Hola! Te amo, Mismaloya!


Back from vacation with the family and it was fantastic!

We stayed at Barcelo, which is just south of Puerto Vallarta in Mismaloya.  And it was fantastic.  It’s in a little cove, next to a fishing/sell-you-stuff village and Riu Mismaloya, which means the River Mismaloya.  super cool.  About a 40 minute beautiful drive from the airport. We would go back again!

We left the house at 4:30 am on Monday morning in snow and ice and arrived in 81 degree Mexican weather, with the salty smell of the Pacific at 11:45. FANTASTICO.

After checking in, walking the resort, (similar to “walking the estate”, but much cooler than OUR “estate”) then eating a scrumptious late lunch from the buffet, we decided to swim until exhausted, ate some more and then crashed hard in our fabulous TWO BEDROOM/TWO BATHROOM room, with balcony overlooking the sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

The resort, service, pools, food, EVERYTHING was perfect!

Some pics from Day One.

The fam in the pool. That’s Harper, Ryan and Tanner. (don’t expect to see a pic of me in a bathing suit!)


We got some great underwater photos!


Here are some of the plants and a waterfall at one of the pools.  There were waterfalls and tropical plants everywhere!


The swim up pool bar and then the jungle of the Sierra Madres in the distance.  “Night of the Iguana” was filmed right next to the resort (Rest in Peace, Elizabeth Taylor – although she wasn’t in the film, but came to the site and stayed with Richard Burton at the time.) And very nearby in the jungle, Predator was filmed.


That’s the building our room was in. sigh…it was fantastic.  The bathrooms (that’s right, I said bathroomSSSSSSSS) were tiled-floor to ceiling in marble, with rainhead, doorless showers.


This is ANOTHER pool, next to the pool with the swim up bar.  It was built like a figure 8 with this tunnel, waterfall thing in the middle.


The sunset on our first night from our balcony!


Thanks, family! You guys were great!  Let’s do it again next year! hah!


  1. Thanks for sharing and the pain you've caused while I sit here and hear the sleet hitting the windows.

  2. What a beautiful place to stay! Glad you and the family had such a good time. That's what vacations are all about.

  3. Vacation? What is this.....vacation that you speak of?

    (bwhahahahahha, my word verify is busts BWHAHAHAHAHHAH)

  4. I can't comment because I died from jealousy

  5. Ahhhhhh, welcome back! Looks like a great time was had by all! Beautiful location!
    Dee Dee

  6. Gorgeous. Next year we're tagging along!
    Glad you had a good time!