Pollution in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pollution in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Air Pollution
52.00 Moderate
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
37.67 Low
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
57.04 Moderate
Dirty and Untidy
59.25 Moderate
Noise and Light Pollution
64.79 High
Water Pollution
58.80 Moderate
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
47.97 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
44.72 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Air quality
48.00 Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
62.33 High
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
42.96 Moderate
Clean and Tidy
40.75 Moderate
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
35.21 Low
Water Quality
41.20 Moderate
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
52.03 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
55.28 Moderate

Contributors: 75

Last update: February 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2021:
I walked the beach and found 3 dead eels, 2 puffer fish and various large sand crabs dead on the beach. Plus stepped on something mooshy with my bare feet. It felt like fecal matter. I think they died from pollution. Very sad site
Felipe Fernandez on Sep 26, 2019:
Puerto Vallarta not only has bad air pollution but often has raw sewage running in the streets, particularly in the Romantic Zone. It only takes a moment for flies who have landed in this sewage to eat it to contaminate your food with up to ten pathogens that can be fatal. This would never be associated with the sewage but would in fact be blamed on the food.
James Smith on Mar 13, 2019:
Does anyone know the current bacterial levels in the ocean water. (after the leak of black water) specially near los Muertos beach
jake Kwakernaak on Mar 13, 2019:
A big thank you to all the people leaving a comment! I have been coming to PV for some twenty years and this year is by far the worst one for breathing. I thought it was just me. A few weeks after arriving I couldn’t breathe especially at night. Sinus and chest infection. After three and a half months and multiple medications i still are not free of the problem. Instead of solving problems like air pollution water pollution etc. our “esteemed “ Puerto Vallarta mayor is urging the press not to report on problems like this because it’s bad for touristm! The implementation of the new buses is a huge improvement but it’s not enough.
I hate to give up our PV vacation but something has to give!