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Notice the BIG Smile ???

I haven't been back to Puerto Vallarta since 1990, except for the larger hotel chains that have gone up, downtown and much of the landscape I remember the same. The people and weather was exceptional, felt good to have sunshine on parts of my body that's not used to sunshine, as us alaskans don't get that luxury much... I was glad I selected the hotel up off the beach and away from the hustle and bustle of town, it was only 5 blocks and some switchbacks to the hotel, which we walked all over town most of the day, and was good exercise, heaven forbid I not get any exercise on vacation. I kinda miss those steps!! There was in internet cafe' shop on those steps..

Setting to the West

The sun was just setting around 9pm, and people were gathering on the beach to watch it set and then the Caribbean Cruise ship came to let off the fireworks. What a beautiful time of the day....

Fireworks in Banderas Bay

Right after the sun set to the west, the ship came and let off fireworks for all to enjoy, every night at 9pm this occured while we were there. It's also called the booze cruise, you could hear music and people having fun on the boat.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:Walk the switchbacks
  • In a nutshell:I'd stay up here again and again and again
  • Last visit to Puerto Vallarta: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 27, 2005
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  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 9:51 AM

    Hola! Such good advice in your general tip. The local people and culture are the real pleasure of traveling, although the hidden waterfall was good too. Great photo of the fireworks, Patty.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 6:34 PM

    Great tips Patty! Needed a sun fix - snowing today out here in the Aleutians.

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 3:13 PM

    And why wouldn't you just love esquimales on a hot day in Puerto Vallarta?!!

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2006 at 7:02 PM

    You have many fantastic pictures here! Great page~~~Nicoletta~~~

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2005 at 9:10 PM

    Great pics...looks like youu had alot of good times.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 11:53 PM

    Hi Patty, Beautiful pics and good tips show you had a great time there. Liz Taylor & Richard Burton filmed 'The Night of the Iguana' there in 1964, which almost ruined the town with tourists for a time. Doug (^_^)

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 5:22 PM

    Beautiful place,never heard of it till now thanks to you and VT. Happy travells.

  • drtad's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 1:41 AM

    amazing places amazing pix and amazing pages...next time hope you shall get around on europe :)

  • stevezero's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 3:02 PM

    Nice place- brings back a lot of memories of Mexico. Greetings from UK

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 12:24 AM

    Hi Patty, what a fantastic place, sure does look hot though, that waterfall looks really inviting.


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