Puerto Vallarta............... first impressions

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Sylvia and David with romantic sunset...

On the 13th I slept in while David entertained himself reading and looking out the balcony.  I was horrified to see the time and also very sad that I didn't feel better.   My doctor had given me a Zpack  RX medicine that I had been saving in case David got my bronchitis... but he didn't get sick so I took it. 

We could tell it was going to be a down day so we went out to the beach and watched the waves.  There was a beach house that had snacks and we got juice and pizza for lunch/breakfast.  We relaxed but suddenly large machenery began working near by.....   I turned around and saw  the motel was planting palm trees on the beach.  It was very interesting to watch them dig holes and carry the huge 20 foot palms over.

Setting in the tree
    The palms had rootballs but no dangling roots.    A man with a machete trimmed the tops and the coconuts off.  Then they carefully balanced the root ball over the hole.   Then they deftly lowered in in over the hole and dropped it neatly in.   The root was about 6 feet down.  The rope was retied further up the tree and it was stood up.    Many of the employees stood around and directed until it was straight then the sand was pushed into the hole.   They transplanted and planted 10 or so...    David loved it because boys love machinery and I loved it because it was gardening....  

It was the first time we had been to an all inclusive motel.

Hola Puerto Vallarta Motel
   We were amazed that they brought us beer and fruit although we did not ask for it.   We had missed breakfast but we made up for it with brunch.  There was a beautiful beach,  pool and deck.  We hung out on the beach as we arenĀ“t really pool people. ...    It was fun seeing the families ....  We really love how the Mexican men are so devoted to their children.  It was sweet seeing them walking holding infants and helping their kids swim.   The families stayed together as a group swimming, building sand castles, wading or sitting under the umbrellas.  It was heartwarming to see how much they interacted and enjoyed each other.

scubagirl76 says:
oh I miss Mexico!
Posted on: Dec 05, 2008
cbstevens says:
The one time I was in Puerta Vallarta I wasn't impressed at all. It was too expensive and just made me miss other parts of Mexico.

I liked your comments though.
Posted on: Nov 03, 2008
ejames01 says:
Very nice photo of you both with the sunset.
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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Sylvia and David with romantic sun…
Sylvia and David with romantic su…
Setting in the tree
Setting in the tree
Hola Puerto Vallarta Motel
Hola Puerto Vallarta Motel
bath mat folded in the shape of a …
bath mat folded in the shape of a…
Our room at Hola Puerta Vallarta
Our room at Hola Puerta Vallarta
Lobby Decor at Hola PV
Lobby Decor at Hola PV
Lobby at Hola PV
Lobby at Hola PV
Swimming pool at Hola PV
Swimming pool at Hola PV
The beach at Hola PV
The beach at Hola PV
Pool and snack area.... note the n…
Pool and snack area.... note the …
view from motel window... (David t…
view from motel window... (David …
view from motel window.  We were o…
view from motel window. We were …
View from motel window
View from motel window
flower
flower
Window view including flower....
Window view including flower....
hole in the sand...
hole in the sand...
ooconut palm being transported
ooconut palm being transported
Almost there.....
Almost there.....
coconut that fell from the tree...…
coconut that fell from the tree..…
setting in the tree....
setting in the tree....
Another palm before being uprighted
Another palm before being uprighted
newly planted trees...
newly planted trees...
hedge at the pool edge
hedge at the pool edge
hedge flowers
hedge flowers
hedge flowers
hedge flowers
The Hola PV lobby
The Hola PV lobby
A cute little elephant left for us…
A cute little elephant left for u…
towel elephant
towel elephant
yep....  its the elephant again...
yep.... it's the elephant again...
lobby ceiling... neat effect with …
lobby ceiling... neat effect with…
new palm forest
new palm forest
Palms
Palms
Out by the massage cabana waiting …
Out by the massage cabana waiting…
sunset
sunset
sunset....
sunset....
sunset through my sunglasses lens
sunset through my sunglasses lens
Sunset through my sunglasses...
Sunset through my sunglasses...
clump of plants by the pool
clump of plants by the pool
plants....
plants....
young immature bananas by the pool…
young immature bananas by the poo…
another banana tree
another banana tree
This is a curtain of plants down a…
This is a curtain of plants down …
some kind of palm plant.....
some kind of palm plant.....
My sunshine capturing the sun....
My sunshine capturing the sun....
Enjoying the sunset....
Enjoying the sunset....
sunset with clouds...
sunset with clouds...
going.... so beautiful!
going.... so beautiful!
Davie with the Sun....
Davie with the Sun....
Sylvia with the sun....
Sylvia with the sun....
Yep .... Im the reason the sun se…
Yep .... I'm the reason the sun s…
sunset
sunset
Hola Puerto Vallarta... notice the…
Hola Puerto Vallarta... notice th…
A towel swan!  I was so happy
A towel swan! I was so happy
towel swan looking elegant...
towel swan looking elegant...
flower swan looking a little goofy.
flower swan looking a little goofy.
looking down at the pool
looking down at the pool
sunset with rays coming out....
sunset with rays coming out....
beautiful sunset
beautiful sunset
sunset.....
sunset.....
Puerto Vallarta Hotels & Accommodations review
All Inclusive motel ~ central, ocean front and friendly
Hola Puerto Vallarta was not a luxury motel. It was, however, a good motel for casual people who did not require the 5 star pampering. We thought th… read entire review