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Enchanting Puerto Vallarta

A November 2003 trip to Puerto Vallarta by Adi_belle

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Ahhhh, beautiful Puerto Vallarta, a destination that has it ALL . . . sun, sand surf, and a whole lot more!!!!

Enchanting Puerto Vallarta

Overview

Nice View Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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The Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal) is great for souvenir shopping and for buying beach attire and arts and crafts. Don't miss out on the arts and crafts market as well, which is just a block or two from the Municipal Market.

Quick Tips:

A cab from the airport should charge you no more than to a hotel in the downtown area, and if you are going to Nuevo Vallarta, it should only be a few bucks more.

Best Way To Get Around:

You can easily get around in cabs, or if you are adventurous, go ahead and catch a bus. Just make sure you ask if it goes wherever you are trying to get to because buses that go to different destinations make similar stops.

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center

Hotel | "Buganvilias Resort Vacation Club (Sheraton)"

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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I had a one-bedroom unit that I must say was very spacious and comfortable. The bedroom is completely separate from the living room and kitchen facilities. The area where the kitchen is also has a Murphy bed in the living room on which I slept on just one night to try it out, and it was great! I was informed that that area translates into what is known as a studio unit, so I would not mind going back and just getting a studio unit because it was very comfortable as well. There was a balcony in the bedroom and where the kitchen and living room area are, so I doubled my pleasure.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2003

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center
Blvd Medina Ascencio 999
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48330

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center

Hotel | "Buganvilias Resort Vacation Club (Sheraton)"

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:You are right in the downtown area, so you pretty much have everything nearby, or at a quick bus ride away. There is a mini-mart right in front of the resort and a supermarket within a few blocks, which is great in case you get the munchies. Very conveniently located.Best Things About the Resort:The entire resort has been recently remodeled due to the hurricane damage it sustained in 2002, so the rooms are tastefully decorated, comfortable, clean, and spacious. I really loved the double balcony my room had. The pool was great, and don't forget to try a piña colada wth amaretto instead of rum at the wet bar! Resort Experience:The resort defin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 26, 2003

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center
Blvd Medina Ascencio 999
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48330

Tequila´s

Restaurant

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Tequila's is a quaint little restaurant located right on the Malecon, where not only can you enjoy an excellent dinner but also admire a beautiful sunset and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the passerby. All the waiters are beautifully attired in "Charro" type uniforms, which really makes you get into the Mexican mood.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2003

Tequila´s
Galeana 109 2nd floor
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
222-5725

Señor Frogs

Attraction | "Senor Frogs"

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Senor Frogs is a great place to dance, drink, and just have a wild time. I went with a friend, but it's great for groups and even if you go alone, you make friends really fast. During the week there isn't a cover charge, but you pay for your drinks, and on the weekends, they have a cover charge that includes the open bar, which is awesome.

Feeling a little crazy? Then Senor Frogs is the place to be!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 30, 2003

Señor Frogs
Venustiano Carranza 218 at Ignacio L. Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48380
+52 322 22 25177

El Hilo

Attraction | "Hilo"

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Hilo is a great disco to get down and boogie! They play the latest dance hits in a really cool and modern ambiance. Drinks are a little expensive, but it definitely is a happening place.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 30, 2003

El Hilo
588 Paseo Diaz Ordaz
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52-3 222-2230

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I cannot stress enough the fact that the way to travel is definitely during the low season. I've been to many beach destinations, usually during high season, and have found it to be overwhelming.

Puerto Vallarta is a charming town with fun for everyone, whether you are traveling with friends, family, or a more adventurous you emerges and you decide to go alone like I did. It's a wonderful place for honeymooners as there's lots of romantic places to dine, or just lock yourself all week in your room, admiring the incredible sunsets from your balcony. I saw lots of families as well, which leads me to beleive that it can be enjoyed by one and all.