Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
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This trip was fun because it was our honeymoon, but we will never go back here. We never felt that safe and didn't like the beaches.
... market right by the ship. Back onboard, I caved and bought an internet card and contacted people on Facebook and checked my emails. I saw some sad news from a good friend of mine back in NY and talked to her for quite a while. I really wish there were a way I could be there for her and visit everyone once I get back. Living in Washington for a year, on the opposite side of the country as nearly all my friends and family, has been pretty depressing at times like ...
... driving around the area for hours at time. Joanne didn't like the tour but I did not mind it at all. I kept myself busy by taking tons of photos.
It's always great to see how people live in different parts of the world. You definitely appreciate what you have at home. You also realize how people can be happy with much less than you have.
During the tour, we stopped at a little village. The guide informed us that although this little village does not have much in the line ...
... succumbed to the edge of the bed for the remainder of the night. More so, forgetful of my 4am alarm set from the night before in Vancouver, we took turns waking up in defiant frustration attempting to silence my phone. At 0900, I awoke craving fresh air and a run. For the 2nd or 3rd time that night I woke them as I ruffled through my labeled bags of clothes and dressed for my casual jog.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Minivans never caught on in Mexico" - Dave (later to be known as DLion)
... the best breakfast I’ve ever had and only 98 pesos, plus 38 pesos for a vanilla milkshake.
By the time I’d finished eating it was about 10.30 and was starting to get hot again as I walked back to the hotel. The cleaning lady just came in to tidy my room so I went for a walk to the cathedral. The Sunday Mass was in progress and the place was literally full to overflowing with people standing outside all the doors and in the side courtyard listening to the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Puerto Vallarta
Food was ok. My wife got sick quite a bit from the food or water. We didn't feel safe with the taxi cab drivers. The room was very very good. It was large and comfortable. The beach was not good at all. The sand was not soft at all. It had a lot of broken shells and rocks where it was sharp.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
We stayed here for a week at the end of September 2002. Nice facilities and room (although the room was VERY musty/moldly smelling). The food is good (kind of pricy for what you get) and service was friendly. BTW- you can pay something like $60 a day per person for all inclusive for a minimum of 3 days. This worked out well as we planned three days of pool relaxation, drinking and eating, and spent 2 days away from the resort. La Jolla de Mismaloya is somewhat isolated from the city but only a 15min. cab ride. -a definate plus unless you like to spend alot of time in the hustle of the city. A big negative (for us) was that one of the major pools was being re-tiled for the entire week we were staying. There was no advance warning for this. Hearing jackhammers all day did not make a very relaxing atmosphere. The beach is not worth mentioning. It is very small due to a major collapse a year or so ago. Overall, we had a very nice time and the hotel is worth staying at (especially compared to other resorts in the near vicinity). We particularly enjoyed the isolation from the city (although the vendors find their way!)
Best In Puerto Vallarta
By far the best resort in Puerto Vallarta. The hotel is beautiful, the grounds and pools are gorgeous and the setting is second to none with Mismaloya Bay and mountains surrounding the hotel. It has some of the finest restaurants in PV with John Houstons and Sets of the Night of the Iguana. The staff is professional and catered to our every need, with the number of employees far exceeding the number of guests. It is only a 15 minute scenic taxi ride to town - well worth the drive and far nicer than the flatlands of north of town and Nuevo. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer hotel in Mexico, it easily earns it's 5 star + GT rating. We highly recommend it.
It's a real nice hotel we had a problem with food charges to our room that caused problems - we went all inclusive--watch what your signing on your receipts. It was very relaxing but there was no night life, it dies at dusk. And they do not spray their beach for insects and you don't see them but we all had lot's of bites. Over all it was a nice hotel for relaxing.
We booked the hotel so our 2 children would have the advertised kids clubs activities. There was no-one at the kid's club the first day. The second day someone showed up 1 and 1/2 hour late and had no activities for the children. The 3rd day we signed the 2 children in and introduced them to the person who said they were running the Kids Club.
We just returned yesterday from La Jolla and that was the most beautiful spot we could pick in PV. It was completely secluded, beautiful settings, beautiful pools..room was wonderful, staff very friendly..I am so glad I didn't listen to other reviews from various web sites that recomended Sheraton, Marriott or Westin. We were in that area and this was completely like any city in Florida without any Mexican feel. I didn't go to PV to see American resorts..I came to feel like I am in different country. And this is what I got in la Jolla. The only thing that was not so excellent was the $$$ ..I still think almost $40 dollars for breakfast for two is too much...even with a beautiful view...
We vacationed at the resort in October of 2002. The major swimming pool was closed for repair, including the kids pool. There was no advance notification, no apologies and no compensation was offered. It was as if there attitude was, "you're here now, so what are you going to do about it." The Kids Club also didn't run as advertised. They shut it down from 2-3pm everyday so you can take your kids to lunch. We were told it was a full day program and that lunch was included. It's impossible to plan day trips with a schedule like that. It is a very nice resort, but I didn't like the attitude. They failed to deliver on what was promised for the vacation and did nothing to compensate for their shortfalls. Make sure all of the facilities are open before you go, and if they promise you anything, get it in writing.
Mexico at it's best!
I recently stay at La Jolla de Mismaloya about 1 month a go and plan on returning in 6 weeks. Mismaloya has a unlimited variety of interests and the Resort itself is as good as it gets! If you are looking for fantastic service, friendly staff and a feeling of being one with nature I encourage you to visit this one.
I visited La Jolla de Mismaloya in October, 2001 and again in May 2002. My vacations were the best I have ever had. The Resort is great and they treat you like royalty. I will be visiting again and I can tell you it won't be soon enough. Make sure you participate in the activities with Alberto and spend time at the pool bar. Hope to see you all there!!!!!
My Husband and I were there from May 3rd through May 7th we had a terrific, relaxing, no worries time. I'm jealous of anyone going there this year, since we can't go back until next year because of previous scheduled vacation time.
The staff is great and very friendly it was almost scary because we are not use to that in Detroit.
The view is spectacular, the service exceptional, and fairly well priced. Overall it was a wonderful family holiday!