Buganvilias Vacation Club

Blvd.Fco.Medina Ascencio 933, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48333, Mexico

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Best way to go to Malecon arriving on a cruise ship

by fasiu

I shall be at Puerto Vallarta in April arriving on Sapphire Princess cruise ship. We want to visit Malecon on our own. What is the best way to go there from the cruise terminal? Can we get around speaking only English? We have over 8 hours for the visit. Are there any interesting spot along the route?

Re: Best way to go to Malecon arriving on a cruise ship

by YVRDave

Just take a taxi. Pre arrange the price. The Los Arcos Hotel has a nice beach front restaurant/bar http://www.playalosarcos.com/

Re: Best way to go to Malecon arriving on a cruise ship

by travelgourmet

With over 8 hours in port, you might want to consider a van with driver. They speak English and will stop when and where you want and will even take you out of town to see the jungles. The drivers are very knowledgeable about cruise ship times and will get you back at the time you say. They are right outside the cruise ship areas and the price is not that steep as compared to a cruise ship tour. See my Puerto Vallarta VT pages: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/736c8/e4695/

Re: Best way to go to Malecon arriving on a cruise ship

by Crowdis_10

Best bet is to walk out of the marina onto the main drag. There are always taxi's sitting around waiting but make sure to take a yellow taxi and not a white one. The white taxi's are timeshare shysters and are sitting waiting for cruise ship tourists! You should be able to take a yellow taxi to the malecon for around 50-80 pesos. English is spoken pretty much everywhere in PV and you should have no problem with that. As for things to do, it depends on what interests you. Walk around and explore, there are things to do and sights to see all around you. If you are looking to sign up for any excursions make sure not to tell the salesperson that you are on a cruise! They will know to charge you way more then they usually charge. Barter with them and if they dont seem to want to go down in price just walk away! They will either call you back and give you your price or you can find a new salesperson only a block or two away. Good luck!

Travel Tips for Puerto Vallarta

Still hurtin' from the disasters

by Pat&ZoAnn

According to our friend Manuel (See our Fish Logo travelogue), Puerto Vallarta was very negatively affected by 9/11, tourism really dropped. Then, last October, the Bay was rocked by a hurricane that did a lot of damage along the coast. Add to all that, the Iraq war this winter/spring, and tourism is down considerably.
I'm not certain the bridge footing in this photo was blown over by the hurricane, but most of the damage has been fixed.


by Skye_Miles

There are numerous internet cafes here in PV so you can stay in touch with friends-family at home. Cost is about 2USD for one hour or so. The original - and I think the best is the NetCafe located on Ignacio Vallarta in Old Town. Very popular place, good coffee and staff and open from around 7am til about 3am!

If you want to call home, best to buy one of the phone cards sold nearly everywhere! Follow instructions are the back of the card and talk til your time runs out which will be about 12 to 15 minutes. Absolutely STAY AWAY from the phones that say Call Home Collect using your credit cards! A huge scam and you will have gigantic charges on your card when you get home!

The view just can't be beat

by spartan

Today, Puerto Vallarta is a world class resort, while retaining the charm of a century ago. The stunning backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains and it's 41 km. (24 miles) of coastline provide for the ultimate vacation or living situation. Puerto Vallarta is like no other place in Mexico and most who come, yearn to return.

Sunday Evenings

by Skye_Miles

After sundown on Sunday families, groups of boys and separate groups of girls, dressed in their best, will promenade up and down the Malecon (sea front walk), the groups of young people will be making eyes at each other as they pass. This is also a time for families to get dressed up and go meet their friends, sit , chat and watch others walk by. There will be vendors selling anything from roasted corn on the cob to brightly coloured windmills and balloons. There is also, on weekend nights, usually some event going on at the small amphitheater at the end of the Malecon by the three arches, Teatro de Los Arcos.

a REEL Scream

by FishinSam

Book a day on a sportfishing boat. You get scenery, wildlife, entertainment, information and a fish for the BBQ! My inlaws even came along and caught their first fish EVER. They being Danish I expected that they had fished before. They had a great time. It was so much fun that my father-in-law booked and paid for a larger boat just for the two of us. We saw whales breaching, acres of Porpoise and , of course, caught some fish. Do your homework, shop around and you'll get a price and package that'll be worth every dime. Because you leave early in the morning, wear warmer clothes or layer your clothes so you can relieve yourself of layers as the day heats up.


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Address: Blvd.Fco.Medina Ascencio 933, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48333, Mexico