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Why is June Pride Month?

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We know that June is the most colorful month of the year because of all LGBT festivals around the world and for the city of Puerto Vallarta it’s an important month since it has positioned as one of the most visited destinations for the gay community and not only because of the beauty of its beaches but for the extensive list of entertainment alternatives aimed at the LGBT population in its world famous “romantic zone”, but … Why is June pride month?

Almost all the dates that we commemorate today or know as “holidays” began with a conflict and this is no exception. The story of why June is LGBT pride month has its origins in New York in the mid-20th century, specifically in a bar called Stonewall Inn, a hangout for the gay community. Being homosexual at that time was considered a crime, which is why the New York police made arrests of gays and transsexuals who frequented this establishment; However, on the morning of June 28, 1969, something different happened, for the first time a group from the LGBT community refused to be arrested. More than 150 people were involved and they were the pioneers in raising their voices demanding respect and freedom towards sexual diversity; Over time the marches became bigger and better organized until they became the festivals we know today.

We know that love has many colors and Pinnacle Resorts prides itself on its sensitivity and its strict non-discriminatory policy towards all its guests, as well as being strategically located in the heart of the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta, just a few steps from the best beaches, galleries, bars and clubs in the city.

Celebrating pride month is celebrating diversity and love in all its forms, we invite you to celebrate with us, you can make your reservation through the web site https://pinnacleresortspv.com/reservations/, we will be very happy to welcome you. HAPPY LGBT PRIDE MONTH!

Trip Tips: How to Access Travel Money in Puerto Vallarta

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Banking and accessing funds are always on the minds of any traveler, but luckily for guests at Pinnacle Resorts, managing spending money for your Puerto Vallarta vacation is easy while you’re enjoying your stay. We have a few “Trip Tips” to help you with some of the practicalities of your travel planning.

  • It wasn’t so many years ago that most restaurants in Puerto Vallarta did not accept credit cards, but our little city by the sea has become much more tech-savvy recently. In most restaurants, you can pay by Visa or Mastercard, some may accept American Express, and rarely will they take Diner’s Club, so be prepared with some backup options.  But also have some cash on hand, as it is still common practice for casual eateries, taco stands, and some family-owned eateries to only accept cash payments.
  • Most stores and restaurants will accept USD in place of Mexican pesos. The Canadian dollar is not a widely accepted currency in our city but can be exchanged for pesos at any of the numerous money exchange offices in the city.
  • Many visitors to Puerto Vallarta find using their debit card at local ATMs to be the simplest way to access cash during their visit and several machines do offer USD as a withdrawal option if that is your preference. One thing to note, the ATM conversion rate will always be less advantageous than your bank’s rate. Bank machines function in English and Spanish, so you can simply decline the “Do you accept this rate?” prompt and the machine will still dispense your desired amount using your bank’s exchange rate.
  • Traveler’s checks are not accepted in Puerto Vallarta.

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta has never been easier or more visitor-friendly, and your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge is here to help make your visit to our city and your stay in our luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone incredible.

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The Clean Beaches of Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is one of the leading beach resort destinations in Mexico for many reasons – a wonderful climate, tours and activities, an incredible culinary scene, and a warm and welcome local population, among many others. But did you know that Puerto Vallarta has the cleanest beaches in Mexico with the largest number of Blue Flag Certified Beaches found here on our shores?

Blue Flag Certification is a recognition granted by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet an established criterion of quality, safety, education, and environmental information. Mexico has been participating in this international system of clean beach evaluations since 2012 under the organization of Pronatura, an environmental organization that strives to conserve marine and other natural ecosystems.

Around the world, there are 49 countries with Blue Flag beaches and Mexico has won 20 certifications, with 8 of those beaches located in Puerto Vallarta. To qualify, beaches are strictly judged under 33 criteria which fall under 4 categories: Environment Education & Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management & Conservation, and Safety & Services.

All the 8 Blue Flag Certified beaches in Puerto Vallarta are located within easy visiting distance from Pinnacle Resorts: Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I, Conchas Chinas II, Garza Blanca, and the Hotel Zone. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for walking directions or fast and easy transportation to any of these clean local beaches and don’t forget your sunscreen!

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DISCOVERING CHOCOLATE IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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If you are a chocolate aficionado or simply want to learn more about this important part of Mexico’s culture and heritage, a new Puerto Vallarta chocolate tasting and tour company has recently opened its delicious doors.

Cacao Mágico is an authentic, artisanal chocolate factory and store showcasing the rich cultural tradition of chocolate in Mexico, dedicated to international service standards for a unique and fascinating gourmet experience. Located in Puerto Magico, a shopping and entertainment space in the Puerto Vallarta cruise ship terminal, it is an intimate space where guests can enjoy a decadent professional chocolate tasting while learning about its production, or choose the Healing Chocolate Ritual, an unforgettable journey into 3000 years of history, mysticism and legend that has interwoven chocolate into the culture of Mexico since pre-Hispanic times.

Cacao Mágico uses 100% organic and vegetarian products which are regionally sourced to support the local community, making it a guilt-free decadent treat. Whether you take one of their chocolate making classes or just purchase a box to enjoy at home, Cacao Mágico is certainly a sweet new addition to Puerto Vallarta. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more information.

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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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