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  • Suite Life: Celestial Suite

    May 16, 2017

    Celestial means belonging or relating to heaven, so it’s not surprising that guests who stay in the Hacienda’s Celestial Suite liken…

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  • Puerto Vallarta Welcome the LGBT Community

    April 18, 2017

    For years Puerto Vallarta has reigned supreme as one of the world’s preeminent LGBT travel destinations. And it continues to be a popular and welcoming destination. As Mexico’s most gay-friendly city, there are plenty of attractions and events to appeal to LGBT visitors from around the globe. For starters, Puerto Vallarta is the only coastal town in Mexico with a designated gay beach. Located at the end of Playa Los Muertos, the gay-friendly beach club opens when the sun comes up and serves breakfast, lunch and cocktails all day long. In addition to fruity cocktails and Mexican fare, the beach lounge is a feast for the eyes, serving up live entertainment in the form of go-go boys and drag shows. Those looking for a more beaten-off-the-path beach experience can take a boat ride to Yelapa. Charming and absent of chain establishments, the remote retro-beach that still enjoys its share of anonymity is ideal for couples seeking seclusion. When night falls, LGBT travelers can find fun in Old Town Puerto Vallarta which is lined with nearly a dozen gay bars and clubs. Looking for a more mellow scene? Check out El Patio de Mi Casa, an outdoor jazz bar that embraces the city’s long jazz history. For a comprehensive list of gay bars, visit Gay Guide Vallarta. LGBT globe-trotters can plan their Puerto Vallarta visit around the city’s biggest gay-centric event: every May, Puerto Vallarta celebrates the global gay community with a multi-day pride festival. This year’s festivities will be held May 21-28, 2017, and showcase daily arts and cultural events, concerts, films, and beach parties.

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  • Hacienda Gourmet Recipe: Gazpacho

    April 14, 2017

    As Puerto Vallarta begins to heat up, one of the best ways to cool down is a fresh and flavorful chilled gazpacho soup. Hacienda San Angel’s Gourmet restaurant is renowned for having one of the best gazpachos in town. Those who enjoy the refreshing dish while they visit can now savor it when they return home by following the recipe below. Enjoy! Ingredients: ½ cup tomatoes ¼ cup cucumbers ¼ cup red bell pepper ¼ cup celery ¾ cup tomato juice Blend together all the ingredients and season with salt, pepper and olive oil to taste. Garnish with cucumber cubes and parsley. Serve chilled. Serves two.

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  • Suite Life: San Jose Suite

    Suite Life: San Jose Suite

    February 14, 2017

    Offering some of the hotel’s most breathtaking panoramic ocean and city views, our San Jose Suite is a guest favorite. Serene scenery can be seen from both the bed and large window seat, which is ideal for sipping in the city landscape and relaxing.

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  • Whale Watching Season Makes a Splash in Puerto Vallarta

    Whale Watching Season Makes a Splash in Puerto Vallarta

    February 14, 2017

    Considered one of the area’s best water excursions, visitors can catch humpback whales as they make their annual 16,000-mile reproductive migration starting in December. But, hurry, because they start heading north again in March.

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