The sights & Sounds of Puerto Vallarta featuring the Westin resort, Banderas Bay beaches, Marina Vallarta, the Malecón, Playa Los Muertos, fine dining at Porto Bello, Trio, La Palapa, and sunsets over the Pacific!
Date(s): November 2-10, 2014. Album by Jonathan Steinberg. Photos by Jonathan Steinberg. 1 - 157 of 157 Total. 4115 Visits.
1 The Westin Resort & Spa
2 Swimming pool at night
3 Lush vegetation at the Westin Resort
4 Swimming pool at night
5 Beaches are public but the Westin provides private lounge chairs for its guests
6 Lots of birds -- they played in the shallow pool and joined us for breakfast!
7 Lush vegetation at the Westin Resort
8 Are you chirping at me?
9 Palm trees
10 Birds are plentiful
11 A green Iguana enjoys the Westin Swimming Pool
12 A green Iguana enjoys the Westin Swimming Pool
13 A green Iguana is a genus of herbivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, islands in Polynesia and the Caribbean
14 A green Iguana enjoys the Westin Swimming Pool
15 Baby bird
16 Palm trees
17 Fresh lightly seared tuna was our first of many delicious dinners in Puerto Vallata
18 Dessert at the Westin came with free liquers (at least for us on our first night before most bridge players arrived)
19 Looks good to me!
20 Palm trees
21 The beaches by the Westin Resort are small coves with warm water and tropical coral reef fish near the rocks
22 A beautiful morning on the beach
23 One of the rare Westin guests who did not make an appearance at the bridge tournament!
24 The Pacific Ocean was warm and thriving with tropical coral reef fish
25 The Beach
26 Rock sculptures on the beach
27 Rock sculptures on the beach
29 Rock sculptures on the beach
30 Rock sculptures on the beach
31 Rock sculptures on the beach
32 Grey skies did not prevent anyone from enjoying the beach
34 Pelican on the rocks
35 The Beach
36 8:30 AM on Sunday morning before the final day Swiss Teams
38 Rock sculpture on the beach
40 8:30 AM on Sunday morning before the final day Swiss Teams
41 Small yacht?
42 A luxury cruise ship preparing to dock at the Vallarta Marina. Photo taken from our room balcony.
43 A luxury cruise ship preparing to dock at the Vallarta Marina. Photo taken from our room balcony.
44 A luxury cruise ship preparing to dock at the Vallarta Marina. Photo taken from our room balcony.
45 Fishing boat
46 Local cafe across the street from the Westin served good breakfasts
47 Love in the Pacific Ocean
48 Purple flag
49 Love in the Pacific Ocean
50 Outstanding Peruvian Ceviche at the Westin
51 Gourmet International Festival
52 Typical breakfast by the Marina. Vegetable Omelette
53 Gourmet International Festival
54 Spanish Omelette
55 Gourmet International Festival
56 Marina Vallarta
57 Marina Vallarta
58 Marina Vallarta
59 Marina Vallarta
60 Marina Vallarta
62 King Neptune, god of the sea
64 King Neptune, god of the sea
66 Marina Vallarta
67 Marina Vallarta
69 Monkey Business
70 The Westin is quite a bit further than it looks
71 Bistró salad with honey glazed pecans, baby Green lettuce, feta cheese, mandarine clusters and strawberries.
72 Caesar salad, Porto Bello style.
73 Marina Vallarta
74 Sea Bass at Porto Bello, fine Italian dining at the marina
75 Sea Bass at Porto Bello, fine Italian dining at the marina
76 Starbucks and more
77 Check Pharmacy
78 Senor Frog's
79 No Prescription Needed in Mexico
80 Buenos Aires, good steak house on the Marina
81 Dolphin sculpture
82 La Terrazza on the marina
83 Baby bird
84 La Terrazza, excellent place for Mexican breakfast
85 Dolphin sculpture
87 “Caballito de mar” (Little Seahorse) Rafael Zamarripa's famous "The Boy on the Seahorse" statue on the Malecón has become a symbol of Puerto Vallarta
88 Friendship Fountain "La Fuente de la Amistad" by James “Bud” Bottoms & Octavio Gonzalez Gutierrez
89 “Caballito de mar” (Little Seahorse) Rafael Zamarripa's famous "The Boy on the Seahorse" statue on the Malecón has become a symbol of Puerto Vallarta
90 Sculpture on the Puerto Vallarta Malecón (Boardwalk)
91 Student demonstration downtown Puerto Vallarta by the Malecón (Boardwalk)
93 TRIO, elegant casual-cosmopolitan restaurant located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta
94 Table for two on the terrace
95 Across the street from the terrace at Trio
96 Mixed organic greens with avocado, herb vinaigrette and toasted sunflower seeds
97 Art for sale at Trio
98 Second Floor of Trio seats 60 in "The Gallery"
99 Art for sale at Trio
100 Baked snapper with green chili, ratatouille vegetables and cilantro and lemon sauce
101 Playa Los Muertos pier
102 Playa Los Muertos (Deadman's Beach)
103 The beach was a sacred cemetery of the local indians. This was first noticed when residents started digging up bones in ceramic pots, a custom of the local indian tribes when they buried their dead.