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Loving the report, especially cuz I'm considering going to PV next year!
Question for you ladies...how is the humidity compared to Playa, is it the same or less humid on the pacific coast?
The humidity is much less than Playa, at least when we were there!

I just watched the zipline video!!! Oh how much fun that was!!!! I still can't believe AnnaLynne did the upside down, no hands, spinning!

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The humidity is much less that Playa, at least when we were there!

I just watched the zipline video!!! Oh how much fun that was!!!! I still can't believe AnnaLynne did the upside down, no hands, spinning!
Thanks Linda. We are looking into going next May so that's good to know.
Zip lining looks fun and I say I should try it, then when it comes down to it, I chicken out, lol. Maybe next time!
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I think May is a great month to go to PVR. Not too hot, not chilly, lower humidity. It does get humid in the summer, clients have told me that. But when we were there, WAY less humid than Playa, and I was thankful for that because I had some pretty decent hair days!

So Linda, are you gonna finish this up or what? You still have to do our day/night in town!
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I just watched the zipline video!!! Oh how much fun that was!!!!
Yay! Wasn't it fun to watch?!


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I still can't believe AnnaLynne did the upside down, no hands, spinning!
And I still can't believe you wouldn't do it!
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Loving the report, especially cuz I'm considering going to PV next year!
Question for you ladies...how is the humidity compared to Playa, is it the same or less humid on the pacific coast?

Like the other two said, Playa is generally rainier in the winter anyway than the Pacific coast....Cabo of course is the least humid as it is desert, followed by Huatulco which is almost a desert and rarely gets a drop of rain all winter. Like Shams, I use my hair as a reference point- it looks almost normal in Huatulco!

PV is actually the MOST humid place we have been on that coast, comparatively....they do get some rainy days in winter too, although a lot fewer than the Mayan Riviera.
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Thursday.....day 20! Got up, coffee out of the machine, internet time, breakfast (I think?) and out to the pool! We hung out at the pool till about 3 or so, up to the room to shower and change as we are going to spend the rest of the day/evening "in" the town of Puerto Vallarta!
I think we may have eaten lunch too but I really don't remember?!

Taxi ride from the hotel to the beginnng of the Melecon, $20us. I think?! Geez, why can't I remember anything anymore???

Anyway, on the way to town a cruise ship was in port! Geez this thing was huge!



Taxi driver dropped us off. We really didn't have a plan. Just walk around and see the sights!



Thirsty already!



Walking along the Melecon on the beach there is a guy who does sand sculptures! Very cool!









A guy who balances rocks!



We're walking, we're walking.....some VERY nice condos!







We were told to go to this bar called Andales, supposedly a rocking place!



Interesting place but we were the only ones there! Great beer prices though!



I wanted to stop by this church! There was a mass going on so I didn't get to take any pictures of the inside.







More walking around. I needed to stop at a farmacia and then stopped by a ceramic store and scored a ceramic ashtray that I can never find in Playa! Sorry, no picture of it!

We wanted to make sure we watched the sunset (awwww.....) over the water. We found a place called the Cheeky Monkey and went up to the 3rd floor and scored some great seats! Cheap beer...again!!!! Awesome sunset!!!







ok....here they are! You can NEVER take enough pictures!













AnnaLynne has some really nice ones! I am sure she will share!

After a while sitting there drinking cheap beers, time to eat! Two guys sitting next to us recommended a place called the Happy Lobster. Ok, cool, where is it? He just pointed, up there somewhere?! Ummm, ok?! We leave the bar and grab a cab, tell the driver we want to go to the Happy Lobster, does he know where it's at? Why yes, he does! We're driving, we're driving, we're wondering where the hell we're going?! He asks us again the name of the place! Oh boy......! Well he finds it and says he will wait for us until we are done eating dinner. No, no senor, no need to do that. He insists! Ok.......

We get a table with a view!





I order a red wine, AnnaLynne orders a white! I take one sip of mine.....ewwwww, no bueno! And there was a film like something floating on top of it! White wine for me por favor!

This is just a few things on the menu!



and this is what we ordered!





Very very good food and a decent price too...I think? Except for the wine! A glass was $90 pesos!!!!! We chat it up with a table next to us for a while and finally decide to leave. Our taxi driver is there, waiting for us! We tell him our hotel and he takes us there, but takes us the longgggg way around and stuck in traffic due to construction! We finally make it and get out of the taxi, ask the driver how much? Oh....he doesn't know? No, really, how much do we own you? he would not give us a price. Ummm, ok, we gave him $300pesos and called it good! He seemed happy with that! Very weird...... No hitting the bar this night.....I think???
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I'm reading this, after like maybe 100 drinks, and I have no idea WTH you just said!

Let me re-read it again tomorrow and I'll let you know if this is correct! Well, I do know the taxi driver part was right, we thought he was taking us for a ride....a ride wayyyyyy out of the wayyyyy...but it was all good - even if he didn't know how much it costs!
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I'm reading this, after like maybe 100 drinks, and I have no idea WTH you just said!

Let me re-read it again tomorrow and I'll let you know if this is correct! Well, I do know the taxi driver part was right, we thought he was taking us for a ride....a ride wayyyyyy out of the wayyyyy...but it was all good - even if he didn't know how much it costs!
Good party huh?!!!
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Good party huh?!!!
Indeed!

Linda covered it all, as she usually does so I'll just add in some photos....

The beach at the start of the Malecon, not so nice really.




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Here's my shot of the rock balancing guy. Caught him in some wierd balancing position of his own!



As we got toward the Romantic Zone, I fell in love with this condo building. While huge, there was a stunning infinity pool with a swim up bar and the location was PERFECT for future visit.







The building was called "Molino de Agua", I took a photo of the name so I could look it up when I got home. I did that, and all the units here are 3BR/3 bath and VERY high end. VERY high end = very expensive! They go for about $500-$600/night! Still, I'd save up my pennies to stay here with my family, maybe take in a roomie for the 3rd bedroom. I just loved the look of the interiors, the multiple HUGE terraces, the location - all of it. I WANT to stay here! Nice nice nice!

The complex next door to Molino de Agua, Villas Vista del Sol, was also nice, but not as new or upscale. From the outside it's beautiful, with all the flowered balconies, but the insides (from what I looked at), kinda rustic.








I didn't get the name of this one (dang! ) but it too was very pretty. It's right next to Villas Vista del Sol so same great location.



This was part of the Cuale River, there were a lot of families swimming here. Not so nice, there was a lot of garbage in the water, dirty diapers on the beach, cans, bottles, plastic. Icky, but they were swimming! This is next to Molino de Agua too.





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This was heading into the Romantic Zone and out of the main city area:





And yes, the sunset from the Cheeky Monkey!












And lastly, Linda and her cheeky boyfriend!

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That condo does look nice. But yeah, pricey!

Sorry Andales was boring. I should have said to go at night! That is when it's rocking.
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Like the other two said, Playa is generally rainier in the winter anyway than the Pacific coast....Cabo of course is the least humid as it is desert, followed by Huatulco which is almost a desert and rarely gets a drop of rain all winter. Like Shams, I use my hair as a reference point- it looks almost normal in Huatulco!
This makes me laugh! My hair in Playa was out of control when I was there a month ago. It doubled in size
Maybe I should go to Cabo or Huatulco lol.
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This makes me laugh! My hair in Playa was out of control when I was there a month ago. It doubled in size
Maybe I should go to Cabo or Huatulco lol.

Well, we'll look better there!

My hair is like Monica on Friends when they went to the Bahamas, in high humidity. Diana Ross!


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Well, we'll look better there!

My hair is like Monica on Friends when they went to the Bahamas, in high humidity. Diana Ross!


OMG No freakin way! I always say that when it's really humid!
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Those sunset pics are beautiful!
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They were breathtaking, really. Never saw anything quite like it. And since Linda hasn't finished this up yet, I guess we're still there so I'm going to the bar for a drink now!
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