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Secret Vacations Spot Near Puerto Vallarta

 Thirty years ago, the Pacific coast of Mexico was fairly barren - dotted with tiny towns and fishing villages, and just handfuls of businesses to serve the relatively limited needs of local denizens. Today, Puerto Vallarta vacation travelers spur the major economic activity of an area that has been expertly developed and is well-suited to meet the demands of any visitor.

Situated on the beautiful Bay of Bandera, a crystal blue harbor nearly four miles wide, Puerto Vallarta's water activities alone could keep visitors busy for the duration of their stay.

The sport fishing industry in PV has been popular since long before the area became a hot getaway. The warm, deep waters of the bay combined with massive offshore and underwater structures that hold prey fish and other species attract game fish in droves, and international visitors have clamored to the area since the 1930s. Today, many PV Mexico vacations are based entirely around fishing and touring Bandera Bay. Huge tuna, marlin, and sailfish are regularly caught here, and each year the bay sees humpback whales surfacing with their newborn young.

 Thirty years ago, the Pacific coast of Mexico was fairly barren - dotted with tiny towns and fishing villages, and just handfuls of businesses to serve the relatively limited needs of local denizens. Today, Puerto Vallarta vacation travelers spur the major economic activity of an area that has been expertly developed and is well-suited to meet the demands of any visitor.

Situated on the beautiful Bay of Bandera, a crystal blue harbor nearly four miles wide, Puerto Vallarta's water activities alone could keep visitors busy for the duration of their stay.

The sport fishing industry in PV has been popular since long before the area became a hot getaway. The warm, deep waters of the bay combined with massive offshore and underwater structures that hold prey fish and other species attract game fish in droves, and international visitors have clamored to the area since the 1930s. Today, many PV Mexico vacations are based entirely around fishing and touring Bandera Bay. Huge tuna, marlin, and sailfish are regularly caught here, and each year the bay sees humpback whales surfacing with their newborn young.

 Sayulita is a little fishing village north of PV. Except during the holidays, Sayulita is sparsely visited by tourists. Recently, the area has seen a few bungalows constructed along the beach and while lodging and dining services have greatly improved, the predominant theme is still renting two- or three-room homes or small beachfront villas, and eating at one of the fabulous beach cafes run by locals who likely serve the same dishes they serve their own families.


Tips and comments:

Yelapa and San Francisco are even smaller than Sayulita, but would be great places for a day trip during a Puerto Vallarta vacation. There is extremely limited electricity or telephones in the area and the single hotel in Yelapa runs on a generator until nighttime, when everything is lit by candle. But what these places lack in amenities, they more than make up for in authenticity and a welcome, relaxed ambiance.

By Ahsan Bashir, published at 07/18/2011
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