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    Our Vacation Villa Experience in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!


    This winter, my husband and I decided to spend some time in our beloved Puerto Vallarta as we’ve done for the last 6 years. This is simply the best season to be in this magical place; still warm but not suffocatingly hot, without the torrential rains of the summer.

    In addition, there are plenty of events going on around Banderas Bay. But this year (after some advice from our friends), we decided to leave our comfortable, luxurious hotel and contacted a local travel agency specializing in Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals.


    We have known the city long enough to know which zone we were interested in, and not to be afraid of a bit of independence. In previous years we always opted for 5-star hotels either in Nuevo Vallarta or in the Punta de Mita area, but this time we decided to try the luxurious Conchas Chinas Zone, with spectacular vacation villas.

    There are many Puerto Vallarta vacation rental websites which help you to choose your rental house, and we’ve personally chose Villaexperiencemexico.com and are quite happy with the service they provided, which was simple, quick and trustworthy. The villa we rented had spectacular ocean views, maid service included, all the facilities we needed and that special Mexican décor touch that we desired. A man would come every day to clean the pool, and he was very discreet. The only thing that we didn’t like was the public transportation issue, almost inexistent and we ended up renting our own car. Not bad, but would have preferred a more ecological option.

    With the car it wasn’t a problem to get to downtown. Most of the time it only took 5 minutes. Our preferred part of the city is the Romantic Zone, that was refurbished over the last couple of years. Basilio Badillo Street is charming with its little shops and restaurants. And on Saturdays, you’ve got a farmers market where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and unique handicraft stuff.

    The beach in this part is also nice, but the waves can be pretty high sometimes. It also has many bars and restaurants. We loved EL Dorado, with the bonfires at night, but La Palapa is also a great choice. Every Wednesday, there is also a party going, which is Viva Vallarta, organized by the city. It’s a great opportunity to taste local food (at affordable prices) and to get to know Mexican Culture through different games and shows.

    In Downtown, the new Malecon is very beautiful. I loved the tropical plants all over the walking area and the fact that there are no cars anymore! When we first came to Vallarta, the noise of passing buses was pretty annoying, and it wasn’t safe for kids or pets to walk freely. I can also recommend the downtown area for its gourmet restaurants, but I try to avoid it at nights, when it becomes the youth zone with all the nightclubs full and noisy.

    Next year, we plan to rent a villa once again, but we may try another area, maybe in the Romantic Zone, to have everything within walking distance or perhaps Bucerias, that seems like the new place in the Bay to be.

    Website: http://www.villaexperiencemexico.com/

    Google+ author profile: by Oliver Weickardt

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