Choosing a Puerto Vallarta Mexico Cruise for Your Honeymoon
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
A Puerto Vallarta Mexico cruise can certainly offer you the romance you desire on your honeymoon cruise. Puerto Vallarta was once an unknown port until Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor visited in the 1960s. From this point forward, the town blossomed and is now one of the most popular of all of the Mexico cruises.
Arriving at Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Puerto Vallarta Mexico is on Mexico’s western coast, about one hundred miles away from Guadalajara. Mainstream cruise lines such as Holland America cruise line, Carnival cruise line, Royal Caribbean cruise line, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian cruise line make frequent stops here.
Puerto Vallarta is capable of handling large cruise ships, which can dock just a few miles away from the downtown shopping district. In addition, there are plenty of taxis in the area ready to take you to your favorite site. The immediate area has numerous tourist boutiques and access to the beach.
Some things you should know before taking a Puerto Vallarta Mexico cruise include:
• Spanish is the official language in Puerto Vallarta, though English is widely spoken.
• The Nuevo peso is the official currency and is equivalent to about one United States dime. The United States dollar, however, is widely accepted.
• Vendors can be somewhat aggressive and similar merchandise can be found at many stores. Be sure to bargain before agreeing to a price.
Things to See and Do on a Puerto Vallarta Mexico Cruise
As would be expected, you can enjoy golfing, scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling on a Puerto Vallarta Mexico cruise. You can also engage in dolphin encounters, mountain biking, kayaking, canopy excursions, and horseback riding. Other popular sites on a Puerto Vallarta Mexico cruise include:
• Museo Rio Cuale – This small museum is located near Isla Cuale and is accessible via pedestrian bridges. Here, you can see rare pre-Columbian figures and other Mexican artifacts.
• The Malecon – This promenade offers a place to view public art from renowned Mexican artists.
• La Casa del Tequila – This unique shop offers a tasting room and samples of a variety of types of tequilas.
• Pink Bridge – This monument is a delicate arch that once connected Elizabeth Taylor’s and Richard Burton’s homes.
• Huichol Collection Museum Gallary – This museum is located near the main square of the city on the corner of calle Morelos and calle Galeana. It is home to a collection of Huichol Indian art, such as intricately beaded masks, carved animal shapes, and wall hanging. Generally, an artist is onsite working on similar pieces.
• Beaches – Puerto Vallarta is particularly known for its beaches. The beaches near the cruise terminal are generally more crowded. South of town, you and your sweetheart can escape the crowds and access the wider and smoother public beaches that are accessible through hotel lobbies. Many offer rentals and water sports.
• Shopping – Shopping options in Puerto Vallarta offer a combination of authentic art and trinkets. Popular items include leather products, silver jewelry, crafts, and clothing.
A Puerto Vallarta Mexico cruise combines culture with the unique Mexico ambience, which will help make your honeymoon cruise an exceptional one.
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Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas
Honeymoon Cruise TipsYou need to decide on the best time to take your honeymoon cruise (if possible). The best times are when there will be fewer families traveling, such as traveling during non-vacation times during the school year.