Sea Monkey and Sunsets

The surf pounds the well-packed sand, littered with seaweed. I sit, toes buried deep where the water meets the shore. Behind me, local vendors run a sales rotation at Puerto Vallarta’s Sea Monkey, a beach bar with a handful of tables and umbrellas nestled on the coastline. They sell everything: Drawings. Jewelry. Marionettes. Clothing. Massages. As eachContinue reading “Sea Monkey and Sunsets”

Getting Dreamy at Rivera del Rio in Puerto Vallarta

Hailed as the “house of dreams” by New York interior designer Billy Baldwin, the former home of “Silver” Maria Cortez is now open to house guests, thanks to the Alex Killen, who is the third generation owner of the mansion-turned-boutique Rivera del Rio hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Here, eclectic meets lavish  meets indoor plunge poolContinue reading “Getting Dreamy at Rivera del Rio in Puerto Vallarta”

Quirk and Comfort: Garlands del Rio Boutique Hotel

There’s a big, black gate that marks the entrance to Garlands del Rio in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica. That’s it. To the left of the massive gate is a door bell. Buzz that and within seconds, a latch clicks and then the tiny door can be opened. On the other side ofContinue reading “Quirk and Comfort: Garlands del Rio Boutique Hotel”

Luna Liquida: A Look at the Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Editor’s Note: I was a guest of Luna Liquida, a boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. You can review my disclosure policy here.  Tucked on a cobblestone street, perched on a steep slope, this boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta seems inconspicuous. If it wasn’t for a tiny sign hanging on the outside of the old buildingContinue reading “Luna Liquida: A Look at the Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta”