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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Last month, I got the opportunity to hop on a cruise ship with Princess Cruises and sail to the Mexican Riviera. I had never been to Mexico before and I have always wanted to go to the Mexican Riviera.

Truth be told, the real reason why I jumped at this opportunity was because I was 1. going to be with my blogging besties and 2. because Cabo San Lucas was on the port list. I have been dreaming of going to Cabo San Lucas ever since college. All because of that darn show, Laguna Beach and The Hills.

However, I had no idea that I would absolutely fall head over heels in love with Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the moment we docked. I never would have dreamed that I would love it as much as I did and do. Puerto Vallarta really took me by surprise.

This is a post sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions are 100% my own.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was absolutely gorgeous. The cobblestone-lined streets, the old architecture, and the friendly smiles from locals. Everything about this city was inspirational. I honestly felt like I was in a European country while here.

I must say that if you do come to Puerto Vallarta, you definitely should charter your own taxi and make sure he takes you to the local spots. Don’t do the touristy stuff because you won’t be able to get the true feel of the city. We were lucky that our taxi driver knew how much we loved food and was willing to take us to seek it!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Seriously, the food was incredible. And so were the drinks. I mean, authentic margaritas? Sign me up!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Some of the best fish tacos..

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

And of course ceviche…presented to us in a coconut halve.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We also swam with sea lions as one of the excursions we chose to do with Princess Cruises. I really do like doing excursions with the cruise line because the process is so streamlined and you don’t have to worry about anything. You literally just show up.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

And you know how I felt about the Mexican street churros. It was the inspiration for my homemade Mexican churros post!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We capped off the night with one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Posted on December 01, 2016

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  1. Kerri
    12/01/2016 at 7:05 am

    Looks like an amazing trip! Always great to hang out with your besties and just catch up on life!

  2. Gail Dorna
    12/01/2016 at 8:43 am

    Puerto Vallarta is on my Bucket List! The lure of history, romance, dining, and culture intrigue me to venture there.

    • Julie
      12/01/2016 at 11:02 am

      absolutely!! you will find a lot of that there :)

  3. Liz
    12/01/2016 at 10:15 am

    So funny, I always wanted to go to Cabo too because of those shows! Looks like you had a great time !

  4. Sheila Lockhart
    12/01/2016 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Beautiful photos of Puerto Vallarta and the Food — will keep on bucket list of places to visit~

  5. Danielle
    12/29/2016 at 2:12 pm

    That food looks incredible! Do you remember the name of the place you went??

    • Julie
      12/31/2016 at 6:54 pm

      Yes! It’s called El Dorado!

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