What follows are links to service providers, restaurants, tours, events and products we recommend and genuinely like. We never recommend anything to our guests that we have not experienced ourselves or have positive comments from our friends.
Who we like... and so should you
Joe Jacks Fish Shack - An award winning Seafood Restaurant in Old Town, Puerto Vallarta. Main floor and open-air patio, open for service following protocols and distance seating. DELIVERY from the Marina to Punta Negra or call for take-away.
LA CAPPELLA - "La Cappella" is a open air restaurant that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay and serves contemporary Italian & International Cuisine, reveling in violin music, in an elegant but informal ambience. A full bar and wine list are also available. House specialty cocktails take advantage of local fruits, herbs and spices to create a uniquely enticing selection. Link
Fajita Republic - It goes to assume that great Mexican food is available in, of all places, quintessential Mexican resort town Puerto Vallarta. Fajita Republic serves up just that, specializing in fajitas of all kind, complete with a full bar, great service, and great value for the visitor!
Restaurante Barcelona Tapas - Our kitchen is specialized in Spanish dishes, where we print our very particular style to give it those sweet notes of home flavor, since some of our dishes are cooked with a wood fire, giving it that characteristic touch. Our ingredients are selected in a special way and taking care of their freshness and good condition.
Tre Piatti - Chef Chanan and his wife Natalie after so many years working in the restaurant industry had the great idea of starting their own restaurant and offering their customers a new concept of Italian flavor. Currently Chef Chanan works every day providing an excellent flavor in his Italian dishes, likewise Natalie Pastry Chef offers a unique flavor when she bakes her own desserts to the delight of all her clients. Link
Capomo Paradise - Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the movie Predator which was filmed on location at El Eden, which has a great waterfall and restaurant as well as zip line.
Cafe des Artistes - Place in and old house at downtown Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes, with 29 years of experience, offers exclusiveness, elegance and comfort in outstanding natural surroundings, that are adorn by the exquisite menu.
Bella Napoli - A place for everyone ... Apart from the good vibes and joy you can find everything ... Wood oven pizza, homemade bread, chavattas and a good selection of fresh pasta. We wait for you from the heart people. BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS DONE WITH LOVE !!! Link
LA LECHE Almacén Gourmet - The folks here like to reinterpret culinary tradition in an irreverent way, making the most of local products to reinvent the menu every day, making La Leche a fun, delicious and extraordinary space to live together. Link
NIGHT LIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
Captain Don's - A great local "go to." Regulars and vacationers mix, mingle, dance, eat, drink and laugh! Just a stones throw from beautiful Banderas Bay! Watch your favorite sports and walk the beach after the game! GREAT MENU TOO!!!! Link
Party & Dance The Night Away - In PV the party never ends. After you catch the stunning sunset the city comes to life. Whether you prefer bar hopping, a more laid back live music or clubbing, there is plenty to do after the sun goes down. The Malecon is lined with thrilling night clubs where the party truly almost never ends or head to the Romantic Zone where you can find LGB-friendly bars and clubs. Link
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
DuChateau Film - High quality photo, video production and drone services in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for all those special occasions. Wedding photography, video production, and drone. Vacation souvenir videos are a fun way to celebrate your trip to Puerto Vallarta, and return with a video to share on social media! Use promo code "bungalows" for a 10% discount! Link
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & TOURS
Enjoy The Vallarta Botanical Garden - For those who love nature, Vallarta’s Botanical Garden is a must. In addition to the native and exotic plants and flowers from around the world you can hike, bird watch, swim in the river, attend workshops, and more. The gift shop sells plants, seeds, art, coffee, and artisanal food. Be sure to dine in the restaurant where you will enjoy breathtaking views. The Botanical Gardens are a stop along the way on our 32 Hour Overnight Experience To Mayto Beach! Link
Whale Watching - Maru Rodriguez is a biologist working with whales and dolphins in the area since 1996. At WILDLIFE CONNECTION we have a specialized tour for whales, in which you will be lead by a specialist. We are kid friendly and have kids all ages all the time on our tours, they always have lots of fun and as our tour is few hours it is perfect for them. We can customize as well tours specially for kids, for schools or birthdays. Link
Walk the Hidden Beaches and Streets of Puerto Vallarta - Our friend Sylvie Scopazzo operates this tour. It's one of our favorites. This city tour is all about experiencing the beauty and history of Puerto Vallarta! You'll discover inner city beaches that most tourists don't know about, sample delicious seafood along the way, learn the history of PV, visit the markets and view street art. Link
The Original Foodie Tour - One of a kind food tastings. A day time walking cultural food tour exploring the best of Downtown and Old Town with 8 tastings. Recently voted #5 food experience in the world by TripAdvisor! Use promo code "bungalows" for a 10% discount! Link
Rhythms of the Night - One of Vallarta’s most popular cruise and dinner-show tours starts with a sunset cruise across the Bay of Banderas to Las Caletas Beach. You enjoy a candle lit gourmet dinner under the stars in the jungle. The after-dinner show is in a natural open air theater just steps up from the beach. Link
Mex-Ology Tour - A tequila, taco and Mexican cocktail tour. While strolling Old Town you will sample an amazing variety of authentic regional tacos, as well as 6 delicious handcrafted cocktails. Use promo code "bungalows" for a 10% discount! Link
Snorkel The Marietas Islands - Eco Tours offers a five hour snorkel trip out to the Marietas. You will see Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Damsel fish, Parrot Fish, Rays, Sea Turtles, Corral, Sponges, Starfish, Sea Urchins and more! Sea kayaking and paddle board tours are also available. Here is their website
Mariposario Garden Magico - Mariposario Jardin Magico is a butterfly sanctuary surrounded by untapped natural beauty. With a body of water, tons of wildlife, and all kinds of beautiful flora and diverse fauna, it sets the stage for what is truly a magical experience. Link
Pirate Ship - The pirate ship has a day time tour designed for kids and a night time dinner show cruise for adults. The night time pirate tour is a 4 hour tour. It starts at 7:00 pm, with a sunset cocktail and dinner cruise on the bay. Tour includes a three course dinner and an open bar. Lobster tail and filet mignon are served while the pirates put on a swashbuckling show that includes acrobatics, sword-fighting, dance, and even a fireworks display all tied together with a tale of betrayal and pirate greed. Link
Discover Versalles - The Versalles neighborhood has become the heart of our gourmet food scene. This tour takes you beyond regional cuisine to the hottest international restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Link
MISCELLANEOUS or SOMETHING SPECIAL
Catering Mexican Street Food - Looking for a great way to enjoy an evening with friends? Hire Luis Alba as your personal chef! Make your reservation for your Private party From 4 to 20 people and experience the essences of Mexican street food and simple Mexican Mixology, and discover the culture and romance behind Mezcal and Tequila... all from the comfort of your condo. Call Luis Alba at 322 244 0818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, see the Facebook page to learn more.
Lix Homemade Ice Cream - There's nothing better on a hot PV day than licking on a frozen cone of handmade ice cream. Our friends Kathleen and Todd own Lix which is a Luxury artisan ice cream parlor in Vallarta. Unique flavors such as ginger, roasted cherries 'n chocolate and salted caramel 'n pecans - good ol' fashioned milkshakes and sundaes. Look for our sign in Old Town on Basilio Badillo. Link
Go Boating - The Orchid has it's own boat for cruising the bay. Head to Los Arcos for a day of snorkling. There are several cool and secluded beaches to check out. Some have fantastic restaurants and bars! Link
Renè Nieto Omaña - Transportation. Looking for a professional driver to help you run your errands? A driver to take you around Banderas Bay for an enjoyable and memorable day? Or a designated driver for a night out? Rene'can provide this service. His first-class van seats 12 people with AC, music, drinks, and comfortable seating. It is perfect transportation for shopping, restaurants, bars, shows, airport delivery, daily excursions, and much more. Link
Interested in something not listed here? Just ask... we know stuff!