Puerto Vallarta Journals

Kicked Back in Vallarta

A November 2006 trip to Puerto Vallarta by davilin88

El Malecón Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More Photos
Quote: For our 6th trip to P.V. we really didn't do much. We tried a couple new restaurants, a bird-watching trip, and relaxation.

Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort

Hotel | "Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort, Seccion II"

Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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We traded into this resort at the last minute and had not been here before. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite on the 7th floor in the Vacation Club section. The suite was very large with a huge balcony overlooking the pool and the beach. 3 bathrooms and a large kitchen area meant plenty of room for us, but the furniture was not comfortable and the beds were rock hard. Daily housekeeping was excellent and the maid very friendly and efficient, earning her a nice tip at the end of the week. The grounds were nice, and there are 4 pools, although the adults only pool was closed for maintenance. Unfortunately, the pool closest to our room started the week out a bit cloudy and by the end of the week, was tur...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 30, 2006

Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort
Diego Rivera No. 120 Formerly Plaza Las Glorias
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48300
+52 (322) 226 2700

Andariego

Restaurant | "El Andariego"

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I don't know how, in 6 trips to Puerto Valllarta we've missed this one before. On the northern edge of downtown, the atmosphere is lively but not rowdy and the seafood dishes are terrific. Try the signature El Andariego snapper or shrimp grilled in garlic butter. There are also the Mexican classics and large and delicious margaritas and a wide selection of tequilas served by warm and friendly wait staff. We will be back.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2007

Andariego
Av. Mexico 1358
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
(322) 222-0916

Si Señor

Restaurant

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Seated on an upstairs balcony overlooking the busy sreet, we started with chips and guacamole and large, delicious, frozen margaritas. For the main course, I had carnitas and Linda had shrimp, both delicious, as we were serenaded by a pair of folk musicians. We ended up buying their CD. There are stairs to climb and, as near as I could tell, no handicap acess, but delicious food, great margaritas, and a nice atmosphere make this a new favourite.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2007

Si Señor
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 274
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
322-113-0064

El Malecón

Attraction | "The Malecon"

El Malecón Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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The people of Puerto Vallarta have coined a new Spanish verb: "maleconear". Loosely translated it means "get the family together, dress up in your Sunday finest and go downtown to stroll the malecon". It is a 16 block seaside promenade lined with bronze sculptures and with shops and restaurants and nightclubs across the street. On Sunday eves it is not to be missed. A whirl of colors, smells (of many different foods being sold by vendors including tamales, fried bananas, ice cream, candies of all sorts, and much more) performers, balloon vendors and artists creating and selling their works. The municipal band plays in the plaza, free performances of everything from children's choirs to folkloric da...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2006

El Malecón
Paseo Díaz Ordaz
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48300