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Treasure By the Sea in Jalisco Mexico Declared “Best Resort for Social Distancing”

By Jose Diaz | May 24, 2021

Puerto Vallarta is still western Mexico’s top destination for international tourism, but with recent health concerns and Covid 19, travelers have been seeking new experiences far from city centers where they can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while keeping their distance from crowds. Many of Puerto Vallarta’s big hotels are concentrated in distinct…

Charros – Cowboy Up Jalisco Style

By bestofbay | Feb 22, 2021

17 February 2021 Neil Gerlowski Charros are right up there with Mariachis and Tequila as one of Jalisco’s most important original contributions to Mexican cultural identity. The style of riding and attire that evolved in the rugged landscape of Jalisco diverged significantly from that of the mother country of Spain and even more markedly from…

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Safety in Puerto Vallarta

By bestofbay | Oct 17, 2019

I think its safe to say that the biggest danger you could face vacationing in Puerto Vallarta or any of the towns around the magical Bay of Banderas is that you won’t want to leave.  Day or night, walking or being driven, on the bus or on the streets you will feel safe and happy…

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Puerto Vallarta – The Best Winter Getaway

By bestofbay | Oct 15, 2019

One of the best ways to deal with winter is to get away from it. And if you’re looking for the world’s best winter getaway, hurry up and get down here to Puerto Vallarta, where summer spends the winter. IT’S GETTING GOOD AND COLD UP THERE BUT ITS NICE AND WARM HERE Here in Puerto…


Puerto Vallarta Comes Alive for The Day of The Dead.

By bestofbay | Oct 14, 2019

If you’re a North American you can see Halloween costumes and candy everywhere and if you’re lucky enough to be with us here on the Bay of Banderas from Friday Nov. 1st – to Saturday November 2nd you can help celebrate The Mexican and Central American version, Día de los Muertos.  The Day of the…

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It Was National Taco Day in the US Last Friday. It’s National Taco Day, Everyday, in Puerto Vallarta.

By bestofbay | Oct 7, 2019

Hahahahaha, so it was national taco day in El Norte last Friday and Taco Bell wants to ring your chimes. Well, I’ve got a much better idea, maybe they should schedule a little side trip down Puerto Vallarta way and see the way it’s really done. It takes more than a tortilla and some fillings…


The Sun Has Come Out This Morning!

By bestofbay | Oct 3, 2019

The rain of the last 2 days has ended, and the bright yellow sun is back where right where it belongs, in our flawless blue sky. So, if I were you, I would hurry on down. Despite the tail of the storm that passed us, I have never seen a place with better, more beautiful and…

Puerto Vallarta Vacation

The Season Has Begun in Puerto Vallarta And You’re Still Sitting Home?

By bestofbay | Oct 1, 2019

Amigo, if you’re still hanging back thinking of where to spend your next vacation, call me quick, because I know a place that’s like no place else on earth. A place where the gentle Pacific rolls onto 51 miles of stunning white sand beaches around Bahia de Banderas. A place more that 3.7 million smiling…


What Do Whales Know That You Need to Know?

By bestofbay | Sep 23, 2019

Whales are not only highly intelligent creatures of infinite beauty they are also world travelers, journeying more than 12,000 miles each year. With any place on earth to choose from, where do you think their favorite place is? Bingo!  Right here in Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas. The season has begun. Their giant…