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Panama City Beach, Florida
March 10, 2006
Puerto Vallarta City and Tropical Tour picked us up around 10am, and we went to the working-class town of El Pitillal. We then went to a nearby tequila factory. We then went to a souvenir shop and a jewelry store in Old Puerto Vallarta. We then went to Mismaloya and Los Arcos for photos from the roadside pull over. You could see where the Night of the Iguana was filmed from across the bay. We did not go to the actual set of the movie. The lunch stop was The Secret Garden Restaurant at Mismaloya River, which was a fabulous open-air restaurant where the menu was "live."
If you just want to learn about tequila and not see the countryside, take one of these "fake" tequila tours. We had more time to choose tequila purchases on this tour than we did on the Tequila Six Pack tour.
Tequila Six Pack with TTFWith many hours on the bus, we had only 30 minutes at the tequila distillery. We went to Rincon de Guayabitos for breakfast. It was a lovely small motel that had a breakfast buffet waiting for us. The motel was on the bay and was beautiful. The we were off to visit the lava fields of the Black Giant, also known as El Ceboruco Volcano. We just pulled off the road and had a few minutes for photos. After that, we went to the ruins of the pyramid settlements of Ixtlan del Rio. This was actually very boring. It was a self-guided tour, and several of the narratives were not readable.
Back on the bus to the tequila factory La Cofradia. All we did was walk around the empty steel vats. Then we were off to the tasting room. There was no time to look at the different tequilas or walk around the grounds. Around 4pm you are loaded back on the bus to a restaurant on the town of Tequila. No time for shopping. We were loaded onto the bus and went to the town square of Tequila. It was siesta time, so nothing was open. We took a 20-minute walk around and were back on the bus and headed to Puerto Vallarta at 6:30pm. We made one pit stop for a bathroom break. We did not arrive back at the Krystal until 10pm.
Overall, it was a great place to visit.
From journal Real Mexico
August 4, 2005
From journal Krystal International Vacation Club
June 30, 2004
The pools are to die for. There are several pools, I don't think we made it to all of them. One pool has a swim up bar that was especially fun. The staff will bring you drinks to which ever pool you use.
The food is great. The restaurants on the resort were wonderful.
We were pleased with the resort but felt like there were some updates that could make the resort even better. It was nice for an exchange and the resort caters to the RCI members. There was several events for RCI members only. Bingo, a welcome party, and another event that we didn't attend.
From journal Week in Puerto Vallarta
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 27, 2003
Walking distance to the Wal-Mart and the Pier. Short taxi/bus ride to the Malecon (boardwalk) and shopping.Best Things About the Resort:Did I say it's on the beach? It's got a nice pool where you can swim, tan, and eat under a huge palapa, drink and even play checkers on a tile board while you're in the pool. Remember, the place is 40 years old, so expect old mexican hacienda character, not modern stucco!Resort Experience:I liked the place. My husband is used to Las Vegas so it took him a little longer to become accustomed to the Krystal's old feel and character.
He apprieciated the great customer service though (far better service than in Las Vegas). Six people might swarm around you to serve you dinner, drinks, and clean your ashtray! Try the tequila water volleyball AND don't forget to wear sunscreen...frickin tourists!
Unit Type: 1 Bedroom
Unit Satisfaction: Excellent
Family Friendliness: Excellent
From journal Puerto Vallarta rocks in January!
Westerly, Rhode Island
December 31, 2002
From journal After the hurricane...Puerto Vallarta November 200
mexico city, Mexico
December 27, 2002
I had a unit that was on the first floor faced to the ocean and it was incredibly beautiful to see the moon reflected between the ocean and my room and watching the cruises arrival at night was amazing!!
There are three pools with different environments. There's one faced to the ocean where all the party is, you know activities, music, drinks, etc. There's another one very quiet and private, you know for honeymooners or loners, and of course the children's pool.
There are theme parties that I guess you will enjoy and also good restaurants where you'll find real mexican food and international too.
From journal "Vallarta Paradise"
May 1, 2002
From journal Mexican Paradise
by Bert Armstrong
April 13, 2002
From journal Biking in Belgium