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Headed to Puerto Vallarta?

So, you’re planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta?!

Great choice, because it is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been lucky enough to have been twice for completely different reasons, but the end result was the same - it was memorable, and I had a BLAST!

My first time there was at an all-inclusive resort - Iberostar Selection Playa Mita. I felt extremely happy, relaxed, entertained, and well-fed. It was PARADISE. I didn’t go as far as falling asleep in a chair by the pool for hours to then wake up with a ridiculous, oddly shaped sunburn - that would have definitely added to my story. But here is where my story DOES take an unexpected turn…

While sitting around the pool and chatting with fellow vacationers, a young couple mentioned they were stepping off the inclusive grounds to partake in a whale watching/island tour and extended the invitation. I was hesitant at first. But after I did some research on the Chica Locca Boat Tour, I signed up. I was ready to go the next day.

Once my newfound Canadian friends and I arrived at the marina, I didn’t have much expectation for what was going to happen. All I knew was that it was going to be good, because for one, the boat had a waterslide (that’s what sold me).

When the guides decided it was time to leave the dock, we took an incredibly freeing ride alongside a beautiful whale who led the charge. Music, food, drinks, and high-energy adults accompanied the boat and the view of an inhabited island eventually came into view.

Introducing Marietas Islands….

Overall, the entire experience was unexpected and turned out to be the rejuvenation I didn’t know my soul needed. If you’re headed to Puerto Vallarta or looking into all-inclusive experiences and fun adventures, I highly recommend checking out Iberostar and Chica Locca Tours!


Packing suggestions for the boat:

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • GoPro

  • Sweatshirt (I’m always on the chilly side)

  • Towel

Did I forget anything? Let me know!!


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