Puerto Vallarta Travel Blog

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Working the jetski in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

For the sake of time, I figured I would just skip on to the excursions... because most of the sea days consist of me sleeping, eating, or working out on the ship.

Well, it finally took me 2 days... but I made it! I've heard a great deal about Puerto Vallarta, but I had to see it for myself. Eventually when we hit land around 8 AM, our first idea was to hit this beach spot called Mismaloya... so we hitched a taxi to take us there. From what I heard, it was suppose to be this really nice beach area full of water activities... but when I got there, it was a pretty depressing sight. It smelled like sewer pond water, and there wasn't much to do except scuba dive and fish. Yeah right!  The funniest thing was this one vendor that sold dirty t-shirts for $2.

Getting ready to take off into the ocean.

So after thinking about it, we decided to hit up another spot that was on the other side of Puerto Vallarta called Nikki Beach. It's suppose to be a nice beach resort catered to the upper middle class tourists in Mexico. With that said, me and the family hitched another taxi ride that took us into the heart of downtown. Compared to what we saw on one side and comparing it to the other... I drew up a conclusion that... in Mexico... there's a crappy side and a beautiful side in every city. The trick is finding the beautiful side and ignore the crappy side as much as possible.

From Nikki Beach, I spend a few good hours making haste. For me and my brother, we had a great time waverunning all over the place and for my sister, she made sand castles and had a blast in the water.

Around 4 PM, I started to head back and make my way to the ship. Tomorrow morning, we hit Mazatlan. Should be more interesting now that I know what to look for.

AirlineAgent says:
Interesting review on PVR. Now, I really enjoyed it. I spent two weeks there as my Mom owns a time share that she traded for a stay at a really cool place in Nuevo Vallerta which is a hop, skip, and a jump from the center of Puerto Vallerta. I enjoyed my whole time there and took full advantage of sight seeing, etc. I especially enjoyed (and recommend it highly
for anyone reading this and going) a guided
city tour of Puerto is a walking tour and you will see views and areas that you may not know or think to go. It was fantastic and be sure to visit the beautiful Virgin of Guadalupe Cathedral. A beautiful Palm Sunday to all today!
Posted on: Apr 01, 2007
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