Snorkeling Day Trip

Puerto Vallarta Travel Blog

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cruise boat in the Marina

On our second day we headed to the Main Terminal entrance of the Marina.  Even if you stay in Marina Vallarta, to catch boats for day trips you still have to go to the main terminal!!!  Terminal entrance fee costs 15 pesos/person or $1.50.  You can take the bus or a taxi to the terminal.

We boarded our boat and it was cloudy...not the best snorkeling weather.  Also, the water at this time of year in PV is pretty murky.  We weren't expecting much.  At least our crew was fun!  Our boat ride took us past downtown PV and farther south to Majahuitas.  This was our snorkeling spot.  We didn't see anything.  We got back on the boat and had lunch, and the crew served us drinks.  We took the boat a little farther south to Yelapa.

rock formation south of Puerto Vallarta
  It was so gorgeous!  I would love to see it after the rainy season.  We had the option of staying on the beach or going on a hike through the town to a waterfall.  We didn't have the right shoes for a hike, so we sat on the beach and had some drinks and enjoyed the sound of the waves and the beautiful surroundings.  Plus the sun had come out! The margarita I had in Yelapa was probably the best I had the whole time we were in mexico.  We did venture up into part of the town, just to enjoy the view of the cove.  Enjoy the pictures of the mountains coming into the ocean.

After a couple of hours we took the boat back up to the marina.  We enjoyed drinks and entertainment from our crew.  They also had some of us dance with them.  Dancing on a catamaran is not easy!

After we arrived back at our hotel, we decided to make our first trip into downtown.  We took the bus.  It was around 50 cents.  We walked down the Malecon (board walk).  It is very charming in PV.  We ended up eating on the beach.  We also got to see the sunsent.  Gorgeous!

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cruise boat in the Marina
cruise boat in the Marina
rock formation south of Puerto Val…
rock formation south of Puerto Va…
Our crew welcoming us
Our crew welcoming us
Yelapa
Yelapa
Yelapa
Yelapa
Yelapa
Yelapa
our boat from the shore
our boat from the shore
view of the Pacific from the beach
view of the Pacific from the beach
touching the Iguana
touching the Iguana
more Iguana
more Iguana
view of the town from the beach
view of the town from the beach
view from the town onto the baech
view from the town onto the baech
yummy margarita
yummy margarita
our entertainment
our entertainment