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What types of sharks live in Puerto Vallarta?

Nurse Sharks It's the most common shark in the Puerto Vallarta area, they are what you would call a vacuum shark which is how they normally feed. They tend to stay most of the time invisible and completely still in the sands of shallow waters. Whitet ...

Are there sharks in Puerto Vallarta?

Do you need to be concerned about sharks in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay area? The short answer is: No! Are there sharks in Puerto Vallarta? Yes, either small ones that are not a danger to human beings, that, more often than not, end up on the ...

Does Puerto Vallarta have white sand beaches?

In general, I would say the sand on the beaches in Puerto Vallarta is not white and never equivalent to the ones in the Caribbean. There is a logical explanation for this, there are many coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and these when they die and e ...

Are Puerto Vallarta beaches swimmable?

Because Puerto Vallarta is located within a protective bay, Banderas Bay, the waters are much calmer and offer much better swimming conditions than out to the Pacific Ocean. The city and its surroundings offer many great options, not only for those i ...

Is it safe to walk around Puerto Vallarta?

Yes, definitely. You will feel much safer in most parts of Puerto Vallarta than in most cities in the United States or Canada. You're far more likely to get in trouble in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Miami or other big USA cities and even th ...

Should I bring dollars or pesos to Puerto Vallarta?

USA dollar bills (though not the coins) are widely accepted in most tourist-oriented restaurants and shops around Puerto Vallarta. Do pay in Mexican pesos whenever it is possible, however, if you want to get a better price and not lose money. So in t ...

Can I drink the water?

For decades Puerto Vallarta’s water has been certified for human consumption – one of the few places in Mexico to receive this honor, but that doesn’t mean you should necessarily drink it. It means it’s safe when it leaves the water treatment plant, ...

What is IVA?

I.V.A. (Impuesto al valor agregado), is Mexico’s value-added tax (VAT), it is 16% in the state of Jalisco and you will notice it added on all your bills, many items that you wish you purchase will have a notice “IVA incluido” (tax included) or “+ I.V ...

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