The idea of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Mexican town of Puerto Vallarta might seem a bit strange at first. But when you realize that the two cultures actually have a lot in common, it doesn’t seem so farfetched. The people of Ireland and Mexico have a love for celebrations and a free-spirited attitude that make it easy to party it up any time of the year. This March 17th, on St. Patrick’s Day, people all over Puerto Vallarta will be tipping their glasses and toasting to the Irish at various locations throughout the city.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
For guests staying at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, you can enjoy a special St Patrick’s Day meal served at Blanca Blue Restaurant. Blanca Blue’s Irish themed menu will be offering dishes such as Irish stew, Guinness glazed pork and Guinness pudding with whiskey cream, all set to the sound of Irish music and lots of green details.
The Marigalante Pirate Ship
Head out on one of Puerto Vallarta’s most sought after tours for a day or evening of fun-filled entertainment, delicious food and spectacular company. The pirates aboard the Marigalante will help you celebrate with an engaging pirate show, awe-inspiring sword fights, delicious dining and an impressive display of fireworks. Salute the Irish aboard the Marigalante Pirate Ship, where your imagination and free-spirit can run wild.
Tequila Tasting Tours around Puerto Vallarta
Trade in your Guinness and Jameson’s for a shot of Mexico’s most traditional beverage. On the various tequila tasting tours around the city, you’ll get a chance to try the very best tequilas that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Stop by the tequila factory in Mismaloya to learn about the tequila making process or simply walk down the Malecón and sip on the different flavors offered at the varied tequila stores along the way.
Bar-Hopping on the Malecón
Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón is a mile long boardwalk that hugs the heart of downtown. Take advantage of Puerto Vallarta’s large selection of bars, nightclubs and cafes that will be serving up a slew of green lagers this St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to stop by Murphy’s Irish Pub where you’ll find good food, live entertainment and a true Irish celebration.
A Las Marietas Island Excursion
Take off on a day trip to one of Puerto Vallarta’s most coveted attractions, the Las Marietas Islands. This little piece of heaven is a natural reserve overflowing with exotic marine life, endangered birds and a hidden beach that is begging to be explored. Tours head out daily from the Marina in Puerto Vallarta or you can catch a panga (small fishing boat) of your own in Punta Mita. While there is little Irish about Las Marietas, except its island status, it is a great place to created incredible vacation memories.