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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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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.

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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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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