Playa Conchas Chinas Hotel
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... who was not happy about having a pink one and wanted a green one as well. I explained to the mother that the rest of the working glow sticks would go to any new kids that showed up and hadn't gotten any yet and the other package was a dud--none of them worked. She huffed and kept giving me the stink eye throughout the night and I saw her daughter wound up with like 4 necklaces on her way out.
Despite that, the disco was a ton of fun. I led the limbo line ...
... us trying to get us to buy little souvenirs. We didn't really like this part of the beach as we were trying to enjoy the scenery and not wanting to be pressured into buying things.
After a short swim, we then took the jeeps back to the ship. Once on the ship, we had something to eat and then I went on my walk around deck 13.
Overall, we had a fun day - although I might have enjoyed it a bit more than Joanne.
... still considered the rainy season, but according to the locals, we have had very little rain compared to pervious seasons. I had been told of the washed out roads and damaging storms during the summer months, but, we were not intimidated by what we saw. The temperature is still cool compared to what is going on in the north. We are told of uncomfortable humidity and record heat in New England and Florida. We are having dry comfortable days with highs in ...
... We got to brainstorm and think of all the things we could do to make the lives of our respective countries easier and to improve the way everything gets done. Who knows if anything will change, but in those 4 days we really managed to come up with a lot.
Being there for work, I didn't get to see the sights, but it was a great experience nevertheless. Puerto Vallarta was a much quieter place than expected - a lot more local tourism, which is nice to see.
... br> We moved around the lake on a pre-determined route, heading initially to one of the islands called Scorpion Island. It's a small island that apparently has no electricity but has a few restaurants - restaurants that you apparently don't want to visit. So we cruised by but never docked. It seems the local custom is that when one of the locals has a baby, it's customary to have them brought out to the island christened ...
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Longing to Return
I stayed at this quaint hotel in 2000. It was absolutely wonderful. The staff took excellent care of me. I was travelling alone and they actually had one of their staff shuttle me around town the first couple of days. I would highly recommend it and look forward to returning there with my husband in the near future.
Ok place to stay, but beware
The hotel was pretty and a good location. Though, I was surprised at how run down it looked from the outside. I do agree with others about the air conditioning-it was very loud and didn't work all that well. It was better just to leave it off. I did have one very large problem, though-someone stole some clothes out of my bag. They had let me keep my bag behind the counter before I checked into another hotel and when I unpacked, I had several things missing! They were not helpful after several calls and asking them to look into the matter. It is a bargain, but make sure to lock all your things up!
My wife, Jenifer, and I spent the first week in March 2004 in Puerto Vallarta at the hotel Conchas Chinas. The staff is simply wonderful. The hotel has an original character about it as it cascades down the face of the "cliff". All rooms look out at the sea and we were lulled to sleep by the surf. Our room was well cleaned and tiled and had a Jacuzzi on the balcony (that we didn't use). Seeing the fullmoon setting one morning was truly unforgetable.The hotel has a great pool and was rarely used by others.In the morning, a stroll down 2 easy flights put us at the excellent food and value, Playulita Restaurant, terraced on the beach and run by the Lindo Mar resort.The frequent and cheap buses and cabs are nearby. We rode both everywhere. Greatest meal was at the "Red Cabbage Caf?" and their chiles en Nogada. Wow.
Four of us ladies spent a "Girls Week Out" in PVR in early July 2000 and rented the Presidential Suite. This is a large, beautifully decorated unit with a private beach entrance and private infinity pool.
One of the best!!
Have stayed at the hotel 8 times and have been to PV 18 times and this is one of my favorites! The rooms are all little different all tile with beautiful colors. Service is great Salvador, Franco and Miguel are excellent!! The restaurant (which belongs to Lindo Mar) is very good and the prices are reasonable! The snorkling at the beach is also good. If you need some pictures or have questions, email me at email@example.com
I have stayed at a few hotels in Puerto Vallarta. The first time that I stayed at the Hotel Conchas Chinas, I knew I would not be looking any further for someplace to stay. The rooms are a good size, the tub was a delight for someone who enjoys baths. The jacuzzi on the balcony was especially wonderful in the evening while listening to waves just a few feet away. It is the only place that I will stay in Puerto Vallarta. The service was as good as any 5+ star hotel, and it was far away from town to enjoy the peace and quiet that we were looking for. I would reccomend it for anyone looking to get away from hustle and bustle, but want to be close enough to it to get there within a few minutes. The hotel restaurants and the sunsets were something to remember. Anyone going to PV should check this wonderful place out.
Maybe I am fussier than the others, but I do not
A Charming Hotel
I stayed in this hotel back in 1990. The service was warm and very personal. The rooms were very charming...especially nice with the jacuzzi tub in the room itself. It was an excellent stay, especially for the reasonable cost.
I stayed at Conchas Chinas hotel the summer of 2001 and for the price, well you just cant beat it. It was a beautiful kitchenette with two beds under 100 bucks! You also get a beutiful view out of your balcony which by the way I got a picture of and made it poster size! If you are looking for a place to stay and dont want to pay much, Conchas Chinas sure is beautiful and is located not far from the "mercados".
Real Mexico in Puerto Vallarta
I stayed at the Hotel Conchas Chinas in February 2001. The room was a Mexican tiled delight. The hotel is built into the side of a cliff with its own small picturesque (but rocky) beach. Casual dining breakfast bar above the beach and fine dining restaruant on the rooftop at night. Famous for its sunsets--and rightfully so. Just a quick 15-cent bus ride to town--but out of the city in a world all its own. The staff is always helpful and friendly. This is the real deal for budget accomodations!