Puerto Vallarta Journals

We keep going back to PV. . .

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!

We keep going back to PV. . .

Overview

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Get out of your resort. Take the bus. Shop where the locals shop. Find a favorite restaurant -- there are so many to choose from. Sometimes it's just too much effort to go out for dinner, so buy a roasted chicken and the fixings from a Pollo Feliz (Happy Chicken?) stand or one of the many other chicken stands -- absolutely delicious and the best (for four people!) dinner we have ever had. Quick Tips: We buy our groceries at the Mega or Gigante markets. They have great bakeries with lots of selection, and veggies and fruit are cheap, plentiful, and taste so much better that those we get at home in the winter. Our friend even found the Mexican version of his favorite cereal there: Senor Ch...Read More
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The four of us shared a two-bedroom unit. This was our second time at the resort and the furnishings are the same as they were in 1997. They are constantly painting and cleaning, but I think that they need to spruce up the units. We had daily maid service (you are charged 400 pesos for the week and no one advised that the service is not mandatory -- as a matter of fact, they did not disclose the cost until we got the bill) and the rooms are kept clean with the usual towel animals and the toilet tissue flowers. I would rate the units an 8 out of 10. 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 us...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 8, 2004

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

Villas Vallarta All Inclusive by Canto Del Sol

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Hotel | "Golden Hotel/formerly Villas Vallarta"

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We added three nights to our vacation in Puerto Vallarta by staying here before we checked into the Club Regina. We found it online and we were not expecting much for the price. 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 ...Read More

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
52-322-224-4040

Espresso

Restaurant

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We found this gem while looking for another place. It serves the best Italian food I've had, including meals in Italy. The service is great. The owner/manager Paulo was so excited to see us the second time we went that he wanted to treat us to an after dinner drink or dessert, but we were too full. 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 Es...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2004

Espresso

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico