Ok, so the rain was following us everywhere we went, but we didn’t let that interfere with our fun. When we woke up, we were treated to a beautiful sunrise in Puerto Vallarta.
We made our way off the ship, out of the terminal, and down the street to the main drag to catch a cab. Yes, there are cabs waiting when you get off the ship, but the rates are significantly higher than those just a few yards down. Our cab took us up to the offices of the zip line tour company and we didn’t have to wait long for the bus ride up the mountain. We were given instruction on where to put all of our belongings and training before going on the actual zip line. It was thrilling and exhilarating all rolled into one. Even if you have a fear of heights, you need to try this at least once in your life.
We went on numerous lines and all was fine by the time we made it back down to solid ground. Then the skies opened up and we had torrential downpours, uncommon at this time of year for them since it wasn’t their rainy season. Luckily, we were inside at this time. We took our bus back to the port and walked around the pier where there are lots of vendors and an area to get on the internet if you need to. Next time I would want to explore the city a little more and I wish we had more time and better weather, but you can’t control either. In the picture below you can see the yacht of Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim, in the distance. Some thought it might belong to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, but searching pics online proved that this is in fact Slim’s yacht.