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Old 12-04-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Condo on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta

We're here drinking beer, and margeritas in our condo on the boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta. The airport was enpty, took us all of five minuets to clear and catch a taxi to tawn. Neither one of us slept the night before and were burned out so we unpacked and had dinner at the cloaest restaurant to the condo, had a few drinks on the belcony and went to bed by ten. Our condo is old, tired, and cool as hell. Three stories below us is the Malecon, or board walk that runs the length of town. The ocean is 50 feet away and as I write this the tourist dinner pirate ship is directly in front of us about fifty feet off shore and lit up like a neon sign. There is a small pool on the roof and loungers and a great view of the ocean and town.
This is actually our second day, but I,m not going to post any more till I get home because I can only post pictures taken with my I pad an most off my pictures are in my camera.
Just wanted to say we're here and the weather is beautiful.

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We're here drinking beer, and margeritas in our condo on the boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta. The airport was enpty, took us all of five minuets to clear and catch a taxi to tawn. Neither one of us slept the night before and were burned out so we unpacked and had dinner at the cloaest restaurant to the condo, had a few drinks on the belcony and went to bed by ten. Our condo is old, tired, and cool as hell. Three stories below us is the Malecon, or board walk that runs the length of town. The ocean is 50 feet away and as I write this the tourist dinner pirate ship is directly in front of us about fifty feet off shore and lit up like a neon sign. There is a small pool on the roof and loungers and a great view of the ocean and town.
This is actually our second day, but I,m not going to post any more till I get home because I can only post pictures taken with my I pad an most off my pictures are in my camera.
Just wanted to say we're here and the weather is beautiful.

Are you north or south of the River Cuale? I love the history of PV and the way the mountains come right up to the ocean. The water may not be as pretty on that side but the scenery sure makes up for it.
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We are about a block north of the river that I believe your asking about. I think I heard someone say we're staying in the oldest condo in PV. It's not spotless but was reasonable clean, but has no made service. There is a coin operated laundry but your on your own about cleaning up after yourself. It could be a upscale condo with a few minor upgrades, such as a new floor treatment, some paint, and maintainence, but then it would cost three times as much to rent and we wouldn't be able to afford it. But it's still a great place to be as it is.

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Still our favorite destination in Mexico
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This is it Malecon Uno unit 3m3 our home for 9 days.


Our room on the top floor with a palm tree top and the best view in Puerto Vallarta.


Looking straight out at the ocean


Our lounger with a palm tree top


Looking north towards the hotel zone.


Looking out our kitchen window


The apartment is really just a big lanai over looking the ocean.




Just some interior shots, its a cool spot to relax and watch the world go by and we did a lot of that

One floor up is the roof top pool area and we had it all to ourselves


My wife chills for the morning



Its good to be the king





We spent several days going out to breakfast and spending the rest of the day drinking and reading here in the warm sun. The weather was always the same, 80+ degrees and sunny.

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Every night the tourist pirate ship set off fireworks in front of the condo.




Lots of free entertainment, but not a tour I would want to do way too loud. The volume on the sound system could be heard for miles.

Everything in town was loud beyond reason especially the church our lady Guadalupe. It was the 12 days of Christmas celebration and every evening there was a procession that started at 5 and ended at 10. People marched down the street bagging on drums and blowing trumpets.




Different groups marched down the street once an hour and ended at the church. The first night we thought it was cool, but after a couple nights we were tired of all the noise. To make matters worse the church was a block from our condo and rang there bells and set off very loud artillery type fireworks every hour starting at 6 am and ending at midnight some days. I guess they were trying to scare the hell out of a person and it was very effective, made me jump every time they did it.

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Did my divemaster cert there. Lots of good PV memories... one involves Anna, a dinghy and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Did my divemaster cert there. Lots of good PV memories... one involves Anna, a dinghy and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Saturday we walked up to old town for breakfast and found a market set up in the town square, lots of interesting stuff, and food for sale.



I bought a flute from these folks, now I got to learn how to play it.



Real men don't eat Quiche, but Ma Ma does and bought some for tomorrows breakfast. I bought myself a berry pie instead, very good too I might add.
We also bought some jewelry made by women from a shelter for abused women, nice stuff too.


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Wandering, looking, eating, and drinking along the Malecon in no particular order.


The Boardwalk runs the length of PV and is the equivalent of 5th ave in Playa with lots of bars and restaurants.

The Blue Shrimp, not particularly good but a great location right on the beach and raised high enough to get away from most of the beach sellers.



Never ones to turn down a dare we stopped here several times and had nachos, very good, and lots, we took some home for later.


These folks were performing out front but I couldn't get a good picture because of the beach sellers getting in the way, something there are too any of in PV a real nuisance.


The prettiest lady in PV, did I mention I've been married to her for 44 years.


Dead man para-sailing?



This guy made several passes while were there, kinda fun.

I'm getting confused, so more later

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What a cool place to be!! Can't wait to see and read more, thanks!
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More of the same


Folks shucking oysters under the bridge to sell on the beach, I don't like raw oysters, but if they just would have cooked them.



Marilyn now resides in PV, there is not as much of this stuff in PV as there is in Playa.


The Police mode of transportation, looks like a fun job until things go bad. There is not as much of a police presence as in Playa, these are the only uniformed folks we saw.

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Moving down to the north end of town we found some good restaurants and some strange and funny statues.



A bag head waving at the navy playing with their toys.


Topless Woo Hoo!



Fish tacos at the Cheeky Monkey, OK but not as good as I expected


We stoped for a drink at Cerveceria Union and liked it so we went back for dinner

It was the best meal we had In PV Mama had the shrimp and I had red snapper. We are not foodies and like things not soaked in butter or cheese, the shrimp and fish were just served with flower tortillas. I didn't take food pictures and robed this one from the net. My wife didn't like the fish having its head and tail attached, but she did taste it and agreed that it was delicious.


We both thought the food was better in PV than Playa and never had a bad meal, but as a whole Playa is a more fun place to vacation with far more things to do.
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We did two cruses, They were both fun and worth the price


Amorah negotiates our Rhythms of the Night ticket


We got there late because the cab driver took us to the wrong place and then took off when he realized were at the wrong place. The place he took us was the dolphin tour but still part of the same tour company as our cruse, and they called us a new cab and notified our cruse we were coming. They loaded us on the boat last and put the first to get there on first as a reward for being early. The funny thing was everyone fought to sit on the upper level of the boat which turned out to be an advantage for us because the bar was down stairs and it was also the best place to watch the silliness show that the crew put on, and it was pretty good.


We saw the pirate ship as we left the harbor, a little more realistic than I thought seeing it from our room.





The crew singing and dancing and being goofy


PV from the boat


Our arrival sunset


If you look close you see a blue pillar on the right side of this picture.


Getting closer you realize its a woman on some kind of tower looking like a twenty foot tall woman in a blue dress.

It gets better from here but I'm tired of writing, so more later
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