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Puerto Vallarta Gives a Warm Welcome to all Visitors During Holy Week

Gustavo Rivas-Solis - Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
March 22, 2013

Holy Week celebrations in Mexico are rich in culture and history. In Puerto Vallarta, locals and visitors alike participate in the traditional processions and religious celebrations that have become an important part of this week.
The week starts on Palm Sunday when churches across the city celebrate the blessings of the palm fronds; in observance of Maundy Thursday, locals hold all-night vigils. On Good Friday, the city streets are colored with spirited religious processions and passion of the Christ re-enactments.

During Easter Sunday, visitors will not find any Easter bunnies or egg hunts. Most locals have a quiet and relaxing day. Almost everybody goes to mass during the day and enjoys a peaceful afternoon at home.

Puerto Vallarta's rich culture and diverse tourism attractions offer the ideal location to spend Holy Week. With year-round summer like temperatures, Puerto Vallarta is home to several world-class spas where visitors can take in a beautiful sunset while getting a back massage or a pedicure.

Puerto Vallarta is also a sports lover's paradise offering water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking as well as hard adventure like mountain bike riding, or horseback riding. There are also soft adventure tours of the jungle surrounding Puerto Vallarta such as canopy tours and eco hikes.

Food aficionados can delight in the wide array of dining alternatives from family-run taco stands to internationally acclaimed restaurants. In the heart of Vallarta, along the stretch of the Malecón, there are restaurants, live music venues, bars and nightclubs offering something for everyone!

Bo-Zo Tour (Visit to Puerto Vallarta’s Botanical Garden and Zoo)
Date: March 26, 2013 @ 9:30 am
Venue: Tour departs from Pie in the Sky Bakery
Tickets: Puerto Vallarta's International Friendship Club
Viva Puerto Vallarta-Mexican Folk Fest
Date: March 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Lazaro Cardenas Park
Puerto Vallarta's Municipal Band
Date: March 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Main Square

For other events around Banderas Bay, check the Event Calendar.

Hotel Offers during Holy Week and Easter:
Hotel Friendly Vallarta
The friendliest Hotel in Vallarta, All inclusive 24 Hrs. plan, 7 restaurant and Bars, Private beach, swimming pools, tennis court, Spa, gym, Kids Club.
Rates: Starting at $106 USD, per pax, per room, double occupancy, all inclusive plan. Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Secluded in its own private beach cove, Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a luxurious haven for couples, friends and families. This resort has 337 spacious rooms, several restaurants including a la carte, buffet, grill or café style experiences, 24-hour room service, 5 bars and a spa.
• Deluxe Ocean view room: Single $234, Double $148, Triple $146.
• Deluxe Ocean View Balcony:  Single $249, Double $163, Triple n/a
• Junior Suite: Single $308, Double $222, Triple $219.50
• Junior Suite with Jacuzzi: Single $322, Double $236, Triple $234
• Minors: 400 Mexican pesos
Rates is USD, per person per night. Rates subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Posada de Roger
This location prides itself on being a real Mexican-style hotel in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, surrounded by beautiful gardens and authentic Mexican architecture. It features 47 standard rooms, a swimming pool, rooftop terrace, community kitchen and a restaurant bar on site. They are located one block from the main beach, 2 minutes from the Malecon, and 20 minutes from the International Airport.
Rates: Single room $60.00; Double $65.00; Triple $70.00; Quadruple $80.00. All prices in USD. Offer valid from 4/1/13-4/6/13. Prices per room per night.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice. Taxes Included.
Plaza Pelicanos
This resort is located on Las Glorias beach, about 2.5 miles from the International Airport and 1.5 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta. It features 85 rooms, an infinity pool (with wading pool), an aqua bar, buffet-style restaurant, two specialty dinner restaurants, snack restaurant, sky lounge bar, activity center, kids club, games room, gym, travel agency, computer center and most importantly an in-house spa.
Rates: 979 pesos per person per night on a double occupancy room. All inclusive plans. Holy and Easter Week (Offer valid from 4/1/13-4/5/13 and 4/8/13-4/14/13).
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.

Las Alamandas
This location is a luxury boutique hotel in Costalegre perfect for any romantic retreat. They are host to honeymooners, family get-togethers, corporate retreats or just simply an ultimate beach getaway. This private estate is situated over 1,500 acres of beautiful unspoiled tropical paradise with only seven villas accommodating a maximum of 42 guests for the ultimate private getaway.
Rates: Starting at $3,578 USD for 4 nights in a luxurious Ocean View Suite; All meals and drinks complimentary for children under 12 years old. 50% discount on second suite for kids. Special Offer valid from 3/15/2013- 4/15/2013.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Sheraton Vallarta
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center is located 2 miles away from Puerto Vallarta's International Airport and walking distance to the city's downtown area. It is a beachfront property renovated in the architectural style of Luis Barragan.
• Promotion Dates: Holy Week 3/1/2013 – 3/31/2013. Starting at $339 USD per room in single or double occupancy for a 2 night stay. 2 night stay Minimum.
• Promotion Dates: Easter Week 4/1/2013 – 4/10/2013. Starting at $305 USD per room in single or double occupancy for a 2 night stay. 2 night stay Minimum.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Blue Chairs Resort
Blue Chairs Resort is located on the beachfront in the "Romantic Zone" of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, just a few short blocks from the center of town and entertainment. This beachfront resort is a few steps from restaurants, bars, shops and some of the most popular night clubs of Vallarta. When you stay at Blue Chairs, you will be in the heart of the gay zone in a luxuriously renovated resort in an elegant Mexican style.
Rates: $180 USD per night per person. Double occupancy Partial ocean view room. Offer valid from 3/26/2013-4/16/2013.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Playa Los Arcos, Los Arcos Suites, and Casa Doña Susana are boutique hotels located in the Zona Romantica. They are in the middle of neighborhood restaurants, colorful shops and exciting nightlife. All located within short walking distance from the heart of downtown Vallarta.
Rates: Promotion Dates: 3/31/2013-7/6/2013, 2x1 Promotion. Starting at $124 USD for two adults. All Inclusive, double occupancy rooms. Kids (0-12 years old) stay for free.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Marriott CasaMagna is located in exclusive Marina Vallarta and 1.5 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The property is also conveniently located five minutes away from the International Convention Center and just 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Rates: $199 USD + Tax, per night per person. $50 USD Resort daily credit and 4th free night included. A minimum of 4 nights is required for this promotion. Code: Sand Dollar
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Puerto de Luna
Puerto de Luna All Suites Hotel offers fully equipped accommodations with a great selection of amenities and services. Puerto de Luna is located in the Puerto Vallarta hotel zone. Shops, restaurants, beaches and the city's nightlife are within walking distance of the hotel.
Rates: Promotion Dates 3/23/2013 – 4/6/2013. Standard Room 800 pesos; Junior Suite 930 pesos; Deluxe Suite 1,050 pesos. Additional Person 150 pesos. Prices per night, per room for one or 2 people. Taxes are included.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.
Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Beach Resort  
Vamar Vallarta is a 253 rooms and suites all inclusive Marina and Beach Resort with spectacular views of Banderas Bay. Vamar Vallarta is located 5 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta's downtown, 10 minutes from the Convention Center, and a  few steps away from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and a wide variety of restaurants, shops, bars and a nightclub.
• Promotion Dates: 4/7/2013 – 7/10/2013; 8/11/2013 – 12/15/2013
Sunday-Thursday: Sgl 1,220 pesos; Dbl 815; Tpl 765; Minors 150; Junior 250
Friday-Saturday: Sgl 1,310; Dbl 875; Tpl 825; Minors 150; Junior 250
• Promotion Dates: Holy Week 3/23/2013 – 3/29/2013
Saturday-Wednesday: Sgl 1,799; Dbl 1,199; Tpl 1,149; Minors 350; Junior 500
Thursday-Saturday: Sgl 2,249; Dbl 1,499; Tpl 1,499; Minors 450; Junior 600
• Promotion Dates: Easter 3/30/2013 – 4/6/2013; 7/11/2013 – 8/10/2013
Sunday-Thursday: Sgl 1,420; Dbl 949; Tpl 899; Minors 250; Junior 350
Friday-Saturday: Sgl 1,499; Dbl 999; Tpl 949; Minors 250; Junior 350
All prices in pesos per person, per night.
Rates are subject to availability. Hotel restrictions may change without notice.

  Learn more about International Friendship Club

  Learn more about Zoologico de Vallarta (Vallarta Zoo)

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