nHow safe is Nuevo Vallarte? How do US citizens already traveling there get notified by State Department of higher danger alerts?
Two of our adult children are traveling in Nuevo Vallarte and will be there for one week.
Pat, Unemployment is high (about 30%), there's a great deal of poverty (in some stratas of this mish-mash society) and rum is cheap..... consequently it can get a bit ugly late at night near to some bars - pretty much like any town anywhere in the world really!
The best thing for them to do is check with their hosts or hotel staff about which are the places best avoided. From my research it doesn't seem like they'll have too much to worry about.
They can register their travel with the State Department here:
https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ almost 8 years ago
Nuevo Vallarta really doesn't have a night life so is a safe area. It always seems well patrolled by police. There are not a lot of people outside of the resorts at night, so would not recommend walking alone or walking the beach at night. almost 8 years ago