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Top 10 Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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What to do in Puerto Vallarta? Where do we start…  1. The Art of Doing Nothing: Just relax with cold cerveza and enjoy the sunset! Puerto Vallarta is full of places to do this, but our go-to spot is El Solar. 2. Deep-sea Fishing: Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay is a world-renowned destination for deep-sea fishing enthusiast. If you’re looking for an exciting Puerto Vallarta …

How to celebrate like a true Revolucionario!!

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November 20th is a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).  The Mexican Revolution’s impact on Mexico is enormous.  The images of Emiliano Zapata (Vallarta Food Tour’s personal favorite revolutionary) and Pancho Villa  are inextricably linked to their birth country and the Mexican Revolution they helped take shape.   The Mexican Revolution was hard fought, bloody and long.  That much exertion surely …

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10 Signs That You Are a Newbie in Mexico

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1. You’re pretty certain the drug lords are just waiting in the bushes to rob/rape/kidnap/kill you. Get over yourself. They aren’t. Yes, that sort of horrific violence still exists in very few, very particular parts of Mexico, none of which your tourist ass is probably going within hundreds of miles of. After visiting Mexico, you realize that it is an …

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Celebrate Mexican Independence in Puerto Vallarta

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September 16th, Mexican Independence Day, is a day of celebration, cultural pride and overall revelry.  The celebration officially kicks off a bit before midnight on September 15th with the grito, or cry, ushering in the festivities.  Meant to symbolize the moment in 1810 that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, declared independence from Spain in Dolores, Guanajuato (now Dolores de Hidalgo), the grito is now reenacted by …

Summer Blues in Puerto Vallarta

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The summer in Puerto Vallarta has us moving slower, trying to duck rain showers and running into the OXXO just for their free AC. Anticipating what is traditionally the slowest month of the year, some business shutter their doors for the month of “Septi-hambre”. However, the savviest of locals understand that braving the summer has its benefits, namely crazy, great …

Tequila Day in Vallarta

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Salud! It’s National Tequila Day (July 24th)! Our favorite spirit, tequila, is only grown in certain parts of Mexico. The majority of tequila is grown and distilled in its namesake, the city of Tequila, in our very own state, Jalisco. This region’s red volcanic soil is particularly ideal for growing agave, the majestic plant which tequila is derived from. Premium …

Cuatro de Julio

Fourth of July in Puerto Vallarta!

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Don’t get us wrong, we here at Vallarta Food Tours are absolutely head over heels with Mexico and her exquisite cuisine (none better, if you ask us!), but when American Independence Day rolls around our taste buds start hankering for something a bit more “red, white and blue”. In the United States, July 4th marks not only the country’s hard-fought …

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Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week

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Celebrating 10 years, Vallarta Lifestyle’s Restaurant Week is back featuring more of the Bay of Banderas’ incredible restaurants.  From May 15th through May 31st, thirty-six of the region’s most acclaimed restaurants offer three-course menus (with three options each) at a discount. The fixed price menus are two-tiered – $199 pesos or $299 pesos per person and the menus showcase the …