"After dinner, Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place to just walk around. There's the Southern Hotel Zone, the Northern Hotel Zone, and then there's Viejo Vallarta, or Old Vallarta. Viejo Vallarta is divided down its center by the Rio Cuale Island. It's just a sliver of land in the middle of the river. There's this beautiful botanical garden and open-air shops and restaurants. And you see these cobblestone streets and stucco houses with red-tile roofs and wrought-iron balconies spilling over with the tropical flowers. There's also the Malecon, a seaside walkway. You can walk along and find people selling things, and you can watch the sunset and just experience the people."

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BREAKFAST?
"At the Pancake House, you can get an American-style breakfast. It just has a really charming Mexican feel with an American influence. I remember there being lots of flowers there."

SIGHTS
"Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had such a tremendous influence on Puerto Vallarta. They put it on the map and brought such glamour and intrigue. Casa Kimberley is Taylor and Burton's former home. For privacy, they had two separate houses connected by this beautiful pink bridge. You can go and take a tour; it's really something to see. It has some beautiful touches. The other standout is the Church of Guadalupe. It's got the crown that tops the church and the sculptures, including the little boy on a seahorse. Inside, the church is just gorgeous, a beautiful landmark."

OUTDOORS