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Puerto Vallarta Travel Tips

Are you thinking about going on vacation? Somewhere warm where you can lie on the beach, eat amazing food and try new exciting things? Puerto Vallarta is ready for you! This Mexican beach destination situated on the Pacific Ocean has everything to offer you for an unforgettable vacation. From amazing beaches, delicious food such as huachinango (red snapper) and ceviche, the Malecon, the markets, to Los Arcos National Marine Park, and a wide variety of activities for all ages, Puerto Vallarta is a top beach destination in Mexico. Before jetting off on your amazing trip, here are 6 Puerto Vallarta travel tips: 1. Book and build an itinerary in advancePuerto Vallarta is a popular travel destination. We recommend that you book your plane tickets as far in advance as you can to ensure availability. Once you have booked your plane tickets, then you should book your hotel and even book tickets for tours and activities and build your itinerary before arriving, so you don’t miss out on anything. Some of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta are the Rhythms of the Night, the Marigalante Pirate Ship, outdoor adventures such as …

Viva Mexico! Celebrate the Independence of Mexico in Puerto Vallarta

Viva Mexico! Celebrate the Independence of Mexico in Puerto Vallarta

Once again, the national holidays have arrived as well as a variety of events and celebrations that make all the country shout out loud “Viva Mexico!”.  Every year, September 15th and 16th are the official days to celebrate the Independence of Mexico. It was in the first hours of September 16th when the independence movement began to take shape in 1810, and this is why the festivities officially start since the 15th. In 2019, we’ll have an independence weekend, as September 15th will be a Sunday. It is an ideal excuse to escape to Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and enjoy the greatest national holiday in Puerto Vallarta. Events to celebrate the national holidays in Puerto Vallarta The national holidays are celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country and each city offers different activities and festivities. This year, from Friday, September 13th to Monday, September 16th, Puerto Vallarta will fill with color and excitement with different memorial parades, art exhibitions, traditional dances, ceremonies and, of course, delicious Mexican food and mariachi music. Mexican Fiesta …

Playa Las Gemelas: a small paradise a few minutes from Garza Blanca

Playa Las Gemelas: a small paradise a few minutes from Garza Blanca

The Banderas Bay area has a large number of beaches. Some are well known and others not that much. Some are bustling and in others you can enjoy a more relaxed and private escape. But, all of them have their particular charm. Playa Las Gemelas is a good example. This beautiful beach with a calm atmosphere, turquoise-clear water and golden sand is just a few minutes south of Garza Blanca. Its name in Spanish is translated as “Twin Beaches” as they’re two small beaches next to each other, that form a single area to enjoy a quiet escape in paradise. Each beach has an approximate length of 100 meters, and are separated by a rock wall that rises out from the sand, which makes one of them easily accessible, while the other requires a bit of hiking. To the latter arrive fewer people whose reward is to enjoy a more private and exclusive beach.   Why visit Playa Las Gemelas?     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Joel Alejandro (@jaarq9) on …

Sea Lions at Garza Blanca

Sea Lions at Garza Blanca

We’ve spotted wild sea lions on the grounds of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta! Since these incredible creatures have decided to make their home on the property, we would like to share a little bit about sea lions with you! Maybe you will see them the next time you visit Garza Blanca. Sea Lion Basics Sea lions are amphibious sea creatures of the family Otariidae, making them a close relative of many species of seal. Their characteristic attributes include playful behavior, exceptional swimming agility, and clever problem-solving skills. While common sea lions range from 200 to 400 pounds as well as measuring from 4 to 6 feet in length depending on age and gender, some species can weigh up to one and a half tons as well as extending to a lengthy 11 feet. They can generate explosive propulsion in the water, using their long and powerful foreflippers in conjunction with their hind flippers to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour in the water as well as diving …

Let Your Senses Come Alive at “Hecho en Mexico”

Let Your Senses Come Alive at “Hecho en Mexico”

This coming May, it is once again time for the 5th annual Hecho en Mexico event at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. This year’s “Made in Mexico” event will be divided into the following 4 categories: Gastronomy, Fashion, Music and Art. Every week, one of these four sections will be inaugurated with an exciting main event that officially opens each week’s festivities. In addition, various workshops and exhibitions will take place during the remainder of each week that are all dedicated to the particular week’s theme. Hecho en Mexico means “Made in Mexico” This annual tradition was developed in order to celebrate the many parts of Mexican culture that are so special and unique. Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai center the celebration around the 4 themes, and invite a special guest to be featured during each week. Although the exact event details are still under wraps, you can expect to see an accomplished chef, an innovative and upcoming fashion designer, incredible musicians displaying a variety of musical genres, and finally creative …

Romantic Getaways in Puerto Vallarta

Romantic Getaways in Puerto Vallarta

The soft, sandy beaches and curling, teal waters of Puerto Vallarta automatically make a vacation synonymous with romance. It is impossible not to feel the warmth of the sun on your bare skin, to taste the salty rim of a margarita on your lips or to hear the Latin rhythms swinging hips in the plazas and cantinas. Laying with your love, under the shade of a palm tree while watching the pastel golds, pinks and blues splash across a sunset sky allows you to stop and breathe in the sweetness of life. Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty beckons romance, and that is why the city offers you a variety of activities to bring to life the passion in your relationship. Wine and Dine A picturesque dinner for two is quintessential to sharing that ideal moment. The pleasures of a truly epic dining experience are a culmination of the senses to awaken the appetite inside you. You want to surround yourself with a tasteful yet decadent ambiance to set the mood. Interior design, soft lighting and comfortable …

Discover Puerto Vallarta’s Best Live Music

Discover Puerto Vallarta’s Best Live Music

Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant destination where you will discover that entertainment is a big part of the local culture, and live music is a significant part of that. If you enjoy taking in live musical performances, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so while you are on vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa. From phenomenal productions on-site at the resort to venues in town, take a look at some of the top places to discover Puerto Vallarta’s best live music: Live Music Experience at Garza Blanca When you are a guest at magnificent Garza Blanca, you will have the opportunity to enjoy live music at the resort each and every day. A talented quartet of musicians delight guests with the smooth sounds of the flute, violin, trumpet and saxophone at various locations around the resort. They play music from a vast range of genres, and while these solo artists generally play individually, there are times when they also come together for delightful ensemble concerts. The music they provide is sure to …

Vive el Maratón de Puerto Vallarta

Experience the Marathon in Puerto Vallarta

Runners and their committed fans from near and far will be descending upon Puerto Vallarta to participate in a marathon that will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018. Puerto Vallarta is an ideal place for a marathon since it is home to jaw-dropping natural surroundings and incredible sunny weather that both the participating runners and their fans can enjoy. Family-friendly Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, along with adults-only sister resort Hotel Mousai, is delighted to be a sponsor of the impending marathon. Both properties are thrilled to offer special vacation deals to help celebrate this terrific event so that visitors can indulge in an amazing vacation in Puerto Vallarta while in town for the marathon. On your mark… Get set… Go! Puerto Vallarta Marathon Special Vacation Offers If you are planning to travel to Puerto Vallarta during the dates surrounding the marathon, Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai will be providing preferential rates when booking a stay at either property. When you purchase a room-only package (European Plan) when booking, you can also take advantage …