Articles by Robin N.

Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta

Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta April 15, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by BHarrison Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week, is one of the most popular holidays in Mexico, second perhaps only to Christmas in terms of reverance and participation. For 2011, Semana Santa falls between April 17th and April 24th, however the children get two weeks off from school, so you...

Puerto Vallarta Charity: Final RISE Brunch of the Season Scheduled

Puerto Vallarta Charity: Final RISE Brunch of the Season Scheduled April 11, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Supporters of Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (R.I.S.E.) have announced their final champagne brunch of the season.  Aimed at raising funds necessary to support this special shelter for children in Puerto Vallarta, the final event will be held at the beautiful Casa Valerie in the hills of Mismaloya...

Bucerias: Marine Photographs and Gallery Opening Highlight Earth Day

Bucerias: Marine Photographs and Gallery Opening Highlight Earth Day April 10, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Photo Courtesy of Splurge Gallery If you’re looking for something to do on Earth Day, check out the Splurge gallery opening on April 22, from 5pm to 10pm. On display will be a series of marine photographs from prominent Mexican and American photographers. The opening includes a cocktail reception...

Overnight Trip: San Sebastian

Overnight Trip: San Sebastian March 29, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Hacienda Jalisco - photo courtesy of Robin Noelle Many people like to make the day trip to the petite colonial town of San Sebastian, located in the mountains to the east of Puerto Vallarta. Unless there’s a festival schedule, there’s not much to do in this quiet hamlet but it’s a great...

Vallarta Travel Tip: Dining Out

Vallarta Travel Tip: Dining Out March 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Mariachi frequent beach restaurants, playing songs for a fee -- Photo by Robin Noelle While Puerto Vallarta has many fine dining restaurants to choose from, you’ll probably (hopefully) enjoy some casual beach dining as well. Unlike restaurants in the US and Canada, you’ll find dining in Mexico...

Vallarta Culture: Azteca Folkloric Dance Company One Night Only!

Vallarta Culture: Azteca Folkloric Dance Company One Night Only! March 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’re going to be in Puerto Vallarta on April 9, you won’t want to miss the Azteca Folkloric Dance Company performing at Teatro Vallarta. This one time performance is a chance to see this award-winning dance troupe that has presented more than 800 performances worldwide. A celebration...

St. Patrick’s Day in Puerto Vallarta

St. Patrick’s Day in Puerto Vallarta March 16, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
St. Patrick's Day party at The Shamrock Pub in Bucerias You might not think that St. Patrick’s Day would get much recognition in Mexico, but you’d be wrong. The Irish are quite important to the history of Mexico and they receive two celebrations. The first is on September 12th, the day...

Vallarta Travel Tip: Ice, Water and Montezuma’s Revenge

Vallarta Travel Tip: Ice, Water and Montezuma’s Revenge March 14, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Enjoy your purified ice! Photo by Robin Noelle “Don’t drink the water,” is probably the most over-used piece of travel advice tourists get when telling people that they’re traveling to Mexico. The truth is that sanitation and water purification have come a long way in Mexico’s...

Vallarta Cheap Eats: Tacon de Marlin

Vallarta Cheap Eats: Tacon de Marlin March 13, 2011 | Food | Read More
Burrito Roblado at Tacon de Marlin When arriving in Puerto Vallarta, in almost all cases, you should take the pedestrian footbridge across Hwy 200 to the cab stand (because these cabs are cheaper than those in front of the airport), conveniently located in front of the burrito stand, Tacon de Marlin. If...

PEACE Internships Available for Summer

PEACE Internships Available for Summer March 10, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Interns help monitor animals during sterilization clinics. Looking for something to do this summer? PEACE is one of the largest and most active non-profit groups in the Puerto Vallarta area, performing all types of community work. They have two summer internships programs available, one for teaching...