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How cliche…

Year four Puerto Vallarta is over with! We stayed five nights this year. Because of spring breaks, half of our group went the week prior, but next year, we’ve figured it out to where we can overlap our vacations!

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and only had a bit of time on the beach before dinner.

Smile Daryl!

I didn’t get to eat most of my favorite foods because they all had bread in them. There was no parmesan chicken or tres leche cake.

I’d only thought I’d moved to the adult table.

Some of our dinners were really late, so at 10, before the adults had even had the main course, Daryl decided she was tired. This is the fancy Italian restaurant.

Nap time at dinner?

On our second to last day, AKA my 20th birthday, we decided to venture out to Sayulita. We’d wanter to go the year prior to surf, but it didn’t happen. This year we did though! We took a bus that held us all perfectly and it took about 45 minutes to drive there.

We went from Puerto Vallarta, in the middle of the bay, up to Sayulita, then left to Punta de Mita before heading back to the resort.


Group picture in our matching shirts!


Selfie on the way to Sayulita!


We made it!

Sayulita is one of the top surfing destinations in the world. It’s a town full of Americans too.

Four of our group took surfing lessons
They all did great!
The main street

After eating lunch and heading back to the bus, we drove to Punta de Mita. There’s a sister resort to ours that we wanted to check out. If we wanted to, we could stay there. On the way, we passed a forest fire. It wasn’t bad, but it looked like it had been before we passed it. There were firemen all around.

When we got to the sister resort, we kind of wandered the grounds until our tour started. All of a sudden, we started hearing the kids giggling and shrieking. We walked down the steps and one of them yells “We found a water slide!” All their shirts were in a pile and they were lining up to go down. This resort had one child staying at it. This was more activity than this hotel had seen since it opened.

Beautiful view from the sister hotel

After seeing the rooms, we headed back to our hotel. We didn’t have time to go to the beach that day, but we did go to the Mexican fiesta!

On our last beach day, we sat in our chairs and had food and drink brought to us from morning tip night. I went out boogie boarding with the other kids for a spell, but someone claimed to see a water snake so I got back on land fast. The whole trip there had been marine life in the ocean. One whole day was lost because of stingrays.

This is the life.

We got dressed for dinner early that night to meet up for pictures at the beach.

Don’t be mistaken. The picture above was taken before this picture.  I don’t know why it looks so bright.

Leaving was sad, as always, but we’ve already booked for next year! It’ll be the best one yet, especially because we’ll end up going to Pipi’s as a group. For the first time, we didn’t go this year. We took the road trip instead.