Villas Vallarta is the second cousin of the Canto del Sol resort jsut across the plaza. We had our 81 yr old mom and college daughter. The location is good, about 25-30 minute walk to downtown area or a 50 pesos taxi ride. The beach is nice and the activities provided are good (nightly shows, daily kids' events)...if you are accepted into the Canto del Sol complex. We were on the European Plan which is breakfast buffet only, as we like to sample the local restaurants and not feel tied into the resort's all-inclusive plan. It's also a lot less expensive! We paid $1200 US for 9 nights including the breakfast. The reservation was made over the internet. For the first six days we were part of the family, then the rules changed for New Year's week - no EP types allowed. To their credit, after complaining to one of the managers, she provided our family with an extra wrist ban that allowed us access. Basically, they resort was trying to keep down the crowds. You can still access the beach through the public walkway in between two resorts as there are no private beaches-only above the high tide line. The 2BR condo was nice and clean, although the furnishings are bit dated. The staff was exceptionally friendly-daily housekeeper, breakfast waiters, front desk, and guest relations. We did sit through the timeshare spiel for a $50 credit, 2 massages, and the city tour including a tequila factory. Internet is free in the Canto side lobby. Beach towels provided at front desk. Nightly shows were good. Lots of Canadians. Not one bad meal-recommend La Andariega, the Sports tavern in the Canto plaza mall, and two places on the walk to town that we just stopped into. A Mega supermarket is four blocks. We dixed several meals on our own. Very limited parking. We chose not to get a car this trip and it was fine. Taxi from airport is overpriced (rate set by govt), but elsewhere 40-60 pesos will get you anywhere in town. Finally, we caved in to another timeshare pitch (5 hrs) in Nuevo Vallarta at the Mayan Palace/Bliss. Our only rection was "wow" at both the place and price-a bit out of our league. Great benefits-great breakfast, three canopy tours, and $2000 pesos, but the pitch got intense at the end. No buyers here! Overall a great getaway vacation from the cold!
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