Puerto Vallarta Archive

Casa Kimberly in Puerto Vallarta: From Lovers’ Houses to Boutique Hotel

The Mexican getaway city of Puerto Vallarta has a long history, but what really kicked things off for tourism was when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor came to town to film Night of the Iguana. The two ended up in two adjacent houses connected by a bridge and now you can stay there—at Casa Kimberly [&hellip

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Beaches in Mexico Pass the Clean Test

In preparation for Easter weekend, the Mexican government did sweeping tests of the water quality at all the popular beaches in Mexico. Thankfully all but one came out clean enough for swimmers. The one that didn’t—Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, Baja Norte–was promptly closed. If you want to go to a Mexican beach and be 100% [&hellip

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A Luxury Hotel Within a Luxury Hotel at Mousai in Puerto Vallarta

Taking a cue from Vegas perhaps, the most exclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta right now is a new entry that’s inside another more established hotel that’s been around for a while. Mousai is an enclave that’s a step above—both figuratively and in location, from the Garza Blanca Hotel on the waterfront in Banderas Bay, Mexico. [&hellip

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Off the Grounds in Puerto Vallarta

On a recent trip to check out Garza Blanca’s new Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, I found myself wanting to get out and explore all the fantastic nature around me. Despite the muggy heat, it seemed a shame to spend four days cooped up in my air conditioned room, so I strapped on my sneakers [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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