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Things to do in Puerto Vallarta?

Old Jul 30th, 2007, 03:43 AM
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Things to do in Puerto Vallarta?

Thanks for everyones input on hotel recommendations. After more research and re-adjusting our priorities, we chose the Playa Los Arcos. Yes, it's not exactly what we're looking for, but I think the location can't be beat. We plan on getting the king superior oceanview room.

Now, I'm looking in to things to see and do, resturants, bars and entertainment. Any suggestions? So far, we're interested in Andales, Daquiri Dicks, Pipi's, Constantini, La Bodeguita del Medio, El Faro Lighthouse, Bianco and Rythem of the Night. Would like to find a day trip to the waterfalls. I don't think we're interested in the dance clubs and discos, but thought about trying the Vamonous (sp?) party bus just to say we've been there.

I understand that there is a La Bodeguita del Medio in Playa del Carmen also. We are going to Playa the first week of September. Does anyone know where it is located and the best way to get there?

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Old Jul 30th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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Bianco closed two years ago.
Look at a good guide, like:
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Old Jul 30th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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Dear KVR:

We did the Rythems of the Night and a zipline canopy tour in PV. Both were great and alot of fun.

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Old Jul 30th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Hola-- From Playa Los Arcos, go straight out the front, pass the swimming pool looking at the ocean, turn left at the sidewalk, cross over the two little bridges. You will see Langostinos, right there on your left at the end of the bridge is a ticket booth (it is part of the Langosintos restaurant building). This is Benny's place (no time shares). He has all the info on all the things to do and tours. IF you want to go outside PV he will drive you ($100.00 a day trip.) This is great if you want to see Sayulita, San Pancho or at Alta Vista there are Petroglyphs that you hike to. You may like the home tour on Wednesday or Thursdays.
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 06:31 AM
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Restaurants in that part of town I like best:

Breakfast- Mama Delores, Fredy's El Tucan, and Memo's Casa de Hotcakes

Lunch- Picnic or Cafe de Olla

Dinner- Joe Jacks Fish Shack, Cafe Bohemio, La Piazetta

Coffee & desserts: Dee's Coffee, Page in the Sun, Cafe San Angel

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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 10:34 AM
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Restaurants -

Cafe Bohemio - casual, great food, cool owners
El Arrayan - a serious contender for the best food in PV
Bianco - for a kind of glamorous experience - try to sit outside on the deck overlooking the river.

What I did NOT like was the Chinese place where someone's father in law was the chef of a celebrity (John Huston?) back in the '50s. Suze, Blondlady - what is the name of that place?
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Hi I believe the name of that restaurant was or is Archie's Wok
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Yes it is Archies Wok. I liked the food, but was more expensive than I like. Right next door is Peking Palace (or something like that) and I really like that one. We went there by mistake thinking we were going to Archies, and we were pleasantly surprised. For a good good meal go to "Tony's Please." Shrimp soup to die for among other fabulous dishes. I think its on Lazaro Cardenas 2 blocks past Insurgentes.
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Archie's Wok is the one you are thinking of.

The other is Peking. I ate there only last month & had a very nice meal. The eggrolls were particularly fresh and memorable. Also had a mixed chow mein and several glasses of cold white wine sitting on the porch overlooking the street.

roberto- Please see first post. I understand Bianco has been closed for quite awhile now.
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for the info.

We don't care for Chinese and not that keen on Italian. We live in Texas, so Mexican food is what we love the most, then steak and seafood (shellfish).

We also enjoy a good flavored Martini and love Mojitos. DH like Margaritas and good tequila, but beer is what we drink the most. Any Corona in PV? I know it's hard to find in Cancun/Playa del Carmen. We are not wine drinkers.
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Old Aug 1st, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Definitely have Corona!!!! Can't imagine anywhere in Mexico not having it. That's like not being able to get Coors Light in the States
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Old Aug 1st, 2007, 06:23 AM
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OK then... Joe Jack's Fish Shack for seafood and mojotos & Cafe de Olla for mexican and margaritas!!!

Next door to each other on Basilo Badillo about 2 blocks from your hotel.
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Old Aug 1st, 2007, 07:30 AM
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Yikes! My last dinner at Bianco was about a year and a half ago, and I didn't know Bianco was gone. That's a shame. Anything in that space now?
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Old Aug 8th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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puerto vallarta is the finest place in mexico...things to do.. we went sailing off the marina on a boat called gypsy spirit... its located by the lighthouse...pacific dreams is the co...a definate first clas sail trip and the sunset was the greatest... gotta de artists grill, and barcelona good luck
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