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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

So what do you do (fun wise) when you have been on vacation to the same place over and over? You research and figure out new things to do. As I have mentioned, we are going to Puerto Vallarta again. We have been going for the last 9 years (Rory has been going for a lot longer), almost every year, so we have done a lot there. We have been zip lining, to Yelapa (small town), atving, snorkeling, on a catamaran, to Sayulita (a favorite), spent many hours at the pool and ocean and have eaten our way through the Romantica area of PV.

I love our trips to Mexico, and love how we shared the last two years in Mexico with the girls. But this time, we are setting out by ourselves. This means we can do a lot more exploring and try things we haven't done before.

So this is what is on our agenda so far.

A Tequila Tour. I am not the biggest tequila fan, but every time we have been in Mexico, I drink of all the margs and have even had shots and sipping tequila and I really liked it. So this time, we are setting out to go on a tequila tour.

I looked at Trip Advisor for suggestions. I found two that are the most interesting. The first one (Vallarta Tequila Tastings) takes place in PV, which means it is not at a distillery. But this one has amazing reviews and everyone loves the tequila. The second one (Rancho Verano) is in the outskirts of PV at a distillery. This one also has amazing reviews, but gets knocked down a bit for the expensive food.

Food Tours. If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that we love food....especially trying new foods. So after looking at things to do in PV, I came upon a food tour. Now we have eaten at some of the best restaurants in PV. We know the little hole in the wall places that are cheap, but amazing. We have had fine dining in PV. We have gone to so many restaurants. Each year we go, we go to our favorites and then try a bunch of new places.

When I saw Vallarta Food Tours, I read the reviews and people who had been coming for years, still learned so much about PV foods and restaurants. There are many tours you can take, one in downtown, a street taco experience, a Pitillal tour (smaller town that's part of PV), a bike and bites tour, etc. We are not sure which tour we are going to take, but we have decided between the street taco (we haven't eaten at many street taco places) and the Pitillal tour.

Adrenaline Tours. We have been zip lining, atving and snorkeling, but we haven't done a whole day package. We are going to do the Ocean Mania tour with Vallarta Adventures. This is a tour which includes a jetboat experience (we see this from our balcony all the time), zip lining by the ocean, marine life encounter, ocean waterslide, the blob (the bag you jump into that propels you up and into the water), pendulum experience and snorkeling.

And then I am trying to talk Rory into doing a Cooking Class. I love Mexican food, even more so in Mexico (because it is just soooooo good there) and I want to learn how to cook more traditional foods. There is a place that offers several cooking classes like tamales, mole, seafood, pork taco feast, and chiles rellenos. I would love to go to each class, but hoping I can talk him into one class.

19 comments :

  1. Your trip is going to be SO FUN! And a cooking class would be so cool - I have always wanted to make tamales but I know they are alot of work, but I'm obsessed with them!

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  2. How fun! Eating and drinking is always a win. Sounds like you’ve got a great time planned!

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  3. You are gonna have so much fun!! I love the idea of taking a cooking class!! I too love Mexican food. How can you not? it's so good.

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  4. have fun! I'm going to PV this month, we leave on the 30th... we are going for a wedding so I don't think we'll have a ton of extra time, which is a bummer because all of these adventures sound awesome. It was nice to read that you guys have been to PV a lot and love it. I've never been (or been to Mexico at all) so I'm having first time anxiety. :-)

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  5. How fun would cooking classes be?! Hope you can talk him into it :)

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    1. I hope he goes for it too! It would be so much fun.

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  6. I love PV. never thought to do a cooking class though. how fun.

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  7. You're going to have an amazing trip! I've never been it's definitely a place I would love to check out one day. That food tour sounds so good! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  8. I don't think I'd make it through the tequila tour. I get CA-RAZY when I drink tequila. I have to limit myself to just one marg. Haha.

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  9. I love how certain places are always so exciting to visit and find new things, even if you've been a lot! That's awesome you're going without the girls so you can do more and explore a bit easier. A food tour sounds fantastic!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. This sounds like so much fun!

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  11. Beautiful.
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  12. Really looking forward to seeing your posts on this - Mexico is definitely on my 'list' - the combination of history, great food, drink, sports, beaches... looks amazing! Plus Tequila is the perfect 'I'm not at work and just because I can' drink! I think when your posts and instagrams appear I will have to pick my timing to read them very well -i.e. not while at work or when its raining. You are VERY brave with the extreme sports - I'd need to go on the tequila tour FIRST. Ace too that you are going as a couple - the cooking class would be awesome - if your husband doesn't cook and is reticent to go maybe tell him that it doesn't mean you'll expect him to cook it when he gets home haha! Joanne x

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  13. An "adrenaline tour" sounds awesome!! I'd definitely be down for that one and the food tour. ;)

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    1. Me too. I can't wait to try these out and report back here how it all went!

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  14. Can I come along on your tequila and food tours... pleeeease? ;) Sounds so fun!

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