|Sayulita Fish Taco & Tequila Bar is a great place to take a break from the sun, or to warm up for a pleasant evening in Sayulita, Nayarit. Tel: (329) 291-3272.
| Escape from the ordinary into a tropical paradise with warm ocean breezes and terrific beaches steps away from your door with PVRPV vacation home, villa and condo rentals.
|Participate in one of the many health related clinics offered by HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta. Prices are much more economical than in the US-Canada! As well, attend a free talk (topics vary) given by a local health care professional.
|Fan the flames of friendship and goodwill - buy a taco for a street kid.
|Try the Lobster Tacos at Daiquiri Dick's made with chunks of lobster tail sautéed with a dash of spicy Serrano chili pepper and topped with asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. Marvelous! Olas Altas 314 Tel: (322) 222-0566.
|Hot Licks! Whether listening as you dine or watching them perform at an event, Los Bambinos will entertain you with their collective ensemble of Latin music and song. A favorite of all, Los Bambinos' musical talents have won them several Reader’s Choice Awards for best musical group in Puerto Vallarta!
|When your money is burning a hole in your pocket, head down to the Isla Rio Cuale where the shopkeepers are always fired up and ready for some heated haggling over Mexican handcrafts - especially if you're buying more than 1 item.
|Tropicasa Realty is a real estate broker in Puerto Vallarta who gives new meaning to the term "Hot Property," by providing their clients with warmth, charm, in-depth knowledge and excellence in service. Pulpito 145-A, Romantic Zone. Tel: (322) 222-6505
|Sun worshiping dates back to pre-Hispanic times when the sun was considered a god, and the Banderas Bay region boasts many beautiful beaches that are ideally suited for lazy afternoons basking in Puerto Vallarta's tropical sunshine.
|With a smoldering voice and a no-nonsense style, restaurateur Alberto Perez is as passionate about music as he is about fine dining. Alberto lights up the stage on Monday and Tuesday nights at La Palapa's Beachfront Bar, on Playa Los Muertos at Pulpito 103 in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Tel: (322) 222-5225
|Donating your time or money to the Puerto Vallarta chapter of Mexico's Make-A-Wish Foundation will warm the cockles of your heart. With lots of volunteer opportunities and fund raisers held throughout the year, there's no excuse not to help MAW grant the wishes that ignite hope in Mexican children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, call (322) 222-9112 or 01 800 DESEOS 1 (337-3671) or send an email to info(at)makeawishmexico.org.
|Warm tropical breezes and stunning sunsets set the scene for red-hot romance when you take a sunset sail across Banderas Bay aboard one of Pegaso Charters' classic sailing vessels. Pegaso Chartering also offers a wide variety of Puerto Vallarta sailboat tours that everyone in your family can enjoy. Paseo de la Marina Sur 215, Marina Vallarta. Tel: (322) 290-0705
|The Puerto Vallarta Zoo is one of Banderas Bay's hottest tourist attractions. Owned by the Castañeda family, who have deep ecological concerns and devote themselves entirely to the preservation of all animal species, this amazing sanctuary in the lush jungle of Mismaloya is home to more than 400 indigenous and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. An assortment of endangered animals, including Capuchin Monkeys, White-Tailed Deer, Jaguars and White Tigers, have been born at the zoo, where excellent care and a safe environment encourage all of the animals to reproduce in captivity. Camino al Eden #700, Mismaloya. Tel: (322) 228-050
|Hot Properties: with an extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and a long-standing reputation for honesty and sound judgment, the helpful and friendly realtors at Timothy Real Estate Group are a red-hot resource for all of your real estate needs. Ignacio L. Vallarta 130 Local 7, South Side Puerto Vallarta. Tel: (322) 223-5300
|More than forty years ago, the filming of John Huston's movie, The Night of the Iguana, put Puerto Vallarta in the International spotlight - and the memories still burn bright at The Set of The Night of the Iguana Restaurant on Mismaloya Beach.
|Spice up your vacation at Trattoria Michel, where you'll enjoy the finest, most authentic Italian cuisine this side of Italy. Trained in Florence, Chef Michel Pascal Ferarri cooks up the choicest Italian delicacies a'la minute, ensuring the most fervent Italian dishes in Vallarta. Olas Altas 507, Col. Emiliano Zapata. Tel: (322) 223-2060
|Pat Henry, sailor extraordinary and author of "By The Grace Of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around The World," has opened a new sailing school for women that is THE hot topic on the docks of Marina Vallarta. For more information, call (322) 222-4119
|When your kids' cries of "we're bo-ored" have you reaching the boiling point, treat them to Vallarta Adventures ultimate dolphin program, Trainer for a Day - and treat yourself to 4 1/2 blissful hours of basking on the beach. For more information or to make reservations, call (322) 297-1212 or visit Vallarta-Adventures.com
|Hot off the presses! Author Gil Gevins displays his devil-may-care demeanor in his hilarious books "Refried Brains" and "Puerto Vallarta on 49 Brain Cells a Day." Pick up a copy at Lucy’s Cucú Cabaña, Basilio Badillo 295, south side Puerto Vallarta.
|Hot out-of-the-oven goodies don’t get any better than the fresh baked pastries you'll find at Pie in the Sky. Owners Susan Drexler and Philip Price, along with Master Bakery Chef Manuela Esperza, have been treating Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors to sweet temptations such as quality cakes and cookies and the bakery's ever-popular Chocolate Besos for nearly 21 years. Lazaro Cardenas #247 Tel: (322) 223-8183
|Home to Puerto Vallarta's famous 'Restaurant Row' and a scorching nightlife, the Romantic Zone is where you'll find all the sizzling clubs, hot Latin lovers and sexy sirens who set this town's streets and hearts afire!
|If you've got a burning desire for a really good char-broiled burger, there’s nowhere better than Picnic. With continuous Reader’s Choice Award’s for the "Best Hamburger" in Vallarta, owner Luis Tellez offers an enjoyable, laid back atmosphere featuring a simple, yet delicious menu of hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, and roasted chicken. Pulpito 154 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Tel: (322) 223-2353
|Work up a sweat running a few laps around the new Tartan Turf track at the sports stadium across the street from the Sheraton resort in Puerto Vallarta's hotel zone.
|Hot rocks! Cassandra Shaw Jewelry offers Puerto Vallarta residents & visitors the most unique and stylishly crafted jewelry available anywhere. With designs ranging from the demur to the truly dramatic, owner and designer Cassandra Shaw has placed a stamp of Vallarta individuality on each and every piece. Basilio Badillo 276. Tel: (322) 223-9734
|Hiking to the waterfall in Yelapa is a great way to beat the heat. If the walk up leaves you burned-out and blistering, a jump in the ice-cold water that pools at the bottom of the falls is both thrilling and chilling. Catch a water taxi at Los Muertos Pier.
|Barbara Peters has been fanning the flames of the Puerto Vallarta art scene since 1989 as one of the founders of the Old Town Art Walk and the owner of Galeria Vallarta, one of PV's favorite art galleries. Juarez 263 in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Tel: (322) 222-0290
|Known for his piquant personality, Vallarta celebrity Nacho Cadena is a restaurant owner, columnist and poet who claims to follow the sun, and this is no flippant remark, but his inspired way of saying he lives for the moment.
|As Vallarta's first and hottest Canopy Tour, Los Veranos features 15 "Zip" lines - the longest of which is 400 meters - that stretch over and along the Orquidias River at heights of well over 100 meters! Those who are a little less adventurous can bask in the sun on several sandy beaches, swim in the river, relax in the shade, shop at the tiendita, or enjoy a delicious meal at Pancho's Last Resort Restaurant. Calle Fca Rodríguez #336. Tel: (322) 223-6060
|Playa El Anclote in Punta Mita has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun. After you've stuffed yourself at one of the palapa-topped restaurants, burn off those calories while jet skiing, kayaking, surfing, or snorkeling.
|Got fishing fever? Mr. Marlin's Captain Juan Moll has been fishing these waters for over 50 years, and has passed on his red-hot reputation as one of the greatest fisherman on Banderas Bay to his son Juan Pablo, who offers some of the best sport fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta on his Bertram 33 sport fishing vessel, Top Gun. Condominiums Puesta del Sol #16, Marina Vallarta. Tel: 044-322-149-83
|Heat got you down? Take a bus or rent a car, and head out to Sayulita for some excellent surfing and a great day in one of the coolest towns around.