I'm a planner by nature and this is my first trip to PV so I want to make sure I allocate the right amount of time to fully enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes of this seemingly diverse city. We arrive Friday, November 29 (so figured that would be getting the lay of the land around our condo, Mayan Palace Marina, a few groceries, etc.) Here's what I have planned:
Saturday, November 30
10:00 AM Farmer’s Market/shopping
12:00 PM Cruise ship in port
5:00 PM Rhythms of the Night tour (instead of Tuesday)
7:00 PM Cruise ship departs
Sunday, December 1
8:00 AM Cruise ship in port
10:00 AM Arrive at PV Zoo
1:00 PM Beaches in Mismaloya
5:00 PM Cruise ship departs
5:30 PM Dinner at Tony’s
Monday, December 2
TBD Outdoor adventure
Tuesday, December 3
5:00 PM Rhythms of the Night Tour (or Saturday night)
Wednesday, December 4
9:00 AM Cruise ship in port
9:00 PM Cruise ship departs
Thursday, December 5
TBD Las Mareitas Islands Eco Tour
Friday, December 6
10:00 AM Hotel check-out
10:30 AM Arrive at new hotel, request early check-in earlier in week
Saturday, December 7
12:00 PM Hotel check-out :-(
Am I trying to cram too many excursions into one trip (that is short to most of you guys but long for me)? Friday, December 6 I know we won't leave our resort as we're doing AI and really wanted a day of nothing before we returned to reality.
If it's helpful 2 women, late 30's/40 and it's our annual birthday trip. Last year we did Grand Cayman but the excursions weren't as diverse as they are here, nor was there a tour company offering 3 for 2... I REALLY want to do Rhythms of the Night and the Eco Tour and my friend really wants to do the zoo so we are cramming in the outdoor adventure for the 'deal'. Is that worth it?
I feel as though we have enough time, even with those excursions, to fully explore all that PV has to offer, like the Malecon, south side restaurants, etc. There are several restaurants that are already on the list to hit such as Mariscos Polo, No Way Jose! thanks to the input from those on TA and my research of must have foods (for example, No Way Jose that has the Caesar salad that my friend wants to try)... MAYBE I should think about moving Rhythm of the Night to a different day so we can do the Tuesday meet up?
I'm aware that plans are fluid and dynamic but I like an itinerary when I travel somewhat (nature of my job) so I'm seeking out the PV gurus to help plan my vacation! :-) Any input/feedback would be most helpful.