January 2014

TRIP REPORT:  JANUARY 2014 Here is my trip report from 15 days in the PV/Banderas Bay sunshine! The airport shark tank was more of a “dolphin tank” when we arrived. So walking through that area was mild and pleasant. A VW Jetta rental car from Gecko was waiting for us in the parking lot, so … Read More

August 2013 – Part 6

FINAL TRIP REPORT:  AUGUST 2013 – PART 6 THURSDAY After a morning visit to the beach in Nuevo, my husband and I drove into downtown PV to Mundo de Azulejos to pick up our personalized name tile for our condo. They did a really beautiful job. We were so pleased. Then we enjoyed a wonderful … Read More

August 2013 – Part 5

TRIP REPORT:  AUGUST 2013 – PART 5 Monday was my birthday, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the wonderful weather. We made the quick drive into PV to do some more exploring. We drove east along the south side of the bull fighting ring and continued down. We found the new and lovely 5-story … Read More

Restaurant Week 2014

VALLARTA LIFESTYLES’ RESTAURANT WEEK 2014 This year marks the 10th anniversary celebration of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s highly-anticipated Restaurant Week. This huge annual event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles and takes place during the second half of May, just as the whole Banderas Bay area begins to gradually shift gears down to a slower … Read More

August 2013 – Part 4

TRIP REPORT:  AUGUST 2013 – PART 4 SATURDAY: The day began with a morning walk on the beach. After my husband’s beachfront run he went to a local dentist for a routine teeth cleaning ($40 USD). For a friend he inquired about the costs of other procedures: $200 USD for removal of an impacted wisdom … Read More

August 2013 – Part 3

TRIP REPORT:  AUGUST 2013 – PART 3 A/C turned up high, MP3 plugged in and playing Margaritaville, we entered Mexico 200 in the car and headed south. Traffic was light from Nuevo to PV, and we enjoyed looking upwards to the mountains and seeing beautifully lush green jungle foilage. As we entered Old Town PV, … Read More

August 2013 – Part 2

TRIP REPORT: AUGUST 2013 – PART 2 Tuesday we popped into Puerto Vallarta to drop off the stereo for repair at Panasonic on Candelaria. On the drive back to Nuevo Vallarta we wanted a quick snack, and we remembered an awesome, cheap-eats fish taco place in Marina Vallarta: Marisma’s. Tacos were $18 pesos each and so … Read More

August 2013 – Part 1

TRIP REPORT > AUGUST 2013 – PART 1 We arrived to PVR on Saturday afternoon with friends, surfboards for the husbands, a replacement toaster oven and a kitchen timer muled down for member of a south-side forum. The timeshare chaos in the airport was milder; the reps were in two lines, left and right of … Read More