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“off the beaten path”

Ranked #80 of 420 things to do in Pacific Coast
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Owner description: Village to the north of Puerto Vallarta.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have been to Guayabitos a number of times , each time i see something new and interesting, its about an hour drive from Puerto Vallarta , and is next to Los Aylas ( which has the biggest farmers market i have ever seen , every thursday) . Guayabitos is far enough away from the big city , that it has a little more authentic Mexico charm, like dirt roads , iguanas running around, and modestly priced resturants . what i love most about this little slice of heaven ,are the 3 miles of velvety sand beaches and epic views of jawdropping cliffs and the stunnig inlet islands. With many beachside eateries and hotels, makes this one of my favorite spots on the pacific side of Mexico. Oh ,and make sure to find Don's new rooftop patio bar, excellent food , drinks and view!

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

lokasi hotel dekat tempat makan dan toko, hotel bersih, staff yg ramah, breakfast cukup bervariasi, parkir luas, kamar OK , kamar mandi juga OK, overall this is clean and nice hotel with polite and helpful staff

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We were invited to Rincon de Guaybitos by freinds.Finding information on the area is scarce.
Easiest way to get to Rincon de Guaybitos is to take a Taxi from Puerto Vallarta, it is about a 1 1/2 hr ride and costs about 600ps. We stayed at the Bungalows Brisamar a clean quaint Hotel with roooms that contain kitchens. The are numerous simular Hotels in Rincon.
There are 3 towns La Penita, Rincon and Las Ayala. We discovered that staying in a Bungalow, eating local can be very inexpensive.We found most visitors in the Rincon area arrive in November from Canada and the Northern US and return sometime in March. Needless to say there are a lot of retired folks avoiding the winter. We felt so safe in the area, walking at night around town was a great event.
The Hotel manager arranged a 4 day trip to Guadalajara, the Capital of Jalisco. Guadalajara was settled in 1532, the Churches and Buildings are incrredible. After spending four days in Guadalajara we want to go back. Again it is very easy to get there by bus from Puerto Vallarta or La Penita. We used Pirmera Plus. Some Spanish is a must. If you have the opportunity to go take it.

Our Hotel in Rincon was 1/2 block from the beach and you could see the beach from our room. Our favorite beach hang out was Slavidors Resturant. You can sit at one of their tables all day, they will serve you drinks along with nachos all day. The most our bill came too was less than 260ps.
The Beach itself is incredible. It is groomed by the town every night and is pure sand. No rocks.
We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again next year. There are activities avalable
boat rides to the island about 2 km out for snorkeling is fantastic, also offer Whale watching and of course guided fishing tours. I enjoy baseball, there is a feild on the highway and every Sunday they play very good Ball all day. The best reference web site:.http://www.jaltembabaylife.com/hotels-and-bungalows.html

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Reviewed November 22, 2008

We arrived over the Mexican holiday and the beach was very festive with a carnival like atmosphere. We were dissapointed that there are no lounge chairs at either beach or motel pools. Very definately this is a Mexican holiday resort area. There were few gringos on the beach.

We weren't able to feel comfortable and felt that the area lacked the color, shopping and wonderful diverse food options offered by other small mexican villages we have vacationed in. We were looking forward to the Penita market on Thursday but decided to cut our stay short.

We were also charged an alarming rate by a local taxi driver who delivered us from the bus to our motel. (Our mistake for not asking before getting into the taxi) We looked at several in the hotel zone before finding one that looked clean. Our feeling was that the area was unkempt and somewhat run-down.

We did find a very competent and careful taxi driver who charged us a fair rate to drive us to Sayulita. Our hotel clerk had told us that the taxis would "only" drive us around Guayabitos and Penita. Overall we were glad to have moved on and spent our last few Mexican moments elsewhere.

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Reviewed June 10, 2007

We stayed at Anai Suites, a little expensive bungaloos hotel. It has a nice beach, beautiful pool, ad the site is attended by the owner, who is a very nice and attentive person.

There is only an ATM in all the little town, and nobody accepts credit cards, so be sure to bring effective with you. We saw hotels as cheap as $120 MXP (about $10 dollars) a night per person, but we don't know if they're any good.

The beach is very good for a calm trip, if you're looking for extreme
sports or night life, you better go to Puerto Vallarta.

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