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Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #1 | Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have visited 7 times with our kids and love it. However, we never get a decent room upon arrival--we always have to return to the reception desk and tell them the room is unacceptable. A few years ago, they tried to put 5 of us in a room with 1 bed and no windows. This recent trip was no exception. We paid for a 2 bedroom marina view room, and at first they told us we were staying across the street (away from the beach, pools, marina) which doesn't work because we have kids. Then we were put in a 2 bedroom street view room, told we would be moved the next day, then told we were out of luck because they had nothing available.

The beach is fabulous, most of the help go out of their way to accommodate you (except the people at the front desk, of course), and there are so many fun activities. Look for Chuey on the beach to help plan your activities--he's great. Vallarta Mary is from the US and lives in Nuevo Vallarta; she can grocery shop for you, answer questions, pick you up from the airport, provide almost anything you need, at a bargain price (she has a web site).

The cab prices have become ridiculous and we learned we were ripped off more than once. Pay in Pesos!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were lucky enough to spend a week dedicated to a leisurely vacation with friends. We had a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom suite and kitchen connected to a one bedroom suite with a mini kitchen, large patio and hot-tub. The rooms were clean, spacious, decent views and mostly blocked noise from neighboors and hallways. What more could you ask for? Service without the hard sell, legit drinks and decent food. We figured out by the second day to make our own breakfast, eat dinner off site (at many delicious places) and bought beer and other essentials from the nearby market. We also were asked to wear bracelets to identify us as guests, which I ripped off two days later and no one noticed. It was also a little uncomfortable that no one asked us for ID when we needed an extra room key, but lose a towel key and things get crazy. If you're going into your vacation to sit by the pool, read and relax, fine - this works. But if you think you're going to get waited on without the pressure sell and enjoy good food on site - go somewhere else.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We have been staying here on and off for several years. We find that they best time to go is April or May of each year because of little rain. We stay in one of the towers and have found that the service is great with daily room cleaning. There are several food venues within the property that you have good food. The pools with the water slides are great fun to include the beach and ocean.

There is a spa for the ladies and guys to include wild animals to see. Every night they have some sort of special dinner that you may want to join or? There is a shopping center nearby that has other eating and groceries. Well worth the time to go and check it out - relax in the sun, cook or no cooking. Have fun and enjoy

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We have been going to Paradise Village for about ten years with children and grandchildren. The layout with its close proximity to beach, pools and restaurants is better than any other Riviera Nayarit hotel. The beach is superb. All of the restaurants are good, and this trip we particularly enjoyed lunches at Kabol, where we were taken care of promptly and very professionally by two brothers, Hector and Hugo.

For large families it is nice to be able to shop for some provisions, and the Paradise Mall with its supermarket, restaurants and shops is very close by, and far superior to the small grocery stores that are available to some of the other hotels.

We thank the staff for another wonderful vacation, and look forward to seeing them next year.

Gene P

Room Tip: Marina view rooms in wing 3 of Tikal have as interesting a view as many ocean view rooms, and are ch...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clovis, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Our experience was as follows: Use puertovallartatours.com and hire a car, the airport gauntlet was crazy.
The resort was good overall. The rooms were nice, they do have a little musty smell but hey its humid there. The beds are hard but the pillows are worse. Nonetheless we slept. The staff was nothing short of friendly and helpful. We were "never" approached about a time share until we approached them and prior to that we were never denied anything. We did endure a 2.5 hr ordeal but got $670 worth of tours for $300, your call, it was worth it to us.We are not members and we did not buy into the timeshare. We did not feel overly pressured to buy during presentation either. I will say that the only Saturday that we were there, the time share people were a little more prevalent. The food at the resort overall was acceptable. We did not do all inclusive, attended two theme nights, the mexican fiesta and western night and they were fun. You should take the advice of other posts and eat off of the resort. We ate one night at La Parrilla de Villa and were not disappointed. The Italian restaurant at the resort is also good as well. I saved my drinking for events or excursions that had an open bar but I would have bought the ten tickets for $33 otherwise. Our excursions were the Rhythms Of The Night, Extreme Dolphin Swim, La Murietas snorkeling and Tropical Tour, all were worth the time. We should have rented a car to go to down town Puerto Vallarta but didnt. One should at least for a day. The Tropical Tour briefly stopped there but not for long enough. The most annoying thing about our overall vacation to me was the constant issue of tipping. I understand it but it just gets annoying when every little thing anyone does for you requires or insinuates a tip so be prepared. However, tiping your drink server and houskeeper are not a bad idea for obvious reasons. In conclusion, the resort does a great job keeping you and your money there and I mean the positively. It is very family friendly and adult friendly at the same time. They do a good job tracking you in and out of resort for safety reasons but we never felt unsafe anywhere we went. We would definitely reccommend this resort and definitely return for another vacation.

Room Tip: A marina room is the quietest side of the resort
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Just returned from a trip from Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta(mid Nov). Temp was in the high 80's and low 90's with very slight humidity. This is our 4th time staying at Paradise. The facility and grounds are absolutely clean. Well very kept. I would say this is a family oriented resort. There are two pools for kids and an adult quiet pool and a lap pool. The adult pool has staff standing by in case if children are making noise, they will politely ask them to return to the children pool. Location of resort is walking distance to the shopping plaza which houses several restaurants and McDonald and pizza take out. There is a full size supermarket so you can stock up. Free shuttle service to their golf course and their larger fitness center and tennis center. Staff are very friendly and courteous. This is a time share so as long as you remain firm, it should not be an issue. Tennis Coach Raul is great.
Corrected my tennis bad habit and helped me to improve my game. Food is average depending on what they have as their theme night. The Italian Restaurant Pascadorie is excellent.
I grow to like this place a lot every time I return. Very low key and relaxing.
Can't wait to return next year.

Room Tip: Ask for the ocean view room - Banderas Bay. Its wonderful to see the sunset. Gorgeous.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Stayed here for a Thursday through Monday weekend, was wonderful!
You actually feel like you're living in Mexico because of the architecture and design and the music playing outdoors. The other hotels on the strip all looked American and they had less than half the huts and space that Paradise Village has. Our studio included a living room and a full kicthen with appliances! We cooked breakfast each morning and stocked up on cerveza and coffee creamer. The bed was hard so we got an extra cushion to put under the sheet, which helped.There were so many guests due to staying for Thanksgiving but it was easy to find your own space on the beach, by the pool, and at restaurants. I always do my research and did go out to dinner at nearby restaurants and downtown. Lunch I always got at the Kikal beach bar which was awesome and cheap.2 for 1 drinks there from 5pm-6pm. Research what the usual charges are for taxis in between zones before you go. We had that handy and no one tried to over-charge us. There's tigers and parrots on your way out of the resort and the marina is right behind the mall. Definitely glad we stayed here and DIDNT' do the presentation. We did that once before and it's a waste unless you're planning to buy. You still get good discounts on activities from other reps that work in booths right outside the resort and in the mall and there;s always online booking which was the way we went. Sunsets on this beach are amazing!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #1 | Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#12 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 700
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover your Paradise! Elegantly situated in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, located within its own peninsula all set against a spectacular tropical backdrop, Paradise Village Resort and Spa is an all inclusive and European plan all-suite designer accommodations beachfront hotel, is a five star development that offers a gorgeous beach! Just 15 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. ... more   less 
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Paradise Village Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
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Paradise Village Puerto Vallarta

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