Lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Since Aug 2011
50-64 year old female
I am a competitive power lifter, and have traveled the World and country to many meets. My husband and I are retired and have little scheduling problems with trips. We have been going to the Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournaments, every year since 2000, mostly in Las Vegas Nv. We had a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta from 1990 to this past trip, but we love it there especially around Sayulita and San Pancho. So we will return next year, probably at the end of October because the prices, flights, and rentals are still in summer season rates. We have family in Colorado and Texas, so we travel there often and love the food. So I would say we like to travel, usually drive to see family, bus or drive to Vegas, and fly to Mexico.
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piers & Boardwalks
National Parks, Islands
This is a National Park, great snorkeling, several beaches, easy trip from Sayulita or Punta Mita. Most small tours will spend the day there, and bring you to beaches to picnic or explore. From Sayulita they fish, snorkel, and usually can see dolphin on your way to the Islands.
If you are in PV, they are the best will snorkel or dive with gear, and Master divers for both activities. They go thru Los Arcos, spending more than an hour at each site (not available on big tours) and they will go to Marietas Islands.
Beautiful place with lots of bugs, so use their bug repellent available at entrance. Well worth the trip, wear long cool pants, walking shoes, can swim when current less strong. Lots of birds, and beautiful plants to view and take photos. The restaurant has great inexpensive food, and you can get every souvenir or gifts, in shop.
It is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset or a storm come into the bay. There are plenty of places to sit and watch for whales when in season.
Excellent food, service, view, and very romantic. Reservations are best, because they have very limited space. Expect to pay for small portions and one course at a time. But it was very filling and worth the visit.
Rentals by owners now, but it was our timeshare. We don't own there anymore, but if you rent there, ask for B6, C6, if you want a covered patio with a fan, and not all of them are air conditioned so you have to ask. The infinity pool is the best, overlooking the Bay, and at any level you must have binoculars. No elevators, have to walk a lot of stairs either down to pool or up to infinity pool and lobby. Long walk up a hill if you go down to beach, and many steps if you go straight across street.
Beautiful fish by snorkel or scuba, but go by small tour boats, because the large tours are many people, and can't get the boats too close to tunnels. Also watch for currents, and better to have fins. You can get smaller more private boats to Los Arcos, via Mismaloya, just go down to beach from highway and you'll find a boat. The food is great, cooked on the beach.