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On most travellers’ bucket lists, you will find a destination that seems displaced from the rest. Mine was Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It was Puerto Vallarta for over ten years. While my bucket list has been built on emphatic reasoning, Puerto Vallarta found its way to the top on little more than The Night of the Iguana and a few temperamental years studying Spanish (or, more realistically, watching the soap opera Destinos in Spanish class).

Last month, I finally made it to the Bahía de Banderas.

The Puerto Vallarta food tour may have been my personal highlight, but it was running against some fierce competition…

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There is no better way to kick off my blog adventures in Mexico than the incredible Vallarta Food Tours experience.

Mex-ology (the Tequila, Tacos and Mexican Cocktails Tour) is, without a doubt, one of the best experiences I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying as a travel blogger. Though a three hour walking tour might intimidate some, the Mex-ology group is kept to a maximum of six people and is paced wonderfully through the beautiful streets of downtown Vallarta by the tour guide – Lobo (Wolf, in Spanish) – a gentleman, scholar, and cherry on top of a faultless afternoon.

We discovered hidden gems and local favourites including Vallarta’s first microbrewery, a taco stand that has been churning out the city’s best carne asada for 45 years, Elizabeth Taylor’s favourite beach-side restaurant in the Sixties, and much more – all featured in the video, below!

Locations featured in the video:
– Joe Jack’s Fish Shack
– Los Muertos Brewery
– La Playa
– El Cuñado Taco Stand
– Maia Restaurant
– La Palapa

What I Wore:
Backless pink dress (vintage – similar here)
Teva sandals (I don’t actually think I wore a different shoe for the entire week I was there)

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