This trip was not on my annual travel plans last year, however, it was one of the highlights of my trips especially after I decided I want to start writing about my travel experiences. And I was lucky to have my U.S visa, I didn’t need to apply for one in Mexico!
My trip to Puerto Vallarta was long😅 very long!! By the way, its pronounced Puerto Vayarta. I was in Riyadh, but I had to go to Dar es salaam, drop off my son, then flew to Miami to surprise my young sister who had no clue I was there, then finally flew into Mexico and had a very long layover of 7 hours before I made it to Puerto Vallarta! (It was worth it, I promise)
I met amazing young women, very well connected and doing amazing things out in the world. I learnt so much from them and it inspired me with the light of how to start on my journey.
I stayed at Hotel SanTropico, such a beautiful colourful place with lots of cute spots for pictures or just relaxing, very spacious rooms with a lounge area and a furnished kitchen. Loved it and I had two beautiful roommates in the villa.
This lovely hotel is just 5 minutes drive from the airport and its about 2 usd per ride with an uber. The hotel staff were very friendly and I will never forget the delicious authentic mexican food that was prepared daily for us.
I also spent a day in Sayulita with the girls, it was about an hour drive from Hotel San Tropico. Sayulita was an interesting city/village surrounded by beautiful beaches and decorated shopping streets. I tried the local food and again it was very good.
I was lucky to visit Sabal Playa beach club in Nuevo Vallarta for the day ( thanks to the pangea dreams team) I had the best guacamole that I wont forget anytime soon. The mexican cuisine was very authentic and delicious in a very artistic way! And when the sun is setting, you get to enjoy different shades of the sky, from yellow, orange to pink, just amazing and highly recommended.
I did not know what to expect in mexico, however, I enjoyed my time with the girls and learnt some few spanish words. I am grateful to have experienced it with the pangea dreams team. (Follow them on their ig: @pangeadreams and if you decide to join us on the next retreat please check out their website and don’t forget to mention, I recommended them to you❤️)