From the monthly archives: December 2011

Santa delivers through sleet and snow, through ice and fog, and yes….through sun and palms! As I awoke on a very quiet Christmas morn, seeing that all of Puerto Vallarta had obviously not been pacing themselves through the previous twelve days of Christmas, I realized that “recovery” period had been slated for today. The […]

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Transportation in Puerto Vallarta

On December 27, 2011 By

Due to the fact that the town of Puerto Vallarta lies on the coast, with the Sierra Madre Mountains cascading to the sea, there is a variety of transportation possibilities. Adding to the geographic combination, is the fact that nearby Nuevo Vallarta, a large development to the north of the city that hosts many […]

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As I sit peering down the city sprawled out before me below, lights twinkling in the dawn’s early light, I find time now to reflect in the quiet of the morning breeze. The town will be abuzz in the coming hours with one of it’s “highlight reel” days. Christmas Eve Day here in at […]

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Parrots in the Garden of Eden

On December 23, 2011 By

Just a few miles south of the once sleepy fishing village now known as Puerto Vallarta, lies perhaps Mexico’s true Garden of Eden. Famed film director John Huston not only referred to Las Caletas as his home, but wrote that it was the most beautiful spot on earth. 

Las Celatas, which means “the creeks”, […]

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Amongst all the thinking, organizing, and planning when choosing a vacation in the enchanting destination of Puerto Vallarta, the natural splendor of the flora and fauna of the rain forest is almost forgotten when deciding how to send your time. Amongst all the “beach” activities, shopping sprees, and the cultural offerings […]

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Vacations envisioned in tropical destinations usually include romantic beach scenes, or for the family oriented, large sandy “playgrounds” upon which children can live out their dreams one shovel full at a time. Sand has been a common thread throughout movies, books, and photo shoots all portraying the idealistic way to live and relax, being […]

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A Boardwalk of a Different Name

On December 20, 2011 By

Miami has South Beach, Maui has Front Street, Sidney has the Bondi, and Venice Beach has the Board Walk. Every seaside vacation spot, or travel destination through out this planet of ours, possesses that central hub of cultural activity framed by a backdrop of vast expanses of ocean splendor.

Puerto […]

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Tis the Season!

On December 16, 2011 By

When out on the street there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave luster to mid days […]

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Deer and wolves speaking  to man, arrows carrying prayers, serpents bringing rain, pumas acting as messengers of the Gods,  are all part of the Shamanic Huichol belief system. These surreal images are the focus of the wildly electric yarn art of  the Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Mountains of western Mexico. […]

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After falling in love on the set of Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came to Puerto Vallarta in 1963 to allow Burton to begin filming the iconic movie, “Night of the Iguana“. The John Huston film was shot down the road from the town of Puerto Vallarta in […]

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