Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year

Feliz Año Nuevo! This year I spent my New Year celebration in the sun and sand down in Mexico. Unattached from email and internet I was really able to relax and enjoy good food, wine, and companionship.

One of my favorite dinning experiences while in Puerto Vallarta was at the wonderful restaurant Cafe des Artistes.The food was exquisite and the ambiance was certainly the most romantic. We dined on the top most upper level of the terrace where each person has an individual waiter and the chef exclusively cooks for those who dine there. We decided to do wine pairings with our five course menu. If you are in the area it is certainly a "don't miss!"

We also enjoyed less fancy dinning experiences like fresh lobster on the beach! mmmm

In addition to our dinning experiences, the old historic romantic district is a great way to see the city in its authenticity. Streets lined in cobble stones and native farmers markets really made you feel a part of the culture.

Another great stop which is about 45 minutes outside the city is the little surfing town of Sayulita
Virtually untouched, this is a surfers paradise. We saw tons of surfers riding waves while enjoying local authentic Mexican food.

All in all, New Year's in the sand with those you care about away from it all...certainly the way to go!


Heidiwriter said...

Sounds WONDERFUL! I'm leaving for a Caribbean cruise next week--can't wait to get away from the computer! Whew!

Happy New Year.
author, Cowgirl Dreams

Nancy Compton said...

Ah - this brought back memories of our trip to PV and Sayulita last year. We also dined on the terrace at Cafe de Artistes surrounded by candle light and trees. We found a great tapas place a few streets back for those days when we wanted to drop a little less coin. And enjoyed the walk through the local galleries.

Heading back to Sayulita in Feb for 8 glorious days of surf, sand, and margs.

Thanks for bringing all those great memories back with your post.

Jacqueline said...

It certainly was one of the best vacations in a while no doubt.

Let me know how both your trips go!

I wish I could go back today!

Happy New Year!

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