Lounging in Nuevo Vallarta


Looking for a quick trip to the beach from Guadalajara? Here’s one of our most relaxing beach vacations in Mexico that we took to Nuevo Vallarta! and scroll to the end for the best tip we discovered on the way back!

Just before the main tourist season begins, we managed to sneak in one more beach vacation. This one was courtesy of a Groupon we bought to the Belair Collection (now the Krystal Grand) just outside of Puerto Vallarta, on Flamingo beach. Apparently Little N loves vacation as much as we do, because he did not fuss for a single moment the whole time we were there.

We began our first day with the 4 hour drive to Vallarta from Guadalajara. We managed to only make two stops, and made it in under 5 hours (stops included). The first day we did a little exploration of the resort, a walk on the beach, and clocked some poolside relaxation. It was the perfect start to our vacation.


Hanging Out in Nuevo Vallarta

Our second day was spent almost exclusively at the hotel pool. Little N got his first little dip, and while at first he seemed confused, it definitely seemed to grow on him. As the post title suggests, most of the day we were a-lounging.

Read our full review of the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta and check prices here!


family nap time


the view

more lounging

sunset at the pool

Beach Walk in Nuevo Vallarta

Our third day began with the traditional early morning walk on the beach. We continued with some more lounging, a lot more swimming in the pool and finally some sand exploration with Little N.

He was interested enough to eat it (surprise, surprise), and loved talking to the palapa. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with how well he took naps by the pool, and spoke to the palm trees, and it was a wonderful and relaxing day!


Hasta Luego Vallarta

Our final day in Nuevo Vallarta, we managed to squeeze in one more walk and a few more hours at the pool in lounging style. It was a good break, and we were sad to have it end.

On the ride back to Guadalajara, we managed to make only one long stop in which we happened upon some amazing banana bread. [Take note “locals”: it’s on the cuota leaving Compostela at the Pemex station].

banana bread not to be missed on the way to Guadalajara from the beach

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