Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta
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Oh lucky us Customs and Immigration was as easy as pie. Not happy did nt even get a stamp in my passport.
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 ...
... very little. They smile and say Hola as you pass them on the street. They are beautiful people.
Puerto Vallarta downtown is one happenin, squishy fun place. The streets are BUSY, everyone just seems to drive where they want, as a pedestrian, you have to be super careful and watch for the cars, they don't always watch for you.
Our first couple of stops were the school, the kids are enrolled by the gov't for elementary and secondary school and ...
The Sunday following our quick jaunt to Guad we went over to Pati & Carol's house for an afternoon of food and games. We set up Mike's slackline in the back yard and I spent some time in the kitchen with Pati, learning some authentic and delicious Mexican recipes. See below for camarones a la diabla, a cucumber appetizer, and peppers in a cream sauce. Later, we played basketball on their court and ...
... with kayaking and various other water sports. So donning my sun shirt myself and several other guests huffed and buffed through his class. Afterwards I could have swum to the bar at the pool for a drink but I passed and went back to my chair.
Around one they serve snacks around the pool, something the chef whips up in a wok usually involving noodles as well as hamburgers and cheviche tacos. We had the burgers, which ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta
I have just gotten back from my trip to PV. Me and my girlfriends stayed at Vista Playa de Oro. This is an excellent and cozy resort. It is not as commercialized as other resorts in PV but it is definitely beautiful. The staff there were great and super friendly, always checking to make sure you are having a good time. The resort is very clean and the rooms are washrooms are very clean. There are many activities for people and kids to do there. The food was pretty good, make sure you check out the Ibiza where you need reservations but it is definitely a very classy restaurant on site with superb food. The drinks were good and plentiful. If you are looking for either a romantic time or an adventure this is an excellent resort and me and my friends would defintely stay there again. Have fun.
Wonderfull! easy, nice staff!
It was a wonderfull hotel nice people good meals! The room was good en very clean. They cleaned the room every day, new blankets and towels. We will go back to this hotel.
Hotel is centarly locatedfairlly clean.The saff speaks mostly spanish, and makes no effort to try and figure out what you are saying or to make an effort to fing out. If you are Mexican you will get excellent serive and will even be taken ahead of anyone else in line, very annoying as we are paying for our vacation also. The nightly entertainment is very poor and late night bar is very loud and the kareokee is terrible. very hard to sleep as the music is blaring all day and nigt untel 2 am and starts over again at 8 30 am. It is a very small resort and pool so no matterr where your room is the noise is unbearable. The snack bar capitan dosen' t speak english??? and is very slow on the al la carte service unless you are Mexican, and dosen't seem to care. The front desk people are very defensives and don't give you the benifit of the doubt. The people INTERNATIONAL REST. are excellent. The bathrooms by the pool are very dirtyand very often run out of toilet paper.The bathrooms in the rooms are very small and have very little hot water. If you are having a showr you need only to turn on the hot water tap. Maid service is late in the day so if you want to have a siesta before dinner and late night outing good luck. The pool is always filled with kids under 11 even though they have an excellent kids area and pool. If you want activities and some where to relax go some where else. Two star at the best.
Great food....Great bars, very clean. Those cleaners are very thorough! We loved pretty much everything except the evening entertainment. The group tries all day to get people participating in things, but at night its a disaster. After being at lots of other all inclusives with stage shows nightly, their sad karoeke nights were dismal. The Japanese restaurant has great food, but no explaination how it works. One lady ended up with a huge plate of rice and 3 complete meals with it, thinking she was choosing items for one plate. The sushi is almost a meal in itself, we expected a piece or two but each got a whole plate full of one choice. THEY need a map and times restaurants are open etc in your arrival package. Also the tipping policy should be explained, how much do the maids expect and where? We kept leaving coins on the pillow and she left them there. Warning! They have wine on tap in the buffet! and its good! They also pour it very liberally everywhere. Oh yeah, the rule about no kids under 12 in the main pool is extinct...they were all there, the kiddy park is too young for them.
Stayed at this resort from Mar.15-22 2003. Didn't expect much as it is a 3.5 star and pictures looked mediocre - but price was right for a last minute getaway with girlfriend. She's 25 & I'm 30. It is a smaller hotel with just one main pool area. However, the staff is good and make the best of what they have to make your stay enjoyable. Once we got to know a couple bartenders & some of the friendly entertainment staff we had more fun (helps a lot to speak a bit of spanish to them, which is understandable). Food - ok, nothing special. snack bar was likely the best, and the a la carte terrible (despite excellent service). Beachfront was ok - it's right at the end of the hotel strip beside marina, which was great for going on the boat-excursions. Vendors are endless but the pool was a good relaxable escape (but Kenny G music?!). Clientale: loads of locals but just on the weekend. in between is was about 50% europeans, 30% US, 20% Canada if i had to guess. All that said, had MAJOR issues with beds & noise. the rooms are nice, but beds must be made of granite as they were hard as rock. Also, the hallways have the acoustics of a concert hall as the echo from voices/noises down the hall or in other rooms travelled very easily into our room. I didn't go to mexico to sleep, but when going to bed at 1-2am, waking up at 7 or 8am from voices or construction sounds was annoying...but not a deal breaker. Good Resort for the Price & Rating!
Great time at this hotel!
We just got back from this hotel on Saturday....can not say enough about it.....everything you need is here......the food was good......the rooms are big and airy and so clean......nice big showers.....we had such a great time here.....was so nice to see the cruise ships come in.....and only 4 pesos to go to downtown....age groups vary....from mid 20's and up.....have wonderful barbque on the beach at night.....all 6 of us will come back here again
This hotel was unpretentious and exactly suited my personality. It was my first trip outside the U.S. and I was treated very well. The peddlers on the beach are a nuisance but kept me from falling asleep in the sun. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful without being subservient which I liked. The food was good, the grounds and my room were clean, the drinks were always flowing and I had the time of my life. Next year same place- same room.
Liked the Horse Back Riding
the resort was okay, but it is mostly older people in there late fifty's to late sixty's but other wise great location, food was great, staff great, over all i would rate it a seven.
Went to Puerto Vallarta for the second time and stayed at the Playa de Oro, all inclusive. I would definately recommend the hotel. The food was good, service was good and friendly. The location was great because it was walking distance to a money exchange office, internet cafe and the bus stop to take you downtown for 4 pesos (about 60 cents Cdn). I highly recommend staying at an all inclusive if you are not too concerned about doing any major travelling outside the area and not concerned about trying restaurants. It can give you a better idea about how much money to bring with you if you will only be spending it on t-shirts and souvenirs. Puerto Vallarta is the place to go for first time visitors to Mexico.
Lovin It In Mexico!
I love the Playa de Oro, this will be my 3rd year going there. The beach is wonderful except for the vendors who try to sell their wears, Hey, they have to make a living, too!!! The location is right beside the marina with a wonderful view of all the cruise ships coming and going. The food is very good, with a wide variety of theme nights and Al La Carte Menus, drinks aren't bad either!! After 5 or 6, booze is booze...It all tastes good! The rooms are nicely decorated with authentic mexican decor and the air conditioning works great. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful, they really try to cater to all the guests. I LOVE MEXICO AND MEXICAN PEOPLE. Can't wait till Feb. 1. Hasta La Vista, Baby!!!