Puerto Vallarta, México


WHAT TO DO Puerto Vallarta is a world-class destination with a gorgeous tropical climate all year round, the beautiful beaches of Banderas Bay and jungle mountain range of the Sierra Madre. So it will be hard to run out of options of what to do.  Everything you could ask for is located just minutes from The Park Vallarta: Gourmet restaurants, brand name stores, exciting nightlife, beautiful traditional and modern architecture, cultural attractions, boating, golf, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, museums and much more.Around Puerto Vallarta there are charming villages such as San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota, Sayulita, Punta de Mita and El Tuito that are waiting to be explored. Feeling a little more cosmopolitan? Guadalajara is an easy four hour drive away. TOURS AND ACTIVITIES Vallarta Adventures Well established touring company. You are sure to find something you like with them. Most of their tours are safe and cater to all types of tourism, from small groups, families with children and even people traveling on their own.  You will see many vendors on the beach wearing the Vallarta Adventure logo shirt and giving out pamphlets. You will have to give a deposit to the vendor, he will give you a receipt and the rest will be paid upon arrival at the location they indicate. The same will happen if you go to an actual tour broker on the street, tour company, or kiosk, so don’t be alarmed about coughing up cash to strangers. Part of what you give them is their commission. Prices are sometimes negotiable depending on season and groups. If you are not confortable call the company directly or use their webpage to make a booking, this way you can also pay with credit cards Rhythms of The Night Part of the tour line-up of Vallarta Adventures. It’s an amazing and beautiful trip. You will see a part of Vallarta not usually explored. As it says it’s in the evening. It includes a boat ride, sunset, dinner and a show. Whale Watching Same as most whale watching boats tours abroad. Though they do take the safety distance from the whales seriously. Safety for the whales that is. So you will not get as close to the mammals as you would on similar tours in Canada, the US or Cabo San Lucas. However, the whales may come unexpected towards you and you will see them closer with luck. The chances of seeing whales during their season (December-March) are very good. WHAT TO SEE You may cross the several bridges that take you across to the Old Town. You can walk to El malecón (bardwalk) and see the collection of statues, and enjoy people watching. See the main plaza (zócalo) and the cathedral with the famous cupola. If you are into the more exotic perhaps you may enjoy making a stop at Lucy’s Coco Cabana. It’s a shop with the most amazing alebrijes (chimeras) very close to the apartment. For some stage presentations you may see some free shows during high season right at the park across the condo. Also there are regular free shows, also open air by the arches in Old Town. For paying venues you may see what is showing at Teatro Vallarta, Act II Stages or The Palm, the latter being more of a cabaret venue serving drinks during the shows. WHERE TO BUY For mini-marts either Oxxo or Kioskito are great. And they are everywhere. As for Supermarkets, the closest one is La Ley still in Old Town but taking a cab is advisable. For more fully stocked stores you may try Comercial Mexicana or Soriana, the last one having the option of home delivery at an extra charge (check online for details).


WHAT SOUVENIRS TO BUY As usual, people get whatever knickknack catches their fancy. Sure Vallarta has all the Mexican tourist souvenirs but what happens if you want to buy something really made in Vallarta? Try going to some of the shops that sell Huichol Art, catrinas (the funky lady skeleton figurines) or glass lizards. You can actually see the artists working in the store. On the beach local artists also make the wood adornments and handmade cloth blankets. EATING OUT We are sure you will find incredible food experiences in Puerto Vallarta. There is no better way to experience than to try things on your own. Some of you may be less adventurous and may rely on reviews by websites and apps. Although they inform you of the happening places, sometimes the all-time classics are overlooked. This list is for unique experiences. BreakfastFredy’s  Tucan Large menu, always crowded, always willing to prepare the food the way you like it. DinnerTrio Mediterranean cuisine. Amazing and delish. May look dodgy from the outside and then too lavish on the inside (they have table cloths and fancy dressed waiters) but you may still show up in sports casual or even some kaki shorts. Sax or piano player some nights. You wont regret the visit. Vista Grill The view/food ratio, wins the price here. You may want to taxi up for this one. Although there is a jungly path up and can be fun, though you will arrive exhausted. Pipis On the other side of the river and some block’s up on Pipila street. Famous for huge portions of tex-mex food and their pint-size margaritas.  It usually has some trio singing and the night is always a blast. You will end up singing “Sweet Caroline” and hopefully not “Oaxaca”. Recommendations are to eat the food and then the margarita, otherwise it will not go down. Casa Naranjo Quiet small restaurant with bursts of flavour and Mexican experiments in the kitchen. Not fancy, not standard, just right. River Café Expensive yes. Delicious Yes. And the décor is super colourful. A must go? Yes. And it’s only a few blocks away. Dolce Vita If you like Italian, this is the place to go. Best quality ingredients and fresh homey and real Italian flavours. However if you like processed tomato base or fake & msg seasonings you will find this place revolting. Everything is cooked from the ground up and run by an Italian family. Fab fun for dinner Teatro Limón Super weird chef. He has his thing going though, and will cook right in front you a set menu based mostly on the question if you like fish or meat. Very far away, a taxi ride. It may look like the restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, and it is. Just like the curious building that hosts the restaurant, the experience is just not comparable to any other. Café de Olla Mexican restaurant with no twist. Just really good in flavours and portions. Nice ambiance and good service. The baked potato is the bomb.

WHAT TO DO Puerto Vallarta is a world-class destination with a gorgeous tropical climate all year round, the beautiful beaches of Banderas Bay and jungle mountain range of the Sierra Madre. So it will be hard to run out of options of what to do.  Everything you could ask for is located just minutes from The Park Vallarta: Gourmet restaurants, brand name stores, exciting nightlife, beautiful traditional and modern architecture, cultural attractions, boating, golf, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, museums and much more.Around Puerto Vallarta there are charming villages such as San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota, Sayulita, Punta de Mita and El Tuito that are waiting to be explored. Feeling a little more cosmopolitan? Guadalajara is an easy four hour drive away. TOURS AND ACTIVITIES Vallarta Adventures Well established touring company. You are sure to find something you like with them. Most of their tours are safe and cater to all types of tourism, from small groups, families with children and even people traveling on their own.  You will see many vendors on the beach wearing the Vallarta Adventure logo shirt and giving out pamphlets. You will have to give a deposit to the vendor, he will give you a receipt and the rest will be paid upon arrival at the location they indicate. The same will happen if you go to an actual tour broker on the street, tour company, or kiosk, so don’t be alarmed about coughing up cash to strangers. Part of what you give them is their commission. Prices are sometimes negotiable depending on season and groups. If you are not confortable call the company directly or use their webpage to make a booking, this way you can also pay with credit cards Rhythms of The Night Part of the tour line-up of Vallarta Adventures. It’s an amazing and beautiful trip. You will see a part of Vallarta not usually explored. As it says it’s in the evening. It includes a boat ride, sunset, dinner and a show. Whale Watching Same as most whale watching boats tours abroad. Though they do take the safety distance from the whales seriously. Safety for the whales that is. So you will not get as close to the mammals as you would on similar tours in Canada, the US or Cabo San Lucas. However, the whales may come unexpected towards you and you will see them closer with luck. The chances of seeing whales during their season (December-March) are very good. WHAT TO SEE You may cross the several bridges that take you across to the Old Town. You can walk to El malecón (bardwalk) and see the collection of statues, and enjoy people watching. See the main plaza (zócalo) and the cathedral with the famous cupola. If you are into the more exotic perhaps you may enjoy making a stop at Lucy’s Coco Cabana. It’s a shop with the most amazing alebrijes (chimeras) very close to the apartment. For some stage presentations you may see some free shows during high season right at the park across the condo. Also there are regular free shows, also open air by the arches in Old Town. For paying venues you may see what is showing at Teatro Vallarta, Act II Stages or The Palm, the latter being more of a cabaret venue serving drinks during the shows. WHERE TO BUY For mini-marts either Oxxo or Kioskito are great. And they are everywhere. As for Supermarkets, the closest one is La Ley still in Old Town but taking a cab is advisable. For more fully stocked stores you may try Comercial Mexicana or Soriana, the last one having the option of home delivery at an extra charge (check online for details). WHAT SOUVENIRS TO BUY As usual, people get whatever knickknack catches their fancy. Sure Vallarta has all the Mexican tourist souvenirs but what happens if you want to buy something really made in Vallarta? Try going to some of the shops that sell Huichol Art, catrinas (the funky lady skeleton figurines) or glass lizards. You can actually see the artists working in the store. On the beach local artists also make the wood adornments and handmade cloth blankets.   EATING OUT We are sure you will find incredible food experiences in Puerto Vallarta. There is no better way to experience than to try things on your own. Some of you may be less adventurous and may rely on reviews by websites and apps. Although they inform you of the happening places, sometimes the all-time classics are overlooked. This list is for unique experiences. Breakfast Fredy’s  Tucan Large menu, always crowded, always willing to prepare the food the way you like it. Dinner Trio Mediterranean cuisine. Amazing and delish. May look dodgy from the outside and then too lavish on the inside (they have table cloths and fancy dressed waiters) but you may still show up in sports casual or even some kaki shorts. Sax or piano player some nights. You wont regret the visit. Vista Grill The view/food ratio, wins the price here. You may want to taxi up for this one. Although there is a jungly path up and can be fun, though you will arrive exhausted. Pipis On the other side of the river and some block’s up on Pipila street. Famous for huge portions of tex-mex food and their pint-size margaritas.  It usually has some trio singing and the night is always a blast. You will end up singing “Sweet Caroline” and hopefully not “Oaxaca”. Recommendations are to eat the food and then the margarita, otherwise it will not go down. Casa Naranjo Quiet small restaurant with bursts of flavour and Mexican experiments in the kitchen. Not fancy, not standard, just right. River Café Expensive yes. Delicious Yes. And the décor is super colourful. A must go? Yes. And it’s only a few blocks away. Dolce Vita If you like Italian, this is the place to go. Best quality ingredients and fresh homey and real Italian flavours. However if you like processed tomato base or fake & msg seasonings you will find this place revolting. Everything is cooked from the ground up and run by an Italian family. Fab fun for dinner Teatro Limón Super weird chef. He has his thing going though, and will cook right in front you a set menu based mostly on the question if you like fish or meat. Very far away, a taxi ride. It may look like the restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, and it is. Just like the curious building that hosts the restaurant, the experience is just not comparable to any other. Café de Olla Mexican restaurant with no twist. Just really good in flavours and portions. Nice ambiance and good service. The baked potato is the bomb.

WHAT TO DO Puerto Vallarta is a world-class destination with a gorgeous tropical climate all year round, the beautiful beaches of Banderas Bay and jungle mountain range of the Sierra Madre. So it will be hard to run out of options of what to do.  Everything you could ask for is located just minutes from The Park Vallarta: Gourmet restaurants, brand name stores, exciting nightlife, beautiful traditional and modern architecture, cultural attractions, boating, golf, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, museums and much more.Around Puerto Vallarta there are charming villages such as San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota, Sayulita, Punta de Mita and El Tuito that are waiting to be explored. Feeling a little more cosmopolitan? Guadalajara is an easy four hour drive away. TOURS AND ACTIVITIES Vallarta Adventures Well established touring company. You are sure to find something you like with them. Most of their tours are safe and cater to all types of tourism, from small groups, families with children and even people traveling on their own.  You will see many vendors on the beach wearing the Vallarta Adventure logo shirt and giving out pamphlets. You will have to give a deposit to the vendor, he will give you a receipt and the rest will be paid upon arrival at the location they indicate. The same will happen if you go to an actual tour broker on the street, tour company, or kiosk, so don’t be alarmed about coughing up cash to strangers. Part of what you give them is their commission. Prices are sometimes negotiable depending on season and groups. If you are not confortable call the company directly or use their webpage to make a booking, this way you can also pay with credit cards Rhythms of The Night Part of the tour line-up of Vallarta Adventures. It’s an amazing and beautiful trip. You will see a part of Vallarta not usually explored. As it says it’s in the evening. It includes a boat ride, sunset, dinner and a show. Whale Watching Same as most whale watching boats tours abroad. Though they do take the safety distance from the whales seriously. Safety for the whales that is. So you will not get as close to the mammals as you would on similar tours in Canada, the US or Cabo San Lucas. However, the whales may come unexpected towards you and you will see them closer with luck. The chances of seeing whales during their season (December-March) are very good. WHAT TO SEE You may cross the several bridges that take you across to the Old Town. You can walk to El malecón (bardwalk) and see the collection of statues, and enjoy people watching. See the main plaza (zócalo) and the cathedral with the famous cupola. If you are into the more exotic perhaps you may enjoy making a stop at Lucy’s Coco Cabana. It’s a shop with the most amazing alebrijes (chimeras) very close to the apartment. For some stage presentations you may see some free shows during high season right at the park across the condo. Also there are regular free shows, also open air by the arches in Old Town. For paying venues you may see what is showing at Teatro Vallarta, Act II Stages or The Palm, the latter being more of a cabaret venue serving drinks during the shows. WHERE TO BUY For mini-marts either Oxxo or Kioskito are great. And they are everywhere. As for Supermarkets, the closest one is La Ley still in Old Town but taking a cab is advisable. For more fully stocked stores you may try Comercial Mexicana or Soriana, the last one having the option of home delivery at an extra charge (check online for details). WHAT SOUVENIRS TO BUY As usual, people get whatever knickknack catches their fancy. Sure Vallarta has all the Mexican tourist souvenirs but what happens if you want to buy something really made in Vallarta? Try going to some of the shops that sell Huichol Art, catrinas (the funky lady skeleton figurines) or glass lizards. You can actually see the artists working in the store. On the beach local artists also make the wood adornments and handmade cloth blankets. EATING OUT We are sure you will find incredible food experiences in Puerto Vallarta. There is no better way to experience than to try things on your own. Some of you may be less adventurous and may rely on reviews by websites and apps. Although they inform you of the happening places, sometimes the all-time classics are overlooked. This list is for unique experiences. BreakfastFredy’s  Tucan Large menu, always crowded, always willing to prepare the food the way you like it. DinnerTrio Mediterranean cuisine. Amazing and delish. May look dodgy from the outside and then too lavish on the inside (they have table cloths and fancy dressed waiters) but you may still show up in sports casual or even some kaki shorts. Sax or piano player some nights. You wont regret the visit. Vista Grill The view/food ratio, wins the price here. You may want to taxi up for this one. Although there is a jungly path up and can be fun, though you will arrive exhausted. Pipis On the other side of the river and some block’s up on Pipila street. Famous for huge portions of tex-mex food and their pint-size margaritas.  It usually has some trio singing and the night is always a blast. You will end up singing “Sweet Caroline” and hopefully not “Oaxaca”. Recommendations are to eat the food and then the margarita, otherwise it will not go down. Casa Naranjo Quiet small restaurant with bursts of flavour and Mexican experiments in the kitchen. Not fancy, not standard, just right. River Café Expensive yes. Delicious Yes. And the décor is super colourful. A must go? Yes. And it’s only a few blocks away. Dolce Vita If you like Italian, this is the place to go. Best quality ingredients and fresh homey and real Italian flavours. However if you like processed tomato base or fake & msg seasonings you will find this place revolting. Everything is cooked from the ground up and run by an Italian family. Fab fun for dinner Teatro Limón Super weird chef. He has his thing going though, and will cook right in front you a set menu based mostly on the question if you like fish or meat. Very far away, a taxi ride. It may look like the restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, and it is. Just like the curious building that hosts the restaurant, the experience is just not comparable to any other. Café de Olla Mexican restaurant with no twist. Just really good in flavours and portions. Nice ambiance and good service. The baked potato is the bomb.

WHAT TO DO Puerto Vallarta is a world-class destination with a gorgeous tropical climate all year round, the beautiful beaches of Banderas Bay and jungle mountain range of the Sierra Madre. So it will be hard to run out of options of what to do.  Everything you could ask for is located just minutes from The Park Vallarta: Gourmet restaurants, brand name stores, exciting nightlife, beautiful traditional and modern architecture, cultural attractions, boating, golf, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, museums and much more.Around Puerto Vallarta there are charming villages such as San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota, Sayulita, Punta de Mita and El Tuito that are waiting to be explored. Feeling a little more cosmopolitan? Guadalajara is an easy four hour drive away. TOURS AND ACTIVITIES Vallarta Adventures Well established touring company. You are sure to find something you like with them. Most of their tours are safe and cater to all types of tourism, from small groups, families with children and even people traveling on their own.  You will see many vendors on the beach wearing the Vallarta Adventure logo shirt and giving out pamphlets. You will have to give a deposit to the vendor, he will give you a receipt and the rest will be paid upon arrival at the location they indicate. The same will happen if you go to an actual tour broker on the street, tour company, or kiosk, so don’t be alarmed about coughing up cash to strangers. Part of what you give them is their commission. Prices are sometimes negotiable depending on season and groups. If you are not confortable call the company directly or use their webpage to make a booking, this way you can also pay with credit cards Rhythms of The Night Part of the tour line-up of Vallarta Adventures. It’s an amazing and beautiful trip. You will see a part of Vallarta not usually explored. As it says it’s in the evening. It includes a boat ride, sunset, dinner and a show. Whale Watching Same as most whale watching boats tours abroad. Though they do take the safety distance from the whales seriously. Safety for the whales that is. So you will not get as close to the mammals as you would on similar tours in Canada, the US or Cabo San Lucas. However, the whales may come unexpected towards you and you will see them closer with luck. The chances of seeing whales during their season (December-March) are very good. WHAT TO SEE You may cross the several bridges that take you across to the Old Town. You can walk to El malecón (bardwalk) and see the collection of statues, and enjoy people watching. See the main plaza (zócalo) and the cathedral with the famous cupola. If you are into the more exotic perhaps you may enjoy making a stop at Lucy’s Coco Cabana. It’s a shop with the most amazing alebrijes (chimeras) very close to the apartment. For some stage presentations you may see some free shows during high season right at the park across the condo. Also there are regular free shows, also open air by the arches in Old Town. For paying venues you may see what is showing at Teatro Vallarta, Act II Stages or The Palm, the latter being more of a cabaret venue serving drinks during the shows. WHERE TO BUY For mini-marts either Oxxo or Kioskito are great. And they are everywhere. As for Supermarkets, the closest one is La Ley still in Old Town but taking a cab is advisable. For more fully stocked stores you may try Comercial Mexicana or Soriana, the last one having the option of home delivery at an extra charge (check online for details). WHAT SOUVENIRS TO BUY As usual, people get whatever knickknack catches their fancy. Sure Vallarta has all the Mexican tourist souvenirs but what happens if you want to buy something really made in Vallarta? Try going to some of the shops that sell Huichol Art, catrinas (the funky lady skeleton figurines) or glass lizards. You can actually see the artists working in the store. On the beach local artists also make the wood adornments and handmade cloth blankets.   EATING OUT We are sure you will find incredible food experiences in Puerto Vallarta. There is no better way to experience than to try things on your own. Some of you may be less adventurous and may rely on reviews by websites and apps. Although they inform you of the happening places, sometimes the all-time classics are overlooked. This list is for unique experiences. Breakfast Fredy’s  Tucan Large menu, always crowded, always willing to prepare the food the way you like it. Dinner Trio Mediterranean cuisine. Amazing and delish. May look dodgy from the outside and then too lavish on the inside (they have table cloths and fancy dressed waiters) but you may still show up in sports casual or even some kaki shorts. Sax or piano player some nights. You wont regret the visit. Vista Grill The view/food ratio, wins the price here. You may want to taxi up for this one. Although there is a jungly path up and can be fun, though you will arrive exhausted. Pipis On the other side of the river and some block’s up on Pipila street. Famous for huge portions of tex-mex food and their pint-size margaritas.  It usually has some trio singing and the night is always a blast. You will end up singing “Sweet Caroline” and hopefully not “Oaxaca”. Recommendations are to eat the food and then the margarita, otherwise it will not go down. Casa Naranjo Quiet small restaurant with bursts of flavour and Mexican experiments in the kitchen. Not fancy, not standard, just right. River Café Expensive yes. Delicious Yes. And the décor is super colourful. A must go? Yes. And it’s only a few blocks away. Dolce Vita If you like Italian, this is the place to go. Best quality ingredients and fresh homey and real Italian flavours. However if you like processed tomato base or fake & msg seasonings you will find this place revolting. Everything is cooked from the ground up and run by an Italian family. Fab fun for dinner Teatro Limón Super weird chef. He has his thing going though, and will cook right in front you a set menu based mostly on the question if you like fish or meat. Very far away, a taxi ride. It may look like the restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, and it is. Just like the curious building that hosts the restaurant, the experience is just not comparable to any other. Café de Olla Mexican restaurant with no twist. Just really good in flavours and portions. Nice ambiance and good service. The baked potato is the bomb.


CAUTIONARY THOUGHTS Your Safety LOCKS Do not leave the apartment door unlocked. The building has security but anything you leave unlocked is an opportunity for someone else. Also, if you leave the apartment we advice you to not leave door ajar, or/and windows open for cross wind damage. ID’s On most occasions you will not need to carry an ID with you in PVR. If you must for exchanging money, buying liquor or for credit card purchases, we advice you not to carry your passport, visas or paperwork necessary for your eventual return home. There is a safe in each of the rooms; it doesn’t hurt to use them. CASH & ATM The travellers’ dilemma, what’s better… Pay with cash or credit card? First of all, we advice you not to carry huge wads of cash on the street. That said, also try to only make credit card purchases only at reputed restaurants and stores. Getting money from the ATM? Fine, just make sure you do it from bank ATM, and not those dodgy ones on the street that end up charging horrid fees. We recomend to use ATMs only from Bancomer (below the apartment) Banorte, HSBC, BBV, Santander, and Banamex. UNDERTAKING THE STREETS PVR is safer than most towns in Mexico. You can walk to Nuevo Vallarta and also be cool there. There are police everywhere. That said, they are not the corrupted ones from the films depicted in a Mexico from the 1970s. Urinating on the streets, having sex on the beach or with minors, sparking a joint, driving under the influence, racing on the streets and bribing are NOT legal. This is your vacation. And although Mexico is generally known for welcoming tourist mischiefs you must be advised that Puerto Vallarta is not. The town is working very hard to keep it a clean and safe place. Hope you can leave it better than how you found it. Be advised that all bureaucratic police paper work closes on the weekend so you may need to wait until Monday to pay fines, get car/id back, etc.  which would mean trouble if you planned to return home sooner. SUNBURN Puerto Vallarta’s climate is one of the reasons most Guest visit the port. However, our location close to the equator means that the sun´s ultraviolet rays can lead to severe and painful sunburn any time of the year, even on cloudy days. We strongly advice the use of sunscreen to prevent injury and discomfort. EARTHQUAKES There is no warning as to when an earthquake can occur. Although they are not common in Puerto Vallarta, we do occasionally feel tremors. If this happens, avoid windows and sliding glass doors, and do not use the elevators.  


HANDY GUIDE TO PVR

BEHAVIOUR


1. The predominant language in Mexico is Spanish. Although you may find that most
businesses around 103@ThePark cater to tourists and therefore speak English, do
not assume that everyone does. Hand gestures, smiles and writing numbers (for
prices) will get you further along than endless banter in English.


2. Mexican economy relies on tourism and the locals don’t resent tourists unless given a reason to. You may hear calls of "gringo", “güero”, etc. when you're walking around. But more than being discriminatory they are just trying to grab your attention. If you feel
uncomfortable just ignore and walk away. 


3. You will be a target of hustlers, mainly on the beach. Some just want to sell you souvenirs. They are very aggressive. Imagine encountering the worst used car salesman every 30 seconds. You will learn very quickly to say “No, gracias” (No thank you) and usually they walk away. Do not look at something you may like, and definitely do not look into their eyes or they’ll guilt you into buying something. That said, if you find something you like, by all means buy it and help the local economy!


4. You may also be a target for theft
depending on your behaviour. Leaving belongings unattended, handbags open, or
flashing money / bling is not the notice you want from anyone.


5. Although Guadalajara, the capital of the Jalisco state is known to be extremely conservative, Puerto Vallarta is a world famous gay tourist destination. Same-sex couples holding hands, kissing on the streets, or wearing skimpy swim shorts is a common sight, especially on the
Romantic Zone of PVR (left of the river).  Towards Old Town (right of the river) there are less places catering to the gay community and open gay behaviour is not as common, though not frowned upon. 


6. Drugs are everywhere, and you will be offered some. They're not legal, so don't get caught. You do not want to end up in a Mexican prison. If you do buy them, please don't try to bring them home. It is far more risk than it is worth. Please don’t leave at the apartment for
future guests either. The drug-fairies will not come and rejoycify – they will report you.


7. From personal experience, Puerto Vallarta is safe. The owners of 103@ThePark have literally walked the limits of the city (From 103@ThePark to the airport@PVR with a mobile out and handbag with no mishaps. You'd be well advised to stay within those boundaries of the
town (10 mile walk – enough to play around). If you must venture out, use resort provided tours from reputed and well-established companies to ensure your safety. 


GAY LIFE

Gay Beach

Los Muertos. Areas to spend on the beach: Green chairs, Blue Chairs, or lounge area next to it. Manta Mar for a fee. The Blue Chairs Hotel is the cornerstone of daylight gay life.

Gay restaurants

Taste @ Casa Cúpula – choose from many small portions at the gay hotel.

The Sweedes – Defrosted food with some ambiance. Nice bar.

Blue Chairs – Beach food is curiously very good. Avoid drinking the alcohol.

Gay nightlife

Club Scene

La Noche – Nice early bar to go to before things get happening in the eve.

 

Pacos Ranch – Large now rearle smokey, with mix crowd, no attitude-bar

 

CC Slaughters – Largest gay dance floor with martini bar. Busy and loud.

 

Bars

Amigos -Cheap beer and cheaper men.

 

Sama - Martini Bar on the street. Fun for people watching.

 

Garbo’s – Piano bar with fun performers.

 

Apaches – horrible but stiff drinks on the street make this a fun bar.

 

Gay Shenanigans

 

Cora – At sunset hotel opens their pool area for a fee. Clothing optional

 

Spartacus – Sauna with multiple levels.

 

Blue Chair’s Terrace – Gogos dance at sunset. Don’t drink the alcohol.

 

Wet – Male strippers dance and shower behind a glass stage.

 

Anthropology – The bar that opens the latest. Also a male strip-bar.