Things to do

Golf

There are many excellent courses all within 35 minutes of Casa Do Re Mi!

Tom Weiskopf, Robert von Hagge and Jack Nicklaus have
designed several courses in the area.

Marina Vallarta Golf Club ~ Vista Vallarta Golf Club ~ El Tigre Golf Course

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Four Seasons – Punta Mita ~ Mayan Palace Country Club ~ Flamingos Golf

Snorkeling at Los Arcos

Rent a panga from Alonso.  He will take you out to the southern beaches and Los Arcos for great snorkeling and scuba diving.  He provides flippers, snorkel gear and all the requisite amenities for a safe and fun trip!

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Blue Footed Booby – usually found in the Galapagos Islands – has started nesting at Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta as of 2015.  It is most exciting to have this incredible species right here to see when you take a boat trip out to Los Arcos for snorkeling, scuba diving or just for the pleasure of enjoying the awesome natural scenery.


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Turtle Rock at Los Arcos – is a great location for snorkeling and scuba diving

 Fishing

The pictures tell the story !! We have been friends for over 40 years with the Moll family–the greatest fishing family in Puerto Vallarta.  For more information and to make reservations visit:
Juan Pablo Moll Fishing Website & Reservations

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That large 10′ – 400 pound Blue Marlin was caught right here in Vallarta  

 

Flyboarding

Flyboard at Los Muertos Beach, in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

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Canopy Trips

There are many canopy trips available in PV. Your personal houseman will guide you and make reservations for you.  They are usually a full day and tons of fun for kids and adults as the jungles are so beautiful as you zip through the trees and over the rivers.

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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Nestled in the lush mountains south of Puerto Vallarta about 45 minutes, it is definitely worth the visit.   The bougainvillea is a sight to behold as it cascades down the side of the building and frames the lovely Koi pond filled with blooming lilies.  The beautiful gardens feature  lush grottoes and fern trails,  an orchid and vanilla house, charming church and an amazing great hall.   Everywhere you look you see interesting plants, flowers and trees. Bob Price, the owner, is happy to arrange a personal tour.

The restaurant at the gardens overlooks the entire valley and and always has cool breezes while you enjoy a delicious lunch.  Our favorite is their pizza and their guacamole with homemade chips.

The restaurant in the main building overlooks cascading bougainvillea and a koi and lily pad pond.

Tour Around Puerto Vallarta

Below are some photos of the Malecon (boardwalk) with sculptures made from Bronze and also from sand.     There is also a man covered in sand as a mime on the Malecon.  Many more interesting things are always happening day and night, which will continually draw you back to this magical place.  At night folkloric dancers entertain and each day the  Papantla bird-men perform their colorful ritual tradition “Flying on the Pole“.  The malecon is a wonderful place to walk each morning as there’s a lot of action with boats, fishermen, surfers trying to catch that perfect wave!

Shopping

Bargains galore and it is fun to shop on Basilio Badilla in Old Town Vallarta.  Lots of shops from custom-made silver jewelry at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry to antiques at Banderas Bay Trading Company along with several dress shops like La Bohemia (corner of Basilio Badillo @ Constitucion) for unique accessories, jewelry and San Miguel sandals.  Continue to town and experience the Mexican mercado.  Across the street is a wonderful shop for the great white manta cotton shirts, dresses, blouses and pewter at D’Paola on Agustin Rodriguez.  On Saturdays you will find the Farmer’s Market  with food, clothes, art, handmade jewelry and many, many other curious and wonderful artisan items.

The beach shopping is always the best place to find great bargains and quality merchandise as individual vendors will come to you.

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