a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 4, 2011
My preference when travelling to Puerto Vallarta is to stay in la zona Romantica (old downtown Puerto Vallarta), and Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort is right in the thick of things right on the main drag. That has it's benefits and drawbacks. It's a benefit because it's convenient to all of the great bars and restaurants in this area of town. However, it can be a bit noisy if you're in one of those rooms that faces the street. We learned the hard way by booking a really cheap room which was dark, dingy, musty and noisy, but luckily, there were rooms available and we were able to pay an additional amount per night and get a fantastic oceanview room with a balcony. Also, the pool area was very busy and quite noisy with lots of kids, so pay the extra money for an oceanview room. We didn't have an all-inclusive package, nor eat at the property, so I can't comment on the quality of food and drinks.
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