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Olas Altas 534, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Vallarta heat can sap your energy; refresh and recharge with a tropical fruit smoothie at Salud Super Food. Guava, pineapple, mango, and coconut are among the fruits featured in Salud's smoothies. If you need heavier fare, check out the...
Marriott Tower B, Av Paseo de la Marina Nte 435, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Puerto Vallarta Marriott’s Ohtli Spa is considered by many to be the best in the city, and upon entry I could see the immediate allure. A long, marble staircase gives way to a prairie-sized concierge complete with a rectangular pool flanked by...
Amapas 182, Amapas, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
You may not want to tell your massage therapist back home, but Swell Beach Bar offers beer and massage... all on Playa de los Muertos. Many visitors–the majority expats or repeat visitors to Vallarta–end up spending the whole day at this beach...
Calle Guadalupe Sánchez 740, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Chef Thierry Blouet helms the kitchen at Café des Artistes, where guests enjoy not only Blouet's culinary creations, but also the setting: a century-old home on a hill with views of the Malecon. Pair the three-course French-Mex fusion prix...
Proa sn Local 22 Marina del Rey, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Go on a diving adventure and explore one of Puerto Vallarta’s natural highlights at Los Arcos National Marine Park. You’ll dive into a deep sea canyon to find dazzling tropical fish and turtles swimming in warm, clear waters. It's open to all...
Av México 1121, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
My first visit to Puerto Vallarta was 30 years ago. Yesterday, I tried to recreate the drive from downtown to Mismaloya Beach and Chicos Paradise. I only have a remote memory of the views of the big Banderas Bay. We stopped at a modest restaurant...