Category: Puerto Vallarta

5 Best Places to Enjoy Christmas in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta malecon at dusk during the Christmas season It's getting down to the wire for planning a Christmas vacation, but you still may be looking, and I'm here to help. If grand parties and festivals, affordable prices and warm weather is what you are looking for—then Mexico is for you. These cities offer tons to do whether you'll be on a family vacation,... Read More »

Baby Turtles in Bucerias, Nayarit

baby sea turtle on the beach in Bucerias, Nayarit Story by Al Barrus, photos by Jan Critchfield My three days in Puerto Vallarta (PV) were unforgettable. However, there's more to the Bahia de Banderas (or Bay of Flags) than PV. I figured that the whole bay was part of the Mexican State of Jalisco, but the tropical bahia is split equally among two states:... Read More »

My Trip to Puerto Vallarta: Part 4

I don't really have any more sharable stories...yes U.S. Airways left me in an airport, ONCE again for several hours, but I will save my diatribe for some other time. What I did want to share is my final thoughts on Puerto Vallarta. Easy to get to. Two and a half hour flight from Phoenix,... Read More »

My Trip to Puerto Vallarta: Part 2

My Trip to Puerto Vallarta:... The next day of our trip to Puerto Vallarta, was full of work, bleh...who goes to paradise to work? This guy! Well, it wasn't all work after several meetings, my wife and I had the opportunity to do a little shopping. We have to bring something home to the kids right? We decided to go... Read More »

My Trip to Puerto Vallarta: Part 1

My Trip to Puerto Vallarta:... Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I have been all over Mexico, but never to the South West Coast. I have to say it was a great experience. While I will reserve the stories of lounging at the beach and pool, drinking virgin piña coladas, or pitching my... Read More »