A Week Holiday in Puerto Vallarta

by Craig Zabransky on February 1, 2012

In less than a week I will be in Puerto Vallarta once again. I arrive on February fourth. Ah, just typing those words puts a smile on my face. Yes, I am returning to a pacific paradise. My plans are almost complete and include many of the activities I listed as my must dos for high season coupled with some pure R&R (rest and relaxation) too.

What Vallarta Activites will I do?

Sunsets to start. I have reservations for a late lunch and watch the sunset at Le Kliff, I have a signature cocktail waiting for me at the Punta Mita on the Riviera Nayarit, and will definitely visit the new malecon at sunset. I always love the magic of the sunset in Puerto Vallarta, it’s definitely part of the charm of the seaside city.

a sunset on the beach in Puerto Vallarta

For culture, I”ll attend a cooking class at the popular Mexican restaurant El Arrayan, visit the Saturday Farmer’s Market, meander the downtown streets on the Wednesday Night Art Walk and finally take a few salsa dance lessons with Latin Motion.  Yes, I am packing my dancing shoes, the nightlife in Puerto Vallarta is another reason to visit.

photo: LatinMotion

And no trip to Puerto Vallarta is complete with out getting out on (and in) the Bay of Banderas. A whale watching tour with Vallarta Adventures, a half day fishing charter, and time to paddle out past the break and surf an afternoon all made my list.

Plus, I look forward to the chance to connect with nature. I  visualize myself relaxing and appreciating the beauty of the the seashores of Mexico. Yes, I do.

taking it easy... that's always an activity on my list

Where am I staying in Puerto Vallarta?

There are countless hotels, resorts, and boutiques at nearly every price point in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. And I’ll visit a few gems.

My first night will be in Punta Mita at the Four Seasons Resort and from there I”ll be spending time  at the boutique favorite in the heart of Old Town, the Hotel Catedral, then to the secluded  and boat accessible Las Majahuitas and finally the CasaMagna Marriott, a hotel with its own Tequila.

the CasaMagna tequila will not be the only I sample

How Can I Follow You?

I’ll post stories about my adventures once I return here on the blog, but you can also follow me in “real-time” too. Starting February 4th I’ll be social tweeting (I’ll use Facebook too) about my adventures. You can follow me (@stayadventurous) or follow the hashtag #StayAAPV (Stay Adventurous – All About Puerto Vallarta). Ask questions, make comments, view the photos, and learn more about the adventures that await you on a holiday in Puerto Vallarta. Viva!

Photos: Craig Zabransky

Disclaimer: Stays, activities and meals may be received at a discount.  I will provide a disclaimer, but rest assured, my opinions are always my own.

Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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