Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2008
Johnny was a tough nut to crack when it came to getting him to travel south. However, I utilized our upcoming 10th wedding anniversary as an excuse to get him to bow to my whims! Finally, after 10 years of marriage I talked him into a ‘south vacation’. Don’t get me wrong, he was fine with vacationing, however mostly our vacations included a large family component and we traveled to areas near family. So, for our first ever ‘south’ vacation together (I had been south numerous times before), we chose the cheapest darn All-inclusive package we could find in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was a tiny far from fancy hotel called Las Palmas by the Sea situated a 10 minute cab ride north of Downtown Vallarta. Our room was comfortable with a wonderful ocean view, the food was just fine and the ambiance was exactly what we needed it to be. In the one short week we managed to do as much as we could fit into the short week (not knowing if Johnny would ever agree to go back again 🙂
We zip-lined for the first time ever….this involved, taking a cab to the marina, taking a zodiac to Boca de Tomatlan, taking a big bus into the hills, then taking a jeep up to the Zipline place, once geared up, we then took a donkey up the hill, where FINALLY, we zip-lined, rappelled and did something that was kind of like tight rope walking. All VERY exhilarating!
We took an all day tour into the Sierra Madres where we visited a Tequila Plantation, a rain forest, the home of a local family and a beach club. Lots of miles covered and many interesting experiences (including sipping excellent quality tequila).
One of our favourite tours was the Rhythm of the Night Tour which took us to Las Caletas for the Rhythms of the Night evening. “As night falls, the secluded cove of Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise, the ultimate backdrop for our exclusive event, Rhythms of the Night – an amazing voyage that will transport you to a mystical and spiritual land that time forgot.”
Johnny and I on our first All-inclusive vacation discovered that we are not ‘on resort’ folks. Not a day went by where we didn’t leave the sort for a tour or an evening stroll or meal on the Malecon. It was during this trip we discovered Mojitos!
As you can see from this blog…..Puerto Vallarta 2008 was just the beginning of our ‘south’ vacations and there was no arm twisting to get Johnny there for the rest of them!!