Puerto Vallarta Articles, Weddings in Paradise

Weddings in Paradise by Peter Wells Scott Everyone thinks of Puerto Vallarta as a perfect vacation spot, and as encompassing all the ingredients for the idyllic honeymoon, but more and more folks are looking to Vallarta as a place to get married. The weather, the ocean breezes, the friendliness of the people, the accessability by air, and the general economies are all attractions. From south to north around the bay, there are untold enclaves and coves that have proven to be "the perfect spot" for many that have tied the knot. Not wanting to steal anyone's thunder, we nevertheless offer seven suggestions that have met the needs of many. 1. Le Kliff in Boca de Tomatlan. Described as the "largest restaurant palapa" in Latin America, Le Kliff has been a perrenial favorite for diners seeking out of the way elegance. Waves crashing against the rocks below add to the ambience. Receptions can be held right on location. Can easily handle up to 200 people. 2. Moving north up the coast, Villas Mar a Lago has 6 comfortable villas with enticing names. Boca Raton, Desiree, Copa Cabana, Capri, Monaco and Don Juan. The wedding party can be housed right in the villas. Again, the ceremony can be performed followed by a reception. Norma Molinar has an excellent chef, and also makes available wedding consultations. 3. Lindomar is a time share resort that is cradled between a series of rocks The waves lap against the rocks and makes for a very romantic ...

Puerto Vallarta Articles, When fact merges with fiction

When fact merges with fiction by Peter Wells Scott The road from San Sebastian to La Bufa is treacherous, taking 45 minutes but seeming like 4 hours, or 4 days depending on your penchant for risk. The views looking down on the shoreline of Puerto Vallarta make every inch of the ordeal well worth whatever personal price is paid. Or so they say. But what happens if it is cloudy and you are stuck in the middle of them? Then you can't see 4 feet in front of you. So let it be with Cesar. It is true that Mr. Luster was in Puerto Vallarta. For 5 months he had been on the lam after jumping bail in his trial in Los Angeles for rape and other sundries. In absentia, the jury gave him 124 years. CBS, CNN and others were quoted as saying that Mr. Luster had escaped to Mexico, then began to redefine Mexico to mean Guadalajara, and after three days the lens focused on Puerto Vallarta. Sometime early in the morning of last Tuesday, he left his 34 dollar a night room at Los Angeles Motel to replenish his energies at a nearby taco stand. It was there that he was confronted by the "Dog." The latter is a bounty hunter, who skirmished briefly with the runaway. The fact is that taking the law into your own hands, call it citizen's arrest, is also a crime under Mexican law. Here it is called kidnapping. So, local papers ...

Puerto Vallarta Articles, Weddings in Paradise

Weddings in Paradise Everyone thinks of Puerto Vallarta as a perfect vacation spot, and as encompassing all the ingredients for the idyllic honeymoon, but more and more folks are looking to Vallarta as a place to get married. The weather, the ocean breezes, the friendliness of the people, the accessability by air, and the general economies are all attractions. From south to north around the bay, there are untold enclaves and coves that have proven to be "the perfect spot" for many that have tied the knot. Not wanting to steal anyone's thunder, we nevertheless offer seven suggestions that have met the needs of many. 1. Le Kliff in Boca de Tomatlan. Described as the "largest restaurant palapa" in Latin America, Le Kliff has been a perrenial favorite for diners seeking out of the way elegance. Waves crashing against the rocks below add to the ambience. Receptions can be held right on location. Can easily handle up to 200 people. 2. Moving north up the coast, Villas Mar a Lago has 6 comfortable villas with enticing names. Boca Raton, Desiree, Copa Cabana, Capri, Monaco and Don Juan. The wedding party can be housed right in the villas. Again, the ceremony can be performed followed by a reception. Norma Molinar has an excellent chef, and also makes available wedding consultations. 3. Lindomar is a time share resort that is cradled between a series of rocks The waves lap against the rocks and makes for a very romantic setting. There are many ...

Articles on Puerto Vallarta Mexico and surroundings

ARCHIVE Real Estate the most profitable investment August 4, 2004 Currently, when investments offer low rates of return and the stock market is unstable, the real estate market distinguishes itself as a safe investment that pays good dividends to investors... History & Hospitality January 15, 2004 Up at Casa Kimberley, the vacation hideaway where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton drank and cavorted and fought and drank some more, life is good... Weddings in Paradise August 7, 2003 Everyone thinks of Puerto Vallarta as a perfect vacation spot, and as encompassing all the ingredients for the idyllic honeymoon, but more and more folks are looking... When fact merges with fiction July 7, 2003 It is true that Mr. Luster was in Puerto Vallarta. For 5 months he had been on the lam after jumping bail in his trial in Los Angeles for... San Sebastián Ole June 27th, 2003 Life's sweetest memories often require considerable effort in the making. The trip to San Sebastian is no exception, especially if you travel overland... Beaches of Vallarta June 16th, 2003 If you are sitting in a hot stuffy office in the middle of Manhattan or Washington, D.C., and someone says, "Let's go to the beach," it's just not that easy. Not so in Puerto Vallarta or around the Bay of Banderas. A short ten-minute drive ... Thoughts on Vallarta May 30th, 2003 They say that paradise is a state of mind, but when all the ingredients are right, it can also be a place. ...

101 Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution in Puerto Vallarta

Thousands of residents and visitors gathered along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the happiness and solemnity of the Mexican revolutionary parade. Civil and military authorities, and various local institutions and groups participated in this celebration. Along with Puerto Vallarta's Mayor, Salvador Gonzalez Resendiz, and his wife Jennifer Serur, thousands of residents and visitors together with civilian and military authorities, gathered for the traditional revolutionary parade on Sunday. Thousands of locals and visitors gathered along the Malecon to enjoy the joy and the participation of each of the contingent offering rhythmic and sports demonstrations, which filled with energy and color this event. Great enthusiasm and great respect was shown for the national symbols by the more than 3,000 participants that formed part of this historic commemoration, making it one big party. The parade started off at 9 am. on Ignacio L. Vallarta Street, continuing past the City Hall, here both the authorities and the general public recognized the efforts of the various participants. Subsequently, the contingent continued on Paseo Díaz Ordaz, where thousands of Vallartans had all congregated to celebrate the 101th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, which culminated in Morelos street. All the newly renovated streets near the Malecon were filled with entire families and tourists who watched the beautiful parade that lasted 3 hours and included the presence of members of the Military Zone, Naval Zone, Traffic and Municipal Police, Fire department, Civil Protection, Municipal Hall Band, the Kids Club 'Mundo Mágico', sports associations, the Institute for ...

101 Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution in Puerto Vallarta

Thousands of residents and visitors gathered along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the happiness and solemnity of the Mexican revolutionary parade. Civil and military authorities, and various local institutions and groups participated in this celebration. 101 Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution in Puerto Vallarta Along with Puerto Vallarta's Mayor, Salvador Gonzalez Resendiz, and his wife Jennifer Serur, thousands of residents and visitors together with civilian and military authorities, gathered for the traditional revolutionary parade on Sunday, where thousands of locals and visitors gathered along the Malecon to enjoy the joy and the participation of each of the contingent offering rhythmic and sports demonstrations, which filled with energy and color this event. Great enthusiasm and great respect was shown for the national symbols by the more than 3,000 participants that formed part of this historic commemoration, making it one big party. The parade started off at 9 am. on Ignacio L. Vallarta Street, continuing past the City Hall, here both the authorities and the general public recognized the efforts of the various participants. Subsequently, the contingent continued on Paseo Díaz Ordaz, where thousands of Vallartans had all congregated to celebrate the 101th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, which culminated in Morelos street. All the newly renovated streets near the Malecon were filled with entire families and tourists who watched the beautiful parade that lasted 3 hours and included the presence of members of the Military Zone, Naval Zone, Traffic and Municipal Police, Fire department, Civil Protection, Municipal Hall Band, ...

Viejo Vallarta or the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone (Zona Romántica)

Puerto Vallarta is a place full of attractions for all tastes and ages, but if you want to enjoy a true Mexican experience, then you should visit Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone or also known as Viejo Vallarta (Old Vallarta Town), the right place to enjoy a tasty bit of Old Mexico. Its picturesque cobbled streets and tree flanked streets are the perfect companions and guides on a tour of the galleries, hotels, shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants this romantic area of Vallarta has to offer. In the Viejo Vallarta you can find everything, excellent hangouts like Cuates y Cuetes, a now traditional location to spend the day at the beach, relaxing and enjoying a cold cocktail, or if you prefer some beer, at this place you’ll find the famous (or is it infamous) "buckets" (cubetas), they are literally buckets of ice cold beer in a bucket of ice and water. You can also visit a nice place called Época, where you can relax under the shade of a palapa and savor a delicious margarita and enjoy the view. If you like to treat yourself to a delicious Mexican dish, you will find a wide variety of options that will surely satisfy your craving, or if you are looking for a delicious international cuisine dinner or share some quality time with your friends here in the Viejo Vallarta, there are many small local restaurants where the food is practically homemade, all the way up to gourmet restaurants where meals are prepared ...

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10th Annual Sports Classic

by Peter Wells Scott Against all odds. Howard Kelsey and Gemma Garciarce have grown accustomed to fighting battles against insurmountable odds. This year is no exception. There was our friend KENNA who ravished ashore and did major damage to the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias. So much damage, in fact, that it has yet to re-open, and the participants of the 10th Annual Sports Classic will not be able to stay there this year. Instead, they will be holding forth at the Buenaventura Hotel. Last year participants came in from Africa, Canada, Cuba, Europe and elsewhere. Howard recalls that the first basketball tourney of 10 years ago was played on a dirt floor, where the present auditorium is located. Howard has consistently called upon the services of Martha Elena Paredes, who flies in from Cancun, and joins Claudia Velásquez to co-direct the event. They can be reached at (322) 223-53-34. Enthusiasm does not wane as expectations begin to rise in the wake of this year's events. Howard, at a svelt 206 pounds, had hoped to introduce women's basketball this year, but there was insufficient participation to carry it forward. A press conference is called for May 22 at 11.15 am. Tennis prelims start Monday, May 19 at the PRESIDENTE, formerly John Newcombe Resort. Wednesday, the 23rd, and Thursday, the 24th, guests, sponsors, and participants will stream in. While tennis runs all day, there will be a sponsor meeting at 5.15pm. Basketball coaches and a co-ordination meeting will take place at 6 pm. ...

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