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Old 07-23-2007   #31 (permalink)
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Mismaloya.

The movie was 'Night of the Iguana' with Richard Burton and PV is where he and Liz Taylor had a little love nest during the filming- big scandal as she was married to someone else at the time - Eddie Fisher I think?
She wasn't actually in the movie, he was, but she came down to stay with him. You can see the house they stayed in in PV- it's in old town.
Not much left of that 'set' really huh, but a neat little walk out there.

I love PV too, although it has gotten so big in the past few years. The beaches right in town are not the greatest either, kinda murky looking ocean with darker, pebbly beaches. But at Dreams the water is nice I heard- right?
THAT'S IT!! Thank you! I vowed to watch it when we got home. But couldn't since I didn't remember the name.

The beaches in town are not good at all. Well, not compared to what we had. It was very nice and very beautiful. But it didn't take long to figure out the sand keeps the heat. OUCH! It was blue and not murky at Dreams. Perfect in my opinion.
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Great trip report and pictures. Puerto Vallarta is so much fun. I love that church with the huge crown on top of the spire. An ex-boyfriend and I stayed there. I thought is was isolated but there used to be several little seafood changarros that served cold beer and inexpensive food. We ended up going into Puerto Vallarta a couple of times and just hanging out at the beach the rest of the time. The movie that was filmed in that area is "The Night of the Iguana." Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in the film.
We had a blast. I wish we would have done more in town, but enjoyed ourselves at the resort as well. In Playa I know where to go for fun. This being our first trip, didn't know a lot. But next time......I'll know next time!
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THAT'S IT!! Thank you! I vowed to watch it when we got home. But couldn't since I didn't remember the name.

The beaches in town are not good at all. Well, not compared to what we had. It was very nice and very beautiful. But it didn't take long to figure out the sand keeps the heat. OUCH! It was blue and not murky at Dreams. Perfect in my opinion.
You aren't the first person I have heard singing the praises of that hotel! If we ever go to PV again and want to stay AI- that will be the place!

It is south of PV, correct? On the way to Mismaloya?

Glad you had a good time there. If you liked PV, you would LOVE Ixtapa and Huatulco.
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You aren't the first person I have heard singing the praises of that hotel! If we ever go to PV again and want to stay AI- that will be the place!

It is south of PV, correct? On the way to Mismaloya?

Glad you had a good time there. If you liked PV, you would LOVE Ixtapa and Huatulco.
Yep, it's south of town. But not too far. This is the first place that we have all decided we would return to. Within being there for less then 24 hours. It was the best place we have stayed at. I would LOVE to go to Ixtapa and Huatulco. I have read your reports on those and if I can get someone on board with me (or not, who cares) I will be planning trips there as well. The thing is that I'm the one who plans and they are the ones who follow! Works well for me.
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Yep, it's south of town. But not too far. This is the first place that we have all decided we would return to. Within being there for less then 24 hours. It was the best place we have stayed at. I would LOVE to go to Ixtapa and Huatulco. I have read your reports on those and if I can get someone on board with me (or not, who cares) I will be planning trips there as well. The thing is that I'm the one who plans and they are the ones who follow! Works well for me.
Well, that would work great! That was like our trip to Ixtapa, the other couples had never been there so Don and I sort of bullied them into going there. We had our pros and cons lists ready for the meeting.
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Were do you fly to when going to those places? The only problem I (they) would have is the travel time to get to our destination.
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Were do you fly to when going to those places? The only problem I (they) would have is the travel time to get to our destination.
We fly direct charters from either here in Saskatoon or from Calgary. This year the flight was from Calgary but it was Air Canada Vacations and you get a free connector (same day even ) from Saskatoon-Calgary and back. This winter there is a direct flight from Saskatoon to Huatulco for the first time (it is definitely getting more popular there.)
But overall, yeah, cheap flights to there are harder to come by. But it is already almost 5 hours to PV for us, so what is another hour or so?
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Great report.

I so wish you had accidently wandered into Por Que No, a gay bar my husband and i accidently wandered into in PV....I would have loved to see how that would be incorporated into this report.
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Great report.

I so wish you had accidently wandered into Por Que No, a gay bar my husband and i accidently wandered into in PV....I would have loved to see how that would be incorporated into this report.
Well, there was the place called the Cheeky Monkey. If I hadn't told the guys about it before hand we would been able to make it into that one! I heard some interesting tales of that place.

Hmmm......maybe I'll finish this this weekend. It's my last 4 day weekend, if I can keep myself sober and out of the pool
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Well, there was the place called the Cheeky Monkey. If I hadn't told the guys about it before hand we would been able to make it into that one! I heard some interesting tales of that place.

Hmmm......maybe I'll finish this this weekend. It's my last 4 day weekend, if I can keep myself sober and out of the pool
We'll just say PV is a pretty liberal town.
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Great report & pics!!!!
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That Was Not Pathetic - That Does Not Fall Under the Umbrella Of Patheticality. I haven't done one yet, but if I do half as good a job, when I attempt one on my next vacation, I'll be sickeningly proud. The humour was spot on, the pictures were fantastic and the commentaries interesting and well written. Thanks.
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An excellent read, well done!!!! 10 out of 10 for the boozin'!!!!
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That beautiful church had a nice clock tower and I was very amused at who built or at least spoensered the clock. Its a tequila company I think

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This report

brings back great memories of PV. We went there for 7 consecutive years before snorkelling at Los Arcos and deciding to go to Cozumel/Playa area for the clear, blue water and coral reefs.

Keep up the good work. You're doing a great job.
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