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Location: Puerto Vallarta

Day 1 - 10 May 2017

Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport
Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport
Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Content: Turquoise water, white sand beaches, and the charming town was the reason for us to choose Puerto Vallarta as our holiday destination. The Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sierra Madre mountains on the other side make it a perfect location to enjoy with loved ones. This was my first time in the city with my wife. We landed at Puerto Vallarta Airport, the building consisted of small terminals and some eateries. The lobby was crowded with many tourists from all over the world. Terminal A and B were connected by a long corridor. Terminal A is used for domestic flights, and Terminal B is reserved for international flights. The immigration official gave us a section of the tourist card that we should keep in our passport. After clearing customs, we walked through the lobby to the exit gate. We picked an authorized taxi from the stand. Authorized taxis are more expensive than city taxis and Ubers but they are not allowed inside the airport.

Casa Descanso

Puerto Vallarta, Casa Descanso
Puerto Vallarta, Casa Descanso
Puerto Vallarta, Casa Descanso

Content: Puerto Vallarta is a relatively small city in Mexico so that there are tons of choices when it comes to accommodation. We chose a hotel at Zona Romantica, which is the perfect spot for couples. Casa Descanso is a great choice in the Romantic Zone. They offered a beautiful room with a balcony as well as a washer and dryer. The main feature of the city was the charming seaside location of most of the resorts and hotels. We spend some time to get settled in the city.

Terminal Maritima

Puerto Vallarta, Terminal Maritima
Puerto Vallarta, Terminal Maritima
Puerto Vallarta, Terminal Maritima

Content: With the help of a friend from the hotel, we booked the most popular tour Rhythms of the Night. It was to explore the night under the moonlight. It is one of two tours Vallarta Adventures offers to the paradise called Las Caletas. The representatives pick up us from Terminal Maritima. Without any doubt, we undergo Puerto Vallarta nightlife like never before with Rhythms of the Night. Watching the sunset over the water and the lights of Puerto Vallarta glimmer on the sea made the tour more romantic. After an hour on the ocean, we reached our destination where the cultural shows and musical performances were held. We were seated in an outdoor auditorium surrounded by palm trees and twinkling stars in the sky. They performed some acts describing various stories of the ancient. The dancing, singing, acrobatics, and acting was fabulous. We had dinner under the moonlight. They set private tables under the dark sky while the soft sound of the ocean blows.

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Day 2 - 11 May 2017

Restaurante Fredys Tucan

Puerto Vallarta, Restaurante Fredys Tucan
Puerto Vallarta, Restaurante Fredys Tucan

Content: We started our second day on the island with a lovely breakfast in a cool place. They offered a huge menu with many varieties of dishes in Mexican style. We had an omelet, which was prepared in a combination of cheese and mushrooms. We ate Mexican dish nachos accompanied by guacamole. The food was so fresh and a great start for the day.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Content: After breakfast, we hired a uber to Vallarta Botanical Gardens. It is located 30 minutes away from the south of Old Town. We passed through most famous attractions such as Los Arcos, Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlan, and Las Juntas y Los Veranos. It was the perfect place to enjoy with family. It was the top attraction because of the fresh air among trees, flowers, cacti, birds, and more. The park is full of both native and exotic plants from around the world. We wandered through many hiking trails, the longest trail takes about 30 minutes to hike. We did some shopping for gifts in the souvenir shop in the garden. There is a restaurant on site it was too crowded so that we moved ahead.

Restaurante Dianita

Puerto Vallarta, Restaurante Dianita

Content: Restaurante Dianita is located in the Romantic Zone, one of the popular restaurants. They presented a daily menu with good options to choose from. We chose a soup and a main course from the menu. The food was awesome and delicious.

Malecon

Puerto Vallarta, Malecon
Puerto Vallarta, Malecon
Puerto Vallarta, Malecon

Content: Then we walked towards Malecon streets to enjoy the city on foot. The boardwalk was lined with designer shops, restaurants, bars, and souvenir markets. It looks like an open-air art gallery as it provides a perfect photo spot with impressive sculptures and wall arts. On the way, we visited the Choco Museum. It is the perfect place to learned about the history of cacao and how chocolate is made. My wife really liked the place as she was a lover of chocolates.

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Day 3 - 12 May 2017

Casa Descanso

Puerto Vallarta, Casa Descanso

Content: The day was set for a day trip to San Sebastian del Oeste. It was located up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. After breakfast, we hired a car from the hotel and headed to San Sebastian del Oeste. We drove towards the east of Puerto Vallarta where we saw the beautiful countryside. On the way, the driver stopped at Las Palmas to get a refresh. We took some beautiful pictures on the backdrop of the country landscape.

Location: San Sebastian

Day 3 - 12 May 2017

El progreso

San Sebastian, El progreso
San Sebastian, El progreso
San Sebastian, El progreso

Content: Then he stopped at El Progreso, a beautiful spot for pictures. We got a lovely view of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It was a place surrounded by canyons and forests that smell of oak, pine.

Cafetalera La Quinta

San Sebastian, Cafetalera La Quinta
San Sebastian, Cafetalera La Quinta

Content: We stopped at Cafetalera La Quinta, the Sanchez family coffee plantation. We loved the place. They offered a variety of coffees to taste.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian, San Sebastian
San Sebastian, San Sebastian
San Sebastian, San Sebastian
San Sebastian, San Sebastian

Content: Then we walked through the narrow streets to discover the highlights of San Sebastian. It has wonderful places to visit, as well as various activities. We visited Hacienda Jalisco, the main estate that controlled much of the mining in the town. We went mountain biking and horseback riding. The stroll through the cobblestone streets of the center was the exciting part of the trip. At the end of the trip, the driver stopped at Tequila and Raicilla distillery. We got a chance to taste and learn about tequila the traditional spirit from the mountains. After exploring the town, we turn back to Puerto Vallarta.

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Day 4 - 13 May 2017

Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport
Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport
Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Content: We spend excellent days on the island. We enjoyed one last sunrise on the beach. Before catching our ride to the airport to board your flight home, we enjoyed a Mexican style breakfast and checked out from the hotel. We arrived two hours before our flight. We went to the upper level and passed through security and got to the departure gates. On the second floor, we found some shops and restaurants before security. The international flights depart from Terminal B, which is located at the end of a corridor from Terminal A. Seating space is limited so that we waited in the lounge.

Punta de Mita

Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita
Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita
Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita

Content: The day was started with a perfect breakfast. This day was set for the Marietas Islands. It is a group of uninhabited islands off the coast. It was famous for the Hidden Beach which is also known as La Playa del Amor. Punta de Mita is the starting point where we got into a boat. After a 20-minute boat ride, we arrived at our destination. The tour guide gave us specific instructions for wearing our life jackets.

Marietas Islands

Puerto Vallarta, Marietas Islands
Puerto Vallarta, Marietas Islands

Content: We reached the island through a cave, which is called the cave of love. The water was warm and transparent inside the cave. The Hidden Beach is a feature of one of the Marieta Islands. The Hidden Beach is invisible from the outside and is only accessible through a long water tunnel. It was excited to known the fact that the tunnel links the beach to the Pacific Ocean. We spend half a day on the island and headed back to Puerto Vallarta.

Los Muertos Beach

Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Beach

Content: We spend our evening on the sands of Los Muertos Beach. We just relaxed on the beach chair. We could see many people from different parts of the world playing. Walking along the beach with my wife was a great activity. It is located right in town and is the most popular beach to visit. We saw a sail-shaped pier that has become an iconic symbol of the city. Many companies offered fun activities, including paragliding and jet-skiing.

La Palapa

Puerto Vallarta, La Palapa
Puerto Vallarta, La Palapa

Content: From the beach, we walked to La Palapa for dinner. Having dinner on the beach while enjoying the sunset was the highlighted part of the trip. It was a perfect place to enjoy seafood dinner. We started with the soup and had a delicious dinner. We really enjoyed the place but the taste was not up to our expectations.

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Day 5 - 14 May 2017

Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Puerto Vallarta, Licenciado Gustavo DIaz Ordaz International Airport

Content: We spend excellent days on the island. We enjoyed one last sunrise on the beach. Before catching our ride to the airport to board your flight home, we enjoyed a Mexican style breakfast and checked out from the hotel. We arrived two hours before our flight. We went to the upper level and passed through security and got to the departure gates. On the second floor, we found some shops and restaurants before security. The international flights depart from Terminal B, which is located at the end of a corridor from Terminal A. Seating space is limited so that we waited in the lounge.