Mexico Journals

Puerto Vallarta

A February 2006 trip to Mexico by Sask99

Hotel Riu Jalisco Photo, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We spent a week at an all-inclusive resort. We took a few day trips, including to downtown and on a cruise.

Hotel Riu Jalisco

Hotel | "Riu Jalisco"

Hotel Riu Jalisco Photo, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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The Riu Jalisco is a 700-room hotel on the ocean. We found the grounds to be clean and well manicured. It is an all-inclusive hotel that always had plenty of food (although the menu does not vary much). In the evening, the Nyarit restaurant requires a reservation - it is not just a meal but part show as well. Make sure you go there at least once.There are always activities occurring that one can join in on, ranging from Spanish lessons to beach volleyball to croquet. There was entertainment in the evenings - the dancing was quite good but seeing it one night was enough.The pools and one of the restaurants have an excellent view of the ocean. It really is quite pleasant to eat while hea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2006

Hotel Riu Jalisco
Av. De Los Cocoteros, S/N Lote K
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 63732
+52 (322) 2266600

Blue Shrimp

Restaurant | "The Blue Shrimp"

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Since our hotel had very little seafood, we were excited to find a restaurant dedicated to shrimp (although they have some other dishes). Although not cheap, the food was awesome and plentiful. I recommend the newspaper shrimp or the coconut shrimp - which comes with a great sauce. They also have a great wine list. Like many restaurants in Mexico, if you go when it's dark, you can look up and enjoy the stars. The bathrooms are also ocean themed so be sure to check them out. There was also a small band/singing group that entertained for us. Be sure to have the Spanish coffee, which is a show in itself as the waitress will light it on fire right beside your table.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2006

Blue Shrimp
Morelos #779
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 222-4246

Hooters

Restaurant

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Since I had never been to Hooters, I agreed to go. I was very disappointed in both the food and the service. The food was below average American bar food. It was typical fare like wings and fries, but with US prices. I would have preferred to eat at our resort.The service was lacking, despite the fact there were three waitresses and only four tables of people.The only good thing about the restaurant is its location. Located right off the boardwalk that edges the ocean, it does have a decent view. If you are meeting someone, it is excellent to use as a landmark. Most of our taxi drivers spoke only about 20 words of English, but all the drivers knew where Hooters was...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 21, 2006

Hooters
Zaragoza 120 Downtown
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

TTF Coach Tours

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Tropical City Tour"

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Thankfully, we took this $30 tour near the beginning of our stay. We registered with our tour guide at the hotel, and the tour bus picked us up at the front door the next day at 9am. We got to see a bit of scenery as we stopped to pick up other passengers along the way to downtown. The tour guides were very funny and had only a slight accent. We first stopped downtown at the seawall—which is a very pretty place to view the ocean. We took a short tour through town, including stopping at the famous Lady of Guadeloupe church. There was a 45 minute stop for shopping—they take you to a jewelry store with clean bathrooms, but you are free to leave. The famous marketplace was only a couple of blocks aw...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2006

TTF Coach Tours
Throughout Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Zoo Bar And Dance

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Zoo (The)"

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Wow! Going to the zoo was definitely an experience I won't forget. If you want nightlife this is the place to go. The music is VERY LOUD. If it had been a little quieter I would have given it more stars. Do not go here if you want to do any talking or visiting with your group. The men in our group got patted down when they came in, although the women did not.This is the place to go if you want loud music, lots of dancing, and cheap drinks. All the women in the group got coupons for two free margaritas. One guy ordered a beer (all drinks appeared to be 2 for 1) and got two beer in his own bucket complete with ice!There are also girls who come around with tequila shots. You can't m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2006

Zoo Bar And Dance
Paseo Díaz Ordaz 630
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48300
01 322 222 4835