We recently visited Costa Sur Resort and Spa as a friend who lives in PV recommended it. The resort is about 10 minutes south of Old Town. It is an older ‘boutique’ type resort with every room having a Banderas Bay view. We loved that as during humpback whale season (we were there in December when the whales first arrived – they stay through March) we saw lots of whales. That was very exciting!! There is a small sandy beach and a beautiful man-made ocean swimming pool ‘lagoon’, in front. There are palapas on the beach and shady areas to sit in around the pool.
Costa Sur’s has one restaurant onsite and every meal is ocean-front dining! The food is delicious; we ate most of our meals here, though we did venture into old town twice for dinner to our friend's favourite Old Town restaurants, ‘Kaiser Maximilian’ on Olas Altas and ‘Bistro Balsamar, on Basilio Badillo - we enjoyed both!
We had a Studio unit, the resort had been recently renovated - new bed, a new TV and a small efficient kitchen - again with a great view.
The Staff were great! Special GRACIAS to Fernando at the front desk and Carlos the bellman, but everyone was friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome and very happy to be there.
It is a timeshare resort but there no timeshare hustle going on! We spent a couple of hours (not the usual 8) at an easygoing sales presentation and there were some good options - we had a great holiday so maybe worth checking out.
As for the down-side; I had read some negative comments but the resort has just been renovated and we had a wonderful time. We wanted a guaranteed ocean view, a friendly atmosphere and quick and easy access to Puerto Vallarta so we were more than satisfied!
- Also Known As:
- Costa Sur Resort And Spa
- Costa Sur Hotel
- Costa Sur Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Playa Del Sol Costa Sur
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Sur Resort & Spa is a beautiful 202 unit all suite resort just five minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. It features ocean front views on each suite as well as fully equipped kitchenettes and balconies. Each room has been updated with king size beds, 42" flat screen TVs and ipod docking stations. Our pride is our private beach with ocean lagoon making Costa Sur the only hotel where guests can snorkel onsite. Costa Sur has two pools, two bars and a wonderful ocean view restaurant, "La Cascada." Make sure to check our "All inclusive add-on." We also feature a mini-mart, a wonderful spa, a gym, free Wi-Fi, ATM and an internet center. Everything for a great vacation! ... more less
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