Birthday Dinner at the Vista Grill

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 25 For Jana’s Birthday, we looked for a special place to have dinner. We chose the Vista Grill because this restaurant gets good reviews and because it is situated high up with a view across Puerto Vallarta’s roof-tops to the ocean and (hopefully) the sunset. We took a taxi there and…

Riding the Púlpito Funicular

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 20 – 28 When the roads in downtown Puerto Vallarta find a particularly steep bit of hillside, the town planners have a simple solution. The steep bit of road is replaced with a stairway. One example is the road called “Púlpito”. This runs inland from the shore for two blocks and…

A Scramble to Conchas Chinas

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 26 This statue is near the South end of Playa los Muertos. Here is a view of Los Muertos beach, looking North towards the pier and the center of Puerto Vallarta. This photo shows the entire waterfront of the Romantic Zone. The nearest big building, with the “palapas” and the blue…

Strolling on the Malecon

Puerto Vallarta ~ Mostly January 28 The whole length of the Malecon contains wild and wonderful statues and sculptures, many of which clearly invite people to interact with them. So, without further comment, here is a selection of photos. (This first one is not a statue.)   More to come.

Breakfast at Kaiser Maximilian

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 28 In my next blog, I will post some photos of the various sculptures on the Malecon. The Malecon gets pretty busy after noon, so you end up taking photos of other people taking photos of the statues. Or you get annoying little glitches, like the hand holding the camera sticking…