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Side trips around Puerto Vallarta?

Zoe and Matt

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  • Added on: February 24th, 2011
We're going to be "stuck" in the Puerto Vallarta area for a little over a month in March. We'll be coming from several weeks on the southern Pacific coast (Puerto Escondido, etc.), and we already have a week on the beach planned with visiting family in PV, so we'd like to head inland and avoid the high-season tourist prices until we have to be back in town in April. We're looking for spots within a couple-few hours of PV where there are cheap places to stay (or sizable couchsurfing communities) and interesting natural and cultural goings on. Not such a high demand, I know, but it seems like people have very good, and very specific, ideas about this sort of thing.

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  • Added on: February 25th, 2011
Inland are several colonial towns, mainly built around silver mines in the Sierras, San Sebastian, Mascota and Talpa de Allende. South is El Tuito and north Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos. The last three are on the coast, Map -
As far as 'cheap' accommodation, it's around but not publicised much, there's even a couple of hostels in PV, the Oasis and Vallarta Sun, for $15-$18 a night.
Talpa has a lot of accommodation for all the pilgrims that come 4 times a year, so probably some deals there. Very nice clean and pretty town,
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  • Added on: February 28th, 2011
Guadalajara is also easy to reach from PV by bus. About 4 1/2 hours. Second largest city in Mexico, everything a big (and old) city has to offer. And from Guadalajara you can get anywhere in central Mexico. A month is a long time to sit on the beach. Have fun.

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