The first thing that comes to mind when in Mexico is where to get the best margaritas! So, what do I like to do in Mexico? You guessed it! Drink margaritas!
We were cruising along the west coast of Mexico and stopped in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
These cruises were a seven-day cruise with two days at sea with three ports and a return to Los Angeles. This is a good starter cruise as you get a feel for the ship and have enough port days.
The first port was Puerto Vallarta and this a lovely port. The cruise terminal has a market with souvenirs, bars and pharmacy stalls.
Across the street from the cruise terminal, is a mall and grocery stores if you need something.
Puerto Vallarta has lovely restaurants and my favourite is Pipis ‘The Original’. It is near the seafront in the old town.
When you sit at your table they made fresh guacamole in front of you and it is delicious!
It has a great menu with all the Mexican classic dishes and a lot of seafood. I love the grilled lobster and a coconut margarita.
The margaritas are huge like little goldfish bowls! They come in mango, strawberry, original, coconut, etc.
I love what is painted on the wall of the restaurant – “Don’t drink the water, drink the margaritas. ”
The atmosphere is great there with good music and the prices are very good here too.
The second port was Mazatlan. While we were there we went to the Royal Villas Hotel Resort. It was a great place to relax and the hotel was on the beach.
We had margaritas while lying on our sun loungers and enjoyed the sea view. We had lunch there and they served traditional Mexican dishes or American style dishes. I had the quesadillas and they were yummy!
The hotel was in the Golden Zone, where all the nice beaches are. The hotel is walking distance to other restaurants, bars and the shops.
Cabo San Lucas
The third port was Cabo San Lucas. This is a nice port and you can walk around the marina. Cabo is getting bigger every year and is now is an American style Mexico!
It is lovely to visit the famous El Arco rocks, the natural landmark of Cabo San Lucas, by a small boat and go to Lovers Beach.
You can see the rock formation from the ship though! In this port, you can go on many tours, like swimming with dolphins and booze cruises around the El Arco rocks.
- Weather: 22*C -27*C
- Language: Spanish and some English
- Currency: Mexican Pesos and US Dollars are accepted
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Love Lucy x
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