Travel Blogs from Puerto Vallarta
... We got to brainstorm and think of all the things we could do to make the lives of our respective countries easier and to improve the way everything gets done. Who knows if anything will change, but in those 4 days we really managed to come up with a lot.
Being there for work, I didn't get to see the sights, but it was a great experience nevertheless. Puerto Vallarta was a much quieter place than expected - a lot more local tourism, which is nice to see.
... New Year (in bed by 11.30) but a good finish to 2011.
January 1, 2012
I wanted to try the place Lindsay recommended for breakfast yesterday - Freddy Tucan’s - which is across the river on Basilio Badillo. The place was packed with more people waiting on the street outside for a table, but I managed to get a stool at the bar. I ordered the Campesino (peasant or farm labourer) breakfast which consisted of 180 grams of arrachera (a type of beef flank or skirt steak ...
... and cuddly creatures. Almost every kid would like to have one as a pet. I show Mai the picture… and quickly take it away when I see the look of disgust on her face. Oh well, the truth is the truth: I have to know. So I show the picture to the houseboy. He laughs openly this time: no, no. Cuisa is like an iguana but much smaller. I lookup the Spanish word for gecko, and here it comes: cuiza with a “z”.
I feel really good as I tell Mai the news. Geckos ...
... amis et à la fiesta, en dansant, buvant et célébrant le rodéo. Cette aventure est unique et se produit qu’une seule fois dans l’année. Nous étions très chanceux de pouvoir la vivre!
Suite à cette soirée, le dimanche nous avions prévus d’aller dans un street market à PV avec notre ami Geronimo. Il nous a suggéré de changer de plan et aller aux finales du Rodéo. Pourquoi pas?! Alors, nous avons assisté à notre premier rodéo mexicain. Très ...
... for second breakfast. Or first lunch. Mmmm, beer.
Hi from Mexico! You wouldn’t believe the shopping down here – everything’s a great deal! The first day I bought some jewelry. Then yesterday I got some more jewelry. And this morning we went down to the market and found a whole bunch of terrific, well, jewelry. Outstanding. Keith is doing a terrific job of holding my jewelry, too. I bought ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Amorita Puerto Vallarta
The Best B&B in Puerto Vallarta
I've stayed at the Casa Amorita on many occasions and it is the best B&B I've had the pleasure of visiting. Rita Love, the owner and hostess, always makes her guests feel more than welcome and the food is to die for. The breakfasts are so incredible, you won't need to eat until evening.
Always a great relaxing vacation. It's a home away from home. It's close to everything in Puerto Vallarta, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach and Esplanade.
The pool is great for relaxing and the rooftop bar is a super place to unwind with a "cerveza" after a day at the beach or shopping.
Charming Home -- Charming Hostess
Casa Amorita is a charming, beautifully decorated home, and it felt like home while I was there, thanks to the lovely Rita -- with her infectious laugh and outstanding breakfast creations. She was so helpful in offering tips on where to go in town and the best shopping spots. Her Casa Amorita, its authentic Mexican architecture and so tastefully decorated, was so much better than staying in a hotel. With several levels to enjoy, my favorite was the top floor because of the wonderful view it offered overlooking lovely Puerto Vallarta and its stunning sunsets. The chapel tower, just across the way and part of the panoramic view, added inspiration to some very peaceful and reflective moments. I never wanted to leave!
Awesome B& B experience in Puerto Vallarta
We just returned from a 9 day trip in Puerto Vallarta. After spending 6 days in a typical hotel/resort/spa outside of the city for a course we moved ourselves for 3 additional days to Casa Amorita in old Puerto Vallarta. Proprietor Rita Love has created a beautiful retreat in the heart of the city. The accommodations are lovely, the common spaces are beautiful including a wrap around lap pool on the main floor and roof top bar. Rita is a gracious hostess who knows the city well. Her restaurant recommdations were great & reasonably priced and she knows the best ways to enjoy this part of Mexico. The only drawback (for light sleepers) are the cathedral bells which ring throughout the day & night and sometimes with no pattern. If you close your veranda doors at night and use the ceiling fan you should be fine with sleeping & the bells add a certain ambience to this wonderful B & B experience.
THE place to stay!!!
I have stayed at Casa Amorita 5 (or is it 6?) times now. The last time for a full month. So where does one begin to describe the beauty of Casa Amorita? AYE! Es dificil! Well, the Villa itself is a work of art. The design and architecture are quite spectacular, yet simple, elegant and comfortable at the same time. Everywhere you turn you notice another special touch of design. There are many areas to escape and relax--each with an extraordinary view of the magnificent Church de Guadalupe, not to mention the bay and the mountains. With gourmet breakfasts daily, one can easily skip lunch. What drew me to Casa Amorita originally was the location. Everything you need is in walking distance, yet you are tucked away just far enough to avoid the sometime congestion of tourists. You are in MEXICO not an Americanized hotel (not that there is anything wrong with an Americanized hotel, but when I am in Mexico, I want to FEEL Mexico, and Casa Amorita is the ideally located for that.) The staff is lovely, polite, and willing to please (especially Rosa and Gerardo!!!) The daily sunsets amaze me, as each seems more awesome that the last, and you can watch them from your room, the pool, the garden area, or the best spot is on the rooftop bar with a cerveza in hand ; Oh, and I can't forget the nightly fireworks! I love the individual rooms, and have stayed in all of them now and really don't have a favorite. Each is unique and so comfy. I noticed one reviewer complained about the beds, well, for me, I think they are some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in--I sleep better at Casa Amorita than anywhere else I have visited, including my own bed! There are many, many other things to mention about Casa Amorita; the one in particular that I cannot leave out is Rita Love, the Innkeeper. She is a true delight. A consumate professional with a warm, friendly, FUN approach to life. You can tell she loves what she does and she is there for you no matter what you need. She knows Vallarta and loves to share its magic with you. I say, "What are you waiting for! Book your stay at Casa Amorita today!" Maybe I'll see you there!
Rita Makes the Difference
Sometimes when on vacation - one is faced with adverse situations in which you need someone that you can trust. I recently stayed at Casa Amorita(which is even more quaint and cool than it appears on the internet) and became pretty ill as a fever decided to set in while I was on vacation. Anyway, Rita was simply amazing - helpful, direct and the perfect person for this situation. She recommended a family doctor who saw me immediately. She also was around to help with food delivery and other things like that. I am not telling you to just go there if you are sick! The place is great - it is a 2 minute walk to some very good restaurants, the rooms (and the feeling in the house) are very comfortable and the breakfast is great EVERY MORNING. This place is worth it for many, many reasons... Thanks Rita!!!
Missing the church bells at Casa Amorita
We had a fantastic stay at Casa Amorita - everything about it is delightful! Our room on the terrace had a beautiful view of the Cathedral de Guadalupe, and the bay beyond. Every morning we would wake to birds and bells and warm ocean breezes, not to mention a great breakfast. It was everything we hoped for, and more, and the bells which have a life all their own, provided us with much amusement.
Can't wait to return!
There is NO PLACE like Casa Amorita! The view, the location, the food, the design and ambience! It is the best. Been going to PV for over 20 years. And Casa Amorita is my choice!
Home away from home
We have been to Casa Amorita five times and will definitely go back again. The hostess/owner who operates this bed and breakfast is not only friendly, but knowledgeable about the area and its attractions. Each room we have stayed in has been not only neat and clean but also very comfortable - When in Mexico, we consider this our home away from home. The Inn offers a fantastic view of mountains and Bay, and you are within easy walking distance from town. You can see the Cathedral de Guadalupe near by and are treated to the lovely sounds of the chapel bells each day. As Event Planners we have also recommended this Inn to our clients as well as vacationing friends.
The place was fine...good location if you want to be close to downtown, and the pool and breakfasts are great. There are some things you need to know about that i didn't know before i got there! The big church is very close and the bells will probably keep you up for a night or two, and they'll wake you up early every morning. ANother thing, the beds aren't that comfy. Also, there is not much of a beach at this point in the city, you have to walk a mile or so to the south. ANyway, hate to bring up negatives since we did like staying there, but i thought people should know!
the experience was great. The owner is fantastic and a great cook. The breakfast are wonderfull. The place is in a great location if you really want to have a trully mexican experience. The best restaurants and art galeries are walking distance.