Lovely Puerto Vallarta  storybook town  that will charm you
Imagine walking on this beach at daybreak. Mismaloya is just south of the town of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay. Click on the right arrow pointing left for a Mismaloya animation. Going north from the town is the airport. Banderas Bay is the largest natural bay in all of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is called the Taxco by the sea due to it's colonial charm; cobblestone streets. Click on the left arrow pointing right to see more about Puerto Vallarta. There is even an 18 hole golf course designed by Joe Finger. He didn't lift a finger. Just said Hey Jorge get out your little shovel and make a hole here.
Banderas Bay offers over 100 miles of coastline ringed by mountains. There are stretches of beaches both to the north and south of town.
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Vallarta's Sea Horse on the maleconIF you ask someone local directions how to get to this Puerto Vallarta landmark, remember it's the sea horse on the malecon don't say 'I'm looking for the maricon'. Vallarta was relatively isolated until 1969. Then the first paved highway gave it access to the rest of Mexico. The Sea Horse is a downtown landmark. The six-lane boulevard Avenida de las Palmas connects the airport with downtown. On this stretch of beach is the hotel zone.
Abundant shops adorn this malecon area. When I took the photo to the right there was only the sea horse and its rider. Now many sculptures are on the malecon.

Cathedral in downtown Puerto Vallarta
The charm of Puerto Vallarta is that it is far removed from the 21st Century in so many ways.
Isla del Rio Cuale is a five acre island which divides the city. The eastern end of the island has a great vista of the canyons and mountains in the background. Puerto Vallarta is a photographer's dream.
The island is full of small shops selling arts and crafts. On the ocean side of the island is a small museum with a collection of archeological artifacts from pre-Hispanic tombs in Jalisco.

Nightlife centers around the hotels; most have good lobby bars. Guests and locals linger all evening chatting with other friendly people.
In town you can dance and party until dawn in classy night clubs or laser-lit discos.
So wether you do Hard Rock Cafe or La Pachanga or Zoo or Friday Lopez or Carlos O'Brien's party; party; party.

Puerto Vallarta is a town that never sleeps, and for the night-people Puerto Vallarta comes to life as the sun sets!
Find restaurants, live music, bars and nightclubs as well as different types of free outdoor night shows along the Malecon or in public plazas such as the Main Plaza also known as “Plaza de Armas”, Hidalgo Park, Lazaro Cardenas Park on Olas Altas, or the Aquiles Serdan amphitheater better known as “Los Arcos del Malecón”.
It is your choice what type of music, food, drink and atmosphere you prefer when enjoying time with family and friends.
There are areas other than the Malecon with entertainment venues offering a wide range of quality events and services, providing nothing but the best for their clients in a comfortable and safe surroundings.
Such as the Teatro Vallarta which is another great entertainment option; it presents lively dance shows, concerts and plays starring well-known Mexican actors. And some perhaps not so well known but they're good.
The recently inaugurated tour “Viva Tequila Experience” forms part of the offerings at Teatro Vallarta, including a tour around the city in a train like vehicle; tequila tasting with experts, a guided tour through the Tequila museum, and topping it all off, a mariachi and folk ballet show in the theater.

countryside surrounding Puerto VallartaTook this photo in a rented car just out of town. In this beautiful countryside you can horseback ride along the shore or on the country trails.
Going south from the town and hotel zone is Los Arcos and Mismaloya; then bohemian Yelapa. Yelapa a Polyenisan-style village is a picturesque cove surrounded by mountains. A ride up the mountain brings you to a 150 foot waterfall. At night there are moon-lit bonfires attended by most of the locals. You're welcome of course!

The waters of Puerto Vallarta are ranked with the best in the world for both deep-sea and game fishing. November through May os sailfish season.

cobblestone streetsThe narrow streets of Puerto Vallarta are enchanting but trying to find a parking place downtown on weekends and vacation time is problamatic. So best use that rented car to explore Banderas Bay or north to Nuevo Vallarta.
Las Iguanas Festival Center in Marina Vallarta is Vallarta's two-story shopping center with waterfalls; cascading pools; open courtyard. Bazar las Margaritas at Juarez 512 houses an art gallery and fine stores. Villa Vallarta in front of Plaza las Glorias has many shops connected by walkways. A more typical market is the Central Market located downtown between the two bridges. Pueblo Viejo is a Mexican village setting downtown next to the river. Want Macy's in Puerto Vallarto? Then try Lans located on Juarez 867.

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skyline ringed with mountains
PUERTO VALLARTA:
  Krystal Vallarta on beach for your Puerto Vallarta vacation lodgings

  Mar Sereno   in the beautiful Mismaloya area on the beach for your Puerto Vallarta vacation lodgings

  Hyatt Ziva   all inclusive resort ocean view with activities for children in Puerto Vallarta

  Vallarta Hyatt Ziva suites with a private pool. cool. One of the outstanding Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resorts

  Hilton Puerto Vallarta more info suites that are cool. Family Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resorts includes turtle release program for kids in the kids club

  Holiday Inn lodgings only or all-inclusive in Puerto Vallarta

  Blue Chairs gay resort for men and women adults only
GUADALAJARA:
Guadalajara is a cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara
Guadalajara Hilton proud winner of the AAA Four Diamond award. did you know less than 5% of hotels reviewd earn this level. unanounced inspectors show up at the hotel to do an impromptu inspection

Urban Guadalajara great location | great value
TENACATITA:
Tenacatita is a small beachfront settlement on the Costalegre (coast of Jalisco) located about 27 miles northwest of Barra de Navidad

  on Tenacatita Bay Los Angeles Locos horseback riding on the beach. wow!

  Punta Serena Tenacatita Jalisco
MANZANILLO:
  Tesoro Manzanillo in Manzanillo on La Audienca bay either all-inclusive or European plan

IXTAPA:
  Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa economic b&B

  Krystal Ixtapa all inclusive or lodgings only in Ixtapa

  Villas Paraiso Ixtapa villas con cocineta en Ixtapa

  Suites Ixtapa Plaza en Ixtapa
MASCOTA JALISCO:
In 1815, during the war for Independence, the community met in full to take far-reaching and important decisions. Should the football team be called Chivas or Zoros. After ringing the bell three times, as usual, was the verdict; sell the vast barren territory to the highest bidder.
The natural resources, forests, lagoons and mountains that surround Mascota are perfect areas for family picnics. These areas were not sold to the highest bidder.
  Hacienda la Puerta de Enmedio in Mascota Jalisco
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The first Spaniard to know Puert Vallarta was Alfonso de Avila. When he realized there were no lodgings yet from CancunSteve he said ah thingada
Puerto Vallarta's proximity to the Bay of Banderas, the agricultural valley of the Ameca River, and the important mining centers in the Sierra have given the town of Puerto Valllarta a more interesting past than most Mexican tourist destinations like Hermosillo or Matamoros. This was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination. Tourism is a major economic activity because of the climate, scenery, tropical beaches, and rich cultural history.
Experience the warmth of a vacation which is quaint and offers rich history, yet modern, vibrant, and exotic. Discover a destination of relaxing beaches, world class restaurants, and the latest in ecotourism and extreme adventure, in a setting that is internationally recognized for its charm and friendliness, with a backdrop of mountains, rivers, coastline, and emerald green waves of the lovely Pacific Ocean. Walk down the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta’s half-mile promenade that lines the city’s historic center and waterfront. Dig the many cafés and nightclubs, as well as the famous open air sculptures. Lose yourself in a breathtaking sunset.

All this and more with your Puerto Vallarta lodgings.


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