a traveler from Travelocity.com
on August 9, 2010
This is not a fancy hotel by any means, but for the price it is OK. Some of the hotel staff speaks English, but all try to help. The only unpleasant part of the stay is that they took our camera/camcorder from our room, and did nothing about it (except sending a different maid the last 2-3 days). You cannot keep everything in the safe box provided at the front desk!!! Also, if you are travelling with children, be aware that, even though acomodation is free for children up to the age of 17, the free breakfast is only for the children up to the age of 12!?!? The location is convenient if you want to walk around downtown and along the "boardwalk" (Melacon), which is about 5 minutes away. The beaches are very similar everywhere, except the ones where you go by a boat or take a long bus/car ride. Beware that in July and August it rains (mainly in the eveining/afternoon) a lot and some of the "mud" flows into the ocean as there are a lot of small rivers and streams, making some of the ocean water murky at different times and at different beaches. It is also VERY hot and humid in July and August. Puerto Vallarta is a fun place to visit: you can do everything or nothing at all. Make sure to visit Los Arcos (if you like snorkling).
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