a two and a half hour flight from LA, we landed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This
is really perfect weather, 80 to 85 during the day
and cooling off to the mid 60's at night. Absolutely
great pool weather! We were met by our friends Paul
and Anne who picked us up, took us to the grocery
store for groceries and beer, then on to our apartment
at the Porto Fino in the Marina area of Pureto Vallarta.
pictures below show the Porto Fino and the pools
which are right on the ocean! The water in the
pool is around 85F all of the time and the ocean
water temperature is much the same. The Porto Fino
is a residential condo building with many units
rented out to longer term tourists. Units include
one bedroom, two and three bedroom units and of
course penthouse units on the top floor.
following pictures are all taken from our condo while
we are here. Val, Pat and Carol are having a good
laugh on our balcony, which overlooks the pool.
pictures of the pool and the Condo from the beach
beach in front of our condo is a great place to walk
and many people also jog. We found that not many
people are swimming in the ocean anywhere due to
the surf and possibilities of undertow. Most people
seem to prefer the pools that come with every hotel
and condo. There are much better beaches downtown
and also in Bucerias.
We have added a collection of pictures of the pool,
the beach and the ocean in front of the Porto Fino,
the last two taken from the 12th floor.
There are usually 4 or 5 cruise ships that visit Puerto Vallarta
every week. We are able to see them from our balcony
as shown below. They are especially pretty at night
when they are all lit up and leaving the port of
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