I had been thinking for a while now that I wanted to head back to Mexico. Previously I stayed on the Riviera Maya side of Mexico venturing mainly to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres in the month that I stayed there. However this time my area of choice was Puerto Vallarta….and this area certainly didn’t disappoint.
I stayed in 2 areas as I like to move around and find that this is the best way for me to explore. The first area was Las Glorias a more downtown ‘Mexican’ area which wasn’t too spoilt by tourism. Here I was within walking distance to the Malecon area, with its many shops, bars, restaurants and sights to choose from. The sunset from the Malecon Pier is gorgeous and was featured as my most recent Landscape of the week.
From here I went to the island of Yelapa by water taxi to explore its famous waterfall and laid back vibe. The island was small yet idyllic with many little huts and boutique accommodations dotted along the shoreline. Exploring further inland you come across many local craft sellers and juice stalls as you make your way towards the waterfall.
The second area I stayed in was Nuevo Vallarta. This area is relatively new only around 9 years old; built mainly for tourism and is full of huge beachside resorts.
From here I ventured to both Buserias and Sayulita. Buserias I only went to of an evening as there were many authentic and delicious restaurants here; I will go into more depth on Mexican Cuisine in a later post. Sayulita, however was by both day and night a vivid and artistic place, full of surfers, hippies and creative types…& was by far my favourite place I visited. Here you will find many driving around in Golf carts or wandering aimlessly through the numerous street food and art stalls barefoot, simply just embracing what Sayulita has to offer.
I just cannot believe how fast my time in Puerto Vallarta has gone and I will definitely be returning. For anyone thinking of going there I definitely recommend it. Transport throughout the towns and landmarks is hassle-free regardless whatever mode you choose (taxi, local bus or water taxi). I also found the locals to be lovely and the food to be delicious…..particularly the Guacamole, which I now have a huge new found love for… So much so that I am in the process of putting together a post solely on the stuff!! Haha!
However in the mean time this trip has added to an amazing start to 2016; and hopefully the start of more amazing things to come.
x x x