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shrimp quesadilla at Tacos Mar y Tierra

In A City of Great Tacos, This One Reigns Supreme.

By bestofbay | May 31, 2019

Now, I will begin by saying that almost everyone in Puerto Vallarta and all the cool little towns around the Bay of Banderas has a secret taco spot where the make the best taco’s on the bay.  But trust me, if you want to get on the express train to the best of the best … Read more

Relaxing with feet in the sand in Puerto Vallarta

The Crazier It Gets There, The Better It Looks Here.

By bestofbay | May 28, 2019

The world is a pendulum. Just when you think you’ve got it all down, something comes along to change it all. That’s why from where I sit, on a nice warm beach chair on the spectacular white sands of Nuevo Vallarta watching the waves roll in, I know I’m in the right place. It’s just … Read more

Los Muertos Pier Puerto Vallarta

Summertime and the living is easy.

By bestofbay | May 23, 2019

High season is winding down and those of us lucky enough to call Puerto Vallarta or any of the cool little towns around Banderas bay home, have all the amazing things we love about it here, back for ourselves with less crowds and less tourists. Which makes it one of the best times of the … Read more

Seafood Lunch by the Sea - Best of Banderas Bay

Eat, comer, manger, mangia, essen. Calling all foodies, it’s restaurant week in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

By bestofbay | May 21, 2019

If you love to eat, love to celebrate, love to enjoy gastronomic treats, you’ve got until June 10th to do it to the max. Restaurant Week, put on by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and the Riviera Nayarit Visitors Bureau runs through June 10th and this year an amazing 61 restaurants listed below are preparing to … Read more

Blue-eyed boy on the bay. Gay Pride and beach pride come together in Puerto Vallarta this week.

By bestofbay | May 21, 2019

There is so much to love and be proud of in Puerto Vallarta and all the sweet towns around Banderas Bay. But during Vallarta Pride week 5/19-5/26 if you’re a proud member of the LGBT community there’s even more to love. Once again, Puerto Vallarta celebrates Gay Pride Week, when over 20,000 national and international … Read more

The Bestest of the Beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay

By bestofbay | May 20, 2019

If you’re planning on heading down to get your yearly requirement of Vitamin B, that’s vitamin beach to you, you couldn’t pick a better spot on the planet. The second your toes touch the pure white sand you are going to feel spectacular. We asked travelers who come here often and know it well, to … Read more

Blue-eyed boy on the bay. What if history wasn’t written by Europeans.

By bestofbay | Apr 17, 2019

I bet if I asked most of you what Mexico should be known for, we’d all pretty much say the same things. Beaches and Margaritas, tacos and guac, jungles and mountains and warm sunny weather.  But there is so much more we don’t know because Mexicans didn’t get to write its own history, the conquering … Read more


Blue-eyed boy on the bay. Taco Tales.

By bestofbay | Apr 17, 2019

Say to someone anywhere in Puerto Vallarta that you’ve found the absolute best Taco on Banderas Bay and you will start a war. Everyone, in this taco heaven has their favorite one and their favorite place.  It’s really amazing that the simple taco has so many ardent fans but not when you taste some. Like … Read more

Blue-eyed boy on the bay. A trip to the cosmos and the realm of the Gods.

By bestofbay | Mar 21, 2019

There is something I ‘d love to share with all of you. Another dimension, that has a portal, right here in Puerto Vallarta. You’ve probably heard about people’s experiences with Ayahuasca, the psychedelic plant, so many are talking about.  What they usually don’t talk about is the violent vomiting that comes with it when they … Read more