Friday, April 27, 2012

The Mexico Tourism Board: Reaching New Heights

Wow! I’m impressed. I know that the Mexico Tourism Board has been working overtime in the past couple of years to create a campaign and a platform that is both inviting and professional. You may have noticed a few tempting TV ads or colorful magazine placements aimed at educating you about “what you’ve been missing” in Mexico. Well, I recently came across their updated website:, and I’m thrilled. 

Not only is this site beautiful, informative and organized, but it’s in English! Are you wondering about current events in Mexico? Curious to hear from the locals? Need travel ideas? The website breaks it all down, clearly and concisely, via categories such as Culture, Economy, Environment, Mexico & The World, and Tourism. Great articles, like SanMiguel de Allende- the most beautiful town in Mexico?"  or World EconomicForum on Latin America- Highlights will help to make you a better informed tourist, businessperson or citizen of the world. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fun Day in Puerto Vallarta

Recently we had the opportunity to book the Marea Baja Villa in Puerto Vallarta.  With that reservation we were provided our own private tour of Puerto Vallarta and it was awesome! Most of the tours have a lot of people in a stuffy bus or van. We were in our own Suburban with our personal driver/tour guide visiting some of the places most tours wouldn’t go to. For example he took us to a little ice cream shop that makes homemade ice cream pops. He also took us to the best markets in town to pick up our souvenirs.

The Marea Baja Villa was amazing. We had our own private beach to swim in the ocean or a pool that overlooked the ocean to swim in if we wanted (see picture below).  

All the bedrooms were very comfortable and well kept. The villa had a nice flat screen TV and a big stereo system so you could listen to music while soaking in the pool or in the kitchen while eating.  One of the bedrooms had a Jacuzzi tub with a window that had an awesome view of the ocean. My personal favorite though was the food. The Villa provided us with Julia, our own chef. After our tour was done we came back and had the best guacamole I have ever tasted with pico de gallo and chips. That night she made us an amazing three course candle lit dinner with the sound of the ocean in the background. It was one of the best meals as far as atmosphere and taste I have ever had. 

If I am in Puerto Vallarta again this is where I will stay!

- Happy Couple, Puerto Vallarta Couple's Retreat