Friday, November 30, 2007

Mexican Riviera Cruise, Day 5: Puerto Vallarta

We arrived in Puerto Vallarta well rested and ready for the extra time we would be spending here. Puerto Vallarta is a huge city, but has a great deal of charm. It has fantastic beaches, rustic historic areas, lush jungle type foliage in places, wonderful restaurants and plenty of shopping. Our ship docked at Bahia de Banderas, which I learned was formed by an ancient volcano. This volcanic crater is now the second largest natural bay in North America and is the deepest bay in the world! I am really enjoying Puerto Vallarta, it is the best part of Mexico I have visited so far. (Yes, I am riding a donkey while holding a dog!)

above: beautiful beaches...
above left: This church was under renovations, but it was beautiful inside. The top of the tower has a crown supported by angels. above right: many of the shops displayed their merchandise from windows on the second floor.
above: There were plenty of great beachside restaurants
above: I like the "little gems" you can find just walking around, such as these arches by the beach, or the lamp posts with dolphins.
above: Puerto Vallarta has plenty of wonderful statues throughout the city.
The Private Villa...

Above: Relaxing at the private villa, nestled high into the hill.
above: the villa has beautiful grounds with lush tropical plants and a refreshing pool.
One of the verandas I enjoyed, with spectacular sweeping views of the beaches

Dr Wang at Sea
Day five: I was horrified to learn that there were Alaskan King Crab Legs on the dining room menu this evening. I thought these people were civilized on cruise ships. Don’t the chefs realize that it’s just not right to eat the underwater creatures? I mean, other than that miserable Jaws, what did any of us underwater creatures ever do to humans to deserve to be slaughtered and eaten?

-Dr Wang

11 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i was there many many years ago and i am glad to see it is still lovely!

smiles, bee

Sheila said...

Are you holding a real dog on the donkey?

marlupe said...

oh my gosh, what a wonderful set of photos, glad you are having so much fun. I wish i were there too.

marlupe said...

oh my gosh, what a wonderful set of photos, glad you are having so much fun. I wish i were there too.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Gawd, I am so jealous! Have some fun for me!

KarmaLennon said...

Love love love the pics! The donkey/dog combo is hilarious! ;)

Lewis said...

PV.....what a beautiful place. Did you make the (nearly) obligatory trip to Blue Chairs Resort to sit and have a drink on their beach? The hotel that our crews stay at is right by the marina where the ship docks....we can sit on the balconys and watch the ships pull in and out.

mindy said...

love all the pics from the cruise.. but, the best is you riding the donkey!

snowelf said...

and I was just going to ask if that was you riding a donkey holding a dog...

--snow

Marlupe said...

by the way, the Dr Wang posts are great!!!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Wow...

and... *pouts*
poor little crabs....

Disclaimers...

This blog is about life experiences & observations and stuff I am interested in. It is simply a side hobby and creative outlet; generally, with a tongue-in-cheek tone. I don't take it too seriously, nor should you. I do not profess to represent every point of view. Nothing on this site is a paid post.

It is for entertainment purposes only it, so just lighten up and just enjoy it. Life is short, live in the moment.

As the author, thoughts/views have no affiliation to my clients, business colleagues or my company.

This blog is independent and free of any type of financial affiliations. Some images used are from the internet and sometimes hard to credit them, so if you own any and want them removed just send me a message.

No copyright infringement intended. I am not responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious, or other laws from the reader’s country of origin or residence. The intention of this blog is to do no harm, defame, libel or offend anyone.