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Malecon Souvenir Shopping in Puerto Vallarta

Souvenir Shopping in Puerto Vallarta

When you have traveled all the way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a sunny, fun-filled vacation, there is no question that you need to take home a few souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.  From original artwork and hand-blown glass to clothing and jewelry, you are sure to find anything your heart desires when shopping in Puerto Vallarta.  You will discover a wide range of shopping options just about everywhere you turn, giving you plenty of opportunities to locate exactly what you’re looking for in Puerto Vallarta.  Take a look at some of the best locations for souvenir shopping in Puerto Vallarta: Souvenir Shopping Along the Malecon A favorite pastime of locals and tourists alike is to stroll along Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon boardwalk and take in the gorgeous sights of the bay.  This waterfront stretch is the heart of downtown, where shops mingle with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, street performers, larger than life sculptures and street food vendors.  Shops sell a wide range of products including upscale swimwear, leather goods, high-end jewelry, trinkets and souvenirs. …

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Things You Didn’t Know about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Perhaps you have visited Puerto Vallarta before, or maybe you are heading to this top beach destination for the first time. Whether you are a Puerto Vallarta veteran or a Banderas Bay novice, you are sure to find some interesting facts below that you didn’t know about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Los Muertos Beach Locals claim that Playa Los Muertos (literally translated as Beach of the Dead), located on the South Side of downtown Puerto Vallarta, is as famous as Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. It is certainly a popular spot for tourists, although many people think twice when they find out what its name means in English. However, there is an interesting story behind how this beautiful beach supposedly got its name. Legend has it that centuries ago pirates stormed ashore this beach to steal whatever crossed their path and bury their treasures. Many pirates were supposedly killed on this beach bringing about its gruesome name. Stories are told about how skeletons were found when the first hotel was constructed on this beach. Banderas Bay At …

Casitas Maraika Day Trip in Puerto Vallarta

Casitas Maraika Day Trip

If you want to feel as if you’re a million miles from everything, if only for a day, Casitas Maraika Beach Club is the perfect escape while you stay at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa.  Located south of Puerto Vallarta along a secluded strip of coastline on the Bay of Banderas, you’ll rediscover your inner bliss while lounging the day away on the beach which is hidden amongst the surrounding lush tropical jungle.   Seclusion at Casitas Maraika Because there aren’t any other businesses in the immediate area, you can enjoy the soft, sandy beach and clear blue water without the big crowds you might find in nearby towns.  Casitas Maraika is so hidden away, in fact, that you can only get there by hiking through the jungle or by boat, meaning you won’t encounter throngs of tourists.  While it may take a bit of extra effort to arrive there, the outstanding service, superb food and yummy drinks will no doubt prove the trip is worth it.  Discover how relaxing a secluded getaway for the …

Renting a Car in Puerto Vallarta

Renting a Car in Puerto Vallarta

Getting around Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay is quite easy, even if you don’t speak Spanish. While public transportation is efficient and taxis are affordable, renting a car offers so much more freedom of movement and comfort. Here is a short guide to renting a car in Puerto Vallarta. How to choose a car rental company? If you are familiar with a particular brand and like to keep earning points, stick to the brand you are comfortable with. Most international companies operate in Mexico. Smaller “mom and pop” shops lack the service many are used to so you are recommended to stick with your preferred reputable brand. Read reviews before renting a car in Puerto Vallarta and compare prices. Things to remember Booking online can save you money and give you access to the best deals, just be aware that the prices quoted online do not always include the costs for obligatory insurance coverage. You are also recommended to opt for full coverage. Make sure when receiving your vehicle you do a complete inspection for …

Reasons for a Summer Vacation in Puerto Vallarta

Reasons for a Summer Vacation in Puerto Vallarta

Winter is Puerto Vallarta’s high season; the temperatures are perfectly warm, but not too hot, and the weather is reliably sunny. This is just one of the reasons that so many snowbirds come to Puerto Vallarta when the frost descends on their hometowns. However, summer is an overlooked gem in Puerto Vallarta! The atmosphere gets even more laid back in summer, and, if you can take the heat, it’s also less busy at this time of year. Here are some of the reasons as to why we think a summer vacation in Puerto Vallarta is a great option. Warm Water Those who are partial to swimming in the sea, but dislike the cold, will be pleased by the inviting ocean temperatures found in Puerto Vallarta during the summer months. The pleasantly warm waters make for perfect swimming, snorkelling, and diving conditions. A summer vacation in Puerto Vallarta means that it is never too cold to get wet in the ocean. Lush Scenery in Puerto Vallarta The tropical landscape which surrounds the town of Puerto Vallarta, …