Christmas in Paradise Village
23 December 2008 | Puerto Vallarta
We arrived at Puerto Vallarta on December 18; we were lucky and got a slip in the Paradise Village marina, which is a very fancy, and huge resort. The good thing about it is that it is extremely luxurious, but the down side is that you could spend a year here and never know you were in Mexico. It is very Americanized and also isolated from town (a 20 minute bus ride).
That being said, we're enjoying our stay here a great deal.
There are crocodiles in the marina, so "No Swimming -- crocodile zone" and "Don't feed the crocodiles" signs are everywhere.
Some of the crocs here reach 17 feet in length.
Last night we enjoyed Jazz Night at the P.V. Yacht Club - they had a former keyboard player for Carlos Santana there, who was fabulous. along with an electric bass and a fantastic drummer from Cuba.
This evening we had dinner in town with friends Dan and Esther Carrico and David Schwarz. They both have bought hi-rise condos in P.V., which were gorgeous.
Dinner at The Barracuda restaurant was excellent.