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Thought I'd post up a few comments on my trip to PV for those who are
contemplating a visit - My wife and I (and some friends) got back a
few days ago.
We stayed at Camino Real - a little generic as these sorts of resorts
go, but the service, food, and grounds were all first rate. Terrific
beach that is basically set alone in its own cove, which keeps beach
traffic and vendors to a minimum. A few miles (45 pesos) cab ride to
downtown. We would definitely stay again.
Ate at Trio- high end but absolutely first rate food and service in a
- La Palapa - Fantastic setting, very romantic, right on the
the prices are very high, the food good but not great, the service
- Daquari Dicks - Great place, also right on the beach.
Wonderful food (try the shrimp or lobster tacos) terrific drinks
(margaritis are the best we had in PV, they also do this really cool
flaming coffee drink), friendly laid back staff.
Thinking about snorkeling, fishing, or just a boat ride along the
coast - you have got to try Tango Rentals, owned and operated by
Agustin Bas and his lovely girlfriend from Scotland(!), Marjorie. We
did a private boat tour with them that encompassed snorkeling, boating
along the coast and resting on a secluded beach, we even walked
through their town of Boca - it was a terrific time and really gave us
a sense of Mexico outside of the tourist stuff that is all that most
visitors typically experience. They have a great website at
www.casatango.com - check it out!
Last but not least are the people of Puerto Vallarta - they are
friendly accommodating and courteous - most of them speak enough
English for you to effectively communicate with them- they are
rightfully proud of their city, it really is a te rrific place- safe,
clean, and a lot of fun!
Oh, and contrary to my wife's fears, no one got sick...Buenos Dias!
Thanks to Mike for this trip report ...