Puerto Vallarta Archive

Garza Blanca Resort in Puerto Vallarta Takes Flight

Many times a new hotel or resort, especially an independent one, takes some time to get it’s bearings. If you stay there in the first year or two of operation, you may have to overlook a few problems you can chalk up to newness. That is not the case with the Puerto Vallarta region’s Garza [...]

Golf in Puerto Vallarta

When it comes to golf destinations in Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta region is one of the most popular. So in the name of duty, I played 36 holes on my recent visit there and have a round-up of the other options. With two Jack Nicklaus courses and some stunning sea views, the Punta Mita peninsula [...]

Your Puerto Vallarta Sand and Sea Options

After spending a week in the Puerto Vallarta region in rainy season, after visiting it before in the dry season, the most astounding thing to me was how much the water changes from beach to beach depending on the month. This time of year, it’s raining every day or two for at least an hour, [...]

Grand Velas All-inclusives are a Big Step Up

Many luxury travelers recoil at the thought of staying at an all-inclusive hotel, thinking of it as a vacation factory with routine buffet food, indifferent service, and ho-hum rooms. There is such a thing as a luxury all-inclusive, however, and in Mexico the best examples are three notable Velas properties: two in the Puerto Vallarta [...]

Punta Mita Lunch

For your lunch time salivating pleasure, here’s a three-course lunch presented from the poolside restaurant with a view at Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico. This is the Ketsi restaurant, overseen by Richard Sandoval. (I probably don’t have to tell you that it was all delicious.) See more about the beachfront seafood grill (Bahia) and [...]