I think Dave Hyde's suggestion is an excellent one. I am not necessarily partial to warm climates but I do like Spanish speaking places. Although, I would have to say I have heard more Spanish spoken in Miami than in Puerto Vallarta. There was a major storm Kim on Monday but we just got strong rain, no damage. It actually freshened things up nicely. Although I had no problems at customs with my Seeing Eye dog, nor here at the Villa, I have run into a couple places that have tried to reject us. In both cases, my explanations were not heeded so I just walked ahead against their protestations. Sure makes one appreciate normal open access. Mike At 03:27 PM 6/20/2006, you wrote: >Hi Mike: > >Thanks for the additional points in and around Puerto Vallarta. If you get >the chance, be sure to get out to the Tequila Factory. It is a great tour >and the tasting room is great as well. I am going back in November and will >check out your new pois. > > >Rich Irwin >rich.irwin@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:rich.irwin@xxxxxxxxxxx> > > >-----Original Message----- >From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >[mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael May >Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 7:28 PM >To: GPS-talkusers-freelists.org >Subject: [gps-talkusers] Puerto Vallarta > > >Since there aren't any maps yet for Mexico, it was very useful to me to find >some user points already recorded for Puerto Vallarta by Rich Irwin. I have >added another 20 points but I have to say we are in such a nice place, there >isn't much incentive to go exploring. I'll be here a few more days and will >probably walk to town and record a bunch of shops. > >Mike > >June 16-22, 2006 > >Location: >Villa Celeste, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico >Lat: 20, 35, 17.0340 N. >Lon: 105, 14, 39.5100W. >http://www.vallartashores.com > >Six miles south of the airport, about 25 minutes drive time. >Three hours flight time from San Francisco. >PV is 2 hours ahead of Pacific time; equals Central Time. > >Villa Celeste is built into the hillside, 3 bedrooms on the main level, >which is 15 feet above the narrow road and then the rocky beach. Two larger >rooms are on the upper level past an interim level with one of the three >bars. There is a large pool and bar on the main level. The main dining area >can easily seat 14; it is all open to the sprawling decks of stone pavers. >The bedrooms are air conditioned. The entire villa is 16,000 feet. Five >bedrooms, 7 baths. Four of the rooms have king beds, one has 2 queens. There >are various sleeping pads or benches. Room 1 has the giant Jacuzzi. The view >is West over the ocean. > >There are three staff, an incredible cook, the waiter/butler and a maid. > >There is no high speed Internet. Phones in each room. Power is standard >North American 110. There are various televisions and stereo systems. > >Local amenities include the Lindomar beach resort and restaurant and the El >Set restaurant 100 yards away. The taxi to town is $3 to $5.