Posted by: Gary Guertin | January 19, 2017

8. World Cruise – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico–Jan. 16, 2017

NOTICE: AGAIN I’M POSTING 2 POSTS TODAY, THIS ONE (8) AND BELOW THIS ONE “7. World Cruise – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Jan. 13, 2017.”. PLEASE GO TO MY WEB SITE AND SCROLL DOWN AND READ 7. FIRST THEN COME BACK TO THIS ONE SO YOU FOLLOW OUR SEQUENCE OF PORTS.

 

Hi all, (written Jan. 17, 2017)

Here’s the opening of my post on Puerto Vallarta back in 2010. “This Mexican resort town was a quiet hideaway for the rich and famous until 1963 when John Huston made the film “Night of the Iguana” starring Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, and Ava Gardner.  If you were expecting Elizabeth Taylor in the film you were wrong, but she was here during the entire filming with her suitor, Richard Burton.  She bought a 9 bedroom, 11bathroom villa, which, even though she has long since sold, remains a tourist attraction.  Her affair with Burton was the start of the areas boom and became a haven for Hollywood stars.  It is still one of the most popular resorts on the Mexican Riviera, with more than 2 million tourists visiting each year.”

As usual let’s first look at the port from the ship. As I have said before, if you want to see these photos clearly just click on them once or twice and they should open to full size. Hitting escape or a return arrow should take you back to the post.  A panoramic view:

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Since we were here last they seem to have put in a lot of parks and a new marine terminal:

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A view of the tower apartment buildings with the mountains in the background:

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Again, since this was a repeat port for us, so we headed out to find a good place to get on the internet and drink some good Mexican beer.  First the ships port sign:

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As we stepped off the ship we had a nice lady take this photo of us in front of the Puerto Vallarta terminal:

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As soon as we cleared the terminal you see where Susy headed:

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After crossing a large boulevard behind the terminal we encountered not only a huge Walmarks, but a Galleria with a Starbucks, so we were set for the day.  Looking back at the ship from the steps of the Galleria:

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And a look down one of the streets:

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Puerto Vallarta is really one of Mexico’s finest resort port/cities, and if you ever wanted to take a quiet, relaxed vacation, this would be a place to do it.

We’re now off to San Diego arriving Thursday, Jan. 19th, and then we head West out into the Pacific.  Until San Diego,

I Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

P.S. Jan. 19, 2017 San Diego.  We sail tonight for Hawaii, five days at sea, so no posts for about a week or so.   Again, Love You All

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