Let me begin this post with an overall descrption of Puerto Vallarta. Your best bet is going all inclusive or you will be overwhelmed with changing currencies, calculating prices of merchandise and on top of that to be wary off corrupt vendors. I stayed at this low end hotel and was not dazzled by a thing other than the distance to the Malecon which was extremly overpriced and had terrible food. Do not except great beaches etiher in main Vallarta or to the south. The service was average, not great and not bad. The restaurant I did not bother with because it is vegetarian. The room itself does indeed look like the picture except age it fifteen years and add a shabby washroom with terrible plumbing to boot. I would never return to Puerto Vallarta or to Mexico for that matter because of less than stellar attitudes from its people and unsatisfactory landscape and cuisine.
BEWARE: DO NOT leave your luggage unattended at the airport. Strangely enough it happens to me and my family members EVERY time we visit Mexico. No one of us will ever go back and is not just a one time mishap. I originally visited Mexico to seek medical treatment becauseof costs on this side of the border and went this time to actually to have a vacation and I have no idea why people vacation here on a regular basis. Save your money and belongings and head to the Caribbean if your looking for the total package.
I almost forgot to add that the mattress was hard as rock and stained with big spots of mold. This hotel does not renovate these appartments. The pool is tiny and the shallow end is always in the shade and there are no steps to get in and out.
Puerto Vallarta is full of retirees and has an abundant homosexual population. This place is not for young couples or families at all.
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