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Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

We have been going to Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta for well over 10 years now and have diligently explored dozens of things to do in Puerto Vallarta including places to eat. We do have some pride, so we haven't done some of the super touristy things like the Pirate Ship party, but otherwise, the options are still almost unlimited.  Feel free to contact us with ideas or corrections. Enjoy your tour !  If you need base to explore from, you can rent a luxury unit from us for an affordable rate.  If you prefer to stay on the resort, check out our Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta on Resort posts.

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Nine Best Restaurants in Bucerias

Nine Best Restaurants in Bucerias We have found for you some great restaurants to try in Bucerias on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.  Wherever you are staying in the Puerto Vallarta area,  you should include Bucerias ( the next town...

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25 Things to Do on Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

Twenty Five Things To Do  at the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort We have stayed at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort  well over ten times, and we have found new things to do every single time.   This blog post will talk about...

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Day Trip to Sayulita

Welcome to Sayulita After breakfast at the best  breakfast buffet in the world we headed up the coast to Sayulita, the funky, hippy surfing town. In 2022 , we were surprised to see more stores, restaurants and palapas on the...

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Pasitos de Luz- An Amazing Puerto Vallarta Charity

Pasitos de Luz - Helping Children in Puerto Vallarta Soon after MayanRental exploded into a successful business, John and Linda decided to seek out a charity in Mexico that needed private support.  The moment we met Yolanda, the passionate founder...

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La Cruz Huanacaxtle Sunday Market

Experience an International Festival of Food and Crafts We have been to a lot of markets in Mexico and around the world.   The La Cruz Sunday market is , by far,  one of our favorites .  It is all outdoors...

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Le Petit Chef - Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

Le Petit Chef There are many restaurant options at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta,  but the Le Petit Chef show at the venue that was previously the Ameca Social House is truly unique. It is an intimate environment with only 4 groups...

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Untouristed Taco Tour Puerto Vallarta

We took the mole pozole tour with a couple of years ago and loved it .  You can read about that in our post called Mole Pozole.   So the last time we were in PVR, we decided to be...

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Jewelry Shopping in Puerto Vallarta

Jewelry in Puerto Vallarta When I think about blog topics, jewelry almost never comes to mind. But today I was thinking of the things my wife enjoys in Mexico and buying jewelry has to be near the top of the...

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You Will NOT Believe What I Did in Mexico !!

The last few days of our time in Mexico on the resort was not very eventful. Just nice sunshine, time around the pool , on the beach, ate at the Best Buffet Breakfast in the World  .   REEEE-laxing. But it wasn’t...

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A Perfect Week Itinerary Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort

If you are wondering what there is to do  for a week on the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort,  read on! The Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort is the largest of the seven Vidanta locations.   Imagine a week with a huge variety...

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Walking tours in Puerto Vallarta

Meet the locals with Sandra Cesca If you look for a genuine holiday experience, Sandra Cesca arranges walking tours in the local neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has much more to offer than relaxing in a hammock weighing in the...

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Deep Sea Fishing Nuevo Vallarta

Danisha Deep Sea Fishing in Nuevo Vallarta Bring your friends or family along for an unforgettable day on the sea. Most people like being close to the water. Why not have a good time spending a day on a Danisha's...

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Finding the Best Margarita in Bucerias

In our never ending quest to be helpful, we decided to research where one might find the best margarita in Bucerias, Mexico.  We may expand this search farther in the future.    To be fair we won’t order the 2...

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The History of Puerto Vallarta

A city of a couple names and even more bays... The history of Puerto Vallarta is one that echoes throughout the city and has shaped modern life to this day.   In our posts, we often mention the storied history...

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Mexico Vacation with Kids at the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort

John and Linda took 4 of their grand kids as well as son, daughter and spouses to Nuevo vallarta.  The Vidanta resort has great resources for vacationing with kids.  In addition to the stuff discussed by the kids in the...

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Puerto Vallarta Walking Food Tour - Mole-Pozole

Puerto Vallarta Walking Food Tour We are always looking for new experiences and we made the wise choice to take a Puerto Vallarta Walking Food Tour. Last month we made a very good choice and signed up for the walking...

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Puerto Vallarta Zoo - Good or Bad?

When you read in trip advisor about the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, you find one of two responses.  It was fantastic OR it was terrible.   Which one do you believe?   We decided to see for ourselves.   Turns out...

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A One Week Vidanta Resort Itinerary - Part Two

This is a continuation of a One Week Vidanta Itinerary - Part One  Day Four You might want to spend the second half of the week with an  every morning,  Oh Dark Early, yoga class at the spa .   Or….... you...

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A Week Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort Itinerary - Part One

Nuevo Vallarta -On Resort Activities - The Arrival Dinner at Burgers Custom Made.  We recommend you call for a reservation as soon as you check in. You can finish your first evening in paradise with the best cheesecake I have...

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Ten Things They Don't Tell You About Yelapa

Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About Yelapa Yelapa is a small village in Banderas Bay that can only be reached by boat.  We have a travel post about our visit last year. There are many pages on the internet...

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Nuevo Vallara 2016 Trip - part 2

This is a slightly delayed report of our March 2016 trip to Puerto Vallarta.  Part 1 was not very exciting, so we didn't put it in the newsletter.  You can find it HERE.  The most interesting thing from part 1...

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Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens - March 2015

We have been hearing about the botanical gardens in Puerto Vallarta for years, but I think we were a little skeptical.  But since we were already close and had a rental car, we figured it was time to check it...

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Yelapa Overnight Trip

We have been planning to take a trip to Yelapa for our last 3 times in Puerto Vallarta.   We got the urge again this year and did last minute google searches to find a place to stay.   Too Late. Then we...

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Casa Bahia Bonita - Yelapa

We needed a change from the gorgeous, but not so adventuresome environment of the Luxxe Resort.  .  We had looked online for accommodation in Yelapa, but no luck.  As it happened, we met a man named Hector at the Alamo car...

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Things To See On Puerto Vallarta's Malecón

The Malecón in Puerto Vallarta is definitely a must-see attraction when visiting the area. Some call it a boardwalk, but the Malecón is basically a paved esplanade along the waterfront in the heart of the city. On one side, you...

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Las Caletas Day Trip

When staying at the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta,   You may want to schedule a day trip to the private beach of Las Caletas.  is the place to find the tour.  They leave from their marina location right...

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Spanish Coffee Video - Por Que No - Nuevo Vallarta

In 2013 we visited Por Que No?  Eddie’s new restaurant along the south side of the marina in Nuevo Vallarta.   The food was good,  the service was excellent and the setting along the water with yachts in view was perfect.  ...

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River Canopy Zipline Expedition

River Canopy Zipline Expedition We did the Canopy River ziplinetour last year and had a lot of fun.  We wrote it up in a  blog post, so this year, they invited us to do the expedition for free and had...

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Christmas in Nuevo Vallarta Part Three- Bus Trip to Old Town Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Bus Trip As we mentioned we usually rent a car, so we haven't used the busses in mexico much. We wanted to spend a day in town, so we again headed down to the Sea Garden and asked...

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Whale Watching - Christmas in Nuevo Vallarta Part Two

Because we had meetings and we were only there for 6 days, we didn't rent a car this time. That gave us a chance to try some different things. I'll tell you about the best two. One in this post...

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Sayulita and Bucerias Road Trip

Sayulita and Bucerias Take a look at all our photos from Sayulita and Bucerias. If you are staying in the Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Resort then visiting Bucerias and Sayulita is a must! While they used to be considered fishing villages, over...

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