I love Mexico, so when we were deciding where to go for my 30th birthday 25th birthday anniversary, I knew I wanted to visit Mexico. I’d heard great things about Puerto Vallarta, so after a bit of research, I knew it would be the perfect place to go for a quick weekend getaway.
We stayed at The Westin Puerto Vallarta. I was impressed with the hotel grounds, there were beautiful, tropical plants everywhere! The room was well-maintained, and the pool was amazing. Also, I knew it was perfect timing – we went the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend and it felt like we had the whole hotel to ourselves, were among just a few other guests at the hotel. The Westin is in the Marina, so it’s a bit further away from Downtown (about a 15 minute taxi ride), but I loved how peaceful and quiet the Marina area is.
We spent our mornings by the pool, soaking in some much needed sun. The hotel pool is perfect in that there is plenty of shade for those who want it & a ton of sun for the sun-worshipers like myself. I could have stayed in that position for days.
Downtown puerto vallarta
Each afternoon, after I got enough sun, we’d head into town to explore the neighborhood and visit sights. And really, hunt for the best tacos and micheladas we could find. I love exploring neighborhoods outside of the resort and Rodney loves talking to locals, so we had a great time winding our ways through the cobblestone streets!
We enjoyed strolling the Malecon – the long boardwalk that features tons of restaurants, shops, vendors, and more. The Malecon has such a beautiful view, we stopped at a few bars and restaurants for snacks and drinks while we watched the sun set.
When I say this was an amazingly relaxing trip, I mean it. Drinks, tacos, and sun – I can’t think of a better way to bring in my birthday.
I look forward to coming back to visit soon!