I love to travel and see new places, but Mexico holds a special place in my heart. We have made several trips south of the border over the past 20 years, and it never disappoints. Earlier this month, we made our first trip to the Pacific-side of Mexico, spending a week in Puerto Vallarta. What a great city! Vallarta has the beachy-resort feel of the Riviera Maya, mixed with a little old city charm.
Though we usually like to use VRBO or Homeaway to book our vacations, we could not pass up the beauty and value that the Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa offered. Sunset Plaza is an upscale, all-inclusive resort located in the Hotel Zone right on the beach. Food, service, amenities - all exceeded our expectations in a big way!
January in Mexico is too cold to enjoy the ocean, but we still made time to walk the beach in the mornings and evenings.
Part of our trip was spent walking and touring the Old Town (the Romantic Zone) of Vallarta. One of our best decisions was taking the delicious and informative Signature Taco Tour from Vallarta Eats Food Tours!
We also strolled along El Malecon - the pedestrian boardwalk bordering the Pacific Ocean, and ventured down narrow side streets into local stores and shops.
A blog about Puerto Vallarta would not be complete without paying tribute to the famous sunsets that paint the sky each evening.
I hope these photos let you experience a little taste of Puerto Vallarta and get you dreaming of your next trip!