An April 2004 trip
to Puerto Vallarta by billjan
Quote: After trying something different in Mazatlan for our 2003 vacation, we returned to Puerto Vallarta this year. We keep going back to our favorite Mexican destination. It's simply the best!
The resort itself is beautiful and the pools are spectacular. The new beach cabanas are very nice, as is NIKKIS BEACH CLUB, but be warned that to use their facilities, you must drop at least US$20 on food and drink per person. This is not our favorite PV resort, but it's in the top three.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 8, 2004
Club Regina Puerto Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Sur 205
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48321
Hotel | "Golden Hotel/formerly Villas Vallarta"
The four of us shared a two-bedroom suite complete with living room and partial kitchen for less than US$100 per night. The hotel common areas are immaculate and the decor is nice and very Mexican. The rooms are clean, but somewhat worn out, which we expected.
There is a small pool at the hotel and you are given access to the Costa del Sol across the plaza, but we really enjoyed our little pool. Most of the users were Mexican families and we really enjoyed their company and the great music at the pool. There were lots of amenities, including restaurants, mini markets, retail, and even a Golds Gym at the hotel.
We did not stay all-inclusive (we never do), so we cannot comment on the food and drinks. The hotel is right in town in a busy area and we enjoyed watching the daily hubbub from our decks. We would stay there again, but probably won't as we are always trying something different.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 11, 2004
Villas Vallarta All Inclusive by Canto Del Sol
PABLO PCASO 10 ZONA HOTELERA L
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48333
After sharing the bruschetta (they make their own bread) and a tomato mozzarella salad, the four of us all had our delicious fresh pasta dishes and were absolutely stuffed for only US$90 including a couple drinks each. FANTASTICO! We tried different dishes both times. All were exceptional.
Try this place. It's across from Il Torito and Senor Frog's, neither of which can hold a candle to Espresso, although we did enjoy our rib dinner at Il Torito when we went to watch the hockey playoffs -- the waiters were pretty accommodating and friendly, too.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2004
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Port Alberni, British Columbia