Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, a gem of Mexico, has been a destination of ours many times. The ease of getting there in just a few hours from our hometown and not switching time zones even is a huge plus! We leave our hometown early in the morning and fly there with one connection, arriving to the resort usually by 1:00 p.m! That means the rest and relaxation or celebrations can begin early in the day!


Puerto Vallarta has a quaint town that we’ve driven into with the resort shuttle or even just walked to ourselves. Our last trip there, we walked 45 minutes into town. We’ve enjoyed resorts located far from the airport and on one trip, we enjoyed a resort closer to the airport which meant less driving time. I have to say, the resort that was closer to the airport was more enjoyable for me because we didn’t have to rush around so much on the last day to get back to the airport. http://www.applevacations.com/hotels/hilton-puerto-vallarta.html

Hilton Puerto Vallarta
Hilton Puerto Vallarta

Other great resort destinations that we’ve enjoyed in Mexico:

  • Cancun
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Puerto Adventuras (swim with the dolphins!)
  • Acapulco
  • Riviera Maya

Suggested reading:

  • Off We Go to Mexico–by Krebs and Strickland
  • Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself by Frith and de Paola
  • Diego by Winter and Winter
  • Esperanza Rising by Ryan and Ryan

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