I definitely recommend staying here over the areas in downtown Puerto Vallarta or Marina Vallarta. You're far away from the more "slummy" areas and are situated in your own personal cove! The beach is beautiful and you can jet-ski and participate in all sorts of boating activities. Food was pretty good-- the fish was my favorite. Drinks are strong and plentiful! The rooms were beautiful and perfect, they're huge with gorgeous white marble floors and blowing drapes. Also, 2 flats screens. Every room has a great balcony with a view of the pool and ocean (even if it doesn't say ocean view.)
Make sure to organize a car pickup from the airport with Esteban (concierge.) It's $70 total (per family) and includes RT to and from airport. We felt very safe and our driver was friendly.
The only thing that was a problem was the "resort credit." You may have signed been offered resort credit when you signed up, which is basically a book of useless coupons. Don't be fooled when it says "$550" of resort credit. No one at the hotel (staff) even knows what the coupons are for and they didn't let us use them. The gift shop wouldn't take them (even though it was a coupon for the gift shop) and room service gave us a hard time too. The staff needs to figure this out because it was very frustrating for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barceló Puerto Vallarta***** (formerly Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya) in Puerto Vallarta, is an elegant, all-inclusive Mexican-style resort. It offers 316 completely renovated and comfortable suites with excellent service, leisure, history, beautiful scenery, exuberant flora and privacy.Relax after a hard day’s work in the hotel spa, catch some rays at one of the hotel pools or take time out to practice your favourite water sport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Jolla Mismaloya
- Barcelo La Jolla De Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
- La Jolla Puerto Vallarta
- Puerto Vallarta La Jolla De Mismaloya
- Barcelo De Mismaloya
- Barcelo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
- Barcelo La Jolla Mismaloya