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    • jjkent's Profile Photo

      Suggested itinerary for long layover at GDL?

      Guadalajara Sep 29, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      Hello fellow VT'ers! I have a 9.5 hour layover on a Monday in November at Guadalajara airport. No way am I remaining cooped up in the airport for that long, so I will jump into a taxi and see the sights. I would love some suggestions for the top things to do and see that are within reasonable distance of the airport. Thanks for helping!

    • airport transport in guadalajara

      Guadalajara Sep 20, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      What is the best and cheapest way to get from the airport to a hotel in downtown Guadalajara? Thanks in advance!

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      bird dive-bombing for fish in bay of banderas, close to los muerto beach

      by susiemargare Online Now Jun 19, 2015 at 9:05 PM

      hi, all --

      i can't figure out what kind of bird it is that we saw in PV last week. it glides, has a fairly large wingspan, is dark in color, then all of a sudden folds its wings closed and dives straight vertically into the water.

      the closest i've found by scouring the internet is a neotropic cormorant, but i can't find any pictures of it diving.


      thanks -- susie margaret

      9 Answers Jun 20, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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      re book and bean coffee shop

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 10:19 PM

      hi, all --

      is the book and bean coffee shop still open? at the paradise community center?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      where exactly is the blue shrimp?

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      hi, all --

      i have seen listings for the blue shrimp at olas altas  336  and at olas altas  366.  i've also seen a listing for a taste of italy at olas altas 336.

      first, is a taste of italy still at 336?

      if so, is the blue shrimp there too, or is it at 366?

      thanks -- susie margaret 

      2 Answers May 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM
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      is la nube (italian restaurant) still open?

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      hi, all --

      i've seen a post somewhere that says that la nube, the italian restaurant at matamoros 542, has closed. is this so?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      Spanish Schools

      by Joped Online Now May 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      Hi all!
      Anyone know of a good school in PV where I could study Spanish?? Preferably close to the Marina??

      1 Answer May 5, 2015 at 7:17 AM
    • Safety In Puerto Vallarta

      by mpant Online Now May 4, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      Not an alarmist and we love Mexico However the U.S. State dept just added PV to its list of dangerous places because of violent drug cartel activities ?Anyone have first hand knowledge about the situation?

      6 Answers May 5, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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      swimming with dolphins IN THE WILD, "wildlife connection" tour

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 7:23 AM

      hello, all --

      has anyone been on this tour? their website is at, and it sounds good (not one of those where they capture the dolphins and drug them so you can swim with them in a swimming pool), but has anyone had personal experience with this company or this tour?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      los voladores de papantla

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 3:31 AM

      hi, all --

      even tho i've been going to PV for several years, somehow i have missed seeing these "flyers of papantla." they sound incredible. can someone give me up-to-date info about what days they perform, the times, and where they are along the malecon?

      thanks so much -- susie margaret

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM
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      playa destiladeras

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 22, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      hi, all --

      is there a way to get to destiladeras beach by bus? how difficult is it?


      -- susie margaret

      4 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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      Any decent breakfast restaurants in Puerto Vallarta?

      by redbaron Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM

      I'm looking for a good breakfast in the Malecon area of PV

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM
    • In search of ... inflatable bed in Puerto Vallarta

      by larice Online Now Dec 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      We will be visiting again this year but this time need an extra twin bed. I thought a decent inflatable might work out well but figure Costco probably would only carry a queen bed as it does at home. Does anyone know of any stores that might sell these that I can contact and preorder for pickup? We will again be staying in Zona Romantica just south of the river.

      8 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    • Travel Safety and Weather

      by uniserv500 Online Now Oct 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Is it safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta? How is the weather in November?

      8 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM
    • kayak purchase or rental

      by billdomb Online Now Oct 12, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      Looking to buy inexpensive kayak in PV or rent if absolutely necessary.

      Appreciate any help.

      5 Answers Oct 13, 2014 at 11:08 AM
    • Traveling with alcohol to Mexico

      by eewright51 Online Now Sep 28, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      How much alcohol, wine and spirits can you take into Mexico from the US?

      4 Answers Sep 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM
    • Buses to Tijuana

      by Borie1974 Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Is there such a thing as bus service from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta?

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM
    • Best Resorts / Hotels for 20-something singles to stay

      by msumner325 Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Hey All,

      I'm traveling to PV with a couple of friends in two weeks and we're having a really hard time figuring out which AI resorts or just hotels in general will cater more to young single people rather than families or older couples. The only two places we came up with that were reasonable were the Golden Crown and one other one. After looking at the pictures and videos it seems like its almost all older couples or older singles.

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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      Why are there no longer tours to Talpa de Allende?

      by briantravelman Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      I was looking at tours to Talpa de Allende, and the website says the tour is temporarly unavailiable. It says it is unavailiable during the rainy season, mid June-October. Though I checked the tour once in April, and it said the same thing. Than I went out of curiosity, to see if it would let me book for a date when it's availiable, and it didn't. It's telling me to choose another tour. And there are other tours that are also seasonal, but it lets me go on them no problem.
      Why are there no longer tours to Talpa de Allende? Is it because of safety issues, or is the road out? Does anyone know?
      I read reviews of this tour, and people said it was great, so IDK why it suddently got cancelled.

      9 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM
    • Where the locals go

      by Sylfloegg Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      My husband, teens and I will be visiting PV. We are renting a condo in Old Vallarta. Need restaurant recommendations where the locals eat. We prefer to experience Mexico and its people like locals and avoid the tourist traps.

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 8:12 AM
    • nightclub crawl

      by emoore1106 Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      I want to do a nightclub tour with pickup at my hotel, plaza pelicanos. which tour would do that?

    • Scam or not,what do you think?

      by Jomama65 Online Now Jun 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      I'm thinking of booking 4 tours for 7 people n this tour agency Vallarta Tours has given me a price of $1200. Tours are, El Eden,Dolphin Signature swim, Marietta's snorkeling,private fishing boat. He wants the whole amount up front. What do you think?

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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      Rental Car?

      by rentedcow Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      To rent or not to rent a car? We are from the USA, my family is planning on going to be in and around PV for 12 days. Looking at car rental prices on it appears that car rental prices in July are rather reasonable. My wife says no to a car rental, and I say why not. So, I would appreciate your comments.

      5 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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      Day trips outside of Puerto Vallarta

      by rentedcow Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Hello any suggestions on day trips outside Puerto Vallarta? Thanks

      6 Answers Jun 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM
    • Bringing items into Mexico

      by Missyincc Online Now May 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      My wife and I are moving to PV and will be driving a vehicle from Texas at the end of July. We have read that we are allowed $75 each before being charged 16% duty for values of goods beyond that amount. Does that imply a charge of 16% above what is allowed (2 pairs of binoculars, laptop computer, etc.) or 16% above anything over $150 of value?

      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM
    • Bachelorette

      by Kpaige Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      My girlfriend is getting married down in PV and I'm hoping to have a sex toy party for her in the beginning of the night - do those even exist down there??

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2014 at 8:54 AM
    • Pesos how much to bring for a weeks stay?

      by Bigdog68 Online Now Apr 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      How much money to bring for a weeks stay in PV

      2 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM
    • Driving Rental Car

      by stevemurray424 Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      I am traveling to Puerto Vallarta in June, staying at Now Amber, looking to rent a car so I can get back and forth to Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta golf courses. First question is, any concerns for crime/violence having gringo with clubs in rental car, looks like Vista is up in the hills a little bit? Second, any major reasons why I wouldn't want a car. Have not driven Mexico before, but I am confident I can figure it out without, pending no crazy suprises. Thanks, Steve

      3 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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      puerto vallarta maps on VT, Q evidently deleted earlier (?)

      by susiemargare Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      hi --

      this discussion began in the travel forum from TomS148, who wanted a comparison of two hotels in puerto vallarta, mexico -- the playa los arcos hotel and suites beach hotel versus the plaza pelicanos club beach resort. currently this Q&A sequence is at Playa Los Arcos OR Plaza Pelicanos Club - Puerto Vallarta Travel Forum. my response to his Q is the fifth one.

      as you will see if you read my response, the VT site/map for a search for "plaza pelicanos club beach resort" brought up a listing for "plaza pelicanos grand beach resort" (i could not find a listing for "plaza pelicanos club beach resort" on VT) and listed the address for the "plaza pelicanos grand beach resort" as calle diego rivera #120, a location about nine or ten blocks east of the beach on the south side. however, that listing also states that the hotel is in the "las glorias" neighborhood, which is on the beach about 10-20 blocks north of downtown. obviously this hotel cannot be both on calle diego rivera and in the "las glorias" neighborhood.

      the expedia and travelocity sites both show the "plaza pelicones club beach resort" as located at calle jose clemente orozco #121, which is in the "las glorias" neighborhood, north of town, and also on the beach. therefore my final conclusion was that the VT map associated with the "plaza pelicones resort" -- whether "beach" or "club" -- was incorrect, showing as it does a street address that is in a neighborhood that does not include that street. i summarized all of this info in my response to tom's original inquiry.

      then i posted a new Q (entitled "VT maps, puerto vallarta, mexico") in the travel, technical help, miscellaneous, and MAG forums asking VT staff to take a look at the confusing and inaccurate results i got from VT when answering tom's original Q. the originals of that new Q have evidently been deleted from all but the miscellaneous forum, maybe so that VT staff could try to untangle this mess. i haven't received anything from VT telling me what happened to that new inquiry, so i just don't know what to think.

      to be on the safe side, i think i will post this Q in all three of the remaining forums, and we'll see what stays and what disappears. i have no objections to duplicate Qs being deleted or placed in a more appropriate forum, but i'm perplexed as to what happened in this case, and evidently so are several other people. i know this all sounds horribly tangled, but i hope everyone can follow what i've tried to explain. (by the way, i still haven't gotten a VT staff response to my original "VT maps, puerto vallarta, mexico" inquiry!)

      at any rate, i will post this Q (entitled "puerto vallarta maps on VT, Q evidently deleted earlier (?)" in each of the forums and see what happens.

      thanks for your patience, everyone.

      -- susie margaret

      -1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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      Playa Los Arcos OR Plaza Pelicanos Club

      by TomS148 Online Now Mar 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

      Hi! I'm deciding to book for next week between Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach & Spa and Plaza Pelicanos Club Beach Resort. Both all inclusive and around the same price. Which one would you recommend, have anyone of you gone to both. I read many reviews and I can't seem to decide :( Thank you very much and I can't wait to visit Mexico and Puerto Vallarta for the first time :):):)

      10 Answers Mar 8, 2014 at 8:21 AM
    • Looking for a good(economical) fishing experience

      by DeeDee10 Online Now Feb 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      My family and I(husband and 3 children) will be travelling to PV in 2 weeks. We would like to try our hand at fishing without it costing $1000 for all 5 of us. Any tips or suggestions??

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM
    • Wrist bands for clubs

      by minihoohoo Online Now Feb 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      Is there a wrist band available to get into the clubs, that offer free admission and booze?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2014 at 9:36 PM