My husband and I stayed at Costa Sur from February 15 to March 2, 2006. It was our first visit to PV, and hence our first stay at Costa Sur. This resort is a time share property, we made an exchanged, we are not owners here. Our first observation was that the majority of the guests during these weeks were owners, so they were very familiar with each other; it wasn't until the second week that we were able to mingle among the guests and get to know them. We were able to meet some really wonderful people from both Canada and the US.
The property itself is just ok, it is need a refurbish, which I understand they are doing in parts of the resort. We had a studio which was fine for my husband and I. It was very clean and the housekeeping staff were very particular about keeping it clean. The main pool is very small and very crowded during the day...get there early if you want a seat; the security at the resort were struggling with how to manage the seat problem, people were leaving their towels on the chairs and then not showing up at the pool for hours, some times not at all. The beach just below the resort is very small as well, but great for snorkelling. Beware of the vendors on the beach, they sell verything there; great if you like to barter! The restaurant at the resort was satisfactory, we ate breakfast in our room and lunch at the resort and dinner in town.
There are wonderful restaurants in Old Town and near the Malecon. Both are a short bus ride or cab ride away. The bus will cost you 5 pacos per person (.50 cents) and the cab will cost you 5 dollars (50 pacos) a load...we took the bus only twice, both times it was very crowded; we stood all the way to town, it was dangerous and very uncomfortable. I would definately not take the bus if you plan on a special
evening out...your clothes will not withstand the
ride! We would highly recommend "Rythms of the Night" as one of those special evenigs, very romantic dinner and show...look it up, it is worth it!
We found PV to be very safe, we often walked at night till late hours. We would definately visit PV again, but we would like to try another resort with a better beach and more night life, we enjoy dancing and live entertainment...there was very little here, very much a retirement crowd, very low key! If low key is what you are looking for then Costa Sur is the place for you! You are sure to meet some very wonderful people who can share with you their many experiences of visitng PV!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Costa Sur Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Costa Sur Resort And Spa
- Playa Del Sol Costa Sur