A VISIT TO PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Click On Pictures to Enlarge Them.We stayed at the Hotel Rosita in Puerto Vallarta. It is the oldest hotel in Puerto Vallarta and features "Old Mexico" architecture at it's finest. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, the food in the restaurant is good, and the prices are reasonable. It is located downtown at the start of the Malecon, where everyone from the high priced chrome and glass resorts go to enjoy the local sights.
The Hotel Rosita
Located at the start of the Malecon--across from McDonald's.
Our suite gave us a great view of the ocean and setting sun.
Our long-time friend Salvador took us to Las Caletas Beach,
the former home of movie director John Huston. The Snorkeling,
activities, food and Margaritas were great!
The Malecon is the walkway along the ocean front. It is a popular night time spot to stroll, enjoy the sidewalk performances and the creative artistic sculptures.
We went with Salvador and his family for a great lunch about 60 kilometers South of Puerto Vallarta. A beautiful, picturesque drive through the mountains. We also visited a small village and purchased homemade bread and pastries.
Betty, Salvador, Diana, Cecilia and Rosita
We took a drive to view the panorama of the beautiful Bay of Banderas.
We have an eloquent breakfast along the Rio Cuale with Salvado, Betty
and his daughters.
We went on a beach BBQ with Salvador, Betty, Luis, Hilda and their daughters.
Luis and Salvador are both great cooks! Luis made
a great homemade salsa! Salvador BBQed a big fish.
Both the salsa and fish were terrific!
We took an adventurous 2 1/2 hour ride through the mountainous
Jungle to the small village of San Sebastian. It is an old mining village
dating back to the 1600's.
The road crosses streams and rivers many times--no bridges!
Hilda's sister and husband (Professors from Guadalajara) are starting a small
Eco-resort in San Sebastian for those who want peace and quiet and enjoy life
away from the beaten track. It also features satellite TV and the Internet!
It is called La Galerita De San Sebastian, and the rates are very reasonable!
We went deep sea fishing for Marlin with Salvador,
Luis and his son. Salvador was the only one to catch
a fish--an "El Toro".
Puerto Vallarta is a great place to visit!
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