Pretty in pink: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by Thoth
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Pretty in pink
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
***Puerto Vallarta*** Expert Hiking Tour = a bus carried us up to More an area where we hiked through the Mountains. It was hot and the terrain was usually often slippery on an often steep grade, but the river crossings made the trip worthwhile. Rhythms of the Night was the highlight of my whole trip. This tour starts on a party boat out to Caletas; a secluded area where John Huston once made his home. Once arrived, we were met my costumed entertainers, where we were presented with a Mesoamerican themed luau show. The dancers there seem to have the agility of gymnast. And the buffet food by candle & touch-light as the sun set was a marvelous experience.
*** Mazatlan*** The Colonial Villages of the Sierra Madre: visited a adobe brick "factory" where clay is turned into bricks, an old fashioned bakery, a tile shop, a furniture shop, and two colonial towns. Both Concordia and Copala are historic picturesque "real Mexico" towns which makes the trip worth the money. The beautiful churches, both dating from the 18th century are the centerpieces of these lovely places. Lunch at an ambient Copala restaurant was included, which enhanced the adventure.
*** Cabo San Lucas*** I did Carnival's Land and Sea shore excursion, which included a visit to Land's End via party boat, a stop at Cactus Mundo botanical garden, and San Jose Del Cabo and its picturesque church.
In summery.... it was a great vacation and I can highly recommend the Carnival Splendor to Mexico's Pacific!! Less