The property is beautiful and very clean. It is at the marina and walking distance to shops, restaurants, spas, etc. The rooms are great. Not as big as the Mayan Riviera Maya but still very nice. You get a small fridge and a two burner stove, microwave, coffee pot and toaster. Bring your coffee. The staff was amazing and the recreation director was great. WE DID a timeshare presentation just to get discounts and to see the other resort. This resort was closed for a month and was dead when we got there. Only 5 families checked in the first day and we were 3 families. They did not do the Friday night Mexican Buffet as there were not enough people. The food specials did not start until the following Friday which was the day we left. There were several happy hours at the pool though throughout the day and the drink prices were fine. We cooked oatmeal and toast and made mac n cheese, grilled cheese, and quesadialls in the room. The pool was fine. No lazy river. The beach was very nice and lots of chairs and umbrellas. There is water and sand volleyball, ping pong, and daily games around the pool. My favorite was BlackJack! It was kinda nice having the resort to ourselves most of the week. The boat in the picture was no longer there. The resort grounds, walkways, rooms, all bathrooms, etc were spotless. Maid and turn down service is provided daily. The bar by the ocean was amazing. We ordered dinner and watched the sunset our final night and it was great! It rained almost every day and so the rivers made the ocean very very murky. The water was clearer in the am. If you are along the beach, the locals try to sell you massages, clothes, hats, henna tattoos, jewelry, etc. It can get annoying. We visited the other property and it was HUGE. Honestly, it was too big and away from everything. At the Mayan Marina, you could walk to the store, Starbucks, shops, etc. Bus lines come all the time to go downtown, etc. The other resort had better pools but it is so spread out, we were fine at the Marina resort. The timeshare was only supposed to be 60 min. after breakfast but it was more like 2 hrs. and they were selling all during breakfast and would not take NO. We went through 5 people and finally got out of there. It was worth the nice FREE breakfast buffett for 15 people and massages by the ocean at our resort for $25 each plus 10% off our total bill. We also got discounts to the Dolphin experience at the water park which was the highlight of the trip for the kids. We did the Royal Experience which was an hour with the dolphins and 25 min. with the sea lions. So worth it! The water park was really fun too and we have tons of water parks in Texas. We also did a snorkel tour with BEACH BOY and it was terrible and I would not recommend it. Worst day and very unorganized. Now, back to the Mayan, they charge for the safe, WiFi, and gym. I got the gym waived since they had just opened and did not have any food specials but the food specials were advertised in the elevators. The Mayan missed out on a lot of money from us because of the wifi. I refuse to pay $90 / device for the week when there were 6 of us. So what did we do??? Walk right across the street and eat breakfast and dinner and get FREE Wifi. Yep, we would have eaten at the resort but the teens wanted to check their social media and text some friends and my husband and I needed to tap in our offices some. HUGE mistake on the Mayan's Management! They would have gotten a lot more money from us as the food was really good especially the FISH TACO's! So to sum up, great resort, great location, fabulous staff, nice rooms and great bed. Do the Dolphin ROYAL tour and skip the Beach Boy tour!!! Have fun and book with confidence!!!! I do want to say as for a spa, this resort doesn't have one but you can do a massage at the beach in a so called "SPA". It was the best massage I have ever had!!!!!! It was $25 due to timeshare but omg, worth $200!!!!! I have paid way more and been so disappointed! This lady was AWESOME!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Wyndham Puerto Vallarta
- Puerto Vallarta Mayan Palace
- Mayan Puerto Vallarta