They say that paradise is a state of mind. When all of the ingredients are of the highest quality, it can also be a place. Puerto Vallarta Mexico qualifies for this high distinction.
Puerto Vallarta is synonymous with fun! Visitors can choose from an abundance of activities, from excursions to secluded beaches, scuba diving expeditions and hiking, biking, eco-tours, swimming with dolphins, whale watching and 4-wheeling. If swimming in Banderas bay is not challenging enough, how about a parachute ride over it? Whatever you need to get your adrenaline pumping, you’ll find it in Puerto Vallarta.
Fun in Puerto Vallarta is all but limited and suits all ages and preferences. The city offers easy-going and thrilling good times. For people with adventurous souls, getting in touch with the town’s nature in extreme ways is a must.
Golf: In general golf in Puerto Vallarta is not a cheap hobby and the increase in the number of courses from the original two in 1994 to the present day seven has not decreased prices significantly, if at all. Prices vary from course to course and each one has a series of discounts, twilight fees, packets etc. The fees vary from about $60 (dollars) up to about $180. There are also enormous differences in 'add on costs' like the price of a can of Coca Cola (how about $2.50 on one course), the cost of rental clubs, the cost of storing your clubs, even the cost of having a non-playing partner just accompanying the player to take in the view. Probably, the best way to describe the differences between some of the courses is: some feel homey and give genuine, friendly service, others are much more of a business.
Flamingos - Cheapest, probably easiest. US$ 80. Twilight rates. Reservations (329)-296-5006
Marina - Expensive. Target golf, difficult for 'hackers' but challenge for all golfers. US$ 120. ''Sunset Special'' – after 3:30. Reservations required 221-0545 or 221-0073
Vista Vallarta, Nicklaus Course - Expensive. Two top class golf courses. Most attractive.
US$ 120. Twilight rates. 290-0040 or 290-0030
Vista Vallarta, Weiskopft Course
Mayan Palace - Mid range for price. Course in excellent condition & excellent service. US$ 100. Reservations required 226-4000
Paradise Village - Mid range for price. Needs time to mature.
Four Seasons - Very expensive. Remote from Vallarta