Escaping the Cold of Chicago in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Travel Blog

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February 2008, Rebecca and I joined my parents on a trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico and we had an amazing time.

This was my first time to Mexico and although it is rougher then I typically like, I tend to prefer "high end" locations, I have to say that we really enjoyed ourselves and found the people to be very nice.

My parents got us in a time share building so everything was top notch and we were right on the water.  Look at the picture and you will see the Ocean was right out the window.

By far the most exciting part of the trip was one day while we were having breakfast we were able to watched a Humpback Whale and its baby play in front of our breakfast table for over an hour.  They went back an forth breaching, tail slapping and fin slapping the water over and over again.

View from our room
  Seeing the Humpbacks was my primary goal, other than the much needed break from work, and here we got the show of a life time.  Another couple said that they had been coming here for a number of years and this is the best they had ever seen.  Looks like we really had luck on our side.

On our third day in  Puerto Vallarta, we went on a whale watching adventure.  Of course after the show we had during breakfast the day before we know that this would have no chance comparing but we hoped for an adventure just the same.  During this day we went snorkeling, saw several whales including a couple of breaches and massive Manta Rays breaching.  I had never heard of Manta Rays breaching but there they were jumping out of the water right in front of us.

A Margarita after a day of snorkeling and whale watching
  Sorry we did not get a picture, we simply did not expect is and you just can't react fast enough.

The last day Rebecca and I went on a trip by Vallarta Adventures (we did the Outdoor adventure) where we rode Mules up the mountain and then worked our way back down by way of 9 separate zip lines and 2 repels down waterfalls.  Check out the pictures, I really can't do them justice.  We had an amazing time and would recommend it to anyone who is not afraid of heights.  Hint, when you click on the link go to the middle of the text to click on another link for the is so cool.

I enjoyed being able to practice my very broken Spanish but it did help and most of the locals were pleased with the effort.

Until next time.

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