|Subject: Which Part of Mexico?|
For Louise who enquired about Mexico, Cancun is Miami Beach in Mexico if
you like that kind of thing. Cabo is upscale with lots of golf and deep
sea fishing. I would recommend Puerto Vallarta wholeheartedly - it's
small enough that you can walk around in old town, lots of good beaches,
side trips to Yelapa, excellent restaurants and nightlife. If you can
get a reservation and want quaint, very clean, friendly, and relatively
inexpensive try Los Cuatro Vientos Hotel, Matamoros 520. It's located
in a Mexican neighbourhood up behind the cathedral with a drop dead view
of all of Vallarta from Los Arcos all the way down to the marina.
Breakfast is free every day except Monday. This is a place where people
return year after year with a very convivial atmosphere. Owner is
Gloria Whiting, an American. There is also one of Puerto Vallarta's
best restaurants on site - Chez Elena. Rates I believe are about $50-60
U.S. per night. They have a website at
You can also e-mail Gloria for reservations.
The room you see is actually the one we stay in when we go to the hotel. It's the corner room on the third floor with a double balcony so you can sit and see in both directions - you could request that particular room. Also, on top of the hotel is El Nido a nice little bar where taxiloads of folks come in the evening to watch the sunset.