First, do not forget your passport. It is also advisable to have a copy of it that is carried separately from your original.
Trip insurance is strongly advised.
Taxis are abundant and airport taxistas speak at least travelers' English.
VERY IMPORTANT: Unlike a hotel, Hacienda Mosaico, a private retreat and Art Center, is built around my personal residence and is private property. As a guest, you agree to help maintain the security and privacy. Hacienda Mosaico is for registered guests only. To maintain this privacy and prevent overcrowding, friends may visit, but not use our facilities.....
All sleeping rooms are non-smoking as well as all workspaces and indoor common areas. Smoking is only permitted out of doors and not at dining tables when being used for dining.
Our electric is the same as the US, so your hairdryers, battery chargers etc will all work here without converters.
Water in Puerto Vallarta has been awarded a certification of purity for over fourteen years, one of only two cities in Mexico that can boast of such accomplishment. However bottled water is available everywhere. Water is also precious, as we have no rain from mid October through the summer months, so please help conserve water as well.
There is wireless internet available if you would like to bring your laptop. There are also many internet services in and around town for you to check and send emails, the closest one being about one half block from Hacienda Mosaico.
All local phone calls from HM are 20 cents and long distances calls may be made for 25 cents a minute, again with an honor system and handset timer. In coming calls will be received between the hours of 8 am and 10pm.
We are on Central time.
You must check with your cell phone service provider to determine if your plan will work here in Mexico.
You should also advise your credit card holder about your travel plans.
The staff that is here to serve you during your stay includes a cooking staff, groundskeepers as well as the daily maids. They all take pride in their efforts to make your say special. It is customary to show your appreciation by tipping. Tips are not included in the pricing. Obviously, tipping is optional and at your discretion.
Credit cards are not taken at Hacienda Mosaico, so please come prepared with check, dollars or pesos. In town US dollars and credit cards are widely accepted. There are ATMs everywhere.
This is a beach resort so dress is casual. Shorts and tee shirts are accepted everywhere. You may want long pants and or a dress or two for dinners out or a special evening. Sunscreen and insect repellant are essential and are readily available for purchase about town if you don’t care to pack them.
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ABOUT PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
GETTING TO PUERTO VALLARTA
Puerto Vallarta is well connected to North America's major airports hubs. Scheduled service operates from several U.S. cities Chicago, Dallas/ Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, etc. via Puerto Vallarta's International Airport Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, code: PVR. It is served by many major airlines and countless charter companies (Aeromexico, Air Canada Touram (Charter), Air Transat (Charter), Alaska Airlines, America West, American Airlines, Canadian Airlines International (Charter), Canada 3000 (Charter), Continental Airlines , Delta Airlines, Mexicana among others).
Please check with your travel agent for the most favorable fares and schedules.
Puerto Vallarta has about 200,000 permanent residents, and hosts about one million visitors annually. Average daily Temperatures in Puerto Vallarta range from 73 degrees F. in January to 83 degrees F. in the summer months of June-September. For current weather forecasts, please check USA Today or CNN.
Puerto Vallarta lies on the shores of Bahia Banderas, which boasts 25 miles of stunning white sand beaches.
Popular local attractions and services include the arts (and artisans), boating, bullfighting, deep sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, and tuna), golfing, horseback riding, ocean sports, parasailing, scuba diving, tennis, and touring.
Puerto Vallarta is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is geographically diverse, boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and much more. Plus, while it is as modern as any destination, Puerto Vallarta maintains its traditional Mexican roots. And that just scratches the surface. Puerto Vallarta is where Mexico comes to Life!
Puerto Vallarta is rests in a tropical area on Mexico's Pacific Coast. It has verdant, green hills and a picturesque bay, Bahía de Banderas (Bay of Flags). Hotels line the bay's curving beach. The tropical setting, coconut palms, cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, and red-tile roofs of Puerto Vallarta create an atmosphere that is both relaxed and festive. Visitors stroll along the malecón (beachfront walk). You can dine in one of the many cafés or restaurants, shop for local art, have a cold margarita, relax on a beach, or view the sculptures which adorn the area.
During "Art Season" from Nov. to April the public is invited to attend cocktail receptions during "Art Walk" inaugurations every Wednesday evening from 6 to 10 pm. With maps in hand, patrons stroll from gallery to gallery enjoying the art of the Downtown and Marina galleries' art walks.
In Puerto Vallarta we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the fruits of many artists' talents. It is a true Mecca for those who collect, study, or just take pleasure from viewing the esthetic.