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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 …
... because of the heat.
There on the tier next to me sits Thor. The guys about 6’4" and according to him, his chest is 44” and his waist is 33” with a full shoulder warrior tattoo. Apparently this guy has a Masters in Sport Fitness, he has a PHD in Nutrition and said that he only got into this shape when he ran marathons. This guy held the #1 position in the U.K. for marathons but decided that it just wasn’t pushing him to the level he needed ...
... Where are you from? How long are you here? Is this your first time? Are you enjoying yourself? Of course there was my favorite question: Why is a girl like you traveling by yourself?
It's fine. It's just all so predictable.
Anyway, next thing I knew, three women probably around the age of 60 all sat down at my table as well. Henry seemed to know the one of them, the drunkest one, waving her arms about in her bright patterned blue ...
... she recommends, and off we go.
Oh yes, there is the rain. Minor detail. Streets are flooded. There is no point in trying to get dry, the best is to wear shorts and sandals and to just go with the flow. I feel like a kid walking on the cobblestone streets in ankle-deep water but I can see that Mai is not having fun. Of course, we get lost. I ask directions to this guy waiting for conditions to get better before riding his motorcycle ...
After the long goodbyes to everyone we
met in Melaque we finally pulled out of the camp site, it may have
been noon. 30 minutes later we were at La Manzanilla, and it was not
possible to go any further. The beach was great, camping very good,
(that means clean flush toilets) and we are right close to town. It
would be criminal to go any further.
We checked out a crocodile viewing
area. There's a lagoon, with a fence that would not keep Kona, put
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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.