Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Cruise Port

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About Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hollywood discovered this little fishing village back in the 1960's, and since then luxury resorts and bougainvillea-covered villas have flourished in the delightful seaside climate. Yet hints of past tranquility remain: cobbled courtyards where the locals hold their markets, and superb sport-fishing just offshore.

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Peurto Vallarta was our favorite port this cruise! Beautiful place with super friendly locals. We had a blast! We rented a taxi for a couple hours. He took us shopping per our request. Taxi driver was very friendly and professional. Learned some interesting things about their way of life and history. Then we went to a tequila distillery and learned the process of making tequilla. Taste tested six of them. Almond was our favorite. Then he took us to a beautiful beach for pictures of the beach and Puerto Vallarta sign. Dropped us off. We ate lunch on the ship. Then we went on our excursion Rhythms of the Night. This excursion was awesome!! The boat picked us up from the ship. About a 40 minute boat ride to a beautiful island. The locals were warm and friendly. Candlelight dinner was by the beach with music. Unlimited food which was very good. Hammocks by the beach for you to enjoy after dinner. You could also explore the island and buy souveniers while you waited for the show to start. The walk ways were lit by candles and tiki torches. The show was amazing under the stars! Then back on the boat to the ship. Unlimited drinks, dancing and singing to and from the island. They also stopped for everyone to take pics of Puerto Vallarta and our cruise ship at night. They took pictures of us while on the boat and island for a decent price. No obligation to buy the pictures. Definitely would do this excursion again!


This port was my favorite of the 3 ports we visited. We were here late. We walked part of the town. There is a mall and a Walmart right by the port. We took a taxi to a Marriott resort where you pay 28 US and get same amount back in food or drinks. Very nice place with a huge pool. We stayed a few hours then took a taxi back to the boat changed then went to the shopping district. It was lots of fun. This place takes US dollars but change comes back in Pesos only. Know the exchange rate is 18 pesos oer dollar.


Had the best time here! Las caletas was awesome. My girlfriend relaxed in a hammock and I snorkeled all over the place. The water was nice and clear, fish were abundant. Enjoyed the open air restaurant, the atmosphere was just what we were looking for! Only complaint, wished we could have spent much more time there. Highly suggest that excursion.

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