So Matty surprised me with a trip back to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to celebrate our 5th anniversary! We were there for 5 nights and had a fabulous time! We stayed in Hotel Riu Jalisco, which is an all-inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarta. It's great to stay at an all-inclusive place, because you don't have to worry about how much money you're spending on meals & snacks while you're on vacation. It was fairly cloudy while we were there, but it was still warm enough to enjoy the swimming pool & the ocean.
We arrived in Mexico on Wednesday evening, settled in to our hotel & then went "exploring" around the resort. Since we had been here for our honeymoon, we pretty much knew our way around, but it was fun to see everything again. The next day we woke up & got busy relaxing in the pool & strolling along the beach! That afternoon, Matt had scheduled us for an exciting swim with Dolphins! It was so much fun! I couldn't believe we actually got to pet the dolphins & go for a ride on them around the pool! Matt said he has always wanted to swim with Dolphins, so he was so excited to get in the pool!
The next day, Friday, we had another fun adventure in store for us! It was called the "Outdoor Adventure" and included a speed boat ride across the bay, 4 x 4 off road vehicles, a mule ride, 1000 ft zip lines, rappelling down waterfalls, and hiking through the Mexican jungle! It was such a great experience and we had so much fun!
Rhythms of the Night dinner cruise. For this excursion, we took a catamaran across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas, an uninhabited island. Once there, we watched "stories of ancient Mexican civilization told through live music and dance." The show was truly spectacular! After the show, we walked back down the beach to a candlelit dinner. Although the plan was for the dinner to be on the beach, it had to be moved under cover of canopies due to the weather. Following dinner, we had time to explore along the beach and enjoy some time on this beautiful island in the midst of the tropical jungle!
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