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101+ Hottest People Places & Things

101 HottestIf you've got a burning desire to be in-the-know, BanderasNews' list of the 101+ Hottest Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta is full of inside information and red-hot deals that'll add spark to your Puerto Vallarta vacation. And since it's not what you know - but WHO you know that really matters, we've also listed some of the local hotties that capture the warmth and spirit of Vallarta... If you have a hot tip or sizzling suggestion, let us know:
76 Galleria Dante owners Joe and Claire Guarniere have established one of the hottest art galleries in Vallarta, showcasing a collection of sculpture and painting sought by Mexico's most fervent collectors. Basilio Badillo #269 on the South Side of Puerto Vallarta. Tel: (322) 222-2477
75 You haven't truly realized the rich history of Puerto Vallarta until you visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta, construction began in 1929 and took twelve years to complete. This beautiful cathedral fuels the fires of faith, and its trademark crown of angels is said to have been fashioned after a tiara worn by the mistress of the Emperor Maximilian. Calle Hidalgo #370. Tel: (322) 222-1326
74 Enjoy the glow of satisfaction that comes from donating your time or money to Casa Hogar, an established orphanage near the Puerto Vallarta airport that cares for 60 children under the age of 14 whose families are unable to care for them. Contact Luz Aurora Arrendonado at (322) 221-1908 or casahogar_maximocornejo(at)
73 Since part of living full-time in Vallarta means adapting to its hot and humid summers, Toody Walton, owner of La Bohemia, designs cool and comfortable fashions that are perfect for tropical temperatures. Constitucion & Basilio Badillo in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica. Tel: (322) 222-3164.
72 There's more to Latin music than just Salsa. Guitar wizard Paco Rentería combines the basics of Flaming Flamenco with Classical, Arab and Latin elements to create a musical style that, like him, is both passionate and provocative.
71 Experience pure decadence in every one of the melt-in-your-mouth handmade chocolate truffles at Xocodiva. Owner Charlotte Semple offers Champagne, Chile lime, passion fruit, and espresso among the vast variety of all natural milk, dark, and white chocolate's found here. Don't forget to try the home-made hand-dipped ice cream bars, peanut brittle, or seasoned varieties of nuts as well! Rodolfo Gomez 111 (next to the Hotel San Marino on the south side of Vallarta.) Tel: (322) 113-0352
70 Vallarta Adventures Rhythms of the Night tour transforms the tropical beach hideaway of Las Caletas into a magical paradise where you'll enjoy an intimate dinner and contemporary dance show illuminated by flickering torches and moonlight. Tel: (322) 297-1212
69 Anna Reisman's blistering criticism and caustic comments about anything and everything in Puerto Vallarta will surely make some ears burn. Check out her column in the PV Mirror to see who's in the hot seat this week.
68 Never have you experienced a pizza bar and lounge as warm and inviting as Encuentros. They have created a new state of urban cool and city chic pieced together in a fabulous combination of gourmet pizza and appetizers with a beautiful circular bar surrounded by a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Listen to the newest music as you catch a drink with a friend before heading for a night out on the town. Lazaro Cardenas 312, Col. Emiliano Zapata. Tel: (322) 222-0643
67 Check out some of the most profound contemporary art available in Vallarta at Galeria Vertice. Owners Alfredo Vital and Christopher Bottrill have brought together an impressive collection of contemporary artists from all over the world. Always very approachable, the friendly staff can help to answer any questions an art aficionado or art novice may have. Ignacio L. Vallarta #179. Tel: (322) 222-9415
66 Puerto Vallarta is a hotbed of creative energy. Check out the local art scene, and a wide variety of intriguing art forms while having fun - and free cocktails – at the Old Town Art Walk, every other Wednesday during high season from 6–10 pm.
65 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 one item.
64 After burning through your cash, and energy, on the Rio Cuale, refuel with flamed filet of beef with grilled green onions, cold drinks and cool ocean breezes at Oscar's Restaurant. Credit cards accepted. Isla Río Cuale 1. Tel: (322) 223-0789
63 Can't stand the heat? Get outta the kitchen! Make your next dinner party a sizzling success. Call super-chef and caterer Kathy Overly, who's skillful preparation of delectable delights qualifies as "haute cuisine." Tel: 044-322-121-9785
62 One of Vallarta's hottest hideaways, Chico's Paradise, is a great place to chill out while enjoying great food in the middle of the jungle next to a cool waterfall. Located east of the PV-Manzanillo highway at KM 20. Tel: (322) 222-0740
61 Spicy food lovers enjoy burning spice and wonderful flavors in the same dish at La Piazzetta Italian Restaurant, offering awesome pasta and 24 different pizzas baked in a wood-fire oven. Rodolfo Gómez 143 at Olas Altas in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Tel: (322) 222-0650
60 Rekindle your romance at Club de Playa Villa Vera, where you can spend a relaxing day soaking up the warm rays of the sun on the pristine sand beach or beside one of the two sparkling pools. Open daily 10-6. Carretera Punta Mita km 8.3, Destiladeras, Nayarit. Tel: (322) 227-2782
59 It may not be North Shore Hawaii, but for surfing check out Papa's Palapas in Sayulita. Don't know how to ride the breakers? Take a lesson from the fervent Mario, so you won't crash and burn. Tel: 01 (329) 275-0282
58 New York jewelry designer June Rosen Lopez has forged a new life here in Vallarta creating one-of-a-kind sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry designs that blaze with her brilliance. Tel: (322) 222-5049
57 When you've had enough of the heat, burn up the lanes bowling at Collage. Pool Tables, Puerto Vallarta’s largest disco and nightly specials make this a great place to hang out. Just south of the entrance to Marina Vallarta.
56 Work up a sweat dancing to live music seven nights a week at Club Roxy. Never a cover, always great Rock-n-Roll, Reggae, and Latin music. Opens at 8 pm. Ignacio L. Vallarta between Fco. Madero and Lazaro Cardenas Tel: (322) 223-2404
55 Every May, hot and heavy sporting events fire up competitive spirits with 5k and 10k runs, basketball, softball, beach volleyball, tennis, and soccer competitions at the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic.
54 When your late-night hunger burns hot after a late night of partying, stop by the only 24-hour restaurant on Olas Altas. Across the street from Andale on the south side of Vallarta, El Chavalon serves great tacos and burritos with thermal salsas on the side.
53 Only in your wildest fantasies have you swung from treetop to treetop through dense tropical vegetation! Fast, fun and electrifying, Vallarta Adventures' Canopy Tour finally brings these dreams to life! Tel: (322) 297-1212
52 At Hacienda Jalisco in San Sebastian you'll be immediately engulfed by its Old Mexico charm, a warmhearted welcome, warm hospitality, comfortable rooms and great food. For more information call Pamela Thompson at 044-322-107-7007
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