Sun and Fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We stayed for one week over my birthday. It is definitely a party town. The sun was hot and the drinks were cold!


Sun and Fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Traveler707 on March 1, 2005

Sit in the Jacuzzi on your private balcony and watch the sun set. FOAM PARTY at Senor Frogs. Relaxing on the beach beds. ${QuickSuggestions} The restaurants on the resort itself are too expensive. You are better off leaving the resort and going across the street to Tacos and Beer. Great fish tacos. For your nightlife, take the bus over to old town. For your provisions, take the same bus and get off at the super Wal-Mart, which has everything from shoes to tequila and limes. ${BestWay} Definately by BUS. If you are pressed for time, take a taxi, but if you have the time, it's cheap, and the bus picks you up right from in front of the Tacos and Beer across the street and takes you all the way to old town for like 75 cents.

Club Regina Puerto Vallarta at Westin

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Traveler707 on March 1, 2005

Best Things Nearby:
Tacos and Beer

Best Things About the Resort:
Pool, private Jacuzzi on our own ocean-view balacony, beds by the beach

Resort Experience:
The Westin is a large resort sort of in the marina area of Puerto Vallarta. It's not at all close to old town, where the discos and bars are. It's in the marina, where all the timeshares and timeshare folks are. They are pesty about it. You can just ignore them and keep going, though, but they do offer you a lot. From the Grand Mayan next door, we got $150, tickets to the Rhythms of the Night tour, a bottle of tequila, and a Mexican blanket for taking their tour. We really weren't going to do the presentation, but well, everybody has a price.

The beach wasn't the greatest, although we did try some snorkeling right off it, and saw quite a few happy fish. The best thing is the beds by the pool were the very comfortable foam mattresses with lots of pillows in teak pagodas with white curtains, very nice-looking.

The resort had an 'activities' director; however, most of the activities either didn't occur or started late. The best was a rousing game of pool volleyball, which was fun.

Puerto Vallarta's old town is a big party destination with lots of bars and restaurants in a compact area.

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

Tacos and Beer

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Traveler707 on March 1, 2005

You can get fish tacos for the equivalent of $0.75 each and dollar beers. There is outdoor sidewalk seating. You can't beat that! This is where we ate every day.
Tacos and Beer
Across from the Westin Club Regina
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Senor Frogs

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Traveler707 on March 1, 2005

My husband had heard about the foam parties and wanted to try it. You pay the cover charge and then it's all you can drink all night long. The foam part itself was wetter than I thought it would be. The soap suds shot out of a big cannon on the ceiling. It was like being in a big bubble bath. We were soaking wet. Definitely wear your swimsuit or some other all-cotton thing that is going to dry easily and be okay if wet. We also drank too much tequila. What a headache the next day!

Since we are gluttons for punishment, we actually went back after that for a regular night that had no cover charge, when you buy drinks like normal. We stuck to beer that night. One thing that is fun is that you get to dance on the tables, and at certain points, any woman could go up and dance on the stage.

It's definitely a rowdy place. It's definitely more of a "go out with a group of friends dancing" place than a date place. It's kind of wild in a drunken-frat-party way. The later it gets, the more it's like that.

They do have good live bands, and for an all-you-can-drink place, the price was good. Also, there are a lot of young people here, so the people-watching is good, and everybody is there for a crazy wild time.

Señor Frogs
Venustiano Carranza 218 at Ignacio L. Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48380
+52 322 22 25177

Rhythms of the Night

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Traveler707 on March 1, 2005

This is by far one of the most romantic and magical tours in Vallarta. The setting is Las Caletas, the former jungle hideaway of film director John Huston and a magical paradise only accessible by sea.

The food was your standard buffet fare. There was all-you-can-drink beer and wine. The setting was just perfect. The boat ride was a lot of fun.

We did a timeshare tour to get the tickets for free, but even before that I knew it was the tour I wanted to go on. It is good value because you get the sunset cruise, a meal, and a show. It was really a good time.

Vallarta Adventures (Canopy Tours, Scuba, Snorkel, Whale Watching)
Edificio Marina Golf Local 13-c, Calle Mástil, Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48354
+52 322 297 1212

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