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Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

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Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

Can anyone comment on which hotel is better? They are only $100 apart in price but we cant decide which resort to choose?

Any help will be great!

Laxin

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1. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

Now Amber is brand new and closer to town, I havent stayed there yet but the rooms and property looks impressive (smaller than Velas), all-incluisve with plenty of dining options for food; the only negative is not a nice beach area here. Velas is in the marina area and has many different size rooms and suites to choose from, a huge pool area and much nicer beach.

If I had to pick between the 2 I would go with Now Amber with their low introductory rate, once this hotel is better established it will be very comparison to Velas and other similarly priced hotels.

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2. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

Thanks for help! It looks like we're going to book the Now Amber since we got a pretty good deal? I'm excited to go to PVR for the first time! How is the downtown area? Do you recommend an good beach bars?

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3. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

If it is the first time in the area, you may want to book a dinner at the sister property, Dreams Villamagna. It is north of the airport in an area called Vallarta Nayarit, and has a much better beach if that is important to you. But it is in an area of mostly hotels (with Bucerias a short cab ride away),

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4. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

The best beach bar in your area is El Barracuda, located midway between your hotel and downtown on the beach next door to the Buenaventura hotel; depending on the tide you should be able to walk there on the beach with shoes or something on your feet to navigate the rocks.

http://www.elbarracuda.com/

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5. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

Thanks! The El Barracuda looks like a cool spot. We will have to check it out one afternoon!

Laxin

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6. Re: Now Amber or Velas Vallarta

El Barracuda is pretty much the only beach bar/restaurant in this area that is not attached to or on the grounds of a hotel/resort.

If you want beach bars, you'll have to go down to Los Muertos.

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