Once we arrived in Puerto Vallarta we went through the lovely "mexican security" (red light- green light). I was a little worried about getting stopped and being searched there but we managed to make it through with no hassles. My friend pushed the button and it was green and the security guy waved us both through- yes! Then we wandered for the front of the airport and found the bus that our group was taking to the hotel. As soon as you stepped of the plane you could feel the humidity hit you - I loved it, it wasn't too hot and really felt like we were in paradise!
We got to the hotel and checked in the CasaMagna Marriott in the hotel district. It was easier than we had thought, not speaking their language and all. They didn't have any double rooms so we ended up with a king and a pull out hideabed, but that worked, we had a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean.
After we got there we had orientation with the USA student travel staff to give us our wristbands and free t-shirts and all. After that we found some food at the sports bar in the hotel and headed off to the Zoo a ways down the street for a night of partying.