Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
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... margaritas and lively crowds. The margaritas were good, but got gooder every 5min when the bartender, King David, tossed in another shot of tequila when he thought we weren't looking. The music was energetic, as were the patrons...most of whom were able to get the senior citizen discount (Vallarta was huge a few decades ago). However, we did bump into a Canadian dude (I'll call him Ben), two Jersey girls (Nancy and...Nancy's ...
So happy about having a full day off until the evening shift!
We are anchored here in Puerto Vallarta, our first port of call, and it's gorgeous outside! I woke early and helped usher passengers to their tours' color-coded seating areas and was then able to get going to my own tour. I met the group outside near the gangway and signed their waiver-like form, got my wristband that differentiates dolphin encounters versus sea lion ...
... home in Bucerias (small town about 15-20 mins from Puerto Vallarta) so that they would pick up stuff such as swimsuits and food. Afterwards, an essential stop to the grocery store to buy food! Finally, before going home, and to bed, a small tour of Puerto Vallarta: the marina, the main street and the downtown with its pedestrian areas, its bars, its ...
... br> After leaving the cathedral we proceeded to the city hall to see one of the famous Mexican painting which grace many of their municipal buildings. The Malecon was nearby and the breeze off the water was a welcome change from the heat contained in the narrow streets.
Our last stop was at one of the local restaurants where we were served the ingredients for a variety of Mexican dishes and given a ...
... try our best to see them again!
We also bid a fond farewell to Mario, aka Duende (our landlord) and his 4 chihuahuas (you may recall that one is the love child of the star of Beverley Hills Chihuahua). It was during our goodbyes in our bungalow that we spotted whales in the bay, spurting water. What a send-off!
With our backpacks back on the backs of us backpackers, we were ready to hit the road again. Kindly one of Duende's workers dropped us at the ...
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Stay on the 9th floor!
I really don't have many complaints about this hotel at all. I thought it was really nice. When we got there they gave us a free upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean View room on the 9th Floor. It was awesome! The pool was nice, but we spent most of our time sitting under the palapa on the beach. They play loud music all day long at the pool, it got irritating after awhile. You can escape that by just hanging out at the beach. We didn't really eat at the restaurant that much because you can get much better and cheaper food in town. But the snack bar food was really good. The breakfast buffett was okay, it was expensive for what it was ($30 for 2). The drinks are average in price unless you're drinking the 2 for 1 drink special (which I took advantage of). Again, my only complaint was the loud music at the pool.
Just returned from seven days at the FiestaAmericana (July 23-29). We arrived about an hour before check-in time and were told that our room wasn't ready yet but we were given a coupon for two drinks on the house and asked to come back in a 1/2 hour. When we returned, our room on the 6th floor was still not ready and we were given a room on the 9th or top floor. What a pleasant surprise! The room (908) had a vaulted ceiling painted to look like the sky and a great view of the ocean. (All rooms are ocean view) and a balcony with two chairs and a table.Our first night the bed was turned down with chocolates on the pillow when we returned from dinner. The service at the hotel was wonderful - in particular the staff at the restaurant La Hacienda and the staff at the outdoor restaurant La Chula. My only complaint is that breakfast and lunch are only offered at the outdoor restaurant and there are an abundance of pidgeons that are on the perimeter and people are prone to feeding them while they eat their food, and I most definitely am not a bird lover!We tried a few restaurants for dinner that I would recommend: Pipi's for Mexican food, Portobello at Marina Vallarta for Italian food (nice ambiance) and LePetit Francais at the corner of the Fiesta Americana which has live music.Puerto Vallarta is a nice, laid back, picturesque city, but not a lot of night life for the over 40 group. All in all we had a pleasant time with nice weather.
One of the Best
Wonderful hotel. Good food. Excellent staff. Very clean. Absolutely beautiful grounds. Our daughter got married in Puerto Vallarta in 2002.
We stayed at the Fiesta. It was one of the best we've stayed in, in our 11 years of vacations in Mexico. Our son and his wife went back in February for their honeymoon because they liked it so much.
LOVED FIESTA AMERICANA
Took a "just us girls" trip to Puerto Vallarta, and stayed at the Fiesta Americana. It was GREAT!!!!! The food, the service, and the rooms were perfect. They have the most beautiful beach in Vallarta. We will be back.
My husband and I just got back from P.V. a couple of days ago. We stayed at the Fiesta Americana Hotel. It was beautiful!!! There lobby was a big "palapa" style roof, very airy and open. The room were very nice, for the most part all rooms are ocean view. The staff was great, housekeeping comes in twice a day, once in morning to clean and once in evening to give you clean towels and turn down your bed (chocolates on pillow). The restaurant staff was awsome too. We only ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel, went out for dinner. But the breakfast buffet was delicous. Lots to choose from. The pool area was very nice, but not alot of activities going on. Kind of quiet this time of year. The beach was nice for walking on but not great for swimming. The one dissapointing thing about our trip was the ocean, not very blue like we were hoping. Finally figured out after day two to take the buses instead of taxis. It is easy to figure out the bus system and if you need help just ask someone. We went on the "Pirate Ship" Marigalante, that was alot of fun!!! Good drinks and dinner. Tried a few different restaurant for dinner....PiPis, Le Kliff, Shrimp Factory and La Palapa. If you want great seafood go to "La Palapa" this was the best seafood dinner we have ever had....it was very delicous, and ambiance was great. The restaurant is right on the beach and they have torches lit, great place to watch the sunset. Le Kliff was beautiful too, but the food did not even compare to La Palapa. Overall we had a really nice time in P.V. The locals were all very nice. Would definately go back again!
My first trip to Mexico for my Honeymoon. Great service ,pool, beach, and rooms that overlook the Bay. No need to get the all inclusive, eat the buffet breakfast and then eat at one the many places in town. $3-4 for Taxi's. You can't find a place to park your car. Very nice place to stay. Excellant service and and a beautiful place.
Just got back from a week in Puerto Vallarta, stayed at the Fiestamerican and had a great time. The resort is amazing, great views from the room as they are all oceanside, so the higher the floor the better view. The staff was very nice and helpful. And the most important the pool and beach, never had any difficulty finding a place to spend the day, and it was easter week so quite crowded, the beach was nice to bring a chair out to, and a simple no gracias to the vendors and they moved a long. The waitstaff around the beach and pool were super fast and friendly. This was a great hotel and if I ever go back to Puerto Vallarta, I would definitley stay at the fiestamericana again. It was 30 pesos for a cab into town, and we never had to wait for one, and the restaraunts in town are awesome, recommend Bianco and Trio as must go's.
Best Hotel I have been to!
I took a trip w/ a buddy to Puerto Vallarta last year and stayed at the Fiesta Americana. The staff was AWESOME! Very caring with amazing attention to every detail. The view could not be beat. The location was perfect, not too close to the shopping part of the city, but close enough to walk to. In a sense: Breathtaking!
A true Mexican hotel
This hotel was the best hotel for service, food, staff and location. We did the all inclusive plan and it was well worth it. The food is top-notch and the service second to none. The meals in the "la Hacienda" restaurant for supper were fantastic. True gourmet meals were served every night with no disapointment! From the appetizers to the full course meal and the desserts, all I can say is "awesome". We will be back to this hotel, guaranteed!!
What a view--and caring staff!
I've stayed at the Sheraton and the Fiesta Americana, and Fiesta Americana wins, hands down. What a terrific view from the balcony! Great room and good service. I got very ill while I was there, and the staff at the hotel was fabulous. The on-staff doctor helped out a lot when I was in the hospital.
The beach was fairly eroded when I was there. It was a steep incline straight to the water. The pool's great though.
I heard from other guests that the all-inclusive was not a very good deal because the food was not the best. Personally, I'd never do an all-inclusive anyway...you miss out on all those opportunities to explore local restaurants. We did eat breakfast there several times and I thought the food was good.