A March 2004 trip
to Puerto Vallarta by kenedram
Quote: What a beautiful and relaxing place!
There is a gift/mini mart shop in the resort, but there is also one outside across the street where the prices are better and the selection is a little bigger. It’s great for picking up breakfast or lunch fixes to keep in your frig. We did this and made dinner a "big deal". We saved time, money, and it was much more relaxing.
Hotel | "Westin Regina Resort"
The staff was friendly and helpful. The resort pools were nice and the pool bars great. The restaurant was good for relaxed dining and even cooked up some fish we'd caught.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2004
Club Regina Puerto Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Sur 205
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48321
We walked over to the marina area and shopped and ate dinner several times. Some great restaurants were Buenas Aires, Seafare, and Las Palomas. It was a nice walk with the marina view and reasonable distance from the resort.
We took taxis downtown. Beware of the shopping down there as there are timeshare people on every corner and if you go early in the day there are lots of other tourists and its a lot warmer than by the resort. It was great shopping, but not for the fainthearted. I recommend the LaHuichol shops and a very fun clothing store called Gaudalupe (or similar), which sells great hand-painted authentic/native lightweight clothing -- great souvenirs.
We also took two trips with Vallarta Adventures--the day trip to Las Celatas as well as the night one, called Rhythms of the Night. Both were very well worth every penny. The adventure staff was fun and friendly, the food was some of the best we had while there and Las Celatas was beautiful, with palm trees, hammocks, and even a spa! It was so relaxing to get a facial while listening to sounds of the beach. The night trip was also great food and their performance was very well done. We highly recommend doing both. The boat ride from the main marina over to the beach was nice too because we got to see Vallarta from the ocean--great views.