Adorned with churches, religious statues and crosses, Mexico is known for having a large Catholic population. But did you know that last century there was a period of time where a number of Catholics were tortured and even sacrificed their lives for what they believed in? The persecution of Catholics took place during the Cristero … Continue reading Templo El Senor Del Perdon – Zapotiltic
📍 Paseo de la marina 245 ☎ +52 322 221 0542 💵 $$-$$$ Sunsets along the pacific coast of Mexico are some of the best in the world. You can capture them from the beach, the malecon or, if you are in Marina Vallarta, you can check them out from El Farro Lighthouse. What seemingly … Continue reading El Farro Lighthouse
If you are looking to get your sweat on and views for days…look no further than Mirador Cerro de la Cruz. It’s a moderate hike (about 30 minutes from Gringo Gulch) that finishes with epic views of Puerto Vallarta. Before you depart make sure you have 3 things: 1) water, 2) good shoes with some … Continue reading Ain’t no mountain high enough
📍 321 Col Emilliana Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico ☎ +52 322 222 9755 💵 $$-$$$ So I have to admit, I foolishly avoided this place on one of my first trips to Puerto Vallarta. I thought it was part of a larger chain (Margaritaville) and wanted authentic Mexican. A place where the locals frequented…not a “cookie … Continue reading Margarita Grill
Half of the fun (at least in my mind) when it comes to travel is the planning. As nerdy as it is I take great pleasure in discovering new methods to streamline processes and quickly find my best options. For years, when I was booking my flights I heavily relied on kayak.com. It continues to … Continue reading Ready for (Non-Stop) Take-off
📍 Cruz de Huanacaxtle (Puerto Vallarta), Mexico 🏨 Grand Sirenis Matlali Hills 😍 Multiple pools are spread out throughout the property so you never really feel like any of them are too overwhelming with people. The food at the pools was awesome. The drinks on the “base” package were average…bartenders were great, but the alcohol … Continue reading Grand Sirenis Matlali Hills
“So Tequila isn’t just a drink?” was the most common question I heard in response to telling my friends and co-workers about my travels to some of the magic towns of Mexico. No, but as the supposed birthplace of the drink, it’s definitely a great spot to explore and indulge in one of Mexico’s specialties. … Continue reading Salud!
With an abundance of pristine beaches and beautiful-looking surf, the attraction to go swimming in Mexico is not surprising. The first few times I hit the beaches, I felt pretty invincible but the more I learned I realized I should not be treating ocean swimming in the same manner as hitting a pool. There are … Continue reading To swim or not to swim?
Here is where I discovered Salsa. No, not the tomato based condiment, but the dance. Based on the malecon in Puerto Vallarta, the music pouring out of the restaurant is what will first draw you in. The Mojitos and dancing are what keep you there. I highly recommend it on a Friday or Saturday night … Continue reading La Bodeguita del Medio
As you drive parallel to the beach you will notice a couple vendors but the beach is fairly secluded (there is also one restaurant as soon as you arrive). To your left is a sheltered beach, good for swimming. But for the best views drive as far as you can and climb over a small … Continue reading Tenacatita