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    Peurto Vallarta

    Is where im going for my honeymoon I was pulling for something a little cheaper but having a cow about prices is probably not a good way to start a marriage, plus we did get a helluva deal. We get one free tour of the city which is nice. It will be my first time in a airplane which is a trip all in itself haha. Anyway I was wondering if anyone else has traveled there and what we can expect I heard it recently got voted in the top 10 of Gay resorts but besides that any stories or places i need to see.


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    Hey, while you are there, stop by here and buy this for me.

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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    The beach we were at constantly had people trying to sell you stuff, if you acted like you were sleeping they usually left you alone. We went to a private beach on a small boat that was nicer, but make sure you leave early afternoon as the surf gets a liitle rough in the pm. It's warm, has a beach, places to eat and drink- way better than Iowa right now.



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    My wife and I honeymooned there as well. Very beautiful. What time of the year are you going? We went during the rainy season, which didn't really affect our daytime activities. Since PV is at the mouth of a river, the ocean water was a little murkier from the rain/sediment coming down from the surrounding mountains. Other than that, the days were hot and sunny, the evening showers were peaceful, and the nighttime thunderstorms up in the mountains were quite the spectacle.

    Make sure you get off the beaten path and explore a little bit. We went "shopping" in some older parts of town where you can barter with the street vendors and such. It was a fun experience. It's a beautiful setting.



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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    The beach we were at constantly had people trying to sell you stuff, if you acted like you were sleeping they usually left you alone.
    Some resorts do a better job of keeping the "beach peddlers" off their turf. They can certainly be a bother if you're trying to relax in the sun.

    By the way, don't let them put in ice cubes in your beer. We stayed at an all-inclusive that had outdoor bars at the pool and beach, and I had to learn to tell them to hold the ice cubes. Drinking a beer out of a styrofoam cup is bad enough.



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    If you like to volunteer to help and what not... try getting in touch with the local Vineyard down there. My wife and quite a few members of my church go down there on missions trips. I know they help the local orphanage and what not. Might be a good experience. Good people too!



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    Went there for my honeymoon 2 years ago. Great place to go and do exploring. I would recommend the zip lines. Make sure if you do, you do the one that Preditor was filmed at.

    I'm guessing an all-Inclusive resort? If so, make sure that just because you aren't paying for your meals at the resort, that you go down town and try some of the burrito huts down there. Pretty good stuff. The funniest was the dune buggies. Awesome time. Get to go to a tequila factory, see a lot of small towns, and explore parts of the country that are pretty neat. The women are hot... so wear sun glasses so your wife doesn't beat you to death while you are looking. Oh yeah, Pirate ship was pretty fun too.


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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneTony View Post
    Is where im going for my honeymoon I was pulling for something a little cheaper but having a cow about prices is probably not a good way to start a marriage, plus we did get a helluva deal. We get one free tour of the city which is nice. It will be my first time in a airplane which is a trip all in itself haha. Anyway I was wondering if anyone else has traveled there and what we can expect I heard it recently got voted in the top 10 of Gay resorts but besides that any stories or places i need to see.
    Just went for my honeymoon in late September/early October. Beautiful area. It was my first time flying to a foreign country so I was new to the whole passport and customs thing. They kind of usher you around and then after we made it though it all we were ushered to a nice man who supposedly work with our hotel. He told us about a lot of great deals and sold me on a deal where we got a city tour for free and 1/2 off on a canopy tour and booze cruise. Turns out it was a time share scam...so my advice is as soon as you get your bags back from the airport just go outside and get a cab!

    The tours we went on were great and I suggest talking to the valet or pretty much anyone from your hotel and they will help you find something that you and your new wife will like. For example the canopy tour if you are adventurous, the booze cruise if you like to drink, etc...

    Finally I suggest eating at Si Senor and ordering the steak chimichanga - best in the world! (In my uneducated opinion.)

    Other than than, enjoy and let me know if you have any other questions.



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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    We went there for our honeymoon, too. That was 17 years ago so I imagine things have changed a lot. One thing I noticed is that it tended to rain every evening for an hour or so.

    We didn't do much besides sit on the beach, drink and do what newlyweds do (not necessarily in that order). We went on a booze cruise with some snorkeling and a trip into the jungle, which was pretty nice.

    Probably not much help. Have fun, though.



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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    I've been to PV twice and really enjoyed it both times. While you are there I HIGHLY suggest going on the canopy tour. Basically you fly through trees and over a river on zip lines 500 to 600 feet off the ground. It is a great time and a must do in PV.


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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    Check out Vallarta Adventures tour company great people very ogranized and fun and professional. We did 2 tours with them the Jeep safari and the canopy tours (zip line) both were awesome.

    Link to the tour company Puerto Vallarta Eco-Tours, Expeditions, and Adventure Tours



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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    Vallarta is beautiful - you'll love it. It's been a long time since I've been there, but I recommend Los Arbolitos for dining and Chico's Dive Shop for snorkel/scuba tours. The diving at Los Arcos (a nearby dive spot) is spectacular.



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    If anywhere has been both, how does it compare to Los Cabos? Costa Rica? Ixtapa? We are looking to plan a trip in October which pretty much eliminates the caribean...



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    Re: Peurto Vallarta

    Do you like to golf? The Nicholas course is nice but can be a bit pricey compared to golf here. The Marina course is ok and has a par 3 that runs along the ocean.

    The canopy tours are great and a must.

    We were just there last May and had a great time. Travel is really pretty easy. Cabs are easy to get and aren't too much money.

    Be prepared to get asked to buy stuff everywhere you go downtown. A polite 'no thanks' usually gets them off your back.



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