I stayed at the RDC in Dec of 2004 and thought that it was great--exactly what I was looking for (I spent 6 mo in rural Mexico when I was a teen). We took a few timeshare tours (mostly for money) and disliked the hollywood-wannabe americanesque of the higher end resorts. In Oct 2006 we went to Cuba (review under Tryp Cayo Coco) and enjoyed it but missed the culture of Mexico (Cubans are a little controlled...)
Anyroad, I expect the RDC to be much the same...any notable changes to the resort or the area?
There were no mosquitoes there in December, should I bring bug spray for July?
How is the snorkeling/scuba diving in the bay of banderas? Is it worthwhile bringing any gear?