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Where to Eat in Puerto Vallarta

Tacos al Pastor

There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Puerto Vallarta. Each unique neighborhood has plenty of choices to please any palate. Unless you have a rental car, most people tend to eat in the area they are staying, so I’ve divided this post into the hotels zones just like in my where to stay in Puerto Vallarta post. Here’s my suggestions about where to eat in Puerto Vallarta and for kicks, some drink suggestions too. Marina Vallarta The Marina...

Easy Breezy Day Trips from Puerto Vallarta

Umbrellas in the sand in Yelapa, Jalisco Mexico

Ah Vallarta. It’s the perfect getaway. So perfect you may never want to leave the city center. Although you would be missing out if you didn’t take some day trips and explore the many charming beach towns located on the coast around Puerto Vallarta. I still haven’t visited all the ones I want to see but I’m working on it. If you’ve been to the area several times or are just looking to venture out, like me, and do some...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Historic Guadalajara

The Cathedral of Guadalajara

As a traveler to Mexico, at some point, you’re going to find yourself in Guadalajara. It’s location and the fact that it’s the second largest city in Mexico makes it a prime area for flights in and out of the country and also for exploring the region. While you might be tempted to fly on through to your final destination, why not do a layover and spend at least 24 hours in Guadalajara? You could easily stay a couple of...

Where to Eat & Drink in La Paz, Baja Mexico

Fresh orange juice and a view of the malecon in La Paz

Some of the best food, not to mention the best fish tacos, I’ve ever eaten while traveling in Mexico was in La Paz. La Paz is located on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in Baja California Sur. Its location right on the the pristine blue Sea of Cortez means super fresh seafood and some of the best views from the restaurants located on the beachfront malecon or boardwalk. But it wasn’t just the seafood that was amazing. Breakfast...

12 Ultimate Must Do’s in Mexico City

The shiny exterior of Museo Soumaya

It's no secret I love Mexico and Mexico City is where I fell in love with this beautiful country. I've been lucky enough to visit several times now and I know my love is here to stay. Whether it's your first time or your tenth, I've come up with a few must do's in Mexico City. Be warned; you might just fall in love too.

How to Spend a Fun 48 Hours in Sayulita, Mexico

The main beach in Sayulita, Nayarit

Confession. I almost didn’t go to Sayulita. When I was considering going, everyone I mentioned it to said it had changed a lot. They said it was too crowded, too commercial and had too many gringos. Yikes. But since I was already in Puerto Vallarta, the proximity made going there a no brainer. I had time, so why not spend 48 hours in Sayulita? Surprise! It’s adorable! IΒ had way more fun than I thought I would. In the last decade,...

How to Visit las Islas Marietas on a Tour

Las Islas Marietas

Β Just five miles off the Pacific ocean, near Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita lies a group of uninhabited islands called las Islas Marietas or the Marieta Islands in English. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name of the islands themselves, you’ve probably seen photos of the crater like Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor, floating around on the internet. I had a chance to visit the islands as part of a trip to Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita. Even though...

What’s the Best Area to Stay in Puerto Vallarta?

A view of the bay of Banderas after take off from the airport in Puerto Vallarta

-This post was updated November 2019- Are you planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta but not sure what’s the best area or zone to stay in? Picking the right neighborhood can save time and even money that you might spend on transportation if you aren’t in an area that fit your needs. When I planned my first trip to Vallarta, I didn’t know what zone to pick either. Fortunately now, I’ve been able to visit a few times and actually...

Old School Weekend in Mexico City

I fell in love with Mexico City when I was fifteen. It was a high school Spanish class trip. Till this day I still can’t believe my parents let me to go. I didn’t know any Spanish. It wasn’t even my high school. Someone dropped out last minute and somehow, since I had a friend that went to that school and was going, they arranged for me to go too. We scrambled to get my birth certificate, since at that...

5 Essential Apps for Traveling in Mexico

street art along the highway Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Transportation, different currency and a foreign language are just a few of the many things that could potentially leave you feeling lost. The good news is there are plenty of apps for traveling in Mexico to help make your travels easier and more efficient. I always use the same five apps for traveling in Mexico. Why only five? Keeping apps to a minimum lessens the chance of your...