Thursday, January 21, 2016

Puerto Vallarta and Paradise Village for Christmas

Neil, Diana and Chewy were thrilled to get back on board Salicia (N40) when we delivered them to Paradise Village. (PV)  It was also good to be on WORKNOT with just Mary and Keela but we soon missed the Simpson clan.  Plans are to buddy boat with them this winter.

The four of us enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the PV Yacht club.   Traditional turkey, dressing and stuffing.

Paradise Village is an upscale resort at Nuevo Vallarta.  Just north of the main harbor in Puerto Vallarta. (Cruise ship dock).  Standalone homes, condos, time shares and hotels dominate the area.  The local "mall" is similar to being in San Diego with Starbucks, McDonald's, Domino's and Subway.  English is the dominate language and the grocery store has plenty of US brands.   A welcome refresher but not what we came to Mexico for.  Still we enjoyed being pampered and used the pools and ocean front cabanas often.  

The harbor entrance is normally calm and easy.  Occasionally it gets rough and this was one of those days.  We entered a few days before and it was like a lake.  Good thing we were not "scheduled" to leave this day.

The hotel has a Christmas dinner buffet on the beach.  Estimate they served over 1,000 people.  The food was outstanding, hot and service was very good.   Dozens of dishes were served and the desert tables were over the top.  

 One of a half dozen tables

 Better than a white Christmas

So where are they????

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