Puerto Vallarta Archive

Playing the Nicklaus Course at Vista Vallarta, Jalisco

I had breakfast looking out at the ocean, played a round of golf at Vista Vallarta, then lounged on the beach that afternoon before an excellent dinner at La Leche. A pretty perfect day, right? In Puerto Vallarta, it’s easy to mix championship golf with terrific hotels and a wide choice of great restaurants. Imagine […]

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Best of Both Worlds: Mantamar Beach Club in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

There are many hotel zones in Puerto Vallarta itself, then when you head north into Nayarit there are even more. Most function like secluded resort areas though, without a lot of life outside the walls. If you want to enjoy the more Mexican vibe of downtown Puerto Vallarta and stroll real streets with real bars […]

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Puerto Vallarta Gets a New Luxury All-inclusive Hotel

I mentioned a while back that I was the first person to sleep on the bed in my room at the brand new Now Amber all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta. The day after I checked in, the president of Mexico swung by to inaugurate it. Then the construction crews went back to work though to […]

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Travel News From Mexico – Hotels and Resorts

Last week I highlighted what came out of Mexico’s main annual tourism conference, looking at new tourism initiatives in Mexico. There’s also plenty going on for hotels as well, most of it good as the country celebrates are record year for international visitors in 2011—nearly 23 million. Occupancy in most resort areas is high enough […]

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One-upsmanship Hits a New High at La Tranquila

“The goal of this resort seems to be to outdo every luxury hotel in the area and it looks like they could pull it off.” That was the gist of the message from one of my Mexico correspondents after he spent some time at La Tranquila, in the Punta Mita region of Pacific Mexico, just […]

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A Luxury Wellness Resort in Nuevo Vallarta

In a resort area where there are seemingly hundreds of similar hotels and timeshares crammed into every available beachfront space, how do you stand out with a new hotel? In the case of Taheima in the Puerto Vallarta region of Mexico, the answer is to ignore the hedonism and focus on wellness instead. Taheima is […]

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