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RESIDENCES SKY BAR AT PINNACLE RESORTS 220

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Choosing a stay in a luxury vacation rental in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone with Pinnacle Resorts means not only the convenience of a full suite accommodations, but also outstanding resort-style amenities, like the Residences Sky Bar. 

Located on the rooftop terrace of Pinnacle Resorts 220Residences Sky Bar offers a breathtaking 360-degree view across the Pacific waters of Banderas Bay all the way to the horizon, city views of charming Puerto Vallarta and the lush jungle of the majestic Sierra Madre mountains. A meandering, sparkling pool with cross-over bridges invites a refreshing swim or catching some sun and a snooze on a pool lounger.  

Visit the bar and ask the friendly bartenders to whip up your favorite vacation beverage, or visit during our famous Pinnacle Resorts Happy Hour, daily from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and enjoy 2×1 top shelf cocktails and wine, while relaxing in the comfortable, shaded lounge areas. 

The convenience and amenities at Pinnacle Resorts have made us a traveler’s best choice for luxury vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta. With more spacious accommodations than a traditional hotel room and fully equipped suites with washer/dryer, complete kitchens, and many suites offering outdoor BBQs and Jacuzzis or dip-pools, your suite is as much of vacation destination as Puerto Vallarta is itself. 

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PINNACLE PICKS: GERNIKA PINTXOS

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If you are planning a Puerto Vallarta vacation this September, you will find that some local restaurants close during the month for annual holidays. But there are dozens of fantastic dining options, all located just steps away from your vacation rental in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. One of our favorite late summer dining choices is Gernika Pintxos, where you can enjoy a taste of Spain, with a spicy twist of Mexico. 

Pintxos”, similar to Spanish tapas, are bite-sized portions, often served on a skewer or piece of bread, perfect for sharing. The chef and co-owner at Gernika Pintxos are originally from Spain and have created a menu of traditional and authentic tastes of the Basque region. This year, they are also excited to announce a new wine list, created in conjunction with the wine experts at Uncork Mexico, which features some of the best wines from Spain and Mexico to accompany your meal. 

With a location that offers an air-conditioned dining room or outdoor terrace seating with a beautiful view of the Los Muertos Pier, Gernika Pintxos is a Pinnacle Concierge “Best Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta” pick for summer dining. Contact them for directions or reservations during your stay in our luxury vacation rentals in downtown Puerto Vallarta. 

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF MASSAGE IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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Going to the spa to get a massage feels like a luxury or special treat for many people, but did you know there are many scientifically proven health benefits of massage? Just some of the medical conditions for which doctors recommend massage include chronic back pain, anxiety and stress, the treatment of soft tissue injuries or delayed onset muscle soreness, sleep issues and improving high blood pressure.

But beyond medical reasons, getting a massage can enhance your Puerto Vallarta vacation in many physical and psychological ways, including reducing muscles soreness or stress from travelling, helping relieve jet lag, stimulating your lymphatic system and improving skin tone after the dehydration of air travel, and just for general relaxation to help you ease into your holiday.

At Pinnacle Resorts luxury vacation rentals in downtown Puerto Vallarta, located just steps away from all the vibrant Romantic Zone has to offer, our own Pinnacle Day Spa offers a full menu of the best massages in Puerto Vallarta including sports, deep tissue and Swedish massages. The Pinnacle Day Spa also offers a full range of professional spa services including manicures, pedicures and facials designed to reinvigorate your body and spirit, the perfect addition to any stay in our luxury downtown Puerto Vallarta suites. Contact your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more information or reservations.

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SIGNATURE SIPS: THE PALOMA

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When you think of famous Mexican cocktails, of course, the Margarita comes to mind. But have you been lucky enough to sample the Margarita’s cousin? We’re talking about the delicious Paloma. Tequila and grapefruit-based, the Paloma cocktail is perfectly refreshing for summer and may just become your new favorite vacation drink. Here is how to make one to enjoy on the spacious terrace of your Pinnacle Resorts luxury vacation rental in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

What You Need

¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon sugar

¼ cup Tequila

¼ cup mineral water

Course salt

1 grapefruit wedge to garnish

What You Do

Gently rub the grapefruit wedge around the rim of your cocktail glass and then dip the glass in a plate of salt, for a nice salty rim. Add grapefruit juice, lime juice and sugar and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Mix in Tequila, ice cubes and top up with mineral water. Then garnish with your grapefruit wedge.

Or, for an easier recipe, visit the friendly staff at Signature Lounge or Sky Bar at Pinnacle Resorts, and have our expert bartenders make you a Paloma at the best Happy Hour in Puerto Vallarta, happening every evening in time for sunset.

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FUN FATHER´S DAY ACTIVITIES IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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If you’re celebrating Father’s Day in Puerto Vallarta on June 16th, Pinnacle Resorts has suggestions for some perfect activities that any dad would enjoy. 

  1. Deep Sea Fishing – show Dad he’s a catch with a fishing trip for Father’s Day. Fishing charter companies like Vallarta Sportsman can arrange an inshore or offshore fishing trip, and June is a best month for doradoamberjack, roosterfish and tuna fishing in Puerto Vallarta. 
  1. Massage – give Dad have some well-deserved relaxation with a specialty massage at Pinnacle Day SpaLet him enjoy a 60 or 90-minute Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hawaiian or traditional Swedish massage for some real pampering. 
  1. ATV Tours – is Dad an adrenaline junkie? For active dads, there is nothing better that a heart-pounding adventure ride through the jungle trails and rivers of the Sierra Madre mountains and jungle. 

Your Pinnacle Resort Concierge can arrange any of these options or help with other suggestions for tours and activities in Puerto Vallarta, or with making reservations in some of Vallarta’s best restaurants to celebrate.  Pinnacle Resorts offer luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, meaning that the best of the city is always within easy access. 

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THE MOST DELICIOUS MONTH IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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Foodies get ready because Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week is returning May 15th so you can enjoy some of the best restaurants Puerto Vallarta has to offer with special promotional dining experiences. This event is so popular that since its inception in 2005, it has grown from just a one-week event to a culinary festival that now spans over 3 weeks (May 15 to June 10, 2019) and includes 61 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit! With so many restaurants participating in this three-course experience, offered at $289 pesos, $399 pesos or $466 pesos, choosing can be difficult, so our concierge department has offered their favorite options within easy walking distance from your luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone.

Archie’s Wok (Asian Fusion) $289 pesos
Appetizers: Thai Green Papaya Salad or Vegetable Tempura or Asian Gazpacho
Main Courses: Pan Seared Fish Fillet or Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Breast or Hoi Sin Vegetable Stir Fry
Dessert: Thai Sweet Rice or Coco Tiki Flan or Gelato de Jour 

Azafrán (Mediterranean Fusion) $399 pesos
Appetizers: Mixed Salad with Duck Breast or Avocado Mango Tartar with Shrimp or Fresh Tuna
Main Courses: Beef Ragout a la Stroganoff or Salmon Filet with Saffron Crust or Tomato Ravioli
Dessert: Freshly Baked Apple Beignets or Passion Fruit Ice-Cream or Saffron Panna Cotta

Daquiri Dick’s (International) $399 pesos
Appetizers: Oven-roasted Cauliflower Soup or Arugula & Watercress Salad or Teriyaki Salmon Clear Rolls
Main Courses: Pan Finished Chicken or Pan Finished Escolar Fish or Marco Polo Spaghetti
Desserts: Fresh Fruit Tart or Young Coconut Crème Brulee or Key Lime Pie

Kaiser Maximillian (Austrian Cuisine) $466 pesos
Appetizers: Spinach Strudel or Marinated Mahi-mahi or Chile Poblano Cream Soup
Main Courses: Beef Tenderloin or Salmon Trout Fillet or Braised Rabbit
Desserts: Rehrücken Chocolate Cake or Sour Cream Cheesecake or Cottage Cheese Strudel

Take to your Pinnacle Resorts concierge for reservations and find full Restaurant Week listings here:  RestaurantWeekPV.com.

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CHOOSING AN EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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Many of our guests stay in our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or other special event.  And while we can promise that your stay at Pinnacle Resorts will be memorable, you may want to consider hiring a photographer for your event or wedding in Puerto Vallarta. Having hosted many public and charity events, our Pinnacle Resorts team has some suggestions for choosing a photographer in Puerto Vallarta for your special occasion. 

Request a full portfolio – don’t be taken in by just a handful of photographs from a website. A professional, experienced photographer should have an extensive portfolio showing many different types and styles of work. 

Talk budget – have a clear idea of what you are willing to spend on photography in Puerto Vallarta and remember, that price can often reflect quality.  

What’s your style – talk to your photographer about how you want your Puerto Vallarta wedding or event captured, be it traditional posed portraits or more spontaneous, casual images. 

Personality – During your event, the photographer will interact with your guests and it is important that he or she is professional, serious and focused on capturing and creating amazing images. 

Talk to our Pinnacle Resorts concierge staff for suggestions about photographers and other ways that we can make your special event or wedding in Puerto Vallarta even more memorable.  

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GETTING DOWN IN PUERTO VALLARTA THIS MAY

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Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for some breathtaking, highflying action again this year, as Down Puerto
Vallarta, a death-defying urban bike race, returns to Puerto Vallarta for the third year, bringing some of
the best international extreme cyclists in the world to compete.

Vying for more than 300 000 MXP in prize money, extreme cyclists from 12 countries, hailing as far as
China and Brazil, will thrill crowds at this free weekend event, held May 18 and 19, 2019. From a starting
point high above the city, these extreme riders will speed down the streets, stairwells, alleyways, and
cobblestone slopes of our city, flying high into the air over ramps, as they race down to the Malecon at
breakneck speed. While this extreme urban cycling course isn’t long, it requires intense technical skills
and focus, and for the crowd, it is always thrilling to watch this free cycling event in Puerto Vallarta.

Your Pinnacle Resorts luxury vacation rental in the Romantic Zone puts you in easy walking distance to
this exciting Puerto Vallarta extreme sporting events. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more
details regarding Down Puerto Vallarta, if you will be visiting during May.

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PET-FRIENDLY AT PINNACLE RESORTS

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Did you know that our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone are pet-friendly? In fact, Pinnacle Resorts is one of the few pet-friendly resorts in Puerto Vallarta, so your best furry friend is always more than welcome. We have a few pet-travel tips to help make your journey to Puerto Vallarta as easy as possible, for you and your pet.

  • Although not all airlines require it, if possible, book a direct flight.
  • As per Mexican regulations, have a full travel health certificate from your veterinarian dated within 10 days of your arrival to Puerto Vallarta.
  • Be sure that your pet carrier is large enough in size for your pet and make sure that your pet is familiar and comfortable being in the carrier well in advance of your travel date.
  • Do not feed your pet 4 hours prior to your trip, and if you are able, add a collapsible water bottle with a few ice cubes in the pet carrier, to work as a time-release water system.

And, of course, once you arrive, you will want other travelers to love your pet as much as you do, so remember to be courteous:

  • Always keep your pet leashed in public areas and respect non-pet areas and restaurants.
  • Use only designated potty areas and remember to pick up after your pet.

If you have any questions about our pet-friendly vacation rental suites in Puerto Vallarta, please contact us by using our online chat system, and we will be happy to help.

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