Puerto Vallarta City Tour

Puerto Vallarta City Tour

The next day we woke up pretty early, to watch another magical sunrise. I feel like every day the sky has a different colour just like this morning. We were to be picked up by our tour bus at 8:30 am for our City Tour. This was the first time I’ve experienced doing the group tours. I don’t really recommend this kind of tours as you don’t get much time exploring and you always have to follow your tour guide. This Puerto Vallarta trip would be the last time I’m doing group tours. (lol)

We visited a few churches around the city proper, Playa de Los Muertos, Tequila tour where we learned how to differentiate real organic tequila to a processed tequila and of course we tried all the different flavours of tequila (YES!) and finished our tour by going to a restaurant beside a beautiful river where you can hear the flow of the water while having your favorite guacamole.

Our first stop was the San Miguel Archangel Church.

I’m so glad I brought this dress from SheIn with me. It’s a cotton playsuit and perfect for the weather and it’s only under $10!

Then we visited Playa de Los Muertos where you can have a quiet time by the sea and a good place to absorb the culture of Puerto Vallarta.

WHAT I’M WEARING:

Playsuit: SheInShoes: Tory Burch

Bag: H&M

I took this time to close my eyes and absorb my surroundings. Puerto Vallarta is so Beautiful.

We watch the boats, go back and forth. Kids playing and It seems like wherever I go the Mexican music is in the background.

Afterwards, we headed to one of the most famous Icon in town.

Along the way we met a few locals performing on the street.

Showcasing Mexican History.

And Finally, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, known locally as La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, is a church building in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The church has been called “one of the most endearing” of the city’s landmarks.

Beside the church, you’ll find locally made leather shoes for 450 pesos ($35). A girl like me couldn’t resist buying one.

Also we had some taste of local Mexican Candy.

We were given the time to walk around the streets to see more of the town proper. If I were given more time I would have climbed up and take photos of the church facing the water.

We actually got some Margarita’s on the street and we took the taxi to meet the group in the tequila tour.

Such a perfect Mexican photo while waiting for my taxi.

After 10 minute taxi ride we have arrived.

This is agave where they actually make tequila from. I totally had no idea how it looked so I was pleased when we were taught about the process of making a tequila.

We were also given shots of few of the most organic and pure tequila they have. I didn’t know they actually come sin different flavours. My favourites will be the Almond, Piña colada and lastly the reposado one.

After 8 shots of tequila everyone started to get hungry so our tour guide brought us to a restaurant beside a river with the most relaxing sound of nature.

 

This part of the tour was my favorite! Guacamole, chips and Beer in hand. Okay I stopped complaining from there. hahaha

Fresh caught fish with buttered rice. Okay do I need to say more?

After lunch, we walked more…

Until i met a few local rascals having their siesta time.

And this little guy wouldn’t leave me alone. I think he wanted to come with me to play.

He’s the cutest and surprisingly nice dog.

We arrived back at our hotel around 5:00 pm just enough time to enjoy the beach some more before getting ready for Christmas Eve Dinner.

We headed straight to the bar with our swimsuit and tried the newly Purchased GoPro Hero 5.

I think the only photo that turned out okay in GoPro. I dont know how I feel about it but I’m thinking of reselling it, to buy a drone. Tho I must say the 4k video is amazing but not for photography.

After sunset, we arrived at the  Restaurant inside our new Hotel. It was a Mediterranean and Mexican Fusion. We were seated beside the pool.

And it look so magical.

It’s beautiful at night during winter months in Mexico, The air is crisp and cold.  It’s not sticky at all on the skin.

Caprese Salad

Grilled Octopus

Parmessan Onion Soup

Shrimp Risotto

White wine and starter bread which I could finish 10 of them! It was so good, super soft and chewy with some cream cheese inside. (Who wouldn’t go crazy with that?)

P.S: Currently typing this and getting super hungry reflecting about this trip – And I’m on the start of my new year’s resolution! (eating clean and working out)

Beef steaks – Mexican style (meat is super soft that it melts in your mouth!)

It was also my 3rd year Anniversary being with the greatest Man I’ve ever met.

After Dinner, We watched the entertainment in our new Hotel, I was surprised to see a seagull performing. I have never seen one before!

After the show we went to bed right away as we have another early day tomorrow for Christmas to explore the magical town of  Yelapa-Jalisco, Mexico.

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46 Comments

  1. January 10, 2017 / 7:08 am

    What an amazing place and photography my gorgeous Darlene! You are so inspiring with your travels and amazing style! Hope you are having a great start to the new year and wish 2017 is the best year for you so far!
    Much love,
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

  2. January 10, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Looks like you had an absolute blast! The photography is spot on and it really captured the beauty of Puerto Vallarta! I love the 2 outfits you wore too especially the playsuit! So pretty!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

  3. Ana Vukosavljevic
    January 10, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    This was such a detailed post Darlene! I loved every single photo, it was like a virtual tour, amazing!

    Can’t wait for another post!

    Much love,
    Ana

  4. January 11, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Looks like a pretty fun trip! Hearing the word “organic” always tricks me into thinking the tequila is healthy, even though the stuff I usually mix it with isn’t haha. Let’s just pretend it is though 🙂

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  5. January 11, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Oh man, I’m totally wanderlusting right now as I’m looking through these photos! How beautiful! It must have been such a great experience visiting Puerto Vallarta!
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  6. January 11, 2017 / 4:26 am

    So many pictures! Mexico looks really amazing, looking at them! I’m not really fond of group tours either, because like you said: you can’t really explore things yourself and you have to stick with the group. Nonetheless, I REALLY need a vacation now. Or well.. I want one 😉 XO Charissa | http://www.ladygoldapple.com

  7. January 11, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Haha I know what you mean sweetie! I don’t like group tours either, but at least you got to see a lot of places although there’s not time for any exploring on your own. Judging by the pictures Puerto Vallarta is truly beautiful though and I’m glad you got to experience it! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  8. January 11, 2017 / 7:26 am

    All these pictures are beautiful! What a gorgeous city x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  9. January 11, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Hello dear!!!
    I’m so happy to see pictures with the mexcan life .They remind me in the past.
    Nice play suit from Shein.
    Enjoy and cheers with tequila yeah 🙂
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  10. January 11, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Puerto Vallarta looks incredible! What a beautiful city with an amazing sky and tequila to boot! My kind of town 🙂

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  11. January 11, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I can tell the authenticity of the food just by looking at it! How amazing was a tequila tasting? Also I personally love guided tours because they do everything for you, lol!!

  12. January 11, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Tequila & guacamole? Sounds like a great tour! I don’t really like tours either but they can be great for when you don’t have much time & don’t know what to do. Like you, I do prefer to wander around on my own but your tour seemed ok & you got some great photos! Makes me want to head over there right now!

    TFM BLOG

  13. January 12, 2017 / 1:51 am

    Those photos are so amazing! makes me want to travel to somewhere warm and somewhere very exotic! I love the romper you are wearing in the featured photo! it is so pretty and adorable. I need something like that for my next beach getaway, which is only one month away! can’t wait!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/tom-ford-lips-boys/

  14. January 12, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    omg, your day sounds so great, I felt like i was there too. I did once tour trip and after i said i would never do it again. I prefer self guided

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  15. January 12, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    The sunrise photo looks amazing babe. And all your photos from your travels is giving me the wanderlust to go travel myself! I hope you had a great time there and enjoyed all the tasty food.

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  16. January 13, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    So unbelievably amazing, and I really don’t know where to begin! From the shopping ( those shoes ) to the gorgeous location to the way you looked so effortlessly gorgeous and glamorous in EVERY photo… I’m seriously speechless but extremely inspired! Thank you so much for this beautiful post!
    Love,
    Jenny

  17. January 13, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    What amazing photos of your Puerto Vallarta trip! I love the floral romper and dress that you wore in these photos too. Such perfect looks for the warm weather there. All the street shops, performances, food, and sights look incredible. And what a great opportunity to taste test some tequila as well. Sounds like a great trip overall! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  18. January 13, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Dear god this looks like heaven. Love that playsuit. Hope you’re having so much fun

  19. January 14, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Visiting a church during your trip is such a fun idea! You rock that shein romper for sure and watching the seagull perform must be such a fun experience! You are me wanna visit Puerto Vallarta even more 😉

  20. January 14, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    This looks like the most amazing trip ever!!!
    Every corner is filled with so much sights and sounds and everyone there look so friendly even the cute little dog who was following you! Love those woven shoes you got!
    I never knew Tequila was from Agave!
    I wished it wasn’t so far away from Singapore!

  21. January 14, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    what a beautiful experience to visit such a wonderful place!!! I love your photos and how you took us thru each image to the places that you have visited. As always you look very beautiful, babel!!! Xx, Gina

    http://www.artsyrunway.com

  22. January 15, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Amazing post dear! this place is absolutely stunning I always dream about going to Mexico one day! the food looks incredible and the pictures are a dream! Really enjoy this beautiful post. thank you for sharing! Kisses.

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  23. Hadasah
    January 15, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Hi sweetie,
    I love all these beautiful photographs, they are adorable!!! I can’t get enough of the floral romper you wore here and I’m seriously considering Mexico as my next destination ;p

    Kisses from Miami

  24. January 15, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Oh this place looks so fun. And I love how much culture we can learn from your photographs. From the beach, the city scenes, to the market and the food. I think I just got a travel bug and would love to visit this place!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  25. January 16, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    This city is so vibrant and colorful and you are the most beautiful tourist in both floral outfits. I’m thinking of spending my next birthday in Puerto Vallarta and loved seeing this wonderful photo journal. 🙂

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

  26. January 16, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    So many beautiful pics! What an amazing adventure! I love that first romper too – so cute! Wish I was there right now…
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  27. January 16, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Wow I absolutely love all the colors of Puerto Vallarta! Drinking margaritas and tequila tastings sound really fun to. Plus, CHIPS AND GUACAMOLE?? I’m there!!

    Your SheIn playsuit is super cute, love the sleeves!

    xx freshfizzle

  28. January 17, 2017 / 9:56 am

    In love with your photographs, it feels as if I have explored Puerto Vallarta with you. The city is so vibrant and beautiful; and the food looks so delicious. And I love your dress and jumpsuit, you looked so beautiful in both looks. It really sounds like an amazing trip .

    xxx

    Sarah

    http://sarahatiq.com/

  29. Maryam
    January 17, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Your pictures are amazing! This place looks great and fun! Adding it to the list 🙂 xx

  30. January 18, 2017 / 3:35 am

    It is so beautiful! We also went to a tequila museum where we got to taste all kinds of different flavors of tequila. It was such an experience.

  31. January 18, 2017 / 9:16 am

    These travel photos are so beautiful! You are such a talented travel photographer! Not to mention that I love all of your vacation outfits!! You look so beautiful!!

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  32. January 18, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Love seeing all your travel guides. The pictures were stunning and I just added Puerto Vallarta to my bucket list! x

  33. January 18, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Your pictures completely capture the spirit of city and loved reading your post . I am adding this to my destinations to travel. Do keep up the good work
    xo
    Anju
    http://www.codedressed.com

  34. January 18, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Everything looks so magical and like an amazing time. All of the food looks absolutely delicious! Definitely need to visit! Love your romper and I cannot believe the price! AMAZING!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  35. January 19, 2017 / 2:40 am

    It sounds like you had such a magical time babe! You had my heart at “buttered rice” lol. And tequila.. and beer.. and guacamole.. Basically everything about this day looked beautiful! In addition to all of the amazing food photos, I really appreciate the stunning photos of the churches’ architecture. Definitely loved seeing this side of Puerto Vallarta!!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

  36. January 22, 2017 / 12:56 am

    Wow! I am loving your travel posts! Mexico looks so fun! There is so much culture, in the food, fashion and people. I hope to visit this part of Mexico one day! The sunrises and sunsets look amazing and I am also obsessed with your outfit choices.

  37. January 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Puerto Vallarta looks amazing! You’re convincing me that I need to go look into this for my honeymoon those shoes are wonderful!
    xx Belle

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