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Floating over Puerto Vallarta

The closest I’ve ever come to flying: parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was gorgeous and peaceful (and very comfy in that harness). And those views of Bay of Banderas and Playa de los Muertos were stunning. The entire ride lasted about 10 minutes but I would’ve stayed up there all day….


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Puerto Vallarta: Vacation Versatile

Activo o Pasivo?  Regardless of your preference, Puerto Vallarta will satisfy.  Whether swinging through treetops above mountainous jungles or cruising hidden coves off Mexico’s Pacific rim, Puerto Vallarta provides a vacation of complete versatility.  Flaunting its natural beauty, colonial charm and cosmopolitan sophistication, Mexico’s premier gay destination will quench both your thirst for adventure and desire for relaxation.

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IQ on the Radio!

IQ is the featured travel expert on Toronto’s Proud FM “Your Morning with Richard & Chris.”
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Proud FM: Puerto Vallarta

And click here to learn more about gay Puerto Vallarta.

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Puerto Vallarta Gets Tastier

If variety is the spice of life, gay Vallarta just got tastier.   Casa Cupula (http://www.casacupula.com), the decidedly upscale, boutique gay hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has opened its new restaurant Taste to the public. Perched on a secluded hillside, overlooking the Bay of Banderas, Taste is all about options. Choose to dine in the newly redesigned intimate dining room or under the sunshine/moonlight on the adjoining terrace.

What are you hungry for? Taste is prepared to satisfy all your culinary cravings— serving a sampling of Mexican, American, Asian and South American cuisine, available in both entrée and tapas (or “taste”) sized portions. With options including Shrimp Stuffed Ancho Peppers, Lamb Lollipops, Chicken Curry Samosas and Traditional Peruvian Ceviche, “you can Taste your way around the world in one meal, perfect for people on vacation who can’t return frequently,” says restaurant manager Erick Martinez.

Also, for the first time, the Sunday Mimosa Brunch previously enjoyed exclusively by hotel guests, is now open to everyone. The casa will keep the bubbles flowing, while you chat with old friends or make new ones at the community dining table. Afterwards, you are invited to work on your tan poolside while Casa Cupula hosts its weekly Sunday Pool Party for the boys (and girls) of Puerto Vallarta.

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Puerto Vallarta: Mexico’s Premier Gay Destination

Traveling IQ is published in EDGE

Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta

Doomsday predictions, economic woes and natural disasters got you down?  Take a breath, relax and try to remember that you will never be as young as you are right now.  So stop texting, disconnect the Blue Tooth, and activate your “Out of Office” reply. It’s time for a well-deserved break in a place where Blackberries are fruits, nothandhelds; and handholding a fruit is a Public Display of Affection not a Personal Digital Assistant.  Welcome to Puerto Vallarta!

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Puerto Vallarta: CasaMagna Tequila

Ivan Quintanilla is published in Travel Squire‘s column “The Ultimate Takeaway.”

Read about the perfect souvenir from the Marriott CasaMagna Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta by clicking here.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Ivan Quintanilla is published in the online magazine, TravelSquire.com

The term “Eco-Tourism” can trigger fear in many travelers.  Sure, we all want to protect and celebrate the beauty of Mother Earth.  But don’t worry, you don’t have to live in a tree house, drink rainwater and eat wild berries to enjoy nature on your vacation.   Puerto Vallarta integrates an unspoiled environment with cosmopolitan sophistication, creating the perfect introduction to eco-friendly tourism.   This unique destination allows you to explore the “green” through day excursions and still sport your little black dress at night.

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta is blessed with crystal clear beaches, tropical forests and secluded hideaways.  Add a thriving art scene, elegant hotels, world-class restaurants and colonial character, and you create an ecological paradise for even the most refined urbanite.

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Casa Cupula article published in OUT TRAVELER!

Ivan Quintanilla is published in Out Traveler.
Read IQ‘s article on Casa Cupula in Puerto Vallarta by clicking here.

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IQ Inspiration

The inspiring view from my private terrace at Hacienda San Angel in Puerto Vallarta.


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