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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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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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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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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.

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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