Port reviews and tips for 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) on 2018-01-20.
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Departs at 4:00pm - Jan 20, 2018
"The Port of Los Angeles is a lot more efficient than when we last visited -- we quickly found our luggage, went through customs, and got a taxi and were out of there in mere minutes." - mjslubbock
"If you plan to stay overnight, I strongly suggest the Crowne Plaza. A great harbor hotel very near the port with plenty to do within walking distance around the harbor (Battleship Iowa Museum, Ports of Call Village and a marketplace). The rate is comparable to other hotels not as nice or as close. If you drive, you can leave your car while on your cruise plus they have a shuttle to the ship (there are parking and shuttle fees). Suggest you use Lyft or Uber from and to the hotel...much less expensive than the hotel shuttle." - stefsb
"Busy area. Lots of traffic. We only stayed overnight here at the Crown Plaza. We drove to the port the day before to ensure we could get to the ship on time. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the ship and they let you park there for up to 15 days for no extra charge. You need to get the park and cruise package. Worked very well for us." - restets
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Arrives at 10:00am - Jan 23, 2018, Departs at 8:00pm - Jan 23, 2018
"This was the highlight of the trip. We hired a taxi driver who charged us $40 to give us a tour of downtown. We really didnt know where to go or, what to do. I asked the driver "if you had a lazy day off what would you do? He took us to a small a town (I can't remember the name).
In town we had a local fisherman give us a tour of the bay. Evidently Steven Spielberg has his home here, if this helps. We ended up on a small beach call Las Animas. You can arrove here by boat. OMG the food was amazing!!!!!! We ordered a dz oysters. They literally went to a boat, grabbed the days catch and served us.......I could have had another 3 dzs... amazing!!! " - cycmendoza
"I didn't get to explore downtown Puerto itself. I did the Las Caletas excursion and it was worth every penny. The boat ride out to the beach is a good 45 minutes but as soon as you get onboard they offered beverages both alcoholic and non. The entertainment staff on the boat were amazing and they made 45 minutes feel like 5. The beach itself has kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and zip lining. Lunch and drinks are also included. Do this excursion, it was a blast." - Aubsliz
"Prettiest and cleanest stop on the trip. Had a nice time shopping and had a very good lunch at Si Senors." - cynderbad
Mazatlan, Mexico Arrives at 7:00am - Jan 24, 2018, Departs at 5:00pm - Jan 24, 2018
"When tequila tasting and went to a little town and have lunch and it was awesome" - davekelly
"We did not do an excursion. We jumped in a taxi and he took us to multiple destinations for photo opportunities before dropping us on in the Golden Zone. We explored, shopped and ate some of the best tacos of our lives at a sports bar/restaurant (can't remember the name) before heading back to the boat." - Mariesa77
"Again, took the public bus to the end of the line and back and passed by all the rich resorts. Go to the church (especially on a Saturday) and you might get to attend a wedding like we did. Culturally interesting downtown area. Fun to be in the old section. People are friendly and nice." - karenthestarr
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Arrives at 7:00am - Jan 25, 2018, Departs at 2:00pm - Jan 25, 2018
"Like Cabo, we went on an excursion that was called Salsa and Salsa, had a great time learning how and making Salsa, and after eating and drinking lots of Margaritas, learned a little Salsa dancing. Very nice excursion" - jimbob44f
"Beautiful vibrant town. Amazing beaches to just relax on, make sure you bring ample amounts of sun screen! & a camera for photo ops! Probably my favorite stop while on the Mexican Rivera cruise." - SaltyHair
"I had heard you can only be on the "shopping jetty" but you can walk into town and find some great deals on a meal off ship! Some local flavor was great! We had 4 beers and nachos with the best guac EVER for $10!!! They take tourist security very seriously--felt very safe!" - lorraineatemps
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