We just returned from Puerto Vallarta and read Jerry's article with interest. We got the distinct feeling that "if only we could have been there 23 years ago." Puerto Vallarta spoiled? You bet it is! Jerry's article failed to mention the constant harassment of the beach merchants peddling their wares, or the obnoxious turn-off of dangerous drivers or the absence of the true happy, smiling Mexican who isn't preoccupied with how to hook you into buying a time-share.
If this is Jerry's favorite Mexican village, please do me a favor and don't visit some Pacific gems like Sayulita or Playa Azul. An article on these Shangri-las just might generate the interest for a movie and. . . .