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Whether on the Gulf or the Pacific, Mexico offers a variety of amazing vacation experiences

Adelman’s Shelly Williams has a real passion for Mexico as she travels there six to eight times a year. “I love the area, people and culture. I hope to live there some day,” Shelly says, “In my heart I’m a beach girl but the colonial cities are my favorites. There is something magical about the cobblestone streets, history and traditions of the local people.”

Puerto Vallarta’s charming Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On the Pacific side, Shelly especially enjoys Puerto Vallarta along with several special spots in the surrounding area. For those who have never been, Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city that sits at the base of the Sierra Madres Mountains and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Malecon is a festive ocean front boardwalk area that hosts local art galleries, boutiques and shops. As Shelly notes, “There are also great restaurants and clubs for people looking for a little more nightlife outside of the resorts.”

For travelers wishing for something a little different and even more authentic, Shelly recommends an excursion to Yelapa which is only accessible by boat. “After a hike through the small village you make your way into the mountains where you can visit the beautiful waterfalls,” Shelly advises.

An afternoon stroll in Sayulita

Sayulita is another great option near Puerto Vallarta. This little artist village is perfect for shoppers and surfers. “There are some wonderful options for great dining along with higher end boutiques,” Shelly notes.  With some of the nicest surfing waves in the area, Sayulita also offers a lot of options for surfers from beginners to pros. 


The sugar sand beaches of the Riviera Maya

On the Gulf side, Shelly loves visiting the Riviera Maya just south of Cancun. “It is an easy flight, is affordable and beautiful plus the people are very friendly,” Shelly says. One of her favorite places is the Penovia Spa at the Now Jade Riviera resort which offers indigenous spa treatments that are specific to the Riviera Maya culture.  “I love the hydrotherapy offered in the spa, especially within the AMResorts family. If you book a preferred club room you will have complimentary access to the hydrotherapy area of the spa once during your stay. The mineral pools, steam and sauna rooms are a must during my visits!” Shelly exclaims. “They even offer hydrotherapy again with any spa treatment purchased.” 

The Hydrotherapy area at the Penovia Spa

For more information about the many different vacation opportunities in Mexico, please contact our experienced Vacations travel team at 800-749-7116 or visit our website at

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