Puerto Vallarta Journals

Club Regina in January

A January 2004 trip to Puerto Vallarta by kpouchin

Quote: We have vacationed often in PV, but have never stayed at the Westin Regina until this year. It was a great resort and we loved staying in the marina area of PV.

Club Regina in January

Overview

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Make sure to see the old town section of town south of the river. First timers are apt to stay near the malecon, but it's fun to explore a little more.

Quick Tips:

Staying at the marina area gives you the option of either going into town to dine and trying one the great marina restaurants. If you're staying an a unit with a kitchen, a trip to the Wal-Mart Superstore is well worth the effort -- what yummy bakery goods!

Best Way To Get Around:

Be adventuresome and try the buses during the day. We usually take a bus into town and a cab back.

Club Regina Puerto Vallarta

Hotel | "Club Regina Puerto Vallarta at Westin"

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Best Things Nearby:Marina area, downtown Puerto Vallarta, Walmart, the airport.Best Things About the Resort:We really liked the room set-up for the two-bedroom. Each bedroom had its own jacuzzi on the balcony overlooking the pool area. There is a center room that had a pull-out sofa, dining area, and small kitchen. The kitchen had a good-sized refrigerator, microwave, and stove (no oven). The kids said the pull-out sofa was a little uncomfortable. The staff of the resort was great!Resort Experience:The Westin has two areas of accommodations -- one part is hotel and the other is timeshare. All the timeshare units overlook the pool area and bay. The higher your ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Club Regina Puerto Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Sur 205
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48321
01(322)221-11-00

El Edén

Restaurant | "El Eden"

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Everyone that visits PV should go to El Eden at least once just to see it. The experience of getting there is half the fun. It's located in the jungle, and you need to either rent a jeep or take a tour to get there. The food is all cooked on the grill and they have chicken, fish, and steak. It's good but the real treat is the place itself. If you're adventuresome wear your bathing suit and swing off the rope into the cold, clear river, or slide down the rocks over the waterfall into the pool below. They even have a canopy ride now. You can get an exotic drink served in a fresh pineapple. The tables are all outdoors on balconies overlooking the river, and the roof is a series of palapas. I do...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

El Edén
Rivera Rio Mismaloya Km 11.5 Carretera Puerto Vallarta-Manzanillo
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 3222 1084

Le Bistro Jazz Cafe

Restaurant | "Le Bistro"

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It's a beautiful, romantic restaurant right on the River Cuale with dining under a tree canopy and twinkling white lights. Soft music, great food, wonderful service! Menu offerings included seafood, steak, pasta, and good desserts.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Le Bistro Jazz Cafe
River Cuale Island 16-A
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48380
+ 52 322 22202 83

Oasis

Restaurant

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Oasis is a fun place to go. When we went, they had a live band. It has a bar in the middle and is right on the beach. It's a nice place to view the sunset over a beer. The food is good and reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Oasis

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Portobello

Restaurant

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We've been to Portobello five times and are never disappointed. It's so pretty to sit on the patio area and see all the yachts in the marina. If you like fine Italian food, this place can't be beat.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Portobello

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Yelapa Water Taxi

Attraction

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If you'd like to see a different side of PV, take the Yelapa water taxi from the Los Muertos pier. It's not a trip for those with back problems and is probably best recommended to the young-at-heart crowd, but we found it really fascinating. Yelapa is a town south of PV that only got electricity two years ago and is not accessible by car. Tour boats go there, but if you want an inexpensive way to spend the day there, take the water taxi for US$18 roundtrip. The boat travels fast over choppy water, so get ready to hold on tight! One of the locals will offer to escort you to the waterfall. It's worth the walk to see it because you're also getting a tour of the town. We really enjoyed it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Yelapa Water Taxi
Los Muertos pier
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico