Puerto Vallarta Vacation
RULE: Pack LIGHT, and leave
room for your Puerto Vallarta souvenirs
on the way back home!
We can't tell you
how many times we've heard a visitor
lament "Oh, I wanted it so badly,
but my luggage is already jam-packed!"
Smart visitors pack a rolled-up, medium-sized
duffel bag just so they have the extra
space in their luggage if they need
it for the return trip! And you probably only need to bring ONE T-shirt, for your first day, since you'll find many nice (and nicely tacky, if that's what you want) T-shirts here at bargain prices.
At least 2
swimsuits. Ladies, don't worry
about wearing that two-piece, everyone
does. You'll see all shapes and sizes.
And, of course, some make that two-piece
into a one-piece, when laying out. Wear
what you feel comfortable in.
like T-shirts and shorts. For the average
tourist, there's not much need for dressy
clothes. You'll know whether you’re
the type to visit fancier restaurants
that require dressier clothes. Bring
one set of ‘getting dirty’
clothes for adventures you may decide
to partake in once you’re here.
or sweatshirt for the occasional
Buy a colorful sarong when you get there,
it's the "in thing" for tourist
beachwear. You can find beautiful inexpensive
'sarapes' all over Puerto Vallarta.
Bring a pair for walking, and sandals
for the beach, or plan on buying sandals
or ‘flip-flops’ here.
video: (WHAT? You mean you haven't switched to digital yet?!!?) Bring plenty of film.
It's sometimes overpriced in the tourist
areas. If you go to the major supermarkets you'll find film at a slightly more
Take plenty. Like film, it's a lot more
expensive in the tourist areas. Put
it on every part of your body. You wouldn't
believe how many people we've seen with
severely burnt feet, ears, or scalps.
Bring a spare T-shirt to wear while
snorkeling or swimming. The thin layer
of water covering your body will magnify
the sun and fry you in only a few minutes!
Don't forget something for your lips.
Kit: Band-aids, antibiotic
ointment, tweezers, nail clippers, Tylenol,
The usual toiletries:
Toothpaste, tooth brush, shampoo, deodorant,
cooler, bottle opener, and
koozies if you’re planning on
spending a bit of time on beaches other
than your own hotel’s.
If you are staying at a small hotel
you'll need to bring your own, or buy
some inexpensive ones here to take home
as reminders of your vacation. Larger
resort provide them. You may also want
to bring a couple of washcloths if you're
staying at a small hotel, they don't
always have them.
bags are great for dirty clothes
or wet suits. Also use them for cameras,
film and whatever else you don't want
If you plan on doing any snorkeling,
having your own is very nice.
not necessary but handy to have when
the spouse or kids wanders off.
books for relaxing on the beach
or by the pool.