Amidst the boat memes, and contreversial activities highlighting Mexico during the holidays I made the choice to travel for the New Year on a solo trip. Let it be known I rang in the new year in bed by 11:30pm after tacos, fresh baked goods, and binging The Queens Gambit. Honestly, the trip was very much needed, and the locals were so kind and welcoming. The weather also permits to spend most time outside, with plenty of vitamin D and UV rays. If your spirit needs to get away there is a safe way to do it. I recommend solo traveling, or planning something with your small quarantine group. However, I respect and understand the concerns, so for now let’s call this a future guide in the era after Covid. A weekend guide to Puerto Vallarta for the foodie!
Tortilla Soup for the adult soul... and carbs.
For New Years I ended up at Taco Revolución grabbing food to go. Upon further discussion I found out where the famous taco places in the area were, and unfortunately when I tried to go it was the day they weren’t open. If you get a chance though apparently Pancho’s Takos and Pepe’s (my taxi drivers recommendation) are the moment. But if you wind up at Taco Revolución the menu item, “Taco Revolución is mind blowing. it’s one taco (corn or flour) with roast beef, marinated meat, chorizo, cheese crust and pork rinds DROWNED in a three-chili sauce. That and their guac paired with Netflix in my own little airbnb cocoon was pure heaven.
The Secret Garden at Cafe des Artistes
After dinner I ran to see my friend Seth in his cabaret show singing Judy Garland. It was incredible witnessing live theater with some of my favorite songs. The establishment also insured proper social distancing and health measures. To wrap up an incredible week I even ended up singing a couple show-tunes at the piano bar afterwards. So there you have it. In addition to beautiful beaches, rooftop infinity pools, and so much rich culture there is plenty foodie adventures to be had. If you find it difficult to hang in there during winter, and need to get away I totally understand. Again there is a safe way to enjoy time and reset. Solo travel while following safety guidelines is doable. Of course if traveling isn’t comfortable for you now put this in your back pocket for your next great adventure!