Good morning Puerto Vallarta. Sunrise on the beach, surrounded by jungle behind us. Happy days indeed. We headed to the Jardins Botanicos de Vallarta and was escorted around by 2 dogs. Gwyn attracts them everywhere we go. The gardens were pretty enough and we learnt interesting facts about some of the plants. There is an 'advanced' hike that goes around the main house, with a clear water river running through it, which we chilled out in for awhile. We then went to the main house for panoramic views and the most expensive milk shakes we've ever had ($10USD/£6GBP each!). They were delicious though. Afterwards, we mooched along the beaches and malecon, browsing at the handicrafts and sampling the seafood snacks on sticks, with a bit of tequila tasting for good measure. Once off the main streets and plazas, Vallarta was so peaceful and pretty. It was quite romantic wondering through the cobbled streets, then along the river.
That evening, we stopped in a lay-by somewhere between Vallarta and Guadalajara.