FreddieG wrote:The wife wants to go to Mexico for a getaway (including our teenage boys). We're leaning towards the Pacific Coast, but I don't know much about Mazatlan vs Acapulco vs Cabo San Lucas, etc.
Can the members of this group give me some advice on what places they've liked there? A good beach would be nice, but wouldn't mind some historical or natural attraction sightseeing, if possible.
We live in Colorado, and the Denver airport is reasonably close.
I will put in a recommendation for Puerto Vallarta.
I have family that lives in the area, so I may have some bias towards the place.
We loved it enough that we purchased a condo on the beach a couple of years ago. Although it may not have seemed like a bogle-ish thing to do, we have not regretted it one bit. It has been used be me and my entire family, and everyone loves the condo and the area. It has turned into a great investment too.
The condo is in the old town area of the city (south side) known as the romantic zone, or also known as the Emiliano Zapata Colonia.
We love this part of town. Everything is within a block or two. We have a great pool to swim in. The ocean is perfect for swimming. We have a beautiful peer next to us. And we have some of the best resturants anywhere. It is truely paradise.
I will add one thing about someones comment about good food. If you come here, and the food is not some of the best you have ever had, you are in the wrong area. I would imagine that the Hotel Zone, which is where many of the tourist go, would have mediocre food. Puerto Vallarto is home to some world class culinary schools. Many of the chefs stay in the local area, or open there own resturants. Don't settle for less. You can truely have some great food in Puerto Vallarta.
As for entertainment, there is endless entertainment here. Just come and explore. I find it hard to imagine anyone not finding excitement and fun here. And because you are in the old town area, you will find great historical areas to tour. All within walking distance of this area.
One thing to add. From Denver, you can take direct flights to PVR and several of the cities mentioned in this post on Southwest Airlines.
I know because I fly for them!!!!!
I hope this helps.