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THE CHANGING FACE OF VACATION LUXURY

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The face of travel has changed, particularly for those travelers looking for unique, luxury experiences that can’t be found in traditional hotels. Luxury vacation rentals, like our accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, have become the trending choice for today’s traveler. Here are just a few reasons why a unique vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta may win you over from a traditional hotel stay.

  • Location – Our Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals are in the very heart of the city, where you can enjoy Puerto Vallarta’s most popular beach clubs, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, local markets and more, all within easy walking distance Pinnacle Resorts.
  • Space – with resort hotel rooms starting around 300 square feet, our 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, Jacuzzi and Penthouse suite options offer serene spaciousness and private terraces, feeling more like a true “home away from home”, where you can stretch out and relax.
  • Convenience – with en-suite amenities like a full-kitchen, washer/dryer, and outdoor cooking areas on private terraces, you have the option to stay in and enjoy or venture out to any of the dozens of amazing restaurants just steps from our door. The choice is always yours.
  • Amenities – giving you the best of both worlds, Pinnacle Resorts Puerto Vallarta downtown vacation rentals have wonderful resort-style amenities including concierge service, secure parking, two lounges, fully equipped gym, housekeeping, day spa, shopping service, transportation, 24- hour reception and more.

View our gallery of photos and see why luxury vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta are the choice for travelers looking for more from their vacation than the usual hotel stay, and then contact us to learn more.

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PLANNING YOUR PUERTO VALLARTA WEDDING

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What could be more romantic than a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta? For any couple, a wedding ceremony or vow renewal in Puerto Vallarta – with our beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and the blue Pacific Ocean – is the ultimate wedding fantasy. With Pinnacle Resorts luxury accommodations in the Romantic Zone conveniently located close to some of the best wedding venues in Puerto Vallarta, we are an ideal option for any couple getting married in Mexico. Furthermore, with some of the most spacious vacation rental suites in downtown Puerto Vallarta and our Pinnacle Day Spa, you and your wedding party have the ideal surroundings to prepare for the big event.

The paperwork requirements for a legal wedding in Mexico require some planning in advance, and you can find a full list of documents and process here. Many couples prefer having their legal marriage in their country of origin and then their wedding ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, and your Pinnacle Resorts concierge can provide you with a full list of the best wedding planners in Puerto Vallarta, as well as caterers, venues, florists, officiants and more, to make your Vallarta wedding everything you could imagine.

If you have dreamed about getting married in Puerto Vallarta, contact us today and start planning a perfect stay and a perfect day, that both you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

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Photo courtesy of Plush Catering & Events. A local destination wedding planner.

TOP TOURS FOR SPRING IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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Spring is here and this the perfect season for a Puerto Vallarta vacation, especially enjoyed from the convenient central location of your Romantic Zone luxury vacation rental at Pinnacle Resorts. With almost guaranteed sunny days and fabulous temperatures, this is a wonderful time for adventure travel in Puerto Vallarta and getting out to explore some Vallarta tours and activities. Here are some of our top picks to add to your Puerto Vallarta vacation experience this spring.

Zip Lining and Canopy Tours – get out and explore the incredible Sierra Madre jungle range that surrounds Pinnacle Resorts with one of the many zip-lining tours available in Puerto Vallarta as you fly over the jungle canopy.  Your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge can help suggest the tour options best suited for you.

Jorullo Bridge – choose your own adventure level, as you walk or drive an ATV across Jorullo Bridge located in the heart of the jungle, suspended 500 feet above the Cuale River. This is the world’s longest suspension bridge for vehicles, measuring 1550 across, and will be the highlight of your Puerto Vallarta vacation Instagram feed.

Food Tours – Vallarta Food Tours and Vallarta Eats both offer fantastic walking culinary tours in Puerto Vallarta, where you can learn about the city’s history, local cuisine and cooking techniques and sample some amazing off-the-beaten-track food from insider local favorites.  Take advantage of lovely spring temperatures and indulge in some amazing Puerto Vallarta local cuisine.

Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for these and other great tours in Puerto Vallarta to add to your vacation itinerary.

SIPPING INTO VALLARTA’S CRAFT BEER SCENE

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When people think “beer” and “Mexico”, generally a vision of enjoying a cold Corona or Pacifico by the pool or the beach comes to mind. But did you know that there is a major craft beer industry in Mexico, and we have several local Puerto Vallarta breweries turning out impressive artisanal Mexican beers? Here are some you may want to try, all just steps away from your luxury vacation rental in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone at Pinnacle Resorts.

Monzón Brewing Co – with a goal to combat “boring beer”, Monzón Brewing Co offers 9 varieties of craft beer on tap and do seasonal collaborations with other local brewers through their “guest tap”. They offer a delicious menu of full meals and tapas and are soon to launch a new “Tours and Tastings” program for visitors to learn more about local craft beer and the brewing process.

Los Muertos Brewing Company – Puerto Vallarta’s first craft brewery, this restaurant and brewhouse has been a huge success with locals and tourists since 2012. Sample their on-tap choices including Mexican Rubia, El Jefeweizen, Anillo de Fuego, Agave Maria, Revenge, Hop On or McSanchez, all of which pair perfectly with a slice of their amazing pizza, claimed by many to be the best in the city.

Other great local restaurants and hang-outs for Mexican craft beer in Puerto Vallarta include La Cervecería Unión, La Barra Cerveceria, and Bar Morelos Mezcaleria. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more information on these and other suggestions to add to your culinary experiences in Puerto Vallarta.

ROMANTIC PICKS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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It is difficult to imagine a more romantic setting than Puerto Vallarta for Valentine’s Day, especially in a luxury vacation rental in Old Town Puerto Vallarta at Pinnacle Resorts, where you can enjoy incredible sunsets over Banderas Bay and warm ocean breezes from your own private terrace.

With a wonderfully central location, our Romantic Zone vacation rentals are within easy walking distance to some of the most romantic restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Here are some Pinnacle Resorts Concierge picks for a perfect Valentine’s dinner with your sweetheart:

Café des Artistes: always a classic, this fine-dining restaurant from renowned chef, Thierry Blouet, is elegant and sophisticated, seated either in the beautiful formal dining room or the lush garden terrace. To add to the ambiance, they have romantic live piano music nightly.

Trio: serving Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy dining room with hand-painted murals or up on the rooftop terrace, Trio is a long-time favorite for special celebrations, with a wonderful wine list to accompany the excellent service and beautifully presented menu.

La Cappella: Italian fare served in one of the most beautiful rooms in Puerto Vallarta, with a panoramic view of the steeple crown of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and across the Pacific Ocean. To make a sunset dinner even more romantic, enjoy live strolling violists while you dine.

The Iguana: what could be more romantic than dining in the stunning villa that was once owned by Liz Taylor during her Puerto Vallarta love affair with Richard Burton, which sparked during the filming of “Night of the Iguana”? Enjoy contemporary Mexican cuisine and live Mariachi music.

Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts concierge for reservations at these or any of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, all within a perfect night’s stroll from Pinnacle Resorts.

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MORE CHOICES FOR CANADIAN TRAVELERS

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Getting to Puerto Vallarta for your unforgettable vacation at Pinnacle Resorts has never been easier for Canadian travelers. In addition to direct flight routes from WestJet and Air Canada from departure cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal, two new airlines are adding to your travel options.

In January 2019, Swoop Airlines, a new low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, took to the skies with direct flights to Puerto Vallarta from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) in British Columbia and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) in Ontario. Both routes offer twice-weekly service to our sunny shores.

And taking off later in 2019, Canada Jetlines will offer new direct flights from Canada to Puerto Vallarta, as another affordable airline carrier soon to service our destination. Although routes have yet to be confirmed, agreements have already been made with Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico which manages the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), and flight operations for Fall 2019 should be announced this summer.

With so many easy ways to for Canadians to get to Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy a perfect vacation in our luxury vacation rentals in Old Town Puerto Vallarta complemented with easy and convenient flight options.

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MEXICAN NEW YEAR’S EVE TRADITIONS

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Part of the fun of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta is adding some Mexican cultural traditions to your night. Here are a few of our fun favorites that you might want to make part of your Puerto Vallarta vacation celebrations.

12 Grapes
This is a very common New Year’s tradition in Mexico that is commonly practiced. A bowl of 12 grapes is set on the table, each grape meant to represent a different month of the year. Take a grape and should it be sweet, the corresponding month will be happy and prosperous, but should it be sour, prepare for some challenges that month.

Luggage
Luckily, as you are already on vacation, enjoying your luxury vacation rental in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone at Pinnacle Resorts, you will have some luggage handy. Grab an empty suitcase and take a quick stroll around the block to ensure that 2019 will be full of new and exciting travel plans.

Colored Underwear
This Mexican New Year’s tradition is maybe the most fun and everyone’s favorite. The color of your undergarments may well just determine what lays ahead in 2019. For money and success, wear yellow under your clothes. On a search for love? Choose red.

Whichever way you celebrate in Puerto Vallarta, the team at Pinnacle Resorts wishes you a very Happy New Year and the best for 2019!

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WHERE TO CELEBRATE 2019 IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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While it is very tempting to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 from the private terrace of your luxury vacation rental in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone with beautiful views of the midnight fireworks over Banderas Bay, if you are looking to go out to celebrate, your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge is at your service.

For a full night party, we recommend the Puerto Vallarta New Year’s Eve Party at La Palapa and El Dorado, two side-by-side beachfront restaurants just a short stroll from your Pinnacle Resorts vacation rental.  Their party will feature a 5-course menu with premium open bar, DJ and dance floor, party favors and an oceanfront view to the fireworks at midnight. Cost is $3,800 pesos per person and includes tax and gratuity.

For a Puerto Vallarta New Year’s Eve dinner out, your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge will be able to assist you with reservations any restaurant serving a festive meal. Some guest favorites are Trio, Vitea, The Swedes, Azafrán and Café Des Artistes. Your concierge will have full dinner menus available to choose the perfect option for your celebration.

No matter if you go out or choose to celebrate from the luxury of your private Pinnacle Resorts suite and terrace, we thank you for spending the start to 2019 with us.

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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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