Location, Climate: Puerto Vallarta is a well-known seaside resort in Latin America famous for its stunning beaches, lively nightlife and historical attractions. It is situated along Banderas Bay in Mexico and experiences a tropical climate. The Sierra Madre protects the city from extreme climate changes, but it is still best to avoid booking discount hotels in October due to the heavy storm. Book a discount hotel online to save up on accommodation. Brief History: Don Guadalupe Sanchez Torres discovered Puerto Vallarta in 1851 and called this area “Las Penas de Santa Maria de Guadalupe” which means “the rocks of Saint Mary de Guadalupe”. Puerto Vallarta was established as a municipality in 1918 and renamed after Mexican governor Ignacio Luis Vallarta. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Have the best gastronomic experience in Puerto Vallarta by attending the Festival Gourmet International Vallarta which is a 10-day spectacular food festival held every November and the Vallarta Wine Fest which showcases different kinds of local wines every February. Enjoy the sun, sand and sea by visiting Puerto Vallarta's lovely beaches such as the High Waves Beach, Chinese Shells Beach and Beach of the Dead. Must-see attractions include the Malecon, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Plaza de Armas, Cuale Archaeological Museum and Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Transportation: The main modes of public transportation in Puerto Vallarta are the buses and taxis. The buses operate from 5 am to 11 pm and covers most routes while taxi rates are regulated based on the zones. To reach the breathtaking beaches of Puerto Vallarta, take the water taxis or rent a yacht.