Las Caletas or Las Marietas Eco Discovery


While trip planning, I could not decide between Las Caletas and Las Marietas Eco Discovery. Both sounded similar in that they were boat trips with the option to snorkel and kayak. However, these adventures were completely different. Sea Sick. Las Marietas is located in Banderas Bay, and the journey out there can be unpleasant for [...]

Las Caletas

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Of all the tours offered by Vallarta Adventures, I enjoyed Las Caletas the most. Like the other tours, we started with breakfast at the Nuevo Vallarta center before boarding a catamaran. The ship proceeded to Marina Vallarta, where it picked up additional passengers, and then headed straight to Las Caletas. The ship traveled parallel to [...]

Las Marietas Eco Discovery


The Las Marietas Eco Discovery tour starts with breakfast at Vallarta Adventures. And, depending on your susceptibility to motion sickness, this may or may not be a good idea. If you require dramamine, picking it up at a local pharmacy in the United States would be a good idea because shops are far and few [...]

Puerto Vallarta v. Nuevo Vallarta


If you are not sure if you should stay in Puerto Vallarta v. Nuevo Vallarta, consider this Nuevo Vallarta panorama. A bit difficult to see, so I’ve added a scrollable version below. You can see construction cranes working on new developments, as well as large expanses of space between the different resorts. Don’t be fooled [...]

San Sebastian del Oeste


San Sebastián is a historic mining town located in the mountains almost two hours from Puerto Vallarta. I joined the bus tour that departed from Vallarta Adventures after breakfast. The road to San Sebastian passes through rural Mexico, where you will see abundant fruit trees, horses, cattle and the like. While Puerto Vallarta in June [...]

Nuevo Vallarta Taxi


For some reason, I was expecting Nuevo Vallarta to be like Waikiki. It wasn’t. Instead of a dense and compact tourist destination, I saw large resorts scattered along the coast, sometimes with large gaps between them. Even if you want to take an evening walk, there was no place to go. Seems incredible that large [...]

Villa La Estancia, Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit


I recently stayed at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa, located at Paseo de Cocoteros 700 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit 63732, Mexico. I had booked the reservations through Costco Travel, which is currently offering a stay four nights for the price of three nights promotion at $279 per person, with a $300 resort credit [...]

Mexico Travel Warning


Last month, the U.S. Department of State issued a new travel warning for U.S. citizens travelling to or living in Mexico. If you want to get multiple perspectives on travel safety, you can also read what other English-speaking nations have stated about travel to Mexico. Travel Report – Mexico. From the Canada Department of Foreign [...]