I pretty much agree with the consensus. I had a very pleasant stay here with my wife and sister-in-law. Beautiful beach, nice staff, very relaxing. Pretty easy to get lounge chairs at the pools and beach. Place looked a bit run-down. Food was adequate, not really good. I like the quesadilla and omelette station at breakfast. They can give you hot corn tortillas there, which go well with some of the buffet items.
Mixed drinks tend to be weak, drank a lot of beer, and tequila straight up. Mexican restaurant is pretty good. I liked the Mexican night entertainment -- really good mariachis. Surprised at the number of Mexicans and other Spanish speakers staying here--I liked that it wasn't all gringos.
The mall across the street is worth a look, and if you want a low-key excursion, the local ruins called El Rey are pretty interesting--and full of all manner of iguanas. You can take the bus there for less than $1.
Was a bit disappointed by the snorkeling excursion; they don't let you go off on your own, a bit regimented for my taste.
My main complaint was the guy trying to talk us into buying a cheap excursion and taking a tour of some property as soon as we checked in. I gave him some money, then changed my mind and was able to get it refunded, but had to fight for my refund. Not the end of the world, but a bit of a turn-off to get the hard-sell right in the hotel lobby. Also, the "$200 in discounts" that some package tours promise you is worthless--we didn't use a single one of these coupons.
Some other places might be more polished, but the water and beach here are great, which is the main thing.
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