Mexico celebrates birthdays. Last year, the country celebrated its bicentennial (1810-2010) with a ‘fiesta grande’ across the entire country. But whether its 200 years for the country or just 83 years for a municipality in Mexico, you can expect a party. A good party.
So, this Tuesday, May 31st wish Puerto Vallarta a Happy Birthday. And if you are town, stop in for some live music shows, political speeches honoring the city, and a giant birthday cake in the main square – Presidencia. Then at night, expect fireworks on the Pacific not to mention all the after-hour fiestas.
But if you are looking for suggestions…..
- Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week. Catch the tail end of the two plus week celebration that ends of May 31st. Celebrate with a special three course lunch or dinner at one of the thirty-eight participating restaurants.
- Visit the Beach. Spend the day at one of the forty beaches. Puerto Vallarta is more than just a beach destination, but make no mistake it offers some of the best beach options for any visitor. Secluded or fiesta filled – you can find the beach for you in Vallarta.
- Enjoy the Malecon. The sculpture filled the oceanfront walk will be in the center of most of the festivities. So get some tacos or some esquites, and enjoy a walk along the seashore and celebrate.
- Visit Puerto Vallarta any way you can. Well, since I can’t be there to celebrate, I decided to book reservations for the local Mexican restaurant here in Key Largo. Guess what? it’s called “Puerto Vallarta”
So, “feliz cumpleanos” (Happy Birthday) Puerto Vallarta. I’ll be celebrating with you.
Photos: Viva Mexico by Craig Zabransky, Vallarta at night by CoolCaesar via Wikipedia