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The Banderas Bay Regatta Sails into Town

March 3, 2011
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Sailing. The vast openness of the ocean captivates our imagination. We often dream of the idyllic vacation of a week long sail or the perfect sunset sail with a cocktail. But whatever you dream, the fact remains the people who sail (or even enjoying sailing) simply know how to have a good time. Next week, [...]

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Celebrate Carnaval in Puerto Vallarta

February 24, 2011
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When people think of Carnaval, most thoughts don’t center on Mexico. Rio de Janeiro - yes. Mardi Gras in New Orleans  - of course. Yet, Mazatlan, Mexico holds one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the world and this year marks the third year for a parade in Puerto Vallarta. And the event continues to [...]

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The Vallarta Wine Festival

February 16, 2011
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Puerto Vallarta already holds a reputation as a gastronomical city. It’s a destination people come and visit not just to enjoy the beaches, but also indulge in one of Mexico’s best food scenes. And not just Mexican food either, but also to taste fine international cuisine. To add to this reputation, the Vallarta Wine Festival [...]

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The Romantic Basics for a Vallarta Valentine

February 10, 2011
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Puerto Vallarta holds a romance for most travelers. The colorful culture, historic past, tasty cuisine, and golden sand beaches lure most any one. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought I’d show how the simple staples, the basics are even more special in Puerto Vallarta. Stroll along the Beach. We all dream about the romantic [...]

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Jalisco is the Home of the Mariachi

February 2, 2011
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Puerto Vallarta resides in the Mexican State of Jalisco, the birthplace of the Mariachi. Night after night you can find the bands of musicians roaming the streets and the beaches searching for audiences to entertain. And entertain they do. The songs come directly from the heart. They tell tales of machismo, love (especially unrequited love) [...]

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Four of the Forty Beaches

January 26, 2011
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Often staying at a resort, people don’t consider a day at a different beach an activity worth leaving the hotel grounds for, but in Puerto Vallarta it can make for the perfect excursion. Puerto Vallarta is home to over forty different beaches and each contains its own unique ambiance and activities for any traveler type. [...]

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Wednesday Night Historic Center Art Walk (with Complimentary Cocktails)

January 19, 2011
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The cobble stone streets of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown Centro Historico (Historic Center) provide the perfect setting for an evening stroll. A walk through the neighborhood, the seaside malecón, or a visit to the iconic Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe offers visitors a true taste of Mexico and the vibe of Puerto Vallarta. I recommend it [...]

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Whale Watching in Banderas Bay

January 13, 2011
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In January visitors to Puerto Vallarta can watch the humpback whales in Banderas Bay.  In a season that begins on December 8th and runs through March 23rd, whales can be even spotted from the shore some days. But for those desiring a closer look, numerous tour companies can bring you with in a few yards [...]

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The Old Town Farmers’ Market

January 5, 2011
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Open for its second season, the Farmers’ Market of Puerto Vallarta continues to grow and attract weekend shoppers. Located in the heart of Old Town’s zona romantica, the doors open to the public every Saturday from 10am-2pm. Now with over fifty vendors, both locals and tourists shop to find the freshest produce, speciality handmade crafts, and [...]

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