Puerto Vallarta Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by joiwatani
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by joiwatani
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by joiwatani

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  • 1. Nearby Towns

    As we were driving from our hotel to the restaurant for dinner, I sincerely enjoyed the transition from crowded city to thick foliage and quaint villages. At one point, I said, to noone in particular,...

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  • 2. Local Places

    There are several Mexican beaches with this same, almost frightening, name (Beach of the Dead, but don’t let that deter you). This Puerto Vallarta beach is a amazing people-watching spot. Mariachis...

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  • 3. Festivals/Customs

    I wish more people would include the "good" prices they negotiate! I started at the top of the Malecon and worked my way down to the Romantic Zone. The prices were cheaper at the starting end, but I...

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  • 4. Flores Magon (Orphanage)

    There is an orphanage that is completely run on donations located 5 minutes outside Vallarta. This is a feel good must for the people out there who truly enjoy making a difference in other peoples...

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  • 5. Buy the "swim with the dolphins"

    Buy the "Swim with the dolphins" package instead of the "Dolphin Encounter" at the Aquaadventuras. The package has more stuff to offer than just the...

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  • 6. where to surf? NEXPA!

    hmm... i've been to PV three times and i never once saw anyone surfing. BUT, down the coast, there's a small town called nexpa. it's barely on the map. that's...

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  • 7. yelapa, getting away from puerto vallarta

    if you want to get a little gritty, there's always yelapa. you take a bus from puerto vallarta to boca de tomatlan (1/2 hour south from the corner of bodillo...

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  • 8. Playa La manzanilla

    Playa La manzanilla is very close to Puerto Vallarta but way better than the ones out there.. sand is softer, shallow waters as well the color tends to be a...

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  • 9. boca de tomatlan and yelapa

    boca de tomatlan is only a half hour busride away and costs $1.20 to arrive. it is where the mouth of the tomatlan river meets the ocean. there are no...

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  • 10. Scuba diving

    According to my experience, the best spot to take a quick yet interesting amateur scuba diving is at Joya de Mismaloya beach, Los Arcos underwater national...

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  • 11. Hook up with New friends

    We met these 2 gals on the boat ride from Puerto Vallarta down the southern coast of Banderas bay to go snorkeling, then hike the waterfall, they were from...

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  • 12. Ride a Horse

    These were the horses the small village people had to rent for tourists like ourselves to ride the 15 minute trek to the waterfall, it was very dry and hot, we...

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  • 13. Water fall

    This is the famous waterfall used in the movie "Predator" w/Governor Arnold Schwartznegger, it's a 15-20 minute walk inland from Las Animas beach, which is a...

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  • 14. Hidden Treasure

    As we were driving to the peak of this mtn, there was a shrine off the side of the road and we decided to take a look, then discovered this beautiful waterfall,...

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  • 15. Take a Walk to a Creek

    Ok, we took the rental car and drove down south passed Mismaloya beach and up into the mountains thinking we were going to hit a peak and look out over Puerto...

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  • 16. Serenaded again....Not only...

    Serenaded again....Not only is the Night of the Iguana movie set a perfect place to stop to eat or have a drink, but if you get lucky like we did, you'll be...

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  • 17. Hm,....well, here's a picture...

    Hm,....well, here's a picture of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's old house when they were married. It wasn't quite what we expected, as it was very close...

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  • 18. Buccerias !!!!

    There are alot of souvenir shops in this small town. There are places where you can have a bite to eat-have a cool refeshing beverage, or hang out on the beach...

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  • 19. Beach Cafe !!!

    Went to Buccerias hanging out one day with my travel friends. This is a pretty nice place to chill out & have a beer & something to eat. You can eat inside or...

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  • 20. Hike to the Waterfall

    This is the trail from Las Animas beach where the boat dropped us off at, and we opt'd to hike back rather then rent a horse, it was a steady inclined hike,...

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  • 21. Famous Waterfall Where Predator was filmed

    Swam to the other side of this shallow pool and slid down this rock water fall, the rock was slippery but fun!

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  • 22. Watch Fires

    I don't know if these fires were intentinally set or they were wild fires, but it didn't seem to affect anyone that we could see, and you couldn't smell the...

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