Best July 4th Getaway Destinations in Mexico

Starfish on beach during July fourthIt’s not too late to pack your bags for a spontaneous July 4th getaway in Mexico. Our neighbor to the south is home to over 1 million American expatriates. There are plenty of events catering to these residents, not to mention summer travelers, if you know where to look! Sea Side Reservations can score last-minute accommodations for you, without any of the game-playing you get with traditional travel booking sites. We give you the names of the resorts, villas, or condo developments and the address before you book. A property manager is accessible to you 24/7 during your stay to provide concierge assistance and guarantee your satisfaction.

Our goal is to find you the perfect accommodation near the best 4th of July parties and activities in Mexico, so you can enjoy a truly worry-free getaway.

Rocky Point

Rocky Point’s close proximity to Phoenix, Tucson, Imperial Valley, El Centro, and Yuma makes it an ideal getaway for Americans. You can purchase fireworks legally in Mexico and set them off at the public beaches. The biggest local event is Sonoran Resorts’ Las Vegas Charity Night. A $35 ticket gets you access to a tasty buffet; $300 in charity chips for blackjack, poker, and roulette; and a donation to underprivileged families in Rocky Point. Most other resorts in the area provide barbeque grills, so you can have a traditional July 4th cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers.

Your Rocky Point concierge from Sea Side Reservations can arrange to have your fridge stocked with all the necessities upon your arrival if you don’t want to waste precious vacation time in the local supermarkets. You can expect live music and DJs entertaining crowds in popular nightlife spots like El Malecon, Elixir Bar, Tekila Bar, and Wrecked at the Reef. Banditos hosts an annual music festival featuring rock, funk, and reggae bands. Many Rocky Point bars also hold horseshoe, dart, and pool tournaments that cater to Americans traveling for the holiday. Swimming, parasailing, snorkeling, and jet skiing are popular this time of year when the water is at its warmest. The Old Port and The Cholla Mall will have all the souvenirs you need to take back home.

Puerto Vallarta

The Banderas Bay region, specifically Puerto Vallarta, offers a unique international vibe you won’t find everywhere in Mexico. Traditionally, American and Canadian holidays have been celebrated here to make expats feel more at home. Marina Riviera Nayarit hosts a BBQ Wing Cook-Off from 4-8 p.m. at the Marina Poolside Deli. You can bring 20 wings to cook up for prizes or a side dish to share with 5-8 people. There will be swimming and pool volleyball for the whole family, as well as live music. Nacho Daddy features a Texas-style dance hall and bilingual karaoke night with food and drinks served in a comfortable air-conditioned facility on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Many local restaurants offer 4th of July food and drink specials: pick up a free glass of Pancho’s white sangria to go along with your kobe beef burger at Mark’s Bar & Grill; try the renowned mac-and-cheese for 50% off at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack; or fill up 17 peso pints to quench your thirst after having the area’s best pizza at Los Muertos Brewing Company.

The area’s largest 4th of July party takes place at Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach, which serves up a backyard BBQ buffet “with international flair” from July 1st – July 11th. For 500 pesos, you’ll get dinner, two drink tickets, live music by Sylvie and The Zippers, and a great view of the sunset. You may also try your hand at winning a sailboat excursion, private food tour, dinner and a serenade, local artwork, or resort accommodations in the silent auction. The event does sell out, so you’ll want to pick up your tickets in advance.

Contact us to find last-minute July 4th accommodations in Mexico!

Sea Side Reservations specializes in setting guests to Mexico up with the perfect party pad or quiet retreat, whichever you prefer. Though many resorts are booked to capacity for the July 4th holiday, there are still picturesque condos, villas, and beautiful properties available for the most discerning travelers. No matter your travel dates or budget, we’ll find something that will meet and exceed your expectations. Don’t forget we also offer full concierge and customer support during your stay, so you’ll want for nothing!

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Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Puerto Vallarta Taco Festival Returns for 2nd Year

There are few Mexican dishes as tempting and delicious as a lovingly-prepared taco on a handmade corn tortilla, topped with fresh guacamole, salsa and your choice of perfectly-spiced meats. If you happen to be traveling to Puerto Vallarta, you can eat your fill of authentic tacos asada, chorizo and pastor along with freshly caught shrimp, lobster and fish at the town’s much anticipated Taco Fair.

On September 16, Puerto Vallarta proudly hosted its 2nd annual Taco Festival, which showcased the delectable offerings of local taquerias. This family-friendly event not only provided ample opportunities to sample true Mexican cuisine at its finest and cheapest (tacos for 50 cents!), festival-goers were treated to presentations about the history of the taco and the musical stylings of Puerto Vallarta’s Huichol group. Plus, admission was free!

Taco Fair supports local producers

On why he chose September 16, Taco Fair organizer Edgar Cisneros told the Puerto Vallarta Daily News that the long holiday weekend would attract not only tourists in the area, but local denizens as well. “It’s a way to celebrate Independence Day, the festival is dedicated to the taco, which is a very Mexican product,” he explained.

If you happened to miss this year’s Taco Festival, don’t despair! Plans are already in the works for the Puerto Vallarta Taco Fair 2017. Here are just some of the activities and attractions offered at this year’s bash:

  • Taco tastings with escamoles (a kind of ant larvae) and even grilled crickets!
  • Tamer restaurant offerings of tacos with marinated and grilled pork, beef, shrimp and fish
  • Tacos featuring elements of molecular cuisine
  • Presentations from local chefs
  • Other traditional culinary treats from local restaurants
  • More than 20 vendors in attendance
  • A variety of microbrews
  • Live music & family fun

Whether you prefer your tacos with a spicy kick of jalapeño or a savory yet mild pico de gallo, Puerto Vallarta invites you to discover the exquisite flavors of this humble street food that nourishes the body and soul.

If you’re planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico soon and want to experience the world’s most heavenly tacos al pastor– head to El Carboncito, a small but popular taco stand – especially among the late night crowd. Just follow the scent of slow-grilled meats in El Centro’s Calle Honduras; you won’t be disappointed.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Explore La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a Charming Vacation Stop

If you would like a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta, consider heading a half hour north to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, or “La Cruz” as it is known in the area, for a memorable getaway. This fishing village on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahia de Banderas retains a mix of low-key local charm while offering enough attractions to keep visitors feeling welcome and entertained.

La Cruz offers quaint charm with modern amenities

Mixing quaint cobblestone streets with brightly colored buildings, La Cruz has a charming old world feel. At the same time, small off-beat shops, an outdoor theater, and plenty of restaurants (featuring locally caught fish) offer a modern excitement. Guests are entertained several times a week when live music fills the streets.

A Malecon leads the way to La Cruz’s famous Sunday farmers’ market (also known as Mercado Huanacaxtle). The market has grown to over 170 vendors, from culinary to crafty artisans. Live music from local and visiting musicians add to the festivities.

Of course, the water life is not to be overlooked. Visitors can relax on the three miles of breathtaking beaches or hop in the water for snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, or a number of other water activities. Surfing is best in the winter when the waves pick up.

A modern marina in an old world

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a family friendly destination that is growing in popularity as part of the area’s tourist development. A modern marina constructed in 2008 is home to local fisherman and luxury yachts alike. The marina features 340 slips and can house vessels up to 400 feet. It draws boaters from around the world who are attracted to the area’s mild weather, variety of businesses, and international eateries.

Make La Cruz a part of your Mexico vacation; its beauty and tradition will leave a lasting impression.

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Vacation Par Excellence Is What Is In Store In Puerto Vallarta

Vacation Par Excellence Is What Is In Store In Puerto Vallarta

Few areas of coastal Mexico can even come close to the magic that is Puerto Vallarta. Perhaps most well-known for its famous beaches, Puerto Vallarta offers travelers some of the finest Mexican cuisine and memorable tour’s found anywhere in Mexico. A fun and dynamic nightlife along with some of the best shopping in Mexico makes this travel destination one of the top picks among experienced vacationers the world over.

Traditional Old-Fashioned Mexican Recipes

Puerto Vallarta has many beaches, however one in particular has stood out for many years as one of the most popular and most famous of all. Playa Los Muertos is a coastal Mexico Beach with few rivals. More than a mile long, the beach is a short walk from the boardwalk and the romantic zone. Best of all, this favorite beach spot hosts a wide variety of excellent restaurants, great stores and dynamic and lively bars. Local Mexican food cooked using traditional old-fashioned Mexican recipes is always available.

Pristine And Peaceful

Few experiences can compare to walking barefoot on a crystal-clear and clean coastal Mexico Beach that is pristine and peaceful. Those that enjoy taking photographs will find that the natural scenery and landscape lends itself to capturing the beauty in digital format. From water taxis to short cruises and even fishing trip, the possibilities are endless when traveling to inviting, warm and tropical Puerto Vallarta Mexico. In addition, Isla Rio Cuale is a unique area that is situated in the middle of the city. Lined with dense trees and known for its cobblestone streets, the area is a true delight.

Once A Small Fishing Village

This is an extraordinary place that consists of passages that invite all who visit to stroll and soak in the beauty and magic of Mexico. With an endless line of small shops that offer a wide variety of Mexican souvenirs, silver jewelry and a variety of handcrafts, this is the perfect place for those looking for something unique and special to take home from a memorable vacation. Finally, another popular beach is known as Mismaloya beach. This is a beach that has its beginnings back in the 1960s where it was once a small fishing village. It is another beach well worth exploring. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for furnished vacation rental homes in Puerto Vallarta.

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Taking Full Advantage Of Amazing Puerto Vallarta

Taking Full Advantage Of Amazing Puerto Vallarta

Experienced travelers that have visited multiple destinations throughout coastal Mexico would likely agree that Puerto Vallarta is without a doubt one of the top picks when it comes to unique and truly special vacation destinations. The area is highly regarded because of its famous beaches, fantastic restaurants and amazing tours. The nightlife is known to be fun and energetic while shopping is considered second to none.

An Attraction That Is Well Worth Taking The Time To Explore

For example, the Boardwalk or the Puerto Vallarta Malecon is a great place to visit while vacationing in this exciting part of coastal Mexico. It is basically a seaside promenade adjacent to the ocean with a thriving and busy pedestrian walkway. The area was recently remodeled and is an attraction that is well worth taking the time to explore. Countless beautiful statues line the boardwalk and the afternoon sunsets are not to be missed. In addition, the boardwalk is host to a wide range of street artists and vendors that offer local wares and local food.

The Boardwalk Is An Experience That Must Be Enjoyed

Equally impressive is the fact that the boardwalk is lined with countless bars and restaurants that flank the ocean. Whether walking the boardwalk at night or during the day, one thing is sure and that is that it is a memorable and delightful experience every time. Many tourists that have visited Puerto Vallarta on multiple occasions would likely agree that the Boardwalk is an experience that must be enjoyed when traveling to the area. Strolling along without a care in the world while taking in the excellent climate and beautiful scenery can work wonders in regenerating the spirit, mind and soul.

Reminiscent Of Old-World Europe

Another important aspect of the Puerto Vallarta experience is the romantic zone. This is also known as old Vallarta and is situated just south of the Cuale River. Considered by many to be one of the more bustling parts of town, the romantic zone has streets that are noticeably smaller and is host to densely populated bars, cafés and shops as well as restaurants. Reminiscent of old-world Europe there are cobblestone village streets that are a genuine tradition of old world Mexico. Explore the amazing and multiple wonders of Mexico on your next vacation. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for exclusive Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation rental homes.

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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What Is There To Do When Visiting Puerto Vallarta Mexico?

What Is There To Do When Visiting Puerto Vallarta Mexico?

The easy answer to this question is to do whatever feels right and enjoy a Mexico vacation to the fullest. Puerto Vallarta is a special and inviting part of coastal Mexico that has much to offer. For example, Los Arcos National Marine Park is a beautiful and picturesque part of coastal Mexico that simply cannot be missed. The area consists of several small natural granite type inlets. These landmarks are situated just south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

The Water Surrounding These Rock Monoliths

Standing majestically in the bay these large rock structures are a powerful testament to the incredible beauty of coastal Mexico. Worth noting is the fact that the water surrounding these rock monoliths is hundreds of feet deep and is considered some of deepest water in the area. Another unique aspect of these small islands is that they are known as a breeding area for a variety of indigenous seabird species. The waters surrounding the area are also teaming with a full variety of marine life.

A Thriving And Dynamic Area

The area is known for its spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. On another note, art lovers can enjoy many beautiful pieces of local art that are inspiring and delightful. Local artists have created beautiful mosaics and murals that are displayed throughout the region. In addition, downtown Puerto Vallarta is a thriving and dynamic area that affords visitors and tourists the opportunity to experience Puerto Vallarta up close and personal. The sights as well as sounds, colors and delightful smells of downtown Puerto Vallarta will leave a lasting impression on travelers from across the country and throughout the world.

Well Manicured And Closely Maintained

Finally, those that enjoy lighthouses will find the lighthouse on Matamoros to be well worth visiting. In terms of panoramic sights, few other locations in the area can compare. Photographers from every stretch of the world have taken advantage of the incredible photographic opportunities made possible by this well-known landmark. As an added note, the botanical gardens of Puerto Vallarta are another popular spot that many seasoned and first-time visitors enjoy. The botanical gardens are like a tropical jungle garden that is well manicured and closely maintained. In short, Puerto Vallarta is a priceless vacation destination well worth considering. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for furnished vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Discover One Of Coastal Mexico’s Best-Kept Secrets

Discover One Of Coastal Mexico’s Best-Kept Secrets

Puerto Vallarta is considered by many vacationers from around the world to be perhaps one of the most impressive coastal Mexico vacation spots imaginable. The area is truly a tropical paradise with much to offer. In fact, Puerto Vallarta has earned a reputation for impressive beaches, friendly locals and overall general affordability. Frequented by Hollywood stars over the years, Puerto Vallarta has earned a reputation for being an exclusive vacation destination in coastal Mexico.

Genuinely Unique Exclusive Vacation Experience

Without question, one of the most popular resort destinations in all of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta enjoys nearly 2,000,000 visitors each and every year. The area is booming and is perhaps most well known for its amazing beaches, incredible marine life and year-round near-perfect climate. Few other areas of Mexico can compare when it comes to a genuinely unique exclusive vacation experience. The area has a thriving nightlife, a host of incredible restaurants and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Quickly Becoming The New Standard

From snorkeling to scuba diving and sailing as well as boating and deep-sea fishing, the possibilities are endless when visiting this beautiful, inviting an intriguing part of coastal Mexico. Puerto Vallarta has many options when it comes to accommodations and one type of accommodation in particular has enjoyed great interest in recent years. Furnished vacation rental homes, condos and villas in beautiful Puerto Vallarta are quickly becoming the new standard. A growing number of vacationers and travelers from around the country and across the world are becoming less interested in hotel accommodations and more interested in the benefits of furnished vacation properties.

Those In Search Of The Perfect Accommodations

With that said, choosing a property management company with years of experience in the industry can make a big difference in how successful the search for a quality furnished vacation rental home in Puerto Vallarta actually becomes. One manager of properties in coastal Mexico in particular that has far outpaced the competition in this regard is Sea Side Reservations. The company provides travelers from around the world with exclusive accommodations in generously appointed furnished villas, condos in private homes. Those in search of the perfect accommodations in Puerto Vallarta need look no further than this trusted name in furnished vacation homes throughout coastal Mexico. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for the best in furnished vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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More To Do Than Meets The Eye In Puerto Vallarta

More To Do Than Meets The Eye In Puerto Vallarta

Coastal Mexico has only continued to grow in terms of a premier choice for discerning vacationers and travelers. In fact, coastal Mexico is a smart alternative to many of the more expensive and more overcrowded beach vacation experiences available today. Far surpassing anything that the beaches of Hawaii or Southern California could offer, coastal Mexico is known for tropical and lush pristine beaches, clean water and clear blue skies.

An Annual Carnival-Parade

Most importantly, coastal Mexico is an incredible value and more affordable than the majority of other tropical resort vacation destinations in the world. Puerto Vallarta offers vacationers a multitude of annual events, local activities and outdoor excitement. From the Biennial Mexico Race that is a part of the San Diego Yacht Club’s 55-year tradition of conducting races to the International Celtic Music Festival of Mexico, the possibilities are endless when visiting Puerto Vallarta. The area even has an annual carnival-parade that provides for incredible entertainment for young and old alike.

An Impressive And Memorable Experience

Equally impressive is the Mexican ocean racing circuit. Regattas that return to Puerto Vallarta each year in March are part of a San Diego-Acapulco racing circuit that is renowned the world over. This is considered by many to be one of the most important events along the Pacific Coast with regard to sailing. Racing across Mexican waters over a six-day period with a wide range of daily regattas makes for an impressive and memorable experience for both those racing and those watching. Dozens of boats that range in size represent hundreds of visitors and competitors as the races progress.

Visitors From Around The World And Across The Country

Most of these races take place in Puerto Vallarta’s Marina, the Marietas Islands and the Bay of Banderas’ Bahia Las Caletas. It is a wonderful experience that ends up bringing people back year after year. Other key expos and events such as the Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival provide for a unique and special vacation experience for visitors from around the world and across the country. Golf tournaments, sports classics and festivals and fairs abound throughout beautiful and inviting Puerto Vallarta. Discerning travelers looking for affordable tropical luxury need look no further than Puerto Vallarta. Contact Sea Side Reservations today to learn more about Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation villas, condos and homes.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Puerto Vallarta Activities That The Whole Family Can Enjoy

Puerto Vallarta Activities That The Whole Family Can Enjoy

When it comes to affordable quality, few other coastal Mexico destinations can compare to beautiful and tropical Puerto Vallarta. The area has a long history of providing visitors from across the country and around the world with an incredible vacation experience that is second to none. Best of all, there are many fun and interesting activities for families with children that make a trip to Puerto Vallarta a worthwhile experience for kids of all ages.

Fascinating Tour Of The Botanical Gardens And The Zoo

For example, the IFC Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Zoo Tour is an interesting activity that will keep children intrigued throughout the day. Best of all, the IFC Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Zoo features a generous number of tour volunteers that can take visitors on a truly fascinating tour of the botanical gardens and the zoo. Another added benefit of choosing the IFC Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Zoo on your next excursion to Puerto Vallarta is that the tours are conducted in the comfort of air-conditioned buses.

This Market Is Active Every Saturday Morning

The buses travel along the picturesque and majestic South Shore highway with its amazing bay views. The tours typically last half a day and are often so well received that visitors have been known to come back for another visit. Equally impressive when visiting Puerto Vallarta is something known as the Old Town Farmer’s Market. This market is active every Saturday morning and affords producers the opportunity to show off a wide variety of goods from Parque Lázaro Cárdenas in the Romantic Zone (Old Vallarta).

Promote Better Conservation Of Natural Resources In Mexico

Finally, the ‘Ballenarte’ Whale Festival in Puerto Vallarta is a popular local event that focuses on ecology and conservation with regard to whales. This whale Festival is held every year in January in Puerto Vallarta and allows visitors to experience humpback whales and other types of marine mammals up close and in person. The main goal of the event is to promote better conservation of natural resources in Mexico. This is especially true with regard to the humpback whales that are so commonly found in Banderas Bay. With so much to offer it is hard to imagine not considering Puerto Vallarta for your next Mexico vacation. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for furnished vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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One Of The Best Ways To Explore Art In Puerto Vallarta

One Of The Best Ways To Explore Art In Puerto Vallarta

As with other intriguing parts of coastal Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has its share of creative and beautiful artwork. In fact, the area is known for a wide variety of local artists’ work that offers artistic insight into traditional Mexico and Mexican art. One example of an event that has taken place in the past in Puerto Vallarta offering visitors and locals alike the opportunity to explore a host of art is the Centro Historico ArtWalk.

Viewing A Wide Range Of Art In A Variety Of Art Galleries

Perhaps one of the most unique things about the Centro Historico ArtWalk is that art lovers can view and compare a mix of artistic offerings during the event. Most importantly, the Centro Historico ArtWalk is a self-guided type of tour that includes 10 impressive downtown galleries. In addition, cocktail exhibitions can be actively enjoyed each and every Wednesday evening. With so much to offer when it comes to viewing a variety of art in a number of art galleries, it is hard to imagine not choosing to explore the art of Puerto Vallarta.

A Fun And Inviting Way To Absorb The Culture Of Mexico

Equally impressive when it comes to Puerto Vallarta is the free Malecón Sculpture Walk. This is a very popular and free sculpture walking tour in Malecón. The tour is made available by the Galería Pacifico and is a seasonal event that typically begins in November. Exploring many of the unique pieces of sculpture that are reminiscent of Mexico’s past and Mexico’s present day can be a fun and inviting way to absorb the culture of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta has become one of the most traveled destinations in coastal Mexico in recent years.

A Multitude Of Bargain Shopping Opportunities

The area is rich in culture, art and fine dining opportunities. Many exclusive Mexican restaurants that serve traditional Mexican cuisine from old world recipes are widely available throughout the region. This combined with an outstanding nightlife and a multitude of bargain shopping opportunities make Puerto Vallarta a likely choice for a vacation, weekend getaway or honeymoon. Even corporate business travelers can enjoy this unique part of coastal Mexico because of its incredible beauty and surprising affordability. Contact Sea Side Reservations today to learn more about impressive Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation condos, villas and private residential homes.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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