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Casa Penthouse Vallarta A PVRPV Exclusive: High End Penthouse at Molino de Agua

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Experience the ultimate in luxury when you stay at this 2 level penthouse in the prestigious Residencias Molino de Agua, brought to you by PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations.

Private heated rooftop jacuzzi, state of the art stereo sound system throughout the entire Penthouse and spectacular views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta await you in Casa Penthouse Vallarta.

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High end furnishings and artwork grace this luxurious 3 bedroom 3.5 bath penthouse. This unit features many extras, such as a high end automated lighting system, remote controlled window coverings, and even a computer for your use.

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When you arrive you will be welcomed with Margaritas and Mexican chips and salsa. Maid service is 6 days per week, and included in her services is breakfast made to your order.

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This luxury penthouse features 3 master suites all equipped with king size bed, 400 thread count satin sheets, and  flat screen televisions with DVD players.

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The Green Room on the upper level features Blue Ray DVD player, ensuite bath with jacuzzi tub and 23 inch flat screen television in the spa-like bathroom, and balcony doors leading to your private balcony with heated jacuzzi and furnished lounge area.

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The downstairs master suite, the Blue Room, also features private balcony and ensuite bath with jacuzzi tub.

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The Purple Room features a private balcony and private ensuite bath with walk in shower.

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The gourmet kitchen features everything one might need during their stay. Blender, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, purified water system and more are available for your use, including a complete dinner service for twelve people.

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The living room also features a 52 inch flat screen television and state of the art stereo surround sound system, available throughout the penthouse.

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The main level balcony features an outdoor living area with spectacular views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta. From this balcony you can also enjoy cooking your favorite meal on the BBQ gas grill while sipping your margarita.

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No detail or expense has been spared for your stay in the luxurious Casa Penthouse Vallarta in the prestigious Residencias Molino de Agua, presented by PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Rentals. Rates range from $82 to $148 per person for this luxury property, depending on the season.

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This week’s Amazing Race – Elimination Station in Puerto Vallarta!

Have a look at the latest Elimination Station Video, here in PVRPV’s Quinta Laura – Puerto Vallarta from CBS official website:

Check out the original story too:

The Amazing Race comes to Puerto Vallarta and PVRPV’s Quinta Laura

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Let PEACE Take You on a Real World Home Tour

Yavette Holts-O’Shea –


Be more than a tourist! Sample the many lifestyles of the Bahía de Banderas on PEACE Real World Home Tours.

Unlike other home tours, PEACE Real World Home Tours showcase upward focused, authentic pueblo homes where big world visions start small, together with multimillion dollar estates where the smallest details take your breath away.

It’s a real world view of the Bahía de Banderas as it evolves, combining a healthy combination of diverse communities. To really know the heart of this place, you have to scratch deeper to see more than what’s on the surface. What’s beautiful in the pueblo is also beautiful in the villa. The spirit of good will and the effort made to live and enjoy the richness of this idyllic region is the unifying factor.

The Real World Home Tour visits 4 exclusive homes, from luxury to modest, where you will see from the inside out both the differences and similarities in the lifestyles of the locals and the expats who make up this rich community. Includes transportation, light lunch, and a souvenir sports water bottle. You can even redeem your ticket for discounts at the PEACE store.

PEACE Real World Home Tours

Every Friday (January 22 – April 2)

Ticket sales open at 9:15 am from Bucerías Centro

Tour bus leaves: 10:30 am – Returns by 2:30 pm

Tickets: $450 pesos ($35 USD)

Includes transportation, tour map and souvenir water bottle

100% ticket proceeds support PEACE actions in communities around the bay

For reservations or more info contact: 

 Have a look at the original story posted in Banderas News:

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Preparing for Your Whale Watching Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

Keith May, Executive Director
Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Forum


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I am often asked by people wanting to plan a whale watching adventure how they can ensure that they are choosing a responsible whale watching tour operator for their trip. The first thing to do is to spend some time at our online non-profit website to learn what constitutes responsible whale watching both for authorized tour companies and private boat owners. At the Forum you will find the federal regulations designed to ensure safe environment for the Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) while observing these great creature in the wild. Additionally, you’ll find a listing of all boats and tour companies that have been given permission by the wildlife authority SEMARNAT to provide whale watching tours to the public. If a boat isn’t listed it’s simply not authorized and you should choose a different tour company.

That is the technical way to choose who will take you on this adventure of a lifetime. But, I’ll ask you to choose with your heart. Do a little extra homework and ask the questions that really matter. Is the company participating in the Fluke Identification Program for Banderas Bay? Are the profits from the money you’re paying going toward research that will help to protect and better manage the Humpback whale species? Will research findings be shared with other researchers around the world? Do they provide life vests, first aid kits and all required safety equipment onboard? If the answer to any of these questions is “no” keeping on looking for another company.

Then I urge you to check online at and see what others are saying about the tour company that seems to be the most interesting to you. The travelers that post their comments at TripAdvisor are nothing if not honest. Lastly, check the reviews of the three companies that we at The Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Forum consider to be among the best of the best. All of the guides with these companies are working researchers that fund their research by conducting whale watching adventures for tourists and this is how they pay for their research. The boats are smaller thus providing a more intimate atmosphere and you’ll have the knowledge of a competent scientist right at your finger tips. You would be surprised to hear some of the things I hear other guides telling people out on the water. Sometimes they just make things up or have all the fact and figures completely wrong. Whale watching is not an inexpensive activity. If you’re paying that much for the adventure of a lifetime at least make sure that you’re getting accurate information from trained professionals and not bad information and bad booze that’s going to give you a hangover tomorrow morning.

So, now you’ve chosen the company that will take you out to see the whales. What’s next? You will proceed to the company’s website and inquire about available dates. Once a date is confirmed you’ll generally be ask to pay online or drop off your payment at their offices. Once payment has been made you’ll receive your confirmation and information about the location of the pier, what time to meet, what to bring, etc.

On the morning of your departure you’ll be given a briefing about Banderas Bay and information about the Humpback whales before you board the boat. Throughout the trip more information is given depending on what behaviors you’re observing at any given time throughout the trip.

By choosing the right tour operator you’ll know that you have done all you can do to help ensure the safety of the whales and yourself. But, you’ll also be directing your money toward important research programs that have been established here in Puerto Vallarta.

I have the great fortune to meet people from around the globe that come to Banderas Bay to vacation. Some come specifically because of their love for the Humpbacks. Others come on the tour to check whale watching off their list. No matter your reasons for coming don’t come thinking that you’re just going to be seeing whales. If you come with your heart open and allow the magnificence of these creatures to feed your soul with beautiful impressions of love and beauty you can be assured a transformative experience like no other!

Do yourself a favor and plan your whale watching adventure today! Happy Whale Watching!

To learn more about responsible whale watching in Puerto Vallarta, please visit our non-profit website at

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The Amazing Race comes to Puerto Vallarta and PVRPV’s Quinta Laura


PVRPV and Puerto Vallarta were very proud to host The Amazing Race, a hit show on the CBS network! The program features a web show called Elimination Station where all eliminated contestants from the show gather while the show finishes taping. For this season of Amazing Race, the network chose Puerto Vallarta as the location to gather the contestants. PVRPV Owner Tim Longpre and Morgan Adams and Gary Green were very proud to coordinate all activities, tours, and transportation, and accommodations at the truly grand Quinta Laura, an Historic Eleven Bedroom Puerto Vallarta Ocean Front Villa in Puerto Vallarta’s prestigious lower Conchas Chinas. What a fantastic boost for Puerto Vallarta’s image as a safe and fun destination! The premier was last night on CBS and airs every Sunday. Be sure to catch the web show, which airs after every episode, and see how much of Vallarta you can recognize in the show!


Quinta Laura, with over 13,000 square feet of interior space, has hosted many famous guests over the years since it was originally built in the late 60’s. Most notable being the meeting between Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz and U.S. President Richard Nixon in August, 1970. A brass plaque on the wall near the front entrance of this Puerto Vallarta Traditional Villa commemorates this event.


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 This week’s webcast of Elimination Station can be seen here: com/primetime/ amazing_race/ video/?pid= n6KqtZsdSmxtTbQw 5FZRagHzjiLqCcJY&nrd=1


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