From my previous post and Instagram pictures, you probably know that I was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico during spring break. Since that post about the Malecon was very specific to that location, I didn't really get to talk about all the other things that I did over break while on vacation. This included a lot of sunbathing and eating, but that's what break is for, isn't it?

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Spring Break, Beach, Malecon

Beach, Palms, Palm trees, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Travel, Spring Break

During my stay in Puerto Vallarta, I stayed at an all-inclusive resort, since that's the way to play it while on a beach getaway, with a plethora of delicious food and fancy drinks, it has all that you need for a relaxing vacation. The resort that I stayed at had everything that I needed for a successful beach getaway. There were all kinds of cocktails to try out, bottomless piña coladas, smoothies, and more. 
However, the food was where the action was. The hotel that I stayed at had lots of eating options. At lunch there were choices of grilled food (burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and more), but there were also options of buffet food, which changed daily, and a la carte seafood. While at times I despise choices, since I'm the most indecisive person ever, I was so grateful to have food choices. As a selective eater, I need to have a wide variety of choices. 
As for dinner, there was a dinner buffet that changed nightly, a Chinese restaurant, Italian, or Mexican. What was another great thing to have besides lots of choices was the all-inclusive factor of it. Generally, when I go out to eat, I opt out of dessert and appetizers, since I'm generally not willing to pay the extra money and also can't eat that much food. But since it was an all-inclusive hotel, I ordered appetizers and desserts with ease, knowing that if I didn't like them, I just didn't have to eat them. As wasteful as it sounds, it was nice to be able to order things just to try them out and not have to worry about the bill. I ate all kinds of things, from tiramisu to creamy pastas to breaded fish. And let me tell you, eating was a vacation in itself. I'm a hardcore foodie and proud. 

Puerto Vallarta, Spring Break, Mexico, Water, Ocean, Beach, Palm trees, Sunny Rebecca

Puerto Vallarta, Viejo Vallarta, Mexico, Sunny Rebecca, Travel

Honestly, I don't know how people can just sit at the beach and do nothing. While sitting at the beach and basking in the view and enjoying the warm weather is great, there's no way that I can do that for the whole day. I have such a short attention span and need something to do at all times. However, I came prepared. My favorite thing to do at the beach is to get some reading done. It's so relaxing to get lost in the story while enjoying the sea breeze. I came to the beach with three books in hand (my mom questioned my choice to bring three hard copies instead of eBooks, but I prefer hard copies) and ready to read. Before embarking on my trip I went to my local library and picked up Losing the Light by Andrea Dunlop, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Noble (I'm obsessed with the web series), and Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. I finished two of the books while I was there and got halfway through the last one. I even downloaded some podcasts and new music onto my phone in preparation for the beach, but ended up mostly reading my books.

Spring Break, Sunny Rebecca, Puerto Vallarta, Beach, Mexico, Malecon, Travel, Water, Ocean

While sitting at the beach, sunbathing and reading is like paradise, I needed to spend a little time doing some sightseeing. My attention span is much too short to go on vacation and spend the whole time at the beach, I need to walk about the city and take in a bit of the culture. Luckily, the hotel was about ten minutes away from the Malecon, which I mentioned in my previous blog post more in depth. Basically, the Malecon is like a boardwalk, with shops, restaurants, and more. There was a large flea market deeper into the city where you can buy all kinds of things, like clothing, souvenirs, and even hammocks.  

Puerto Vallarta, beach, sunny rebecca, Mexico, Ocean, Palm trees,
Although my spring break went by way too quickly, I'm honestly not even sure if it really happened, I think that it was just the break that I needed. While it's great to be at work on all kinds of schoolwork and other activities, sometimes it's necessary to take a break and refresh. After spring break, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes next. 


  1. This trip sounds amazing!!
    xo, Syd

  2. Oh man! That sounds so amazing + relaxing. Beautiful photos!

  3. Sounds like the perfect trip! Bottomless piña coladas sounds like my kind of a place!