Puerto Vallarta Part 4
Day 4- Thursday, 12/28/17:
Continuing on to our Puerto Vallarta arrival.
We set up a ride as soon as we exited the airport. The good thing about the Uber app if you are not familiar is that it actually points you in the spot where you can be picked up from if you are not already in one. We had to walk over to the side where there is a pedestrian bridge and that is where he scooped us up.
He was very friendly and spoke English which was great because it was the first time during our whole trip we were able to ask questions and chitchat. He basically kept talking about how busy it was going to be due to New Year's Eve.
The neighborhood of our Airbnb didn't really look very nice. Old cobblestone-like streets and cars parked in all directions. The house we stayed in was very nice though with beautiful Mexican decor throughout and large open windows. It was around 7 PM when we arrived so it was dark. We checked in and spoke to the woman that owns the house. Like I said, it was an awesome house. Honestly, we were a little disappointed that it wasn't more private for us as a couple. We also thought that we had a bathroom connected to our room. Which I guess was our bad for not reading the Airbnb description better. It was a shared bathroom and common rooms like kitchen and living room. We have stayed in a bed & breakfast before so it wasn't too shocking or anything. Just different from where we stayed in Mexico City.
Bonus, Heidi the owner has a lady, Betty, that comes in and cleans as well as makes you a delicious breakfast. You could choose from their menu of something light like toast or something more fun like chilaquiles. They charged you extra for more involved breakfasts. There was always free coffee and also a free first beer and then a small fee to have more. I thought this was a great idea and convenient. Here is the listing if you are interested. It's the perfect and safe place to stay if you are traveling solo. Heidi was very helpful. She even called the local pharmacy to get me more medicine for my cold.
Even though I was feeling awful, I didn't want to just go to bed, so we headed to the Malecon for dinner, which is the main area and boardwalk. We walked for a bit to a pier out into the ocean, then we got something to eat on the beach. There were so many restaurants to choose from but some took cash only so it was easy to pick the restaurant that accepted credit cards. I got tortilla soup, Randall got a shrimp dish, and we both got cervezas. They served warm delicious bread and oil for dipping. It was probably my favorite meal we had the whole trip. Just to be sitting at a table on the beach was so relaxing. The weather felt amazing. We saw some people setting off those fire lanterns. It was so cool.
Day 5 & 6- Friday & Saturday, 12/29-12/30:
Since we only had a couple of days in PV, we kept it simple walking up and down the Malecon both days and weaving through all the shops and restaurants around. We didn't actually lay out at the beach or swim in it. I kind of regret that, but we did walk in it. Our Airbnb was a 20 minute walk down to the beach. It wasn't convenient to go back and forth to our place to get cleaned up and whatnot. Next time we go on a beach trip we will have to experience a resort or a place right on the beach.
We dined at:
Los Arcos Del Mar-tortilla soup, shrimp, and beers.
Gaby's- fajitas and sangria.
El Mole de Jovita- chicken mole nachos and beers.
Senor Frogs-fish tacos and margaritas.
Everywhere we ate was delicious. We also bought fresh cut pineapples from vendors on the beach both days. We went to one of the many tequila shops and sampled tequila and bought a small souvenir. One evening after watching the sunset on the beach with drinks we walked around the Romantic Zone and came across an art gallery and shops. We saw some incredible art and bought some little Mexican trinkets to take home to family.
Even though I was sick I think we explored the main area of PV and made the most of our trip. It was an awesome experience! I can't wait to explore more of the world. We haven't planned any trips yet this year but I'm already itching to go somewhere soon!
I hope y'all liked these posts. I had fun sharing them!
Love. Mucho Mucho.