Mexico Week 4: Cooling down in Puerto Vallarta
Mexico Week 4
It is Friday again and another week of our road trip through Mexico has passed. Last week we were in Guanajuato. We are currently in Puerto Vallarta, a beautiful city at the West-coast. This seaside place provides refreshment after the beautiful but hot Guanajuato. Curious what we experienced this week? You’ll found out here!
Last days in Guanajuato
After a few days of illness, we are feeling much better. Therefore, we try to really enjoy our last days in Guanajuato. We visit the local market where we buy all kinds of nice souvenirs for home. It is noticable how cheap these souvenirs are compared to other cities. We will take advantage of it then! In the evening, we also enjoyed a performance by the local student union. Student associations here are very different from ours. In Mexico, most of them unite in a music band and perform typical music from Mexico. Something you will not immediately come across in Belgium.
An hour from Guanajuato lies the airport of Leon where we have to take our flight to Puerto Vallarta. It is a small airport where mainly domestic flights and flights to and from the USA take place. The plane was also very small, as expected, but luxurious. There was clearly more (leg) room than on our previous flights. Remarkable for a short flight of barely one hour. Drinks and refreshments were also included. Nice!
A little annoyed
When we arrived in Puerto Vallarta, the hustle and bustle of this city overwhelmed us. Many tourists and even more taxi drivers were blocking the entrance hall of the airport. We did not expect this. We thought that this place would be less popular than, let’s say, Cancun or Playa del Carmen. We were clearly wrong.
We took a taxi to reach our accommodation. Again, we had to enter and follow the route with our own GPS so that the taxi driver would not drive the wrong way. Many taxi drivers know the hotel area perfectly well, but as soon as you ask for a destination outside this zone, you have to search. Near our destination, the taxi driver dropped us off. We thought we could find it. After 15 minutes of lugging our heavy suitcases, we did not immediately find our rented flat. A little annoyed by the heat, carrying heavy suitcases and searching for our flat, we decided to give up searching.
Just at that moment, Javier, the landlord of the flat, cheerfully approached us. Hooray! He must have thought that we would not find it. He was right. Together we walked to the flat, hidden behind the corner of the street where we were looking. The flat looked spacious, with two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living room and a laundry room. A little breathing space was welcome. We were excited!