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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 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 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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PUERTO VALLARTA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

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Puerto Vallarta is a foodie’s dream destination, with everything from incredible street food from family-run food stands to exclusive fine dining restaurants, many of which are located just steps away from our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Since 2005, Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week has been an annual tradition that locals and visitors highly anticipate, and the 2018 edition will be bigger than ever, with 59 participating restaurants and an extended run from May 15th to June 10th, 2018.

During the 25-day festival, participating restaurants will offer a choice of 3 different, 3 course menus (starter, entree and dessert) with a special $269, $399 or $466-peso price point, not including beverages or gratuity. This is a wonderful way to sample some of Puerto Vallarta’s best restaurants at a very affordable price, so you can try a different restaurant every night of your vacation.

With our Puerto Vallarta luxury accommodations located in the Romantic Zone, our guests can easily walk to numerous participating restaurant week choices including:  Agrodolce, Archie’s Wok, Boccon Di Vino, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Di Vino Dante, Kaiser Maximilian, Mérida Grill, Sí Señor Beach, The Blue Shrimp, The SwedesVitea, Azafran and more. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more information or visit www.restaurantweekpv.com.

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PINNACLE PRIDE

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Puerto Vallarta Pride is coming back town and bringing an anticipated 17 000 visitors with it from May 20th to May 27th, 2018. Pinnacle Resorts has been a proud sponsor and supporter of Vallarta Pride since its inception in 2013. Offering the only luxury accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, we are honored to be part of the local LGBTQ community and a favorite resort choice for LGBT travelers in Vallarta.

This year, international recording artist, Lorena Herrera, will be Parade Marshal of the famous Vallarta Pride Parade and the week-long event schedule features movie screenings, street parties, club nights, beach parties, casino nights, live entertainment and much more.

We still have limited availability for Vallarta Pride 2018, so book your luxury suite in the Romantic Zone today to be in the heart of all the action and visit www.vallartapride.com for full event listings.

From everyone at Pinnacle Resorts, we wish our local LGBTQ community and visitors a “Happy Pride” and we will continue to stand by, support and celebrate you.

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SUMMER SEASON IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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As the Spring Break, Easter vacation and Semana Santa crowds dissipate from Puerto Vallarta, we now move into our lovely summer season. While many people think of Puerto Vallarta as the perfect winter vacation destination in Mexico, May through September is actually one of the nicest times to vacation in our charming city. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Fewer crowds – Summer season is the perfect time to experience Puerto Vallarta like a local, without the tourist crowds. It’s a wonderful time to explore the city, the beaches and the markets.
  • Lush greenery – The summer season in Puerto Vallarta is when our beautiful Sierra Mountain Range looks the greenest and beautiful. It’s also the perfect time to take a trip to the gorgeous Vallarta Botanical Garden. Tip: bring a swimsuit to take a cool dip in the river and leave time to stay and enjoy lunch in their beautiful restaurant with its amazing view.
  • Nature’s fireworks – Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta runs May through October, but our rains usually roll in once or twice a week in the late afternoon, after sunny days, to bring cooler temperatures and incredible showers that last about an hour before dissipating. If you have never seen a tropical rain shower, it is truly an experience and even locals that have lived here their entire lives, throw open their doors to welcome the first big rain of the season. But even more, the rains come with fantastic lightning shows over Bay, that promise to provide some of the best vacation photos you will ever take.

To add to the many reasons why you will want to visit Puerto Vallarta in the summer season, you can take advantage of our best rates of the year at Pinnacle Resorts on our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Make your reservation today and enjoy your Puerto Vallarta summer vacation with Pinnacle Resorts.

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THE HUICHOL ARTISANS

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The Huichol indigenous people have been living in our region for hundreds of years and artisanal handicraft is deeply ingrained in their rich culture. Intricate yarn and bead techniques are centuries old and have been passed down as a way of sharing the legend and beliefs of the Huichol community.

Art is used as a means of prayer and to interact with the spirit world, creating symbolic representations of the figures that are central to their belief system. Some of the symbols you will frequently see in the art of the Huichol include trees, bears, armadillos, deer, coyote and peyote plants. Serpents are also often seen in Huichol art, but unlike in some other cultures, the serpent is revered by the Huichol as it protects the corn and peyote from pests.

There are numerous art galleries in Puerto Vallarta where you can explore Huichol Art. Pinnacle Resorts offers the only luxury accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, only steps away from several galleries, as well as restaurants, beaches, nightlife and live entertainment, making it the perfect luxury vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta.

Ask our concierge for art gallery recommendations and on ways to support the Huichol people of Puerto Vallarta.

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RELAX AT THE DAY SPA AT PINNACLE

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No luxury vacation in Puerto Vallarta would be complete without a visit to the Day Spa at Pinnacle to treat yourself to some total relaxation and rejuvenation.   Located in the lobby level of Signature by Pinnacle (right next door to Residences by Pinnacle), the Day Spa is a Zen space designed to help you pamper your body and soul.

Our talented team of therapists have a reputation for some of the best massages in Puerto Vallarta area and have a dedicated local following.  Treat yourself to a 60 or 90 minute massage in any of the following styles:  Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hawaiian or traditional Swedish.

Body treatments include full body exfoliation to get your skin beach ready and glowing.  Or try a luxurious mud wrap to pull toxins from your body, shed excess water weight and get smooth, healthy skin.   Reflexology, hydrating facials and spa manicures and pedicures are also available at our luxury spa in the Romantic Zone.

Starting at less than $200 pesos, our Puerto Vallarta spa treatments are an incredible value compared to the price of spa treatments at home, so be sure to treat yourself with 1 or more visits during your Puerto Vallarta vacation.

ADVANTAGES OF CONDO-STYLE RESORT VACATIONING

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The biggest trend in travel is vacationers moving away from traditional hotel rooms and instead choosing condo-style vacations for convenience, cost and comfort.  At Resorts by Pinnacle, guests receive the best of both worlds:  condo style accommodations with boutique hotel amenities.  Here is some of what you can expect from our properties:

  • Space:  unlike a traditional hotel room, our one and two bedroom suites give all of our guests the spaciousness of a condo, including private terraces with barbeque, comfortable living areas and full service kitchens.
  • Cost:  not only are Resorts by Pinnacle suites very competitively priced against luxury hotel suites, but our guests enjoy fully equipped kitchens meaning that they can enjoy eating at home as often as they wish, keeping down costly restaurant bills.
  • Convenience:  in-suite laundry, dedicated underground parking, airport transportation, maid service, concierge and more!  It’s all here at Resorts by Pinnacle so that you can vacation with ease.
  • Amenities:  unlike a vacation rental or smaller hotel, at Resorts by Pinnacle guests enjoy the luxury services they deserve like our Signature Lounge, Day Spa and fully equipped Signature Gym.
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