Puerto Vallarta Journals

Two Weeks in Puerto Vallarta

A January 2005 trip to Puerto Vallarta by invitation guy

Quote: Here are things we did and things we liked.

Howard Johnson Hotel Puerto Vallarta

Hotel | "Costa Vida Vallarta"

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Best Things Nearby:The bus stop is across the street.Best Things About the Resort:It is out of the way and quiet, and there is a protected swimming area.Resort Experience:Now it's called Costa Sur. Don't take the complimentary introduction breakfast (timeshare pitch) that your "concierge" will offer you. You can get $200 to $400 to do the timeshare presentation if you haggle with the street sellers. It's off the beaten path, so you take a bus into the old town, but being in the old town was a plus in our books, as it was nice and quiet. The bar staff will remember your room number before you have a chance to forget it drinking the CostaVida Special. There i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2005

Howard Johnson Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Carr. Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 4.5
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 226-8050

Takos Pancho

Restaurant

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It was amazing. It had seven small tables and one outside. There was a great selection; try the Volcanas. We were stuffed. With two beers, a bottled water, and tip, it came to 200 pesos. We avoided the line at Cafe de Olla. You order by checking off a menu sheet, and you can keep checking things off if you want more. Mmmmmmm...

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 16, 2005

Takos Pancho

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Chico's Dive Shop

Attraction | "Chicos Dive Shop"

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Book online to save money. We didn't get to scuba because of a head cold, but the people in our group had a blast. It doesn't compare to Cozumel, but warm water diving is warm water diving! The staff was great. They had smaller groups than Vallarta Adventures, that’s for sure! Book a trip on a Wednesday for the smallest groups. Especially if it's just snorkeling and you have to fly on Thursday!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 16, 2005

Chico's Dive Shop
Díaz Ordaz 772
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 222-1895