Overview Puerto Vallarta

Visiting Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a unique hybrid of colonial village and mega-resort, where a tangle of quaint streets leads to the lively malecón (boardwalk). Beyond that, the beach takes center stage, making way for whale- and dolphin-watching expeditions, diving with giant manta rays, and stunning Pacific sunsets.... Read More Puerto Vallarta is a unique hybrid of colonial village and mega-resort, where a tangle of quaint streets leads to the lively malecón (boardwalk). Beyond that, the beach takes center stage, making way for whale- and dolphin-watching expeditions, diving with giant manta rays, and stunning Pacific sunsets.    Close

Stories and Tips Puerto Vallarta

Beware of Thrifty Car Rental

Written by Cantin2 on 09 May, 2013

When we visit Mexico we usually rent a car - while in Puerto Vallarta for a week we planned to go to Bucerias, Sayalito, Mismaloya and downtown a few times. Let me preface this by saying that I don't…Read More


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Getting There...Is Not Half the Fun!

Written by Koala_D on 26 Aug, 2008

It's not really so terrible.... but I always breathe a sigh of relief when I finally step into my hotel room !! My favorite airline to Puerto Vallarta is definitely Alaska Airlines. They are usually on…Read More


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San Blas Day Tour

Written by Koala_D on 27 May, 2007

My favorite day-trip from Puerto Vallarta! I have taken this bus tour four times, and I have always seen something new and different each time. I recommend it for singles, families, young, and old! It always begins with a pick-up at your hotel early in the morning, but…Read More


Overview of the resort

Written by slevine on 23 Feb, 2004

We're new to timeshares and this was our first trade. We typically stay at four- or five-star hotels and resorts and approached this one with reservation. This resort is fantastic and rates 4.5 stars. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, with bedding typically…Read More


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Puerto Vallarta Highlights

Written by katshadow on 24 Jan, 2003

When planning this trip we discovered that it pays to check all the nearby airports; there are four in our area: Baltimore, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Newark. Normally, Baltimore is the cheapest but, on this trip, we saved almost $200 per person by using Newark.…Read More


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The Jungle Bus Tour

Written by Ishtar on 30 Oct, 2005

We earned the "Jungle Tour" by testing our patience with the Mayan Palace time-share peddlers. As I explained in my Mekong Delta journal, a tour guide can really make or break the experience for you. And, once again, our guide turned out to be a…Read More


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Downtown Vallarta

Written by Ishtar on 22 Oct, 2005

Walking downtown Viejo Vallarta is the best way to breathe in the locals, the energy, and the flavors of the city center. The unmistakable “Malecon” is a destination in itself. At times referred to as a boardwalk, it is really more of a seawall from…Read More


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Casa Kimberley

Written by Ishtar on 11 Oct, 2005

It’s inconceivable to be in Puerto Vallarta and not head over to Casa Kimberley on Zaragoza Street. I was disappointed that a portion of it was turned into a bed-and-breakfast, and I didn’t know about it until we got there. Of course,…Read More


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Traveling on a budget

Written by bzychild on 29 Mar, 2002

With the Canadian dollar sinking, and the United States economy in a so-called recession, traveling like the rich and famous may not be on everyones agenda. If you are like me, you know how important a vacation is, and hopefully it won't break the bank. Mentally…Read More


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Yelapa Under a Palapa

Written by bzychild on 26 Mar, 2002

Yelapa is one of those places you shouldn’t miss, but requires some steps and leaps to get there. Yelapa is a small seaside village on the bay south of Puerto Vallarta. Even though people mistake it as an island, because you must get there by…Read More


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