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Playa Fiesta BeachClub & Hotel
Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 5, Puerto Vallarta 48390, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not only for wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had wonderful time in early March. We were worried how it will be if someone will have wedding in the same time, we did not want noise, and we dreamed to relax.
We got what we wanted and even more. Owners and staff are professional and very friendly, food was beyond compare. When we went to Malecon we were very happy that we are not living in those crowded places. Design, cleanliness, ocean view, everything was fantastic! Thanks to Lindsay, Adam and Nacho, who made our days.
This hotel just perfect for romantic couples, but, probably is not such good for people with kids.
We would like to come back one day.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The hotel was fabulous!! We knew before going that it was rated #1 on trip advisor in Puerto Vallarta, but I guess you don't actually believe it until you experience it yourself. The hotel was absolutely fabulous!! Every detail was taken care of, before you could even think of needing it. We were a guest of the hotel for a destination wedding, and it was an amazing wedding locale and a fantastic 6 days as a guest. Every thing was perfect!! If I could give one criticism . . . I wish the beach was a little better. However, this would be SEARCHING for something to complain about. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering it for a destination wedding, both as a bride/groom or as a guest. It has definitely earned it's #1 rating.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

What can I say that others already haven't? Lindsay and Adam have truly created the perfect environment to get married in. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left they left no detail overlooked and let no request be too great.

The food - A+ I'm already thinking of the chef's special omelette and wishing I could recreate it.

The Staff - A+++ I miss everyone already and can't wait to see them when we return for the inevitable reunion.

The Venue - A+++ Beyond our wildest imagination. The pictures on both Trip Advisor and the Playa Fiesta website just don't do the place justice. The rooms are amazing and many have full kitchens and living rooms included, which were great during the rare moment we weren't in the main pool/beach/bar area. The pool/bar/lounge area is romantic and understated with unbelievable views. The attention to detail is astonishing, not a board out of place, not a smudge in the paint, just beautiful everywhere we looked.

The Wedding Planner - A+++++ I can't say enough good things about all of the support from Lindsay/Adam/Melissa. They kept us on track during a super hectic time in our lives.

We were very worried leading up to the wedding. With guests coming from Spain, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, and across the U.S. we felt a serious obligation to make sure everyone had an amazing time. All the worry was unnecessary, Playa Fiesta delivered 5 days and 4 nights of never ending joy and happiness. This was a truly magical wedding at a truly magical facility. Yoga and massages overlooking the beach, fire jugglers, poker, The Newlywed Game, and all of the great food and drink bars on the days preceding the wedding got all of the guests into the spirit and the wedding was the cherry on top. We have nothing but positive feedback from our guests and I don't think we'd have any trouble convincing everyone to come back again.

This wasn't a wedding in Puerto Vallarta as much as a wedding in Playa Fiesta, a magical place where brides get a wedding beyond their dreams, friendships grow, memories are made, and this groom had the time of his life.

This whole review seems like an inadequate descriptor of just how great a time we had. If you are considering a destination wedding this is THE place to consider, anything else is settling for second best.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We came sight unseen from New York, Canada, Virginia, Arizona and a few other states to my daughter and son in law's wedding at Playa Fiesta. A gutsy/risky move for sure considering the importance of the occasion and the distance we were all travelling. Well, I honestly think we could not have picked a better place. From the planning stages through the minute the last guest left this beautiful hotel, everything was perfect. Thanks to Lindsey and Adam's experience and professionalism not one detail was overlooked and everything went smoothly which is hard to say for any wedding nevermind one that is being planned in another country! The location is superb, the hotel beautiful and immaculate, the food and drinks delicious and the staff made you feel special in every way. They asked your name once and remembered it, always referring to you by your first name. If you put an empty glass down it was replaced by a full one within seconds. Sitting around the pool in the glorious sunshine, you didn't have to ask, the staff automatically came around with towels and bottles of water and always with a friendly smile on their faces. We had massages and yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean. The day of the wedding everything went perfectly as planned. Lindsey was always there, she was calm, comforting and organized which made the day so much more enjoyable for the families. Everyone had a great time at the wedding and a great vacation at the same time. I know we will go back to Puerto Vallarta and Playa Fiesta...and I bet they will remember all of our names :) It was our paradise!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My husband and I were married here around 1 year ago and dream about returning everyday. If you are looking for a destination wedding..this is your place! No second thoughts needed. It exceeded our expectations!

I. Planning- I am a super planner and never imagined getting married somewhere before visiting and meeting the coordinators, etc. From day one, Lindsey and the team at Playa Fiesta made planning a breeze. They kept in constant contact and had a monthly checklist that was very organized. The dream team to work with for wedding planning. The booking process for guests went very well and we were informed after each reservation was made. When choosing from the variety of options there was something to fit the budget of any bride from very simple to very elegant. We went very simple and it was extremely affordable yet very classy. You can go as overboard as you want and with helping with so many weddings they offer excellent opinions and input. We had around 80 guests so booked the entire hotel and our other guests stayed down the road at Costa Sur. They were great to work with as well and were able to walk or take a cheap cab back and forth.

II. The Hotel and Staff
As you have probably seen in pictures, this place is gorgeous! Pictures do not do it justice. This place is not huge but it is very well cared for along with extremely safe. From the patio furniture to the bathrooms to the tables in the dining room everything is beautiful and high quality. Upon arrival we got to look through each room and assign guests accordingly. There is not a bad room in the hotel and they are all very unique. Each room has 1-3 bedrooms and decorated beautifully. Our guests were all impressed. The bridal suite was amazing and had a blast getting ready there with my best friends. The impressive staff just add to the value of the beautiful hotel. Every person that we encountered was amazing. Each member of their team make you feel like royalty. You become very close with them all and hate to say goodbye.

III. Food & Drink
Again, top of the line amazing food and drinks. Breakfast is provided and was delicious. It is set up like a buffet but each food item was fresh and authentic. A variety of juice, fruit, and pastries was also available. Many guests got out of bed just to have breakfast! When planning our wedding, we left lunch open for our guests in case they wanted to travel in to town. The hotel offered a great lunch menu for guests to order from as well and then would charge to their room. Some of the must have food items are their chips and guacamole, taco platter, and salads. You can truly eat anything here and not get sick! We provided a buffet style dinner for our guests 3 out of 4 nights. We did a welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner, and then the wedding reception dinner. Each dinner was delicious. Our guests were overly impressed with the food. We did the mini desserts for our wedding cake and a late night chip and salsa bar. All were well received.
The bartenders are hands down the best. They made a variety of delicious drinks and were always smiling and fun. We had quite the wild crew and they had fun with us. We spent most of our time pool side with a cold beer or frozen drink. They had a great wine selection as well.

IV. Photography, Flowers, Extras
The photographers recommended by Playa Fiesta are all awesome. I contacted each of them and they were great to work with. They know the location and where to take the best shots, etc. We ended up bringing our own photographer because he also did video graphy and had done alot of my friends weddings. There is a fee to bring in your own photography. The florist that works with Playa Fiesta is also great! I sent a few pictures and got a beautiful all white bridal bouqet. They deliver everything to Playa Fiesta and the wedding team takes care of everything. The DJ was awesome...he kept the dance floor lively all night. We loved working with him. You definitely want to rent the bridge that goes across the pool..it makes a great dance floor on the reception night. We did not do the photo booth or the fireworks.

V. Other

A majority of our guests never left Playa Fiesta! They enjoyed relaxing by the pool and enjoying the delicious food and drink. When guests wanted to leave the hotel, there was a public bus that stopped right across from the hotel and cost <$0.25/person. It is not clean but a great way to experience the local way of life. You could also catch a cab to town and be there in 10 minutes. Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful and safe city. There were many great restaurants and things to do along the beach.

So bottom line...you must stay here! It is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited! We cannot wait to return soon:)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Throughout life, parents have always desired the best for their children. Even as they become adults, these desires continue to emerge. REALITY!!! My son and his beautiful bride celebrated their wedding with spectacular views, exceptional service, top quality accommodations and no stress planning. This scenario was certainly a parent's dream. Their selection of Playa Fiesta BeachClub & Hotel, as the destination for their wedding definitely gave them ( and the other guests) the best experience imaginable. I was moved by the personal attention everyone received from the owners, as well as the pride in service shown by the staff. This was the perfect place for a wedding and could be designated as an ocean paradise.

D.Piper

Room Tip: The rooms with an ocean view are remarkable. I bought a tape of oceans sounds upon returning to Colo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed here for a friend's wedding in March and were absolutely blown away. Yes, the views are beautiful and the rooms are awesome, but what really impressed us was the staff. From the second we arrived until the second we left, they were all incredibly helpful, friendly and fun. It was obvious everyone at this hotel loves their job as they treat eachother and guests like family. I never was without a drink in my hand, they recommended fabulous restaurants for our night out, cooked INCREDIBLE meals when we ate in, set up jet skis for us to rent, and on and on. Anything we could ever need or want they were ready to supply in a moments notice and did it with smiles and genuine interest in our enjoyment.
Not only was the friendliness off the charts, but the integrity and trust outstanding. We had left an iPhone and cash by the pool one day - after having traveled to other locations, we were pretty certain it would all be gone. We walked back down, went to the lost and found and everything we left was right there. We tried to tip the maid the first night and left the tip on the nightstand. We came back at the end of the day and it was still there. After that we had to leave a note to make it clear it was a tip! I was blown away.
Mostly though, I appreciated the effort of everyone there to make the day special for our friends. They are a great couple and deserve the best - each individual at Playa went out of their way to make sure they got it. It was a wedding so of course we won't forget it, but the service, hospitality, fun and friendliness provided by everyone at Playa Fiesta made it so much more memorable.
I would STRONGLY recommend this place to any and everyone looking for a place for a wedding, or any kind of celebration trip - you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are absolutely gorgeous, but the waves can be loud at times. That said, I woul...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 5, Puerto Vallarta 48390, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playa Fiesta is unique in every sense of the word. A true gem situated on the South side of Puerto Vallarta right on the ocean with magnificent views of Banderas Bay. Playa Fiesta caters to Wedding groups & Vacationers. A quaint & intimate resort with full hotel amenities. The onsite Bar & Restaurant are open from 8am-11pm daily. ... more   less 
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