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by Arizona Karen
Sat May 30, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Looking for a bungalow style resort
Replies: 2
Views: 3444

On the secluded side?

If you are looking for something somewhat secluded but fun, try Costa Azul Adventure resort costaazul.com in San Pancho which is 3 km north of Sayulita north of Puerto Vallarta. We were enjoying their facilities when there was a wedding party there and everyone was having a great time because it's s...
by Arizona Karen
Thu May 14, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Paradise Village Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 10974

mexico-mvt

Many of the San Pancho homes are luxurious but there are some in town (not on beach) which are simple living. If you are looking for an adventure all-inclusive, check out Costa Azul resort. Not what many would consider for an all-inclusive stay. It's more laid back and small and quaint. I've also se...
by Arizona Karen
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Paradise Village Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 10974

Enjoy

Wanda, Take advantage of one or two of the Paradise Village Beach Resort nightly themed activities. They are a blast. They might seem expensive but last for hours and usually include all you can eat and drink. Plan on spending time in Puerto Vallarta as it's a beautiful city and offers a different e...
by Arizona Karen
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Marigalante Pirate Ship
Replies: 17
Views: 14156

Author iheartMexico knew of someone who worked on the boat back in Nov. of '07; maybe they will know that person. iheartMexico was able to ask this same question for me back then. Someone else noted that they called the Marigalante directly in order to have this question answered. Good luck; it's wo...
by Arizona Karen
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Car and driver rental?
Replies: 7
Views: 6146

Where will you be staying? In Nuevo there are many vans and Suburbans with friendly drivers offering day trips. Haven't ever used one. We stick to the buses for local stuff, even a day trip from Nuevo to Chico's Paradise. We have used Sayulita drivers for taking larger groups back and forth from Say...
by Arizona Karen
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: RENTING OUR CONDO
Replies: 4
Views: 5980

We rent condos almost everywhere we travel and we use vrbo.com almost all the time. Don't know anything about how much they charge, but do know that it's the first site I go to for rentals.
by Arizona Karen
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Acapulco?
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Acapulco?

We love PV but might be interested in visiting Acapulco.

Would like to find out if anyone has visited both PV and Acapulco and preferred Acapulco over PV. We'd love some opinions.

Thanks.
by Arizona Karen
Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Las Caletas or Marietas Island and Which Tour Company
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

options

Depending on how much time you'd like to snorkel and kayak, the Marigilante (Pirate Ship) has a day time tour which allows for time at a beach for kayaking and snorkeling nearby. It's a nice tour although the pirate daytime show is a little corny. They have good food, serving breakfast and lunch. Ha...
by Arizona Karen
Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Zip line tour
Replies: 3
Views: 5584

Los Veranos

We've done the Los Veranos canopy tour twice and loved it both times. You could always hire a driver but the price includes being picked up by a bus at several locations including Nuevo Vallarta as well as within Puerto Vallarta. Both times we did Los Veranos the homebound bus dropped everyone off a...
by Arizona Karen
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Bucerias day trip
Replies: 11
Views: 8777

restaurant

We enjoyed Claudio's at Mason Bay in Bucerias. Great food, on the beach and we entertained ourselves by starting a conga line and the kitchen staff came out to help with a limbo competition.

Have a great time.
by Arizona Karen
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Heading north to San Pancho and Punta Mita - Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

San Pancho

San Pancho is a wonderful little town. If you're looking for lots to do, it's not the place to go. If you'd like to enjoy the quiet, peaceful lifestyle of a Mexican town, it's a great place to go. The town itself is typical with some tourist type shops. The beach is big, beautiful and clean. The oce...
by Arizona Karen
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Newcomer!
Replies: 4
Views: 3980

ptions

Metra, You indicated you're a budget traveler; does that mean you'd be interested in cooking your own meals? If so, check out the vacation rentals section of this site and also vrbo.com A lot of owners will give an additional discount if renting for a two week vacation. Check out studios or a one be...
by Arizona Karen
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: 7 Days of Looking Over My Shoulder
Replies: 39
Views: 32887

for nearly_scammed

Sorry you had some bad experiences. Thank you for your post. Information and experience is always helpful to others perusing the forum. I had never heard about the tip problem before so I'll have my eyes a little wider and wiser for that. It helped that you included that you are Latino, speak Spanis...
by Arizona Karen
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: IP's and ranting
Replies: 33
Views: 21330

item accidentally moved with all IP rants - moved back

item moved to 7 days of watching over my shoulder
by Arizona Karen
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: mazatlan or pv
Replies: 3
Views: 3937

Mazatlan is a little dryer than PV and therefore not quite as green. It's a little warmer too. If you are looking for solitude, even from beach vendors, try Estrella del Mar on Isla de la Piedra (not really an island). It's 10 minutes from the airport on a beautiful, long and secluded beach. Take a ...
by Arizona Karen
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: BRINGING AUTOMOBILE TO MEXICO
Replies: 7
Views: 5414

car

Where are you planning on crossing the border? You're probably aware that you'll need to buy Mexican insurance and purchasing it for a year will be cheaper than just for 3 months. One site says "...contact the Mexico Government Tourist Organization (MGTO) at telephone 1-800-44-MEXICO (639-426). Trav...
by Arizona Karen
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Discontinued service to PVR
Replies: 1
Views: 2970

We've driven Phx to Mazatlan in two days (refused to drive at night) stopping at San Carlos for the night at Best Western Hacienda Tetakawi. We found Sonorans to be rough people and caution must be taken when stopping anywhere along the way. Can't tell you how many times we ran across drug deals tak...
by Arizona Karen
Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: boogie boards
Replies: 1
Views: 3515

boogie boards

Every time we've visited we have brought our boogie boards with us. Now, the new MEGA in Bucerias has the good, long lasting boogie boards (at least for the time being) although with a cost of around $45 US. Wal-Mart had previously carried the cheap foam boards. I don't know if they still have only ...
by Arizona Karen
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Reports & Reviews
Topic: Two weeks of bliss
Replies: 4
Views: 8202

Both of those places are at Platanitos &/or Turtle Beach which is just under San Blas. It sure is an awesome looking beach.
by Arizona Karen
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: mysterious bite
Replies: 7
Views: 8171

Two years ago, one in our party was whipped by a small sting ray on the top of the foot. She accidentally stepped on it and it whipped. The area was thin and long and blistered slightly.

Maybe similiar? I don't know as the square sounds like something different.