I arrived via Air, the hotel is located about 45 minutes away by taxi. The airport taxistas will try to gouge you at the taxi stand but negotiate with them and you can get it significantly lower than their first offer.
Arriving to the hotel was an adventure as they are still working on the road to the hotel once you get passed downtown and there are potholes that could probably fit entire cars, though the taxi driver maneuvered through the curvy road like an expert.
I should start this review with mentioning that I picked this hotel because of the distance between it and town, it is located about 8.5km (5 miles) from downtown. Town is easily accesible by a taxi ride ~100 pesos or by a convenient bus that has a stop across the road from the main entrance.
I wanted to be away from it all in a nice resort. I am not usually one to stay at an all-inclusive resort and prefer to just get a nice room. ( I did find out they offer an all-inclusive package, but read the fine print as it does not include high-end liquors)
At the hotel: Check-in was speedy and I was upgrade to a nice Jr. Suite, which had a Jacuzzi tub in the room, I did not try to use the tub.
The room was at a nice temperature since it was hot and muggy outside. I was able to control the temperature low enough to freeze at night.
The staff was incredible by the second day everyone knew my name, this could be because I was there between two busy holiday and during the majority of my stay they only had five rooms occupied. THIS WAS VERY NICE.
The beach has to be one of the best, if not the best, in Puerto Vallarta, it is secluded and is only shared with a pair of condos to either side of the hotel. I only saw one vendor while there and he was a very nice man (Alfonso).
As a previous reviewer mentioned they have a turtle sanctuary! I saw the baby turtles and had the opportunity to release them at night!!!
Food was great in the mornings and lunch. Dinner was hit or miss for me but that might have been what I ordered. The pool bar was nice, the bartenders, Lamberto and Fernando were great!
I used the Spa services one day, priced reasonably and located on the first floor.
I also used the Gym, unfortunately the treadmill was broken the entire time I was there and for some reason the bikes were not plugged in so they were not functioning either... The free-weight and Life Fitness machine worked as they should.
All in all a great stay, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a restful, relaxed vacation.
Gricelda, Lamberto, Carlos, Fernando, Cecar, Roberto, and Rogelio.
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