Local Area

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CASA CORAZON is located near the pristine white sand beach of Garza Blanca. A minutes walk south will find you frolicking on the most beautiful beach around. It is also where you will find the Lovely Hotel Garza Blanca and the fabulous Restaurant Blanca Blue. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner or you can stroll over for drinks on their terrace and watch the sun go down. Tell them you are from Casa Corazon and they will take care of all your needs. DON’T MISS VISITING THIS OUTSTANDING BEACH AND RESTAURANT!!!!

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful tropical resort destination chosen for the location of movies such as Predator and Night of the Iguana with Elizabeth Taylor.
Located on the same latitude as Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta enjoys a year-round tropical climate – perfect for sightseeing, water sports, deep-sea fishing, golf, tennis or romantic walks on the beach. Explore the downtown area where cobblestone streets lined with quaint whitewashed houses and century old churches lead you to an inviting array of shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

Puerto Vallarta is a magical paradise where you can have the vacation of a lifetime.
Let Casa Corazon be your home away from home for that perfect holiday.

Local Area & Activities
There are many activities, tours and sightseeing trips you can enjoy while staying at Casa Corazon – sea kayaking, horseback riding, whale watching and so much more. Please ask your concierge for details and help planning your itinerary.

Garza Blanca Beach is a short 1 minute walk south from the driveway of the house. Walk to the end of the driveway, turn right and stroll over the Palo Maria Bridge, keep walking until you see the Hotel. Continue on beach path along hotel to reach the ocean. It is a Public Beach.
Visit Mismaloya, a quiet river and seaside village 5km south of Casa Corazon.                                            Visit Boca de Tomatlan another quaint fishing village which has great restaurants on the beach and boat trips.
One of my favorite “Don’t MIss” experiences is the BOTANCAL GARDENS….Amazing. Great food, Gorgeous landscape and a 25 min drive south from Casa Corazon.
Explore the El Eden jungle canopy tour

Puerto Vallarta is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the northwest corner of the state of Jalisco.

Geography
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.

Climate
January – April Average High 86 / low 63
May – December Average High 92 / low 70
Rainy Season: Late June through September, mainly afternoon showers.
Arrival
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 at the airport upon departure. 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 visa requirements.

Currency
Pesos, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted in businesses throughout town. Major credit cards are also accepted in most establishments.

Population
Puerto Vallarta is home to 350,000 residents and attracts more than 2 million visitors annually.

Water
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 Casa Corazon. Bottled water is sold in town. Microdine is sold to purify vegetable and salad greens.

Taxis
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
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.

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