One of the great joys of traveling is sharing the experience with loved ones — including pets. Visiting Puerto Vallarta with Buddy, Bella or Shadow is made easy with the destination’s pet friendly hotels and the destination’s love for four-legged friends.
Whether traveling with a pet for companionship, service or comfort, pet owners will find that Puerto Vallarta offers a great diversity of offerings that make it easy to enjoy a visit to the destination. El Malecon, Puerto Vallarta’s iconic boardwalk, has recently been renovated to become pedestrian only, cementing its place as the heart of the destination’s social life. Locals and visitors alike have 6 miles to walk their dogs, stop for a meal or some water in one of its restaurants or cafes, shop, or simply enjoy some time on the beach.
Those looking for a relaxing stay in a resort will find that hotels such as the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Holiday Inn Resort PUERTO VALLARTA, Puerto de Luna and Emperador Hotel & Suites all offer convenient pet packages for pet friend stays.
Flying to Puerto Vallarta is easy as there are over 2,000 direct flight to the destination from the US and Canada and carriers such as Aeromexico Airlines and Delta Air Lines have special packages for dogs and cats.
Puerto Vallarta also has a number of resident veterinarians in case of an emergency and the destination is also home to stores such as Gigante, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club which have most pet food brands found in the US and Canada.
Mexico is a pet friendly country and does not quarantine cats and dogs arriving from the United States or Canada. Pets must, however, travel with 2 original copies of Mexico Health Certificate stating that they are healthy and free of internal and external parasites. The pet must be vaccinated against rabies and dogs must be vaccinated against hepatitis and distemper. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included, and they should also be tested for ticks & tapeworm prior to traveling to Mexico.