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Puerto Vallarta has many cultural experiences that will enrich your family holiday time in the sun. Ways to enjoy Puerto Vallarta culture on your vacation.

Follow the Sun to Puerto Vallarta Culture Festivals

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Do you feel it? There’s a chill starting in the air… it’s time to start planning a winter getaway to Puerto Vallarta! You know that Puerto Vallarta has beaches, sunshine and great resorts, but this Mexican vacay hotspot is much more than just a beach getaway. This popular sun destination offers a multitude of cultural experiences that will enrich your family holiday time in the sun. Here’s just a sample of the many opportunities to enjoy Puerto Vallarta culture. Many Ways to Enjoy Puerto…

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The Pacific coast of Mexico has it all - sun, sand, surf and great food. Here are ways to enjoy beach fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Beach + Sun Fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Our spring break cruise stopped in three Mexican cities during our one week holiday. By far, Puerto Vallarta, was our favorite port of call. It had been over 25 years since my last visit to what was then a sleepier seaside town. Today, Puerto Vallarta is a bustling and busy tourist center that regularly tops ‘Best or Most Romantic or Favorite Beach Destination’ lists from Conde Nast, About.com and Trip Advisor. The charming resort town of Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco…

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Win a ToursByLocals guided tour and help Passports with Purpose | thetravellingmom.ca

Win a ToursByLocals guided tour and help Passports with Purpose

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At the Travelling Mom, we’re big on education through travel. We love learning about a new place, its history, unique story, and the traditions that make it special to locals and visitors. While we always try to learn as much as we can before we visit a new destination, it can be tough to research and know everything before we go. Like many savvy travellers, we’ve employed local guides to help discover and unlock new cities, places, and sites like…

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There's something special in the waters off Playa Conchal Costa Rica. Living lights of ocean phosphorescence are tiny marine organisms rarely found.

The living lights of Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

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The waters of Guanacaste have a secret. An organism living in the warm waters of the Pacific that can only be seen at night. Aimee knew exactly what it was; she’d seen it before. “Phosphorescence!” Like fireflies, the tiny creatures light up with the gentle agitation of our hands moving back and forth in the dark water. Instantly, the phosphorescence appeared as if by magic – bluish green light emanating from our fingertips and on our faces as we splashed….

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Authentic Mexican hospitality, Mission history, and the natural beauty of the Baja are plentiful in the pueblo magico fishing village of Loreto Mexico. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Plan a Baja Escape to Loreto, Mexico

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Touching down into the little town of Loreto, Mexico, I saw immediately that I’d arrived somewhere very different. This was not the typical, sophisticated Mexican resort area I had expected. As I hadn’t been to Mexico in over twenty years, this was a wonderful surprise. Loreto is very well situated on the east coast of the Baja California peninsula between the Sea of Cortez, (also known as the Gulf of California), and the impressive La Giganta Mountain range to the west….

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