Is it normal to buy a pair of honeymoon sneakers? Who knows, but I did it anyway. It was both of our first times in Mexico, and I wanted a pair of shoes fit for our luna de miel. Roshe Runs with a tropical print it was!
Puerto Vallarta was the place—the very, very hot place were we’d celebrate our nuptials. It was beyond wonderful. After all of the crafts and long nights prepping for our art filled weekend of wedded bliss, we finally got the chance to unwind.
Thanks to our always overly generous friends and family, we funded much of our honeymoon through Wanderable. This website is seriously cool, especially for folks who live in a small apartment in the city. Eamon and I didn’t have much nesting to do as far as registering for gifts in the traditional sense. On Wanderable, instead of asking for things to fill your new home together, you can register for travel and experiences. Take a look at our page here.
The first hotel we stayed in was Villa Premier. We booked the master suite with the jacuzzi on the deck where we watched the sun set over the ocean every night. For the first week of our trip we stayed here and enjoyed the all inclusive package by over indulging in piña coladas from sun up to sun down. We adored the staff and had a great time by the pool.
I’d never stayed at an all inclusive resort before and I don’t know if I ever will again, but for that moment it was perfect. The first day or two I barely did a thing besides slip into a swimsuit and pretend to read on the beach when I was really just people watching.
The second week of our trip, after we rested as much as we possibly could, we left the all inclusive mentality behind us and headed towards Old Vallarta. We stayed up the mountainside a bit at a different hotel, Signature by Pinnacle, that had a sick infinity pool overlooking the city. This room also had a jacuzzi on the deck where we watched the sunset. Every morning we headed to the beach and were on the constant look out for taco trucks and spicy salsas. We stopped by Puerto Vallarta’s only brewery, Los Muertos, and enjoyed the history this part of town had to offer. We were salt creatures by the end of it after all the sweaty bike rides and afternoon dips into the ocean. Don’t worry, we were always sure to rehydrate through one margarita or another.
I know everyone wishes they could go back to their honeymoon. To be honest I feel exactly the same way. Eamon and I decided that we’re going to keep going on honeymoon trips for the rest of our lives. We’re already on number 4 or 5. I’m losing count, I think. Here’s to having so much fun that you lose count!
(stay tuned, I have a few more snap shots to share from our adventure in Puerto Vallarta)