Visited the first week of October, 2013. The service was fantastic. Extremely friendly and professional staff! The views are awesome! Empty this time of year. Humidity was icky but service and scenery well worth it! Only rained one evening. Sunny all other days despite threat of afternoon thundershowers which never materialized. Felt extremely safe in town, a mix of modern and old town...very nice. Free regular and reliable shuttles to town, stores, beach! No pressure for timeshare presentation from Audi! NOT TRUE at airport on arrival, walk right by those telling you your hotel wants you to stop, they are not associated with the Grand Miramar (GM). Keep walking, they are timeshare vamps! Be prepared for a lot of individual venders on beach and at storefronts but they can be simply turned away with a "No, thank you." The only dislike at GM what somewhat spotty wi-fi at the hotel but this was infrequent. Highly recommend safe bus trip or taxi to the Botanical Gardens and restaurant, Puerto Adventures (PA) Rhythms of the Night evening dinner and NYTimes recommended show and the Marietas Eco Discovery tour for snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, paddle boarding. ALL extremely fun and friendly and top notch service. This was truly a wonderful, relaxing and safe vacation. WE WILL RETURN TO THE GRAND MIRAMAR! There are additional PA tours I want to do and look forward to seeing the GM staff again soon!