Mexico Travel Diary


Welcome back and happy Friday! Since starting my blog about 4 weeks ago, my goal has been to post about the trips that I’ve taken up until now before my major trips that I’ll be going on this year in 2017 (Jasper, Banff, Toronto, London, Italy and Greece!) I feel like I have so much catching up to do and I’m so excited to share everything with you! Today’s post is my Mexico Travel Diary for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! I’ve been to PV several times and the pictures below are from my most recent trip in 2013 (I guess that was a little while ago now!).



During this trip, we stayed at the Hotel Riu Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit which is a resort area along the coastline just North of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a short cab or bus ride from the resort into downtown PV (about 20 minutes.)


When I’m visiting PV, 99% of the time I’ll take the bus to downtown when travelling from the resort. If I’m staying after dark I’ll cab back. Cab fare is negotiable, but make sure to agree upon the price before you get in the cab. The bus system is fairly easy to use and the main bus depot if you will is at the Walmart (Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio 2900). Here is where you’ll transfer to catch a bus going into downtown PV.


In February, which was when we went, it’s usually sunny, hot and humid with occasional flash rain showers that don’t last very long.


If you’re staying on the resort this doesn’t really apply 🙂 but if you’re venturing into downtown PV it’s very walkable and no need for a cab or the bus once you’re down there.


The resort has great food, but I’ve been to PV quite a few times and I have certain restaurants outside of the resort that I really like. In Bucerias (which is a town North of PV), Karen’s on Lazaro Cardenas is a great place for dinner. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is the Blue Shrimp Restaurant, which has excellent food and AMAZING customer service.

I hope you enjoyed my Mexico Travel Diary! Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you in my next post! Have a great weekend xoxo Candice

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