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Back in Mexico. How can you not love this place. I have changed my user profile as my other one revealed too much about who wasn't home at what address. This travel blog may be seen by those net necessarily on my list. Wea re spending this first week in "old town" at a Hotel and location we have stayed and liked before. It was part of a Sunwing one …
Arrived to a beautiful blue sky sunny day....temp is just perfect at this time, not too hot or humid. Staying at the same hotel as when we were last in this area , as love the ideal location to the beach and restaurants, and walking distance to downtown PV if we want to by the malacon. Celebrated our 17th anniversary at the one restaurant we always …
... as the sun sets behind the small mountain range just above the horizon.
Many nice memories but the driving here is not one of them. I have to use my motorcycle a few times and on one of those occasions I went hard into a massive pot hole (one of many, many that are on every street) that I saw just a little to late. Turned out I bent BOTH my rims it was such a violent shot but the front one was really bad. I had to go to a local llantera (tire place) but ...
... photos and buying souvenirs. Once again, we were not left in peace. Everyone
under the sun was asking us to buy something, eat something, take a taxi or a
tour. Every 30 seconds, someone would approach us and haunt us until we became
firm and said NO!! It was unfortunate that these people would not take a simple
no for an answer. They continued to badger us with questions about where we
came from, are we on vacation, where are we staying, ...
... country any money because the inmates must work every day to pay for their time there – he said they make souvenirs, they paint, etc.
Our guide was Raul… who was hilarious and fantastic! He was the perfect guide because he told you just the facts, was funny, and moved on to the next subject quickly so we didn’t get bored. He explained the production of the blue agave tequila in detail. The factory we went to first ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tropicana Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Loved Tropicana Years ago and going back next week!
I loved the Tropicana years ago but haven't been back. I am so excited to be going next week!
The hotel has given me a choice of room in old section. I tend to like older hotels but I wonder if anyone has stayed in the old part vs. the new part recently.
I wonder how the rooms vary besides lack of TV at the lower price which is no big deal.
This hotel was so nice. I can't wait to check it out as the reviews seem to indicate it is still a relatively nice place.
Frequent Stays at the Tropicana
My wife and I have stayed at the Tropicana at least five times in the last 10 years and are going again this February. Good location in the old town, close to restaurants and within walking distance of the Mercadero and the main part of Puerto Vallarta. The hotel makes improvements each year; the new "tower" is our favourite; good-sized rooms and very clean. For a moderately priced hotel on the beach and in the old town, you can't beat it.
Stayed from 11/29/03 to12/13/03 Older hotel that is kept up nicely Hallways,elevators,pool area and grounds,rooms and washrooms are super clean.
I just returned from PV Nov 28 and could easily have stayed a second week. I booked an air/flight/breakfast package based on user reviews here, and the Tropicana exceeded my expectations. My preference was for a well-located beachfront property that was clean and safe, and the Tropicana more than delivered on all counts. However, please read on and decide if this is the property for you.
LOVED the Tropicana Hotel!
We have been to several islands in the Caribbean and all over the US but had never traveled to Mexico until this past February. We went to Puerto Vallarta and stayed at the Tropicana Hotel -- booking by a travel agent friend. It was the most wonderful exposure to the country!
We loved our room, which was light, bright and spotlessly clean! We overlooked the pool and out to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Every morning we had breakfast in the restaurant and Abel served us! He MADE our trip! We cannot wait to return!
We liked the rooms and moreso the restaurant waiters - Abel was our favorite.
We go to PV every November and have sinces l985 - we stayed at Tropicana Hotel because it is close to the beach and night life. The people that work there ae very friendly escecially 'Abel" and we would stay there again.
Great Hotel/Great Value/Great Ocean View
My partner and I loved this hotel. Right on Muertos Beach....great shops nearby. Hotel is right on the beach and away from all the newly built up tourist area. We were fortunate to be vacationing with native friends that new the area and spoke the language fluently. We would highly recommend this hotel. Hotel staff was friendly and courteous. I will more than likely stay here again if The Blue Chairs resort is not avail. HAVE FUN! HAPPY VACATIONING!
This was an excellent hotel. We stayed in the new addition and overlooked the beach. I am not sure about the older sction of the hotel. They just created a new lobby entrance and it was beautiful. The staff was superior and always ready to help.
Beautiful sunsets and great location
The sunsets were beautiful from the balcony of my sixth floor room. This hotel is right on the best beach in Puerto Vallarta. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. I have no complaints about the place. The staff were friendly and the restaurant food was very good. I will be back.
Excellent Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Me and my husband were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta last Christmas and stayed at the Hotel Tropicana for 2 weeks. No complaints, great room service, great food, friendly staff and very good prices.