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Trip Sisters – Show Notes – 8/10/19 – Puerto Vallarta

Special Guest
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Representative
Website: www.visitpuertovallarta.com
Social: @VisitPuertoVallarta @PuertoVallarta

Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Puerto Vallarta

Colleen
Accommodations:
Villa Premiere – Elegant, all-inclusive resort. Their gourmet plan includes 3 a la Carte restaurants, 24hrs room service, minibar, domestic & imported premium drinks, taxes & gratuities. Located on the beach, beautiful view.
Restaurant:
Vallarta Food Tours – For The Street – An Evening Taco Adventure. Participants will sample an amazing variety of authentic regional eats. Full portion samples are included in the ticket price.
Gaby’s Restaurant – Begins at Puerto Vallarta’s market where participants pick out fresh ingredients for their 7-course meal. Back at the restaurant, participants make every part of a traditional Mexican feast.
Activities:
Vallarta Botanical Gardens – A non-profit organization filled with beautiful plants as well as snorkeling opportunities. Enjoy lunch at their restaurant La Hacienda de Oro.
Marigalante Pirate Ship – Pirate Ship Vallarta Activities include dancing, games, contests, water sports like kayaking, banana boats, snorkeling, beach volleyball and buried treasure hunts.
Airport to Fly Into: PVR – Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Cost of Flights: $500+ from Chicgao
Tips:
Also allow extra time for customs, both entering Mexico and returning home.
Don’t drink the water (or ice/frozen drinks)

Catie
Accommodations:
Buenaventura All Inclusive – Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner buffet as well as a-la-carte specialty restaurants (previous reservation, seating based upon availability). Open Bar until 1am with domestic and imported beverages. Kayaking and Scheduled daytime activities also available. Taxes and tips included.
Restaurant:
La Corona (at Villa Premiere) – sophisticated, trend-setting cuisine, this is a refined gourmet experience inspired by the traditional varieties of food.
Activities:
Art Walk – Experience Puerto Vallarta’s bustling cultural life and unique art galleries.
Canopy River – Zipining, ATV rides where you can cross the Jorullo Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world.
Vallarta Adventures – Offers a wide selection of adventure-based tours and excursions for people of all ages – from zip lines to swimming with dolphins, whale watching to snorkeling, scuba diving.
Best Time to Visit: November – April
Tips:
Remember to bring bug spray. Comfortable shoes, a bathing suit, and towel are also almost always a must.
Puerto Vallarta is on central standard time.

“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”

What’s in Your Suitcase?
Medpride Instant Cold Pack (5”x 6”)
$18.49 on Amazon Prime for set of 24 Disposable Cold Therapy Ice Packs for Pain Relief, Swelling, cooling off. No refrigeration needed. Activate the cold packs without freezing them.
Great for beating the heat of Puerto Vallarta!

What’s on your phone?
Mobile Passport App
With Mobile Passport, you fill out your flight information on your phone as soon as you land, answer the usual customs questions, and if you have nothing to declare, you’re issued an electronic receipt good for three hours. Makes for a more convenient traveling experience.

What’s the tip?
Airplane Etiquette
Be mindful of what you eat – No one wants to smell your pungent chili or taco salad!
Don’t chew gum loudly! It’s one thing to chew it to keep from your ears popping, but don’t annoy the people around you.
If you sit in a middle or aisle seat, don’t be annoyed when someone has to get up to go to the bathroom! That’s just part of the deal.
Don’t talk loudly – We don’t all need to hear your conversation!
Be polite – We’re all trying to have a relaxing flight and get to the same destination safely.
If you have kids, make sure they behave as well. We can’t help if the child is crying, but we can help how we handle it!

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