vallarta. A brief fact sheet follows
below as well
Travel Guide - Puerto Vallarta
Maps of Puerto Vallarta and Surrounding Areas
Puerto Vallarta is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico
in the northwest corner of the state of Jalisco.
Puerto Vallarta is a quaint, colonial seaside village encircled
by rugged, tropical Sierra Madre mountains to the east and fronted
by the Bay of Banderas, Mexico's largest natural bay. The center
of town is divided by the Cuale River.
January - April Average High 86 / low 63 May - December Average
High 92 / low 70 Rainy Season: Late June through September, mainly
The Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport located four miles
north of downtown (centro). There are frequent taxi or van transfers
from the airport at reasonable rates. Pay at the taxi booth and
they'll assign you to a taxi/van that will take you to your destination.
Proof of citizenship is necessary to cross the border into Mexico.
Either a current passport, birth certificate or voter's registration
will suffice. Upon arrival, visitors are given a Tourist Card which
must be turned in upon departure at the airport. At that time, a
departure tax is charged and payable in U.S. dollars or Mexican
pesos. Some airlines now include this tax when ticketing, but check
ahead to make sure.
Non-US citizens need to check with a Mexican consulate for possible
Pesos, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted in businesses throughout
town. Major credit cards are also accepted in most establishments.
Puerto Vallarta is home to 350,000 residents and attracts more than
2 million visitors annually.
Our water authority, Seapal, has received certification for four
consecutive years ensuring that our water is clean for human consumption,
but we still recommend drinking only bottled water, which is provided
for Villa Suzannah. Bottled water is sold in town. Microdine is
sold to purify vegetable and salad greens.
Puerto Vallarta has more than 1,000 taxis available around town.
The union has preset tariffs for travel rather than meters. Fare
within the Centro zone, downtown, is only a few dollars. Hotels
often post the rates to popular destinations, but it is always a
good idea to ask about the cost before you travel. Also, you are
not expected to tip the drivers.
Buses will take you from one end of town to the other, or anywhere
in-between for only $4.5 to $5 pesos. Look at the approaching windshields
for the buses' destinations, or ask someone. Push the button marked
"timbre" to signal the driver to stop.