C and I just came back from a beach vacation over the past weekend, and it was such a nice, relaxing time. We went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Barceló Puerto Vallarta. As I mentioned in my post about seasonal affective disorder, I desperately needed to be somewhere warm and sunny after a dark rainy winter we had.
The resort was perfect. It was nestled right between a forest and the beach, so it was secluded from the busyness of the main town area and was absolutely beautiful. I was a bit nervous about navigating the meal options with my food allergies at an all-inclusive resort, but everything we ate was absolutely delicious, fresh, and local with fairly clean ingredients. I didn’t get sick once, and I even indulged in a few margaritas (it was my first alcoholic drink in months!). Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines, so I was very happy to find that they offered many traditional dishes at every meal. Here are some of the highlights from our trip.
We usually like to go on more adventurous vacations when we travel for fun, but we realized this kind of vacation was actually exactly what we needed after being so busy in our lives recently. It felt so good to be somewhere and not have to worry about anything like what to do, where to eat, how much for this and that. I highly recommend this spot if you are looking for a nice R&R. We decided it’s something we should try to do every year in the winter. Fingers crossed!