Puerto Vallarta 2015

Our regular readers know that Mexico is one of my favourite travel destinations and I have reported from Mexico frequently over the last 10 years. It is such a fascinating country, full of interesting history,… Read more.

January 3, 2015 was my first day in Puerto Vallarta. On a freezing winter day in Toronto I got up at 2:30 am, arrived at the airport an hour later and our plane finally took… Read more.

On my second day in Puerto Vallarta I had a full day planned – an excursion into the countryside south of the city. In the morning I went downtown and took a taxi to the… Read more.

My visit to the historic country town of El Tuito had given me a taste of the real Mexico during my excursion from Puerto Vallarta. And my authentically Mexican explorations would continue as local guide… Read more.

Breakfast at the Hacienda El Divisadero, a cheese sampling and a Raicilla (or Mexican moonshine) tasting had already sensitized me to an authentic Mexican experience. Now it was time for a real nature experience. Expert… Read more.

Our horseback riding adventure and our visit to the Petroglyphs had been a great way to get a feel for a truly Mexican landscape. When we arrived back at the corral after our ride, Santiago… Read more.

In the late morning of January 5, 2015 I made my way from the Canto del Sol Resort to the office of Vallarta Adventures, just about five minutes away. Several people were waiting there already… Read more.

It was slightly overcast on January 6, 2015 when I took the bus into downtown Puerto Vallarta. On this day I had planned expand my culinary horizon and I had signed up for the Downtown… Read more.

As we continued our Puerto Vallarta Food Tour towards the city’s waterfront we stopped at Tacos El Cuñado (which literally means “brother-in-law”), another family owned operation that has been in business since 1968. There is… Read more.

Our Puerto Vallarta Food Tour continued. After an interesting culinary walk through the city’s Zona Romantica we crossed the Cuale River on a swaying wooden bridge to get to Isla Cuale, an island inside the… Read more.

By about mid-afternoon of January 6, 2015, the Puerto Vallarta Food Tour had come to an end and all the participants went off in different directions. But we had all gotten to know the city… Read more.