About a week before Christmas, Puerto Vallarta streets are filled with La Posada, candlelight processions that recreate the ... More
About a week before Christmas, Puerto Vallarta streets are filled with La Posada, candlelight processions that recreate the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's fruitless search for lodging. Groups of men, women and children follow along as the couple knock on doors, asking for entry and are turned away each time. Traditional songs are sung at each location. Businesses, private homes and hotels host parties during this period as well.
i had a small apartment in puerto vallarta for several years and one the most spiritual moments was when i was invited to participate in a Posada. I felt the true meaning of Jesus' resurrection and the close communal relationship of the Mexican people.
The bright sound and bouncing rhythms of traditional mariachi music can take some time to appreciate, but the sounds are
the perfect accompaniment to Mexican travel. The band also plays slower pieces with some songs recalling the melancholy fadas ...
Puerto Vallarta has no shortage of upscale shops, but for many the real fun of shopping begins at this sprawling,
two story flea market. Vendors offer just about anything, and bargaining is all part of the game. Most of ...
This beachfront restaurant was the first one to be built along Playa de los Muertos, long before the Cuale River
could be easily crossed. This restaurant is an international favorite and the big palapa (thatched) roof is a landmark. ...
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