Frommer's Portable Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Guadalajara


Put the Best of Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo & Guadalajara in Your Pocket

* Insider tips on finding the best beaches, buying Huichol art, and choosing the Tequila tour that's right for you.


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Put the Best of Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo & Guadalajara in Your Pocket

* Insider tips on finding the best beaches, buying Huichol art, and choosing the Tequila tour that's right for you.

Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.

Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.

Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470145715
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/29/2007
  • Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #152
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 4.45 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

A writer, editor, and translator, David Baird has lived several years in different parts of Mexico. Now based in Austin, Texas, he spends as much time in Mexico as possible.

Lynne Bairstow has lived in Puerto Vallarta for most of the past 16 years. Her travel articles on Mexico have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Private Air magazine, and Luxury Living magazine.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1 Planning Your Trip to Mid-Pacific Mexico.

1 The Region in Brief.

2 Visitor Information.

3 Entry Requirements.

4 When to Go.

Calender of Events.

5 Getting There.

6 Money & Costs.

7 Travel Insurance.

8 Health.

The Curse of Montezuma.

9 Safety.

10 Specialized Travel Resources.

11 Sustainable Tourism/Ecotourism. The Complete Travel Resource.

12 Staying Connected.

Online Traveler’s Toolbox.

13 Packages for the Independent Traveler.

14 Getting Around.

15 Tips on Accommodations.

16 Tips on Dining.

Fast Facts: Mexico.

2 Settling into Puerto Vallarta By Lynne Bairstow.

1 Puerto Vallarta Essentials.

Fast Facts: Puerto Vallarta.

2 Where to Stay.

3 Where to Dine.

3 Exploring Puerto Vallarta & Beyond By Lynne Bairstow.

1 Beaches, Activities & Excursions.

2 Shopping.

A Huichol Art Primer: Shopping Tips.

3 Puerto Vallarta After Dark.

4 Side Trips from Puerto Vallarta.

4 Costa Alegre: Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad By Lynne Bairstow.

1 Along Costa Alegre (from North to South).

2 Barra de Navidad & Melaque.

5 Manzanillo By Lynne Bairstow.

1 Essentials.

Fast Facts: Manzanillo.

2 Activities On & Off the Beach.

3 Where to Stay & Dine.

4 Manzanillo after Dark.

6 Settling into Guadalajara By David Baird.

1 Orientation.

2 Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Guadalajara.

3 Where to Stay.

4 Where to Dine.

7 Exploring Guadalajara & Beyond By David Baird.

1 What to See & Do.

Guadalajara Bus Tours.

2 Shopping.

3 Guadalajara After Dark.

Tequila: The Name Says It All.

Appendix: Useful Terms & Phrases.

1 Basic Vocabulary.

2 Menu Glossary.


General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

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