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.

Sunset Cocktails at La Palapa

One of my all time favorite things to do in Puerto Vallarta is to watch the sunset at La Palapa before heading out for a late dinner. The beauty of it all is La Palapa is a short walk from our condo so even if it’s quite warm out, you won’t work up a sweat getting there.

Sunset cocktails, does it get any better than this? Hibiscus margarita, Absolute Pear and soda, traditional lime margarita.

Sunset cocktails, does it get any better than this? Hibiscus margarita, Absolute Pear and soda, traditional lime margarita.

La Palapa has live music most nights in their bar, you can check on their website www.lapalapapv.com for details. It’s usually a soft jazz group that consists of a flute player, guitar players and a drum and percussion player. The musicians are very talented artists and have recordings of their music available for you to purchase. Perfect live music for a perfect venue!

Sunset cocktail in hand. You can see the band in the background.

Sunset cocktail in hand. You can see the band in the background.


View of the sunset from the bar. One of the best waiters too in action.

View of the sunset from the bar. One of the best waiters too in action.

The staff are professional and very friendly, with most being employees of the restaurant for many years. I certainly have my favorites though, ha. The bar is under the big palapa with fans to help keep the air cool. However, you still have an amazing view of the sunset and people walking by. The bar at La Palapa is a great place to listen to wonderful live music, enjoy a tasty cocktail and watch the sunsets that make Puerto Vallarta so beautiful.

The grand finale, the sunset. The grand finale, the sunset. Beautiful colors!

The grand finale, the sunset. Beautiful colors!

Big Flavor and Big Value at Seafood Restaurant Embarcadero

On a recommendation from a full time resident at Selva Romantica, we decided to grab a light lunch down the street from the condo at Embarcadero before heading out for the afternoon. This small seafood restaurant is off Olas Altas on Francisca Rodriguez street, just before the pier.

Embarcadero menu

Embarcadero menu

Now this restuarant may be small, but the plates are large and very reasonably priced. As we were just wanting a small lunch, two of us decided to share the fajitas. I know, being a seafood place you’d think we’d order fish. However, Victor did order the shrimp burrito and it was excellent…and very large. The fajitas were excellent and, truthfully, could have been shared between three people with 2 small fajitas each.

Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas…at a Seafood restuarant. I know, but I love steak fajitas!

The owner, Maria Duenas, was at the restaurant and came by our table to ask how everything was to which we replied “Muy bien!!”. Then as a special treat, we were treated with a little dish of ice cream at the end of our meal. How special! Thank you Maria for a pleasant and extra special lunch.

Victor and owner Maria

Victor and owner Maria

Embarcadero is open for lunch and dinner. I was able to snap this picture one night when we walked by and it looked quite busy. Please stop in here, the servers are very friendly, the food is excellent and the prices are reasonable considering its almost beach front property.

Night shot of Embarcadero

Night shot of Embarcadero