The last time my wife and I visited VT was in 2010. Coming back to see our friends from Alaska, Canada, California and meeting new people is always special. It’s always nice seeing the amazing staff that has been there year after year.
Our friends invited us to stay with them this year and we were on the first floor, Room 104, guest bedroom which is located near the front door. It looks like the all doors and furniture had been repainted and the sofa and chairs had new cushions.
The only problem I had, sleeping in the guest room, was the workers talking loudly at 6:00 AM. Forget about sleeping in late. My wife was smart, she had ear plugs which were used to block out my snoring. She didn't hear a thing.
Soriana's is still the grocery store to shop at unless you take a cab to Sam's Club next to Walmart.
VT put on a Beach Party that had lots of food, fun and games. They hadn't done that the last time we were here.
At the bar, we noticed the prices of the cerveza had double in price from last year and that the servers had to work harder to drum up business to get their tips. What ever happened to the daily drink specials? When we are down here, I tend to drink a couple of bottles of beer a day which I hardly do when I'm home.
They had set up a memorial for the members that had past away. We had one of our friends picture on the memorial who had owned the timeshare since 1979. We really miss her presence alot.
Since we were there for Halloween, there was a contest for the best costumes for the employees and later that day, there was one for all the guest plus there were different stations for all types of Mexican food. One of the stations made these amazing crepe desserts.
Another highlight of our trip is the releasing the baby turtles into the ocean at night. This time is wasn't organized as well because it was the same night as the Halloween costume party. We could hardly watch the turtles meander down to the ocean.
One morning, we decided to buy some prawns at the local mercado which was down the street from Walmart. I think the cross street is Universo and Prisciliano Sanchez, enter on the south side of the market, Mar Caribe street, then go inside the building. The price was $120-140 pesos for 2 kilograms of prawns. On the way back, we stopped off at the corner restaurant for breakfast for $50 pesos. The place was clean and food was delicious.
The restaurant that I mentioned in my 2010 review that is around the corner from VT was closed but there was mention that it might reopen again.
We found another restaurant that is pretty popular which is in the Marina. It's located on the south part of Mastila Street. There is no reservations, so it's first come first serve. The margarita's are out of this world.
One of the questions was the taxi fare from and too the airport. Why does it cost $20US to go to the hotel from the airport, and only $50-60 pesos to go to the airport??
We plan of returning in 2013.
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