Okay, so this is the 7th time at this resort in 10 years. Need I say more??? We love this place!!
First of all, we have never had any bugs (or geckos) in our room except a few fruit flies from all our orange peels. (be sure and go to the grocery store and buy oranges if you get a chance---they are amazingly cheap and there are juicers in the room---pure heaven)
If you want a relaxing vacation---this is it. Yes, there is no Gym, but you know that before you go (I hope) BUT....there are lots of long walks on a great beach and a great 2.5 mile walk to a fun restaurant (Playa Bruja) if you wish. Or, you can take the bus anywhere for 5.5 pesos!! (Or 8 pesos for the airconditioned one).
I also agree the beds are hard....but not a deal breaker. We like it that the rooms are cleaned only once mid- week . There are plenty of towels, tissues, etc and then you don't have to get the room "ready" to be cleaned every day.
The suites are spacious and very clean at check in. The balcony faces the ocean (Bldg.A) and the grounds and ocean (Bldgs B-D). There are beautiful sunsets to watch each evening. There is a fully equiped kitchen---great for breakfasts and lunches if you don't want to go out (actually suppers too if you choose). There is no TV in the bedroom, which would be nice, but again, certainly not a deal breaker!
The grounds, pool and hot tub are always well kept and clean. The staff is wonderful---There wan't one staff person who I would have the smallest complaint about--only compliments. The food in the restaurant is very good---don't forget to try the Italian and Mexican nights. They are both great. My husband and I both agree the best Italian food we have ever had is at this restaurant. Imagine that!
Don't forget the two for one prices at the bar at Happy Hour(s)---noon-2:00 PM and 4:00-6:00 PM each day. Try the Chiquita Banana drink--yum!!
The resort offers a City and Copala (mountain) tour. We took both this year and Francis was our guide. She was absolutely wonderful and we learned more on these tours than the many others we have taken in Mazatlan and elsewhere in Mexico. I would highly recommend both tours! You won't be disappointed, that is for sure.
One last thing....there are quite a few vendors walking on the beach. Just say No Thank you and 99 % of them will leave you alone if you choose! If you do want to buy jewelry, watches, braclets, sunglass etc. I would recommend buying them from the vendors right at the hotel entrance to the beach. The same ones are there everyday and have been for years. They will give you a fair deal.