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Km 1.2 Carr. Punta de Mita - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bahia de Banderas, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63734 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 18 Specialty lodging in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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The new hotspot in the Pacific Ocean Vallarta Gardens Hotel, located in the heart of Riviera Nayarit in the quiet fishing village La Cruz De Huanacaxtle, provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience. Only about 14 miles from Puerto Vallarta's international airport (30 minutes) and 2 miles from the Marina Riviera Nayarit, the resort features gorgeous gardens and tranquil areas where the worries of everyday life just melt away. Vallarta Gardens Hotel offers the opportunity to vacation like never before. Its fully equipped units, decorated to the highest standards of design, excellent service, unique culinary offerings and exclusive amenities promise an exceptional stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Table tennis
Car hire
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
182Reviews19Q+A43Room tips
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Tina H wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
I bought a package deal from Grand Riviera Resorts (Edgar Perez) who lied about everything. He booked us with Vallarta Gardens. They were suppossed to pick us up at the airport, didn't show up, so we had to take a taxi. We had to go to a timeshare presentation, supposed to be 90 minutes, it was four hours. I told them I'm not interested in their timeshare, so they said I have two options, either buy their timeshare or pay for the 5 nights. I already paid Grand Riviera Resorts. He told me to pay or leave, so my wife and I packed up, and walked up the road to the gate (half mile), they told us we have to pay before we leave. I went out the door, and security blocked my wife from leaving, so I grabbed her bag and pulled it away then he blocked my wife and she finally pulled away from him. We called for a taxi, and he followed us out and called the police. When the cop showed up he didnt speak English, so he wouldn't let the taxi take us, so after about 20 minutes, they let us go. When I checked my online banking, they charged my debit card $253, my credit card $253, and my credit card $2,481. I emailed them and complained and they said they were going to charge my card another $2,500, and file a collections against me in America. I called Edgar Perez at Grand Riviera and he told me too bad, so I asked for my money back from him and he said I already used my stay at Vallarta Gardens. I asked for his supervisor and he said he doesn't have one, so too bad.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sharron N wrote a review Jan 2021
Puyallup, Washington3 contributions
We have been waiting 3 years for the owed us from their sales pitch. They take your other time share in on trade and then give you a price to receive from that sale. We bought with the idea of paying it off from not only the proceeds from the sale of other property but also they were using 3 of our weeks as rental and were to pay us for that. No money ever. Because we have complained they have now completely canceled our membership
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Date of stay: February 2020
Christopher wrote a review Dec 2020
California4 contributions
I recently spent 2.5 weeks at Vallarta Gardens. I stayed in a one room suite in the Hamptons building. The location is perfect, the staff is wonderful, and the grounds of the property are lush, and well maintained. I was looking for a quiet location to de-stress and I found exactly what I needed. The food was fantastic...I never had a meal I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. The owner was a true gentlemen, and helped me set up a private fishing charter, which was a bucket list item. I spent 12 hours with an outstanding captain and crew. The music playing poolside is all selected by the owner and is a lineup of great 70s era bands (Chicago, etc.) and jazz (Michael Franks, etc.). I look forward to returning in the spring for further rejuvenation.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from PJs Marketing Mexico Ecommerce Managers, Ventas at Vallarta Gardens
Responded Dec 7, 2020
Dear guests: What a wonderful vacation! 2.5 weeks sound ideal. Thank you for your wonderful comments and please do come back soon.
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Mark M wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
We had a great time at Vallarta Gardens, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico resorts for 6 days. It is located on the Pacific ocean and looks like a tropical Paradise. The place has so many rooms with amenities such as pool, gym, meeting places , jacuzzis etc. It is a very secure private area and the staff are wearing masks as well as doing a lot of cleaning. We felt safe, secured and felt like home. The staff is super nice and would like to recognize few people like Mario, Marta, Alejandro, Salvador, Caesar, Carlos. We also enjoyed company of some local visitors from Guadalajara Mexico. One can get Uber or order taxi at this place to go around. The hotel also offers number of adventure tours. People outside in the city are also friendly. Most people are practicing social distancing and wearing mask when we went outside for site seeing at places like Malecon, zona romantica, Buceria, Sayulita etc. We took direct flight United on 21 Nov and returned on 26 Nov 2020. Hardly 15 people on flight and we felt very safe in a 300 capacity aircraft. We had such a great time in the all inclusive vacation and felt a good escape with 90 degree temp in the beach while NJ is at 45 degree.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from PJs Marketing Mexico Ecommerce Managers, Ventas at Vallarta Gardens
Responded Dec 7, 2020
Dear guests: It was our pleasure having you with us, we are so happy to hear you were able to relax and enjoy, hopefully you will return very soon, we will be waiting for you.
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Jenny C wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We found this place on Expedia for an anniversary getaway. What a blessing!! We arrived and the place is absolutely stunning! So many flowers and greenery, just magnificent! The room was impeccable. We had a one bedroom suite with a full kitchen and it was perfect! Beautifully decorated, very comfortable, basically brand new. The staff was very friendly and very compliant with anything we needed. The staff at the restaurant was amazing! Mario Leal was phenomenal! Just great with everything we needed. Went above and beyond to help us with whatever desires we had from the kitchen! Caesar was also very awesome! We sat by the pool and beach each day and were amazed at the beauty and serenity of the place. The housekeeping was also wonderful and accommodated any desires we needed. What a wonderful place that we would highly recommend and we hope to come back very soon and visit. What a pleasurable experience!
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from PJs Marketing Mexico Ecommerce Managers, Ventas at Vallarta Gardens
Responded Dec 7, 2020
Dear guests: Thank you so much for your kind review, we love to hear our guest have a wonderful time while visiting Mexico. Hope to have you back soon.
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$143 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vallarta Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Vallarta Gardens?
Nearby attractions include La Cruz Market (0.4 miles), La Cruz de Huancaxtle Market (0.4 miles), and Museo del Tequila y el Mariachi (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vallarta Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vallarta Gardens?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vallarta Gardens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vallarta Gardens?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vallarta Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Peska, Frascati, and Restaurant Masala Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vallarta Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Vallarta Gardens have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vallarta Gardens offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Vallarta Gardens located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vallarta Gardens?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vallarta Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.