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The beaches and coastlines of Mexico Index Page

 With thousands of miles (9,330 kilometers) of coastline, Mexico offers everything one could want in the way of ocean-living, relaxing, exploring and water sports. From soft, gentle breezes over... read more

Jalisco State resource page: tequila, mariachis and so much more Mexconnect Staff

Cradle of the mariachi, tequila, and the 'Jarabe Tapatío,' or Mexican Hat Dance, for many, the state of Jalisco is the essence of Mexico. read more
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Puerto Vallarta - What to see and do Discussion Thread Forum

Travelling to Puerto Vallarta in Oct....any suggestions? Just interested if anyone has any special advice or info re: PV..i.e...good restaurants...day trips worth taking...etc....thanks read more

Puerto Vallarta: where the art of life thrives! Rick Millikan

Travelers, who anticipate old Mexican charm and sunny, beautiful beaches, soon discover much more. Fascinating Puerto Vallarta exudes a warm hospitality, colorful art and joyful music. Evenings blaze with glorious sunsets; explode with summer lightning shows. Banderas Bay embraces beaches for sunbathing, northern stretches for surfing and southern white patches for snorkeling. And, golf courses boast the greenest greens, sandiest traps, chirpiest exotic birds, and live water hazards, crocodiles! read more

New Year in Puerto Vallarta, 1958 William Farrar

Our Lady of Guadalupe church is a Puerto Vallarta icon
© Rick Millikan, 2003
My first New Year in Mexico, I was 13, I was in Puerto Vallarta and the year was 1958.

We had landed in Puerto Vallarta, my parents and I, amid a cloud of red dust onto a dirt runway and disembarked into a subtropical afternoon.

The airport building was little more than a concrete "shack" and the luggage was collected outside under a ramada-like structure.

Our taxi ride into town bounced over a rutted road which cut a swath through scrub jungle. Near town, the road became paved, but not smooth.... read more

Playa Los Arcos: Mexican family ambience in Puerto Vallarta's picturesque Old Town Carol Wheeler

"Hotel Playa Los Arcos is the prettiest hotel in Puerto Vallarta's Old Town," a Canadian travel writer told me. I think she's right. But more than pretty, Playa Los Arcos is traditionally Mexican, from the design that sets the rooms around a central patio to the décor, the music and the staff uniforms — restaurant personnel dress as charros or gentleman horsemen, and housekeepers wear the colorful full skirts of folkloric dancers. read more

Clickable interactive map of Jalisco: Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, Tequila Tony Burton

Clickable interactive map of Jalisco: Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, Tequila read more

Puerto Vallarta: escape to paradise Marla Hoover

From villas to mega-resort communities, high-rise oceanfront homes to marina locations, in the jungle, along the water or the more arid areas north of downtown, buyers found that Vallarta offers a wealth of residential lifestyles. read more

Lousiana to Puerto Vallarta Discussion Thread Forum

We will be traveling from Louisiana to Puerta Vallarta next week and are unable to find a good road map. Can anyone give us a good route? We are pretty much open to suggestions even as to location of border crossings. Any help that can be offered will be much appreciated.

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Puerto Vallarta: Getting to know the city Susan Schroeder

The Rio Cuale, the main river running through today's Puerto Vallarta, empties into the 7th largest bay in the world, the Bay of Banderas. The area is a tropical paradise, blessed with an abundance of ... read more

Boomers in Paradise: Living in Puerto Vallarta Reviewed by James Tipton

Robert Nelson's Boomers in Paradise: Living in Puerto Vallarta, profiles fourteen "baby boomers" who now reside in Puerto Vallarta, The book, though, will be of interest to any expatriate (or would-be ... read more

A ten year retrospective of Puerto Vallarta real estate Marla Hoover

*Statistics from Multi List Vallarta The last decade of the millennium has brought a multitude of changes to the real estate market of Puerto Vallarta. The effects of this can be seen by the expansion... read more

Lost and found in Puerto Vallarta Wendy Devlin

After a month riding long and short distance buses, the unthinkable happened! Reaching for the travelers checks hidden in my security belt, to pay for the hotel in Puerto Vallarta, I discovered them mi... read more

Tired of Puerto Vallarta? Try the mountains: the road to San Sebastián Tony Burton

The seat sale prices for flights to Puerto Vallarta were simply too good to pass up, and the weather at home too cold and miserable to buoy our spirits. Time for a short winter break in the sun! Arriv... read more

When time was young James Bailey

It was not, of course, as he remembered it. The plaza was still there, but the buildings that surrounded it were all new and different from the ones he remembered. Mexico and Puerto Vallarta had been the adventure of his life. read more

Art in Puerto Vallarta Marla Hoover

“Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso Art of every description is exhibited in Puerto Vallarta, from bohemian and Huichol t... read more

Hidden Places Near Puerto Vallarta Discussion Thread Forum

Dear Friends, Someone suggested we hire a taxi for a half day. Does anyone have any ideas for truly hidden villages or jungle spots or other places where the tourists don't usually go? Thank you. read more

Fly to Puerto Vallarta, but stay in Rincon de Guayabitos Tony Burton

Let the adventure begin! The children were understandably excited as we exited Puerto Vallarta airport after flying from Seattle via Los Angeles. They were going to revisit some of their favorite haunt... read more

Puerto Vallarta versus Cabo Beaches Mexico Data On-Line

Mexico Connect Forum Discussion Threads Posted by Tim Bowen on July 12, 1999 I am going on my honeymoon in 30 days, and I was told by someone who just returned that the beaches at Puerto Vallarta w... read more

Budget hotels in Puerto Vallarta Paula Cunningham

We try to travel to Mexico twice a year, for a week or two at a time, packing just one carry-on bag each. This limitation is absolutely necessary when our two kids go along, because more than four carr... read more

Did You Know? Puerto Vallarta in Mexico will become an island and float away Tony Burton

Literary-minded travel writers describing Puerto Vallarta as an "island of tourist delights" probably don't realize that their words are closer to the truth than they might imagine. At present, Puerto ... read more

A real estate overview of Puerto Vallarta

- around the Bay of Banderas The real estate market can be divided into five distinct zones. The most northern zone, in the STATE OF NAYARIT, is approximately 45 minutes from central downt... read more

From Talpa to Puerto Vallarta in the 1800s Jenny McGill

I shall never forget the two trips we made to the seashore from Talpa. read more

Driving from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara Discussion Thread Forum

We will be driving (yes, my brother insists upon driving instead of riding the bus) from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara next week, and return. It would be nice to take the fastest route in one direction and the most interesting or scenic route in the other direction. Would someone please give me the directions, and anything else you'd tell us? read more

Exploring Puerto Vallarta by foot Marla Hoover

Taking in the sights on foot is a great way to see some of the things Puerto Vallarta has to offer. By lacing up your walking shoes and setting out on your own, you get a close-up peek into shops and s... read more

Fiesta de Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta Wendy Devlin

Felipe Avila handed me his burning candle, converting me from spectator to pilgrim in the Fiesta de Guadalupe! My arrival in Puerto Vallarta coincided with the beginning of the weeklong Fiesta de Guad... read more

North to Nogales from Puerto Vallarta (and back) Paul Carrigan Jr.

Two years ago, I would've been leery about driving out of Mexico alone. Well, "everyone says" that the drive to Nogales (from Puerto Vallarta) is a drag: long, flat, boring, and nothing to see - somet... read more
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