Thursday, August 02, 2012

To Do: Puerto Vallarta

Can you believe it's already the 2nd of August?!  I could really use a quick escape before San Francisco's busy summer season starts in September. Virgin America flights to Puerto Vallarta are cheap and the Mexican coast looks like the perfect place to unplug with a book for a long weekend.

Have you been to Puerto Vallarta?  Any recommendations on places to stay?

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

My husband and I stayed at the Dreams resort in PV (http://www.dreamsresorts.com/drepv/index.html). It was all inclusive which we really liked, but I know that isn't for everybody. We went fishing one day and they cooked our fish up for dinner!

Sara said...

We loved Casa Amorita (http://www.casaamorita.com/). It's a bed and breakfast in PV. You can walk everywhere from it. Also, Barcelona (http://www.barcelonatapas.net/), the tapas restaurant is officially my favorite restaurant ever. We ate there two of the three nights we were in PV. Also, the town of Sayulita is really cool if you want a small surf town experience. They have tons of house rentals and you can take the bus from PV really easily.

threeheartsca said...

Read your blog all the time, but this is my first comment! Playa Fiesta is where you should stay, www.playafiesta.com. It is the most beautiful place, small boutique style hotel, where everyone knows your name. Adam and Lindsay are they owners (Americans from SF). I got married there so I'm a bit biased, but it really is fabulous. There is also this amazing restaurant, Tony's Hideaway in Mismaloya (south of PV). You should also rent a boat or hike the 4 miles from Boca de Tomaltan (also south of PV) to Las Animas beach. It's a gorgeous hike along and sometimes through the water, and Las Animas is only accessible by boat or hike, so it's more private, but has restaurants and beach activities.

MrsEm said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate them SO much!

Maryann said...

We love Sayulita. It's a 45 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta.

MrsEm said...

Thanks Maryann, we're thinking about Sayulita too. Where do you stay?

Anonymous said...

Omg so excited to hear your visiting!! Can't wait to see what ur gonna be packing,I'm planning on visiting in feb! Would love to get some recommendations as to what to wear!!! Good luck y buen viaje!!!

Maryann said...

We usually rent a house. We've also stayed in Punta Mita at the St. Regis.

This website has good rentals in Sayulita and they range in size:http://www.sayulitalife.com/

I've never stayed, but have heard good things about Hacienda de la costa
http://www.haciendadelacosta.com/

Another amazing place is Verana. It's not in Sayulita, but north of Puerto Vallarta. You have to catch a boat there.http://www.verana.com/

have fun. we are planning to go in June next year.

Heather said...

We spend ALOT of time in PV and Punta Mita ( about a 40 minute drive from PV) we own a beautiful beachfront condo there and really think of it as our second home. I would highly recommend taking a boat from Punta Mita out to the Marietta Islands to snorkel. It is spectacular. Lots of fun places to eat but If you are in that area at dinner time you have to go to tacos and papas. The most amazing street tacos. Just ask a local and they will give you directions. Have fun!