Located along Jalisco's Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is famed for its beautiful sunsets, blue waters and great restaurants. The filming of Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana and the passionate romance between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor brought Puerto Vallarta international fame in the 1960s. Today, Puerto Vallarta meeting venues include the film set, as well as other places imbued with Hollywood luster.
The Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) has service to and from many international destinations, including 15 U.S. and 13 Canadian cities. Puerto Vallarta is located some 530 miles west of Mexico City, and a four-hour drive from Guadalajara on the same highway. Several major bus companies (Estrella Blanca, ETN, Primera Plus and Transportes del Pacifico) serve the destination.
Puerto Vallarta venues are well equipped for meetings tourism. With 11,459 rooms in 82 hotels, Puerto Vallarta combines beautiful scenery, luxury and accessibility. The Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center offers 9 convention rooms, with a combined events space of 96,336 square feet. The center's biggest event space, the Salon Vallarta, has a hosting capacity for 5,000 people.
Hotel venues in Puerto Vallarta include the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has a privileged position on a private beach, 15 minutes from the city center. The resort boasts 377 guest rooms and suites, as well as event space for up to 700 people. A business center, ample gardens and beach, three pools, a dive center, a spa, proximity to golf clubs, restaurants and bars make the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa an exclusive event location.
Centered on the edge of Mexico's largest natural bay, Puerto Vallarta is a great base for exploring more than 100 miles of adjacent coast, lined by mountains, beautiful stretches of beach and charming surfing and fishing towns. There are activities for a variety of groups, whether they're interested in checking out the humpback whale migration in the winter, perfecting their swing on one of the many world-class golf courses, trying their hand at deep-water sport-fishing or shopping for art in world-class galleries.