Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day 5 and 6

Our last two days in Puerto Vallarta were filled with zip lining adventures and trying to absorb as much sun as possible before going back home to Canada’s winter.

Day 5

Ziplining day! I was excited for this day in our trip. Unfortunately, I felt unwell and had to stay in. My mom went and she had a blast. We booked the tour with Los Veranos Canopy Tour online prior to the trip. There were a few pick up spots and the Los Veranos office was the closest one to us. Pick up began at 9am and was scheduled for 9:45am at the Los Veranos office.

Los Veranos Canopy Tour’s office

The tour bus took everyone to the adventure site in under an hour. Enthusiastic instructors went through all the safety procedures and how to slow down at the end of each line. After wearing all the gear, they were off!

There were 15 zip lines and the longest one was 1400 feet. There were staff with GoPro cameras following the zipliners to capture the moments in a DVD. Special moves included hanging upside down while zipping through the forest. The DVD was available for purchase at the end of the tour for around USD40. As well, there was a small café on site and tequila tasting. The bus drove back to Puerto Vallarta by around 3pm.

Thankfully I felt better by the evening and was able to go out for dinner. We walked across the street to Food Park PV which was an outdoor area with parked food trucks and a centre courtyard filled with seating and string lights. We tried food from two different trucks and both were delicious! One was more meat based and one was more seafood based. The vibe was casual and comfortable sitting outdoors with the evening breeze. It was our last dinner in PV and we reflected on how great this vacation was.

Day 6

Last day in PV! We checked out of our hotel and stored the luggage at the front desk, then we walked over to El Oasis Del Holi for lunch. It was a restaurant on the beach that was half covered and half under the sun for those who like the rays. We sat under the roofed portion and the ground was all sand (of course, it’s on a beach!) We were the only table there at noon and service was friendly, although the hamburger was too salty for my taste.

After lunch, we walked around the shops at La Isla to enjoy the air conditioning. It did get pretty hot in the afternoon despite being “winter.” We booked an Uber to the airport (it came super quickly) and we were on our way home. All in all, I highly recommend visiting Puerto Vallarta! There is some negativity about travel safety in Mexico. I can’t say for other places because I haven’t been, but I felt perfectly safe in PV the whole time. Just make smart and responsible choices. Have fun!

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