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Find Paradise in Puerto Vallarta


Imagine your perfect adventure and relaxation getaway trip. Where would that be and what would you see? Would you see a bay shore with inviting sandy beaches surrounded by mountains? How about a vision of gleaming morning sunlight rippling in the Pacific Ocean waves as dolphins play in the surf. Would you see yourself sipping on a cocktail as honeymooners walk hand in hand as a magenta and golden color sunset gracefully melts into the horizon?

All of this is real in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You find paradise here! (http://visitpuertovallarta.com/)

Visiting Puerto Vallarta now you discover the Old Town region is rejuvenating its enchanting village-like beauty while maintaining it's familiar seaside Mexican charm. This part of town is often referred to as the place of romance or Zona Romantica. It is here you find wonderfully eclectic art galleries, street craftsmen and women, musicians, cafes, and beachfront restaurants. This modest size city really comes alive when the sun lays down. Live bars, hot nightclubs, and open-air shows highlight the Malecón strip. Party On!

Eat

This time around we venture about town on a walking 'Vallarta Taco Tour.' This is one of those really cool opportunities to see the town up close and to indulge yourself with fresh produce and meats. Publicly served foods are strictly regulated by the Mexican government. This is authentic family comfort food that is enjoyed by the folks of Puerto Vallarta.

Another wonderful treat is taking part in Chef Julio Cesar' real world cooking class at the 'Restaurant Gaby (https://www.facebook.com/Restaurant-Gaby-148765453028/) .' The experience is not only fun but off the scale palate-pleasing tasty! You don't just walk into his restaurant and sit down for a class. Nope, Chef Julio takes you market shopping through town (walking three short street blocks) with him for the ingredients to prepare, grind, brew and grill your own aromatic and flavorful 5-course meal.

Chef Julio and his family pride themselves on making certain that you enjoy a memorable meal! He says that he wants you to “walk away the table feeling you've 'lived a full day, enjoyed a wonderful meal with genuinely friendly conversation” – all made extra special with a taste of fine tequila.

Fine dinning on the beach is a real treat especially when ocean waves lap only a few feet from you table in the sand. It makes for a romantic setting at the La Palapa Restaurant. The snapper fish, coconut shrimp, tuna and oysters are spot-on fresh and decadently wonderful. As you enjoy a great meal and conversation ask your server to suggest an after dinner cocktail as local Mariachi players serenade guests to cap a pleasant evening in Puerto Vallarta (https://www.lapalapapv.com/).

Stay

Ocean facing rooms, two pools plus swim-up bar, restaurants, beautifully groom walkways to the warm surf is part of a getaway statement of the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel And Romantic Getaway (http://www.premiereonline.com.mx/home). It's a short 5-minute walk along cobblestone streets from the historic Church of Our Lady Guadalupe in Old Town and the boardwalk plaza. This is one of those places where you just might say, 'oh my! I didn't expect this.' The Villa Premiere is an all-inclusive adult luxury stay experience in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. The 80 exquisite guest rooms and suites range from more than enough to really spectacular to fit your dream desire. (There is a sister property for all members of the family. (http://www.hotelbuenaventura.com.mx/home), (http://www.haciendaonline.com.mx/home).