Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

I am not a fan of last minute booking, I like everything all planned out ahead of time so I can plan my shots and the locations I would want to visit. My other half likes to do last minute bookings, 4 days before Christmas we spent the whole day checking out travel agencies and websites to look for a good deal. I was surprised how much the prices have gone up for the holidays! I love Cuba but the prices were incredibly high, I am suspecting because of Americans being able to visit now.

We spent more than 12 hours looking for an All inclusive resort, I found one that’s a really great deal, just as soon as I was booking it, it disappeared! Someone took the flight and I couldn’t go anymore. It wasn’t the great deal but the best resort I have ever seen, a spa getaway on top of the mountains where they will especially drive you down to the beach, ( CLICK HERE to see) Maybe another reason to go back? Yes Please! I have to settle for the best deal instead (In terms of the pricing).

We left Toronto on December 22nd late afternoon, the flight was 5 hours and 30 minutes drive to our Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, We booked an All inclusive plan as we planned to be more outside during our trip to make time for the Tours. (Not my choice, as not a big fan of tours too! but I’m not complaining, I’ll just tell you more all about it tomorrow)

We arrived late at night at our Hotel when Villa Del Palmar Flamingos gave us a Penthouse unit for two days. We got settled around 8 pm then we headed out for some tacos and of course some tequila  (describing this makes me so hungry right now).And here it is at 7:15 am…

It was also the perfect time to enjoy the peacefulness and calmness of the beach before everyone wakes up. It’s so rewarding to see the gorgeous pink sky welcoming us in Puerto Vallarta.

The first day is always about discovering your temporary home, so we ventured out to find some tours to do for the next few days.

I couldn’t help but get distracted by this beautiful bougainvilias everywhere we go.

This is the Penthouse that was given to us. It consists of two bedrooms, 1 bathtub for each room and an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the beach. A big balcony facing the sunrise and sunset of the beach.  It also has it’s own kitchen where you can cook any meals you desire, not that you really need it as it’s an all inclusive resort (can also be not all inclusive).

The first bedroom which is ideal when you have kids.

The Master bedroom.

The living area and the jacuzzi.

This was the view from our room.

After finishing planning our itinerary for the next couple of days, It was time to spend the whole afternoon at the beach drinking endless Margaritas and fresh coconut water while the Mexican music plays in the background, hearing the waves and the warmth of the sun against your skin is just what the doctor ordered! making me wish to stay here forever.

Not long after hours of frolicking on the beach the sunset that I have been waiting for finally arrived and boy it did not disappoint!

And just like that, I felt like I was home with sand beneath my toes, margarita in my hand, bikini and gorgeous sunset! I never wanna leave

After the sunset, we headed for some Japanese dinner and we ended our night with some bubbly and slept early for tomorrow we are doing the City Tour/Tequila Tour of Puerto Vallarta.






  1. January 4, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    This looks like an amazing gateway babe!!! the hotel looks incredible beautiful!!! and the last picture with you and the sunset is gorgeous, love it!

    Xx, Gina


  2. January 5, 2017 / 12:44 am

    Sometimes last minute plans are the best. Looks like you had a fabulous time in a beautiful paradise. The sunset is perfect. Glad you had a terrific getaway ! Happy New Year !

  3. January 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

    Haha, I’m somewhat a mix between you and your hubby as I both am a planning freak and want to know everything in advance, but at the same time can be very spontaneous.
    Seems like you found the ultimate getaway for the holidays and judging by the pictures you had an amazing time!
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures 🙂


  4. January 5, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Puerto Vallarta looks like a dream!! Booking and planning your travels is often very stressful. It looks like you made it there with ease and enjoyed your time!

  5. Ana Vukosavljevic
    January 5, 2017 / 11:01 am

    This looks like heaven!!

    Will save this post just in case 😀

    Amazing photos!!

  6. January 5, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Perfection! Love the balcony jacuzzi ?

  7. January 5, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Oh my goodness! It looks like absolute paradise there! I can’t get over how beautiful that pink sky looked. Happy New Year!

    xo, Jo

  8. January 5, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    These photos are so gorg! Hope you had the best time ever xx


  9. January 5, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Mexico must be so beautiful, as shown through your amazing photos. I hope you enjoyed your stay there – I must visit soon !!
    Happy New Year!

  10. January 6, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Those bougainvillaeas! SO pretty. Next time we need to go on a trip together!

  11. January 6, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Wow, this place looks amazing! My husband is same, he leaves everything till last moment and then we rush like crazy. But fro our experience we book earlier for Christmas at least because prices go really high. At least you enjoyed your weekend.


  12. January 6, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    I loved hearing all about how you planned your trip and I’m truly amazed at these beautiful views and it really sounds like the best vacation! I’m glad it all worked out so well and I can’t stress how unbelievably gorgeous you are. Seriously.

  13. January 6, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    What a perfect getaway to spend in the warm and sunny beaches of Puerto Vallerta! Looks amazing. I haven’t been before, but it is somewhere I would love to go. The sunset captures are incredible and I love the hotel. The PH suite looks fabulous and the outdoor jacuzzi is perfect! What a beautiful location as well. Thanks for sharing your travel diary. xoxo, Christine

  14. January 6, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I think as women we travel so differently to our other halves! I also love planning things wayyyy ahead of time whereas my partner doesn’t book anything until the night before! It drives me nuts! I’m so jealous that you were in Mexico! I am dying to head back there and take my partner with me!! Giving me major FOMO!

    Helen xx

  15. January 7, 2017 / 3:28 am

    These grounds and these photos are just so beautiful!! What a stunning and great trip.
    Hope you are feeling relaxed!
    xx Jenelle

  16. January 7, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    This looks like heaven! I cannot believe you took such a last min trip and it turned out to be this amazing! The penthouse was beautiful, so so so perfect and the I always have a special place in my heart for the beach. So jealous!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  17. January 7, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I’m a last minute kinda girl and I appreciate a deal so I’m with your better half on this LOL. This looks amazing! This vacay looks like a dream – and what a beautiful hotel. So fun!

  18. January 8, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Looks like you had lots of fun in the sun and bikini ~ My hubs is the same too (guess all men are somewhat similar) when it comes to last minute booking HAHA. Anyway, guess that resort is a last minute booking done right judging by those awesome photos taken :p

  19. Carolina
    January 8, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Not a fan of last minute bookings too but must say that I have decided to live this year in a more brave way… so let’s say hello to adventures!
    What a beautiful place it is! I have noted it in my bucket list ❤


  20. Coco
    January 8, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Omg this place was amazing! And you look beautiful on the beach! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  21. January 9, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Mexico is such a wonderful place, I went there last spring and really want to explore more of the country! They have great all inclusive deals all over South America! And by the way, I LOVE your bikini girl!! You look amazing.

  22. Maryam
    January 10, 2017 / 12:18 am

    Your pictures are amazing! You are so lucky to be able to go to a place like this. I really like the picture if you at sunset, gorgeous! Xx

  23. January 10, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I wish I had the flexibility to plan a last minute excursion like this. Sounds and looks like it was quite the trip. I need to visit Mexico soon!


  24. January 10, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    What a beautiful getaway. The hotel looks so tropical and relaxing. I’m assuming the bathtub has a jet set in it? So jealous! The photos turned out absolutely stunning as well! Now you’re giving me the travel bug!

    Maggie S.

  25. January 10, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    This looks like such a dream and your photos are so beautiful! That stinks that you lost out on the one you were really wanting though. You look so lovely and I would love to visit there. Have a great week!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  26. January 10, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Did you say endless margaritas! Omg so yummy! Your pictures are beautiful! It looks like an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing! The room also looks beautiful!

  27. January 11, 2017 / 12:05 am

    That looks like the perfect getaway!!! Loved every moment that you captured and I am feeling like a beach getaway like that too!

    Kisses from Singapore,

  28. January 11, 2017 / 4:20 am

    I absolutely love the vibe of all your photos- I feel like you’ve really captured the vibes of the hotel and the place! Your suite is so dreamy, especially the master bedroom. And watching the sunset on that beautiful beach in that bikini is what actual dreams are made of 🙂

    Rachel xx

  29. Coco
    January 11, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Just popped in to say hi babe! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  30. January 11, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Oh my god. This looks amazing. I’m actually planning my birthday this year in Mexico so I’m looking for a place to go. I’m definitely going to look into this place!

  31. Hadasah
    January 11, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Hi sweetie, I saw your Instagram photos and I loved them. So glad to see the full post and be inspired by all the beautiful pictures. SO glad you had a beautiful stay..Wishing you a happy new year 2017!!!
    xx Hadasah Love | http://www.styletolove.com

  32. January 11, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Wow that hotel is amazing !! Especially for the last minute booking!! Love all the greenery and flowers in the hotel! Also your outfits are so stunning as always!


  33. January 11, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    this is an amazing last minute get away! I’d love to do that once my husband and I can think of a way to travel without our son lol
    love all the pictures you took! so pretty and it seems like you had an amazing time there! That Penthouse is a dream seriously!

    Bisous, Josie

  34. January 12, 2017 / 1:07 am

    What a stunning hotel! I especially love the jacuzzis on the balconies! And nothing like bougainvillea in bloom!

  35. January 12, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    What an awesome and beautiful vacation in Mexico! I must say, I’m so jelly, so overdue for a nice beach vaycay! lol The sunrise, the beach, and suite you guys stayed in was amazing. Will definitely have to plan a trip to Riviera Nayarit!

  36. January 12, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    The hotel interior looks so stunning girl! I feel like this is the perfect getaway for the summer and the beach looks soo relaxing. You look so cute in your swim suit as well. 🙂 Hope you had enjoyed your stay babe.


  37. January 23, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Oh my god your vacation looked absolutely DREAMY!!! Puerto Vallarta looks incredible and the water looks so so blue. I love a good beach. I’m still working on figuring out where I want to go for my honeymoon and now you have me considering this! <3
    xx Belle

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