For many jetsetters living in the United States and Canada, taking off on a last minute vacation to Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day is but a far-fetched dream.
For most, however, heading south of the border to Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s most beautiful cities, is a more viable option. If there is one thing that the Irish and Mexicans have in common, it’s their love for a good drink and high spirited entertainment. This Saint Patrick’s Day, why not celebrate like the Irish (or the Mexicans) at one of these local hot spots:
The Malecón and Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Bar-hopping down the mile-long strip that hugs the coast of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown area is a must when visiting the city. With such a large array of entertaining nightclubs, bars and cafes, the Malecón is the ideal place to grab a drink or two, especially on Saint Patrick’s Day where there are sure to be more than a few green lagers along the way. Don’t forget to stop by Murphy’s Irish Pub, where live entertainment, delicious food, incredible views and non-stop servings of Guinness and Jameson’s will be available.
The Marigalante Pirate Ship Tour
Let the pirates of Banderas Bay take you out on a day or evening adventure that is sure to get your blood flowing and your imagination running wild.
This incredible tour, filled with an exciting Pirate show, fantastic dinner, amazing acrobatics and a fireworks display, offers an exciting adventure for all ages. Don’t miss out on your chance to toast to the Irish with the best of Banderas Bay.
Tequila Tasting around Puerto Vallarta
For Mexicans, a smooth shot of tequila is just as good as a frosty Guinness or Irish whisky, and in Puerto Vallarta there is no shortage of great locations to grab more than your fair share of this national drink. Head to the Malecón for a tequila tasting extravaganza, beginning at one end of the strip and ending at the other.
For more than a mile, you can stop in the various tequila shops and try out the delicious flavors that each has to offer. For the more serious tequila enthusiasts, we recommend visiting the Mama Lucia tequila factory in Mismaloya. On this tour, you’ll learn all about how the Blue Agave cactus is cooked, fermented, distilled and aged to make quality best tequila.
Day Trip to Las Marietas Islands
While this won’t be a beer guzzling blowout, it will be a memory that lasts a lifetime. Spend this St. Patricks Day on the dazzling waters of Banderas Bay on a day trip to Las Marietas Islands. Kick back on a catamaran or rent a panga of your own that will take you to the premier snorkeling destination in Puerto Vallarta. The incredible views, exotic marine life and stunning hidden beach will leave you breathless and glad you ventured off land to this heaven on Earth.