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BECOMING A TEQUILA CONNOISSEUR

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In our last blog, we recommended Uncork Mexico as the perfect way to discover some of the amazing wines being produced in Mexico. But truly, no visit to Puerto Vallarta is complete without spending some time with our most famous export – Tequila!

Of course, you can and should visit the friendly bartenders at Signature Lounge and Residences Sky Bar by Pinnacle any night of the week to enjoy Puerto Vallarta’s best Happy Hour set against a stunning sunset view, who will gladly help you with some top shelf Tequila suggestions. But for more in-depth Tequila experience, our Pinnacle Resorts concierge team recommends Vallarta Tequila Tastings.

Join Vallarta Tequila Tastings in their venue or book them for a private tasting in the comfort of your luxury accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Their knowledgeable Tequila Master will guide you through the rich history of Tequila making in Mexico and help you identify the subtle flavors and sophistication of a variety of specially selected bottles.

A private Puerto Vallarta Tequila tasting with Vallarta Tequila Tastings is the ideal way to become a Tequila connoisseur during your Puerto Vallarta luxury vacation, so that you can return home to education your friends that fine Tequila is much more than shooters and regrettable decisions.

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DISCOVERING MEXICAN WINES

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The famous Happy Hours at Signature Lounge and Residences Sky Bar by Pinnacle are truly ideal for enjoying top shelf drinks accompanied by a stunning Puerto Vallarta sunset every night of the week during your luxury vacation in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone at Resorts by Pinnacle. But if you are a wine-lover and interested in learning more about the burgeoning wine industry in Mexico, you may be interested in having a more immersive experience with some of the amazing vintages now being produced in our country. Uncork Mexico is the Pinnacle Resorts Concierge recommendation for wine buffs to discover new favorites while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta.

Uncork Mexico features exclusive wine tastings in Puerto Vallarta, both in a group setting or in the privacy of your Puerto Vallarta vacation rental at Resorts by Pinnacle. Owned by two engaging and knowledgeable Puerto Vallarta residents, hailing from Mexico and Brazil, Uncork Mexico travels extensively throughout the three major wine regions in Mexico to source incredible bottles of chenin blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier for white wine fans, and Bordeaux varietals, Grenache, tempranillo, dolcetto, syrah and petite sirah for those that prefer reds. They also have marvelous selections of rosé and bubbles to satisfy all interests and offer artisan cheese and chocolate tastings to enhance your wine tasting experience.

Though Mexico is best known for Tequila, and to a lesser extent, mezcal and raicilla, Mexican wines are gaining respect with wine connoisseurs and sommeliers across the globe. Whether a private wine tasting on your Pinnacle Resorts terrace or a group tasting in one of Uncork Mexico’s venues, which are all within easy walking distance, a Puerto Vallarta wine tasting is a wonderful addition to any Pinnacle Resorts vacation. Talk to your concierge for more information.

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THE ALTARS OF DÍA DE MUERTOS

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If you will be staying in our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone during the last weekend in October, you will be in the perfect location to participate in one of the most special traditions in Mexico: Día de Muertos.

Not to be confused with Halloween, Día de Muertos is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd and is a combination of ancient Mesoamerican and Spanish traditions of celebrating the memory of the dead. But Día de Muertos is far from a somber time, in fact, it is a time to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have departed with music, dance, food and drink.

Mexicans will create altars dedicated to their loved ones and decorate them with offerings to ease their time in the hereafter, with gifts based on the four elements: water, wind, earth and fire. Water… and sometimes Tequila or other favorite drink is left so the spirits won’t be thirsty. Colorful paper banners represent the wind and candles represent fire, helping the spirits to find their way. And earth is represented with food, often the delicious pan de muerto, a sweet bread decorated with sugared fruit. Altars are usually decorated with marigold and depictions of butterflies to help lead the spirits and sugar skulls and toys are often found on the altars of children who have passed too soon.

If you are in Puerto Vallarta during Día de Muertos, visit the Plaza Las Armas beside our famous Malecón, to see some of these beautiful altars and experience this wonderful tradition.

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A TACO TWIST AT DON CHAVA

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The owners of the successful Tre Piatti restaurant have recently opened a delicious new venture with Don Chava Taqueria Cantina, putting a modern twist on traditional tacos. With a vibrant space in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, Don Chava has quickly become a favorite for casual dining with locals and visitors.

The cozy restaurant features two colorful wall murals depicting traditional Mexico, tables made from local wood by Vallarta furniture-makers, and big screen televisions for screening international sports events. The center of the restaurant is dominated by a custom-made bar and cook station, where Don Chava chefs whip up juicy tacos pastor (rotisserie pork), asada (rib eye), chuleta (pork chop) and milanesa de pollo (breaded chicken). In addition to tacos, Don Chava also has quesadillas and volcans, a cheesier version of tacos. House-made salsas and guacamole perfectly compliment your meal, as does the delicious chocolate flan, made in-house daily.

Nothing pairs better with tacos than Tequila, and Don Chava has a drink list of custom-crafted margaritas made with Tequila or Mezcal, along with a selection of Mexican beer and wine. Or enjoy one of their aguas frescas (fruit waters) made from fresh, local ingredients.

Don Chava is open Wednesday to Monday, from 5:30pm to 1:30am, located at Lazaro Cardenas 288 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, and is one of our Pinnacle Picks for a fun take on traditional Mexican street food in Puerto Vallarta.

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THE PINNACLE ADVANTAGE

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Pinnacle Resorts is dedicated to offering the best vacation experience for each of our guests, with the only luxury accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. For many of our visitors, a Pinnacle Resorts stay is their first vacation outside of a traditional hotel stay, and here are some of the most frequent comments we receive from our guests at check-out.

“We could walk to everything!”
At Pinnacle Resorts, we are fortunate to have a fantastic location right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, in the vibrant Romantic Zone. Just outside our doorstep, guests have their choice of beach clubs, shopping, nightlife and live entertainment, galleries and more. For many of our guests, the only car ride they need is for airport transfers (pre-arranged by our concierge team).

“It’s like a hotel, but better!”
With sparkling infinity pools, Pinnacle Day Spa, Signature Lounge (with our famous nightly Happy Hour), a modern gym, housekeeping and our Pinnacle Concierge team, Pinnacle Resorts offers all the amenities of a hotel stay, but with spacious, professionally designed suites featuring full kitchens, in-suite laundry, large private terraces and more.

“I don’t want to go home!”
If there must be a problem on your vacation, it should be that you are sad to see it end. We love greeting so many familiar faces at check-in as our visitors return to Pinnacle Resorts year after year, making us their choice for luxury vacations in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Experience the Pinnacle Resorts advantage and book your next vacation with us today.

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PUERTO VALLARTA FOR FOODIES

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Food culture in Mexico is both steeped in tradition and on the forefront of foodie culture internationally. From fantastic street food to gourmet fine-dining experiences, you’ll find it in Puerto Vallarta, known in Mexico as one of the best culinary cities in the country. Pinnacle Resorts offers luxury accommodations in the Romantic Zone that are within easy walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, but if you are looking for a more interactive culinary experience, here are some of our Pinnacle Concierge suggestions.

VALLARTA FOOD TOURS
Their motto is “become a local in 3 hours” and Vallarta Food Tours delivers. Take your choice of a day or night guided walking tour, their Mexology cocktail tour or culinary bicycle tours to visit off-the-tourist-track restaurants and sample some of Puerto Vallarta’s most delicious and traditional dishes, served up with a side of Vallarta history and culture.

VALLARTA EATS
Tacos, tastings and treats – whatever your dining preference, Vallarta Eats has a tour for you. Take a walking tour to some of the best taco stands in the city, spend a night out sampling some of the outstanding Mexican-fusion restaurants Vallarta has to offer, or satisfy your sweet tooth with their upcoming Chocolate and Vanilla Discovery Tour, launching this fall.

MIRIAM’S MEXICAN KITCHEN
Looking for a more hands-on culinary experience? Chef Miriam Flores offers interactive cooking classes in 3-hour sessions where you will learn to prepare a traditional five-course meal focusing on local ingredients and Mexican cooking techniques.

Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge about these and for other culinary and restaurant recommendations in Puerto Vallarta. And try creating some delicious Mexican food in the kitchen of your Puerto Vallarta luxury vacation rental at Pinnacle Resorts.

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ALL ABOUT ANDREW CHRISTIAN

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You may have seen, or been lucky enough to have experienced, the Andrew Christian SkyHouse, Penthouse & Townhouse at Pinnacle Resorts, but do you know its namesake?

Andrew Christian is the founder of a highly successful men’s underwear, swimwear and sportswear line, based in Los Angeles, California. The iconic line is sold in hundreds of stores around the world, including luxury department stores Nordstrom and Selfridges. Andrew has been featured in numerous fashion publications as well as on Good Morning America, Fox News, Entertainment Tonight, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and MSNBC’s Hardball as one of the fastest growing companies in the USA.

Andrew always loved Puerto Vallarta, vacationing here often, but when he discovered Pinnacle Resorts, he knew it was the perfect moment and opportunity to expand his brand into luxury hospitality with a strategic alliance with Pinnacle.

The Andrew Christian residences offer exclusive luxury accommodations in the Romantic Zone, with two-bedroom suites, private Jacuzzi, spacious terraces with wide ocean views and, of course, the high style one would expect from a top designer.

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MAKING MASSAGES PART OF YOUR VACATION

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Any Puerto Vallarta vacation should be about relaxing, so adding a massage to your stay in our luxury Romantic Zone accommodations should certainly be on your holiday to-do list. Here are just a few of the health and wellness benefits of massage:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relieves muscle and back pain
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Wards off depression
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases balance and range of motion
  • Aids with digestive disorders
  • Relieves headaches

And, of course, the best reason to get a massage in Puerto Vallarta is that it feels great. Pinnacle Day Spa offers a full range of spa massages, including Swedish, Shiatsu, Hawaiian and Deep Tissue. And with prices starting around $30 USD for a 60-minute massage, you can treat yourself to more than one, for a true Puerto Vallarta luxury vacation experience.

The Pinnacle Day Spa in the Romantic Zone also offers other spa treatments including facials, body wraps and scrubs, reflexology, manicures and pedicures. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for a full spa menu and reservations.

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PINNACLE RESORTS RECOMMENDS SIAM COCINA THAI

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Puerto Vallarta known as being a city for foodies, with an incredible variety of restaurants, Farmers Markets and cooking classes to choose from, and dozens of exceptional eateries within easy walking distance of our luxury accommodations in the Romantic Zone. Recently, a fantastic addition has come to the Puerto Vallarta restaurant scene with the opening of Siam Cocina Thai.

From the successful team behind the always popular Bravo’s restaurant, we can now enjoy a true taste of Southeast Asia right in the Romantic Zone, in a beautiful space dedicated to producing the authentic flavors and dishes of Thai cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. Using the freshest local ingredients and traditional Thai spices and cooking techniques, customers have been raving about dishes like the Panang Curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yum Gung and crispy Spring Rolls.

The dining room is warm and inviting, but Siam Cocina Thai also offers delivery service, so you can enjoy Thai food in the comfort of your Puerto Vallarta luxury vacation rental. Siam Cocina Thai is located at Francisco I. Madero 271, and open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 11pm. Visit their website at www.siampv.com for menus or contact your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for reservations.

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