Fresh Pasta at Sapori di Sicilia, Puerto Vallarta

For dinner last night, we walked over to a small italian restaurant we have been wanting to try for awhile called Sapori di Sicilia. The venue is small with seating in a covered outdoor area. The server was very nice and from Northern Italy and the chef from Southern Italy, so they definitely knew Italian food.

Sopori di Sicilia menu.

Sopori di Sicilia menu.

A nice little complimentary starter soup.

A nice little complimentary starter soup.

The menu is extensive, with everything from salads, pasta dishes, meat or seafood entrees, pizza and desserts. We decided on the special pasta of the day, freshly made tagliatelle with a marinara sauce. The menu was a little confusing because even though the items were clearly listed, it seemed you could mix and match to make any type of dish you wanted. So we stuck with the basics of minestrone and caesar salad to start and a basic pasta dish for our entree. Both were good although I could have gone even more basic with just olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper as we found it was over dressed.

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

Tagliatelle with marinara sauce.

Freshly made tagliatelle with marinara sauce.

The meal was completed with a complimentary shot of milk, limoncello and cinnamon with little cookie like biscuits. That was a very nice little treat.

 

Walk From Los Muertos to Conchas Chinas

After reading about a walk from Los Muertos to Conchas Chinas, I added it to my list of things to do on my next visit to Puerto Vallarta. Victor, our friend Michael and I packed some water, cameras, put on our swimuits and runners before heading down to Los Muertos beach.

Start the walk at the Boy and Seahorse Sculpture.

Start the walk at the Boy and Seahorse Sculpture.

The walk starts at the south end of the playa, just past the famous seahorse sculpture. First, you climb some stairs up and over the rocks where another small sandy beach awaits you. The water has been quite rough lately and I would not recommend going among the rocky beach. Perhaps at times it is calmer, but not today.

The start of the path is a bit rough so make sure you have some sport sandals or shoes.

The start of the path is a bit rough so make sure you have some sport sandals or shoes.

Continuing along we saw some grafitti, more sandy and rocky beaches until we reached a nice little road that continued along to Conchas Chinas. There are some beautiful villas, condos and private residences along this beach walk.

Part of the path with villas, condos and palm trees.

Part of the path with villas, condos and palm trees.

We stopped at one point to look at the tidal pools, seeing little fish and crabs caught until the next waves came to sweep them back to sea. The rocks are quite sharp so its best to have some sport sandals on while you do this.

Out on the rocks, looking at the tide pools.

Out on the rocks, looking at the tide pools.

A big beautiful tree along the path.

A big beautiful tree along the path.

Our final stop was a resort, which was either called La Playita or Lindo Mar Resort, I couldnt quite tell. Anyway, the view is wonderful and we had some ceviche, cerveza and guacamole, salsa and chips. Not the best food we have had but the company was good, as well as the entertainment of a fisherman throwing scraps if fish to the pelicans.

Enjoying a cervesa and light lunch at the resort.

Enjoying a cervesa and light lunch at the resort.

We decided to take the road back until we could detour off to a back street called Santa Barbera. The walk home took us about 30 minutes I would say, enough to get some cardio in and burn off the beer.

Fine Dining at Hacienda San Angel

If you want a memorable dining experience, I would highly recommend making a reservation at Hacienda San Angel. This top rated Conde Nast hotel has some of the best views of the town on their roof top restaurant. As well, on certain nights a mariachi band will play for you with a wonderful backdrop of the sunsets over the bay. Come here to impress your friends as it truly is an unforgettable evening.

Hacienda San Angel sign

Hacienda San Angel sign

Perched high up the hill in El Centro, this elegant and romantic boutique hotel will wow you from the moment you reach their front door. Once you enter, you will see old rustic Mexican charm everywhere. Arrive a few minutes early to your reservation in order to view the courtyard and take in the beautiful surroundings.

A fountain in the courtyard.

Take some time to enjoy the courtyard and beautiful colonial architecture.

Colonial architecture

Take some time to enjoy the courtyard and beautiful colonial architecture.

Old rustic stairway to the guest suites.

Old rustic stairway to the guest suites.

In the restaurant, one can enjoy 180 degree view of the town, Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta’s evening fireworks display.

Roof-top fine dining restaurant

Enjoy the 180 degree view of the town and bay.

Upscale Mexican and international meals.

Upscale Mexican and international meals.

Upscale Mexican and international meals.

Upscale Mexican and international meals.

On certain nights a wonderful mariachi band will perform, with cd’s to purchase if you would like to buy a copy for yourself.

Mariachi band performing.

On certain evenings, a very talented Mariachi band will perform with cd’s for purchase.

Mariachi band CD's for purchase.

Purchase the band’s cd during interlude.

Although we have never stayed overnight at the hotel, I am sure it would be a luxurious experience. The hotel has three pools, an open air wedding chapel and nightly cocktail hours. If you do decide to stay here, the hotel is walking distance to shops, art galleries and the renowned Guadalupe Church.