Nuevo Vallarta Journals

Mexican Holiday

A September 2005 trip to Nuevo Vallarta by carolyn.wilkerson

Quote: Mayan Palace is a tropical paradise for adults and children.
Best Things Nearby:All you need is available without leaving the resort: wonderful restaurants, pools, beach, shopping for jewelry or beach wraps, and activities for adults and children.Best Things About the Resort:Children's activities are great, with each day programmed from morning until 5pm, including lunch for $15 per child. Teenagers and adults can take Spanish or flower-making classes, make friendship bracelets, go on the beach and play water soccer, take water aerobics, or just relax by the many pools.Resort Experience:The Mayan Palace is quite large, with a number of fine restauran...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta
Av. Paseo De Las Moras S/n, Fracc. Náutico Turístico
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 63735
+52 (322) 226-4000

The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta

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Hotel | "Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta"

Best Things Nearby:The Grand Mayan is the height of luxury. You have use of entire Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, which is actually three resorts. It’s a short taxi ride into Puerto Vallarta and all the wonderful sights there. Tours can be arranged right in the resort.Best Things About the Resort:We felt truly pampered here at this resort. We had towels made into elephants and puppies. The rooms were extremely roomy. It was a paradise looking from our front patio. The suite had a sitting pool right outside, although I didn't use it. The children's activities at the Mayan Resorts were extensive, as were the adult activities. I took ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta
Avenida Paseo de las Moras
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 63000

The Brio Spa


This is a full-service spa with massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and it has a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and exercise equipment. I enjoyed the steam room with the herbs that opened up my head and had me breathing easier. The massages were great. I had Swedish, lymph drainage, and shiatzu. I had them in that order, but they could be done in the opposite order or any order. Shiatzu is very energizing, and with pressure on my acupressure points, it decreased or eliminated my pain in the back and in my knees. The other two were very relaxing. The shiatzu is on the floor, and I wondered if I'd be able to get up, but I could. The other two were on the massage tables.    ...Read More