Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
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We stayed at a campground right off the beach in Sayulita Mexico. It was a beautiful site, except for the biker rally on the beach beside us. They were fine actually and the band wasn't bad to listen to. The roar of their bikes was a tad annoying.
Sayulita is a nice little town, with lots of tourism in the high season.
We wondered around, had supper on the street at a ...
... life guard put marks in the sand so that no one could get any closer to the turtle. Medical officials then came and look at the turtle. It was hardly moving. Scuttlebutt on the beach said that the turtle and been caught in the waves and hit the rocks to the north of the resort. After a while they carried the turtle away and a vet was coming. We later heard that the turtle was going to be okay. What a great way to start the day.
... said No No No but when you're on a trip like this, you have to pop out of your bubble and so I quickly asked to take the pic too. The big guy didn't feel real at all and the little one I barely even felt. Was fun. Our friends from LA, the gal, was deathly afraid of them and when they came near her she screamed this blood curdling scream. We laughed and laughed. Was pretty awesome.
Just outside of Mismeloya we passed a police check. They stopped us ...
Mascota is a sleepy, agrestic little town plopped in a beautiful valley in a southern spur of the Sierra Occidentals. Corn and peppers are grown in the surrounding fields, irrigated with water from a reservoir not far away. It is sunny and warm during the day, and the dusty, cobbled streets are populated with short people going about their business (provided it's not siesta time, of course, when it becomes a dead little town). Trucks audibly peddling propane with ...
... kind of street artist was out hoping to make a few bucks of the ambling inebriated crowds. The sand sculptures were wonderful. As we walked through the traditional town square it started to rain as the bells at the church struck seven. It was all highly romantic.
At dinner I had asked the waiter where they had gotten the banners outside. The plastic multi-colored rectangles they string up to put over the streets for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
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.