Relaxation Awaits in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta relaxation is what the doctor ordered when Stacey and I decided to have a long weekend to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and have our first kid-free getaway together in a few years. We chose Puerto Vallarta generally and Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway specifically as a good place to have some time together without parenting duties.

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Friday Travel Inspiration: Puerto Vallarta’s Rio Caule

Puerto Vallarta's Rio Caule

On the drive into the rainforest in the Sierra Madre Mountains above Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is a unique scene that gets into what I feel is the real Mexico. Much like the rural South in the United States that I’ve known and loved for most of my life, there seems to be a unique friendliness in the simple architecture of the structures adjacent to Puerto Vallarta’s Rio Caule as it rises into the mountains.

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Downtown Puerto Vallarta Culture and History

Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Sometimes when I visit a tropical location, the trip tends to be all about the beach, seafood and relaxation. There are plenty of opportunities for all of that in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But there is also opportunities for adventures of the city variety. In fact, my afternoon of exploring Downtown Puerto Vallarta culture and history was a highlight of my time in Mexico.

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Hotel Review: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta

Besides the airport, a hotel or resort often is the welcome to a destination for a traveler. If the hotel makes a great first impression then the trip is sure to be off to a great start. When I stayed at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa earlier this summer, it would be the lodging for my first-ever trip to Mexico. So, yeah, there was some pressure on this trip-opening experience when I stepped foot on the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta property.

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Yelapa Day Trip From Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Yelapa day trip

Imagine a morning snorkeling the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean followed by wading into a cold waterfall on a brutally hot day before sitting under an umbrella looking out at the near-perfect water of a quiet fishing village. Taking a Yelapa day trip with Vallarta Adventures from Puerto Vallarta made these experiences possible.

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