Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The February 8th expansion of the U.S. State Department’s Travel Warning to Mexico does NOT include the city of Puerto Vallarta.
The popular vacation destination is located more than 1,200 miles from the border between Mexico and the US where the drug related violence has taken place. This is the same distance that separates Los Angeles from Dallas, or New York from Miami.
Puerto Vallarta continues to be one of the safest destinations for international travelers. A recent security/threat assessment study conducted by Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA), a leading global investigative and security firm, found that the number of negative events involving foreigners or non-foreigners is fractional compared to the large expatriate resident population and the millions of visitors that come to vacation here each year. The study also found that visitors to the destination feel safe and continue to visit Puerto Vallarta numerous times throughout their lifetime.Many highly regarded media outlets, and their readers, have continuously voted Puerto Vallarta one of their favorite destinations, giving it numerous accolades and awards. Our area was voted one of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's "Favorite Destinations" for 5 years in a row, one of Travelocity's "10 top Summer Family Destinations," and one of AARP's "Top 10 Best Places to Retire."