Well today marks our fourth week since arriving here in this truly amazing country of Mexico so it’s high time we started sharing some of our experiences and especially photos with our friends and family.
I’m not going to try to explain my absence in blogging for the last year . . . nor am I going to make any silly promises to do this on a regular basis.
It is what it is . . . We’ve taken tons of photos and this is just a sample of some of the sights we are enjoying. We hope you do too.
Photos taken along the very famous Malecon . . . one of the most beautiful miles on Earth!
“Mexico's most beautiful boardwalk, Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon is a mile-long oceanfront boardwalk that follows the beach and main street in downtown Puerto Vallarta. El Malecon begins at Hotel Rosita - the first hotel built in Vallarta in the 1940s - and ends at a magnificent open-air theater called Los Arcos, or The Arches.”
“Offering wonderful strolling, sightseeing and shopping experiences, where art, culture, and cuisine captivate your senses. On the city side of this legendary Puerto Vallarta boardwalk, Malecon is lined with trendy boutiques, shops, markets, cafés, bars and wonderful restaurants that offer stunning views and sunsets over Banderas Bay. Watch the rolling surf from the wrought-iron benches, take pictures of the famous Dolphin and Seahorse sculptures, and relax in a café overlooking the sea.”
Strolling along The Malecon, heading to the top level of the building on the left – The Cheeky Monkey made popular not only by their great food but also The $1.00 margaritas and $1.00 beer – all day long!
All of the food was excellent, generous portions served by very friendly & entertaining wait staff. I thoroughly enjoyed and shared my Coconut Shrimp and The Cowboy chose Shrimp Scampi which was also delicious.
Our total bill (for 6) was under 1000 pesos which works out to about $70.00 USD – that included 12 margaritas and 4 or 5 beers and that was spread over about 3 hours.
Great views of Banderas Bay. You can see one of the 3 cruise ships that were in that day.
A section of the Malecon in late afternoon/early evening.
Breathtaking – as the sun slips beyond the horizon.
Spanish lesson for the day:
La lista de vinos – May I have the wine list?