All-Inclusive Puerto Vallarta Beach Vacation with Surfing Lesson and Sailing Excursion
The vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from nine cities
- Four nights all-inclusive stay in a deluxe ocean view room at Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
- All meals and snacks
- All domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Non-motorized watersports, including catamaran sailing and windsurfing
- One surfing lesson and one 30-minute sailing excursion
- All taxes and gratuities
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa lies about 30 miles outside of Puerto Vallarta; there’s none of the hubbub of the city experience here, so you can focus on taking in the area’s quiet, natural beauty. Much of the resort sits high atop rocky bluffs overlooking Banderas Bay—pathways and staircases lead between the colorful buildings and down to more than 300 yards of white-sand beachfront. You’re free to borrow catamarans, kayaks, or windsurfers to explore the water.
Though the beach is the headline attraction, there’s plenty else to see and do at the resort. There are lighted tennis courts, and the hydrotherapy rooms at the onsite spa are popular (free for all-inclusive guests until December 21, 2013). You can get seemingly endless views of the Pacific from the adults-only infinity pool, which has shaded lounge chairs and a thatched poolside bar. Families traveling with children can spend time at the main pool, which is open to all ages.
The resort serves up tasty, internationally influenced meals all day long, starting with buffet-style breakfast and lunch in the main dining room. You can return here for dinner, or make a reservation at any of three a la carte restaurants serving Asian, Mediterranean, or Mexican cuisine. In between meals, hit up any of Grand Palladium’s seven bars for snacks and cocktails. The bar at Sunset Boulevard Disco stays open until dawn.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Tropical Paradise with Cosmopolitan Flair
Puerto Vallarta is perhaps Mexico’s most sophisticated vacation destination, with expansive beaches, trendy restaurants, and cobblestone streets leading to beautifully preserved 19th-century churches. A 16-block boardwalk known as the malecón offers unobstructed ocean views as it extends from the city center, past fountains and a famous 9-foot-high statue of a boy riding a seahorse.
Called “the most gay-friendly city in Mexico” by Frommer’s, Vallarta draws a diverse crowd of vacationers intent on relaxing during the day and living it up at night, bouncing between the city’s numerous dance clubs and bouncy castles. For a glimpse of the city's history, head to Viejo Vallarta, also known as Old Town, where artists peddle shawls and piñatas and mariachi bands serenade couples dancing on Plaza Principal.
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