In Mexico the sun is hotter, the beer is colder and extra guacamole is always free…
Puerto Vallarta is situated in the state of Jalisco on Mexico’s Pacific coast. A July visit to PV comes with the promise of hot and humid days which are rapidly replaced by stormy skies and rainstorms in the evenings.
Instead of staying in a holiday resort, we opted to stay at an authentic Mexican hotel. Located in the old town, the property is perfectly placed on one of Puerto Vallarta’s last remaining dirt roads. Upon arrival we were greeted, in true Mexican fashion, with welcome margaritas and guac and chips. We enjoyed our refreshments on our balcony that overlooked the Rio Cuale and watched the iguanas that were nestled into the treetops.
The cobbled streets and stunning architecture of Puerto Vallarta’s old town are home to hidden gems. I spent the majority of my visit exploring the charming old town.
I’m always the girl who orders a round of tequila shots at the bar, so I was excited to learn that tequila originates in the state of Jalisco and where better to go tequila tasting? Coffee, guanabana, passion-fruit and kiwi were just a few flavours of tequila that we had the opportunity to try.
Puerto Vallarta is blessed with beautiful landscapes. Whether you are taking a stroll along the Malecon or exploring the old town, the views will not disappoint. My favourite view of PV is from Mirador de La Cruz. After a short hike, you are rewarded with outstanding views of the coastline and the jungle.