14. November 2012 10:24
Ben’s dad has been raving about the wonders of old town Puerto Vallarta for several years, and we finally had a chance to experience it for ourselves. The cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and abundance of art were enchanting. We went snorkeling in Banderas Bay, where humpback whales were out in full force in the deeper water, and we saw our first blue-footed booby (actually, hundreds of them). We also did a fantastic canopy adventure tour and gained confidence in rappelling from tall heights. And the best thing was that the people we met were friendly and welcoming, even at the end of peak tourist season.
Before arriving in Puerto Vallarta, we ventured north along the Pacific coast to the small surfing town of Sayulita, where we rang in the New Year and spent some glorious days catching perfect wave after perfect wave on our boogie boards.
We also took a water taxi to the remote village of Yelapa, which is south of Puerto Vallarta. We had great expectations for this supposed slice of paradise. Let’s just say that we had some lessons involving how tourism brings changes, and viewing the glass as half full.
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