Category Archives: Outdoor Fun
The start of winter in Puerto Vallarta is cause for celebration as December marks the beginning of the whale watching season, traditional pilgrimages in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, free daily guided Artwalks in historic downtown, culinary treats all around town, the International Pro Am golf tournament, the release of baby sea turtles, perfect weather with temperatures in the low 80’s and a calendar full of holiday festivities and free activities.
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is inviting everyone to join in the celebration with the launch of a mega “12 DAYS OF WINTER” (#12DaysOfWinter) promotion and participate for a chance to win daily prizes during the first 12 days of December, including artworks, bottles of tequila and raicilla and trip getaways, with the top prize being a 12-day all-expense paid vacation for two in Puerto Vallarta.
To participate register at visitpuertovallarta.com/12daysofwinter and tell the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board what you would do on a 12-day all-expense paid holiday for two in the destination. All registrants will have a chance to win one of 12 prizes. Drawings will take place every day from December 1st to 12th. Following are the details of the prizes that will be awarded:
¡Come and join us celebrate the Day of the dead Festival at Puerto Vallarta!
From October 28 to November 2 in Puerto Vallarta celebrates the most representative tradition of Mexico and has prepared a series of activities for you to learn more about this unique celebration which will be held in different venues around the city.
Enjoy a delicious Pan de Muerto while walking through art galleries and get to see the traditional altars and flower carpets.
Find below the program:
Wednesday October 28th
5:30pm – Venue : OPC – Art Galleries Tour and welcome cocktail
Venue: Art Walk – Tour no guiado de galerías de arte
Venue: Café Des Artistes y OPC -Live music, flower carpets, murals and visitors guide distribution.
Thursday October 29th
5:00pm – Venue: Del Refugio Church – Introducing the Camerata Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta
6:00pm – Conference “The History of Death in Ancient Mexico”, Los Muertos film festival presents “Macario”
7:00pm – Special menus at restaurants
9:30pm – Visitors guide distribution
Friday October 30th
9:30am – Venue: Different spots across the city
Flower, sawdust and sand carpet exhibit.
10:00am .-Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square – Interactive Altar Openning
Altar tour Downtown Vallarta
Altar tour Downtown Malecón
Restaurant altar tour
Decorated boats in honor of deceased captains
7:00pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery- Music and Beer Festival
Saturday October 31st
10:00am – Venue: Cuale Island – Paint your Calaverita
12:00pm -Screening “La Leyenda de la Nahuala”
4:00pm – Face painting for récord Guinness
5:30pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery -Catrinas and giant puppets parade
6:30pm – Venue: Hidalgo Park – Mixcoatl folkloric ballet from Aguascalientes
7:00pm – Venue: Muelle Street – Silence walk ” Catrinas y Catrines”
Music and Beer Festival
11:00pm – “Catrinas” Post party – Prizes for the best costumes
Sunday November 1st
10:00am – Venue: 5 de Diciembr Cementery – Religious ceremony
4:00pm – Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square- Little angels party, Pan de muerto exhibit and gathering
7:00pm – Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit
Music and Beer Festival on Muelle Street
8:00pm – Screening “El libro de la vida”
Monday November 2nd
11:00am – Venue: Armas Square – Exhibit “Las Catrinas de Lupe” by Karla Moreno Producciones
11:30am – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery – Parade “La Caravana de la Muerte”
7:00pm – Venue: Local Market – Gathering “Una noche de muertos en Puerto Vallarta”
7:30pm – Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit ” Día de Muertos Special”
9:30pm – Catrinas contest award ceremony
10:00pm – Festival Closure
11:00pm – Fireworks
Believe it or not,
neither my partner or I are big on high heights. We both have some vertigo issues! We don’t mind roller coasters, because you are strapped in really good and really, nothing can happen to you.
So when the guys from GoGay Puerto Vallarta ASSURED me it was very safe, and that you are totally strapped in, we said WHY NOT?! (See that tiny little orange dot flying over the river? That’s me!)
What a fantastic time and experience! CANOPY INDIO has more than SIX miles of cable in a series of 10 zip lines, many over than 1100 feet long and over 656 feet high, without any doubt, this tour will be the most memorable of your vacation.
The experienced and bilingual staff will explain the mechanics of riding the cables taking you step by step through your high-flying riding adventure with a short little “class”. Ricky and Ivan were our guides for the day, and they were funny, helpful, and just all around great guys who really helped make the experience memorable.
All of the quality gear is professional and certified and all participants are under the care of trained staff during the whole tour also.
And for those who enjoy the calm and relaxation instead of flying through the trees, they offer delicious specialties and freshly made drinks in the open air restaurant-bar.
With a beautiful river-view you can enjoy the most delicious Mexican dishes and the choicest of the seafood and refreshing beverages while you wait for your adventurous companions, or enjoy the “Tequila Bar” tasting the best brands and you can even refresh yourself taking a swim in the beautiful river.
The package we bought from GoGay / Jungle Zip Line Advernture, included transportation to and from the luxury gay boutique hotel Casa Cupula, the complete zip line canopy experience, and afterwards lunch with refreshments and a complimentary tequila tasting. We also had a photographer shooting photos of us while we zipped and 2 of the guys had GoPro cameras on their helmets to capture some live footage – and I am so glad we did the photos and video – well worth it!
This awesome Canopy in Puerto Vallarta will WOW you! It’s amazing zipline’s speed and height will amaze you with outstanding views of the Banderas Bay.
Come alone and make new friends or come with a group to enjoy an adventurous and unforgettable experience in Mexico!
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION through the Concierge Services at Casa Cupulo
or on the GoGayPuertoVallarta Facebook Page
Suggestions & Restrictions
– Guest intoxicated with drugs or alcohol are not allowed on tour
– Maximum weight: 250 lbs
– Comfortable clothes and tennis/running shoes
– Swimsuit – in case you want to jump in the river and cool off
– Towel, sun glasses
– Sunscreen advised -Insect repellent (bugs did not bother me-but you never know)
– Cash for souvenirs and photos (and tipping your 2 guides!)
RANKED NUMBER 1 with TRIP ADVISER
and BEST GAY PUERTO VALLARTA.
The Vallarta Bird Conservancy announced this year’s Bird Festival, to take place from March 7-10.
THOUSANDS will flock to Puerto Vallarta in November to catch some Latin Fever! What is know known as Vallarta Fever, will happen 21 – 25 Nov 2012.
Vallarta Fever is the ONLY fever party that includes Club Mañana and the
famous White Party of Puerto Vallarta.
FOX NEWS says PV is one of the worlds Best Beach Towns!
Crystal blue water, vine-hung foothills and waterfalls and an idyllic old town have
made Puerto Vallarta one of Mexico’s most popular travel destinations.
For years Puerto Vallarta lived in relative obscurity, eclipsed by
more popular resorts like Cancun and Acapulco. But over the last 50
years, word of Puerto Vallarta’s beauty has gotten out!
Puerto Vallarta boasts miles of pristine beaches. From secluded
sanctuaries to hopping hotspots, the resort can meet any expectations.
One of the town’s most famous and popular beaches is Los Muertos,
located in the Zona Romántica (Romanic Zone). Don’t let its name
(translated as the beach of the dead) deter you.
Is there a BEST BEACH in PV?
Not really! It’s all pretty fabulous!
The gay beach
is primarily, Playa Los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) – Col. Emilio Zapata – the city’s
largest public beach. Legend has it the beach’s name (Dead Men’s Beach)
stems from a battle between pirates and local miners after which bodies
remained strewn on the beach, but it’s a legend, since there were never
any miners in Vallarta The South Side of the beach is a popular
gathering spot for gay and lesbian tourists. The North end is frequented
mostly by locals, and national tourists. The city has recently tried to
change the name of the beach to Playa del Sol.
However, if you want explore more beaches –
Playa Camarones (Shrimp Beach) – Col. 5 de Deciembre (vicinity of Av. Paragua – Hotel Buenaventura. This is the northernmost public beach in the City of Puerto Vallarta proper. It is named after the shrimp fisherman that once landed their launches on the beach to unload their catch.
Playa Olas Altas (High Waves Beach) – Col. Emilio Zapata – the beach extends from the Cuale River South to the fishing pier. In spite of the name, the waves offshore are not particularly high, and the beach is a popular place to swim, especially for locals and national tourists. The beach is lined with outdoor restaurants.
Playa Boca de Tomates (Mouth of Tomatoes) – a beach located near the mouth of the Ameca River. The beach is not very popular among international tourists due to the rocks that come ashore especially in the summertime. Also watch out for Crocodiles. Its proximity to the Ameca River which carries muddy rainwater in the summertime causes the water to lose its clarity making it appear dirty.
Beaches South of Puerto Vallarta
- Playa Gemelas – an undeveloped beach just North of the mouth of the
Mismaloya river. The beach lies close to Los Arcos Marine Natural Area
and can be used for access to the park from shore.
- Playa Mismaloya – at the mouth of the Mismaloya River. The beach was featured in several scenes from Night of the Iguana and the main set was located on hillside to the South of the beach. The beach is developed with a number of restaurants. (if you make it to Mismaloya, you MUST check out the hidden waterfalls and springs in the Jungle!!)