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Puerto Vallarta: Friendliest City in the World and #1 for Retirement

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pvfPuerto Vallarta was named as La Ciudad Mas Amigable en el Mundo (The Friendliest City in the World) by Condé Nast magazine.

Condé Nast quotes, “ Friendliest of all, however, is Puerto Vallarta (92.5 out of 100 points). The Mexican resort city marked its debut on the list in 2001, in part because of the remarkable amiability of the local folk.”

Puerto Vallarta also scores high on ambiance (over 90.0) and is rated number eight out of ten top foreign cities in the world to visit (Conde Nast Traveler, 2001).

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) picked Puerto Vallarta as the top destination to retire overseas in its September, 2010 issue of AARP – The Magazine.

Financial experts traveled the globe to name their top five overseas retirement destinations.  Decision factors included weather, expatriate community, cost of living, available housing, health care alternatives, access to the U.S,  local culture and leisure activities.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the undisputed #1 destination for American retirees.  With its rich local and colonial culture, lavish beaches and affordable real-estate, Puerto Vallarta offers the low-cost, laid back lifestyle retirees seek to find in a community.

Today, the presence of numerous sidewalk touts selling time-shares and tequila render the city’s atmosphere more akin to tourist-heavy resorts like Cancun and Acapulco, but overall the city’s friendly reputation remains relatively undiminished.

Puerto Vallarta is a charming seaside resort area with alluring beaches, colonial ambiance and architecture, and first-rate restaurants and hotels.

The town is located on gorgeous Banderas Bay, which is on Mexico’s western coast and is regarded as one of the most pure and unblemished destinations in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta became a popular tourist destination in the late 1960s as the city became more accessible to visitors. It is located on the same latitude as Hawaii’s latitude and visitors are treated to a similar climate.

With 330 days of sunshine a year, Puerto Vallarta vacationers bask in annual average temperatures of 83 degrees.

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