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.
... We let the dogs swim with the hysterical pelicans, that were dive bombing in the ocean to get fish. I have a video that I will attach.
We are in a hotel in Bucerias now, it rained all day and we needed to get out of the rain.
We are thinking about renting a place in Puerto Vallarta for a month so we can take Spanish lessons.
Scott and Kerry
... music for tips. Back at Oasis hostel I met the owner, Guillermo, who turned out to be an absolute hero. A traveller himself who's spent time in university in England, gave me all the advice I could need. Firstly he helped me on how to send my new ...
... and swimming and drinking and eating. Just what we needed. I had a lovely little black pearl bracelet made for me by a local on the spot. I like collecting a little something from each place I visit so I have something physical to remember the day with in the future. Memories are important to me. With so many elderly passengers on the ship, I’ve seen first hand what happens as you get old, so I try and take measures to make sure I have something to remember each day ...
... me, and, not knowing what to do, pulled it slowly out of my pocket. Before I could even ask him what this meant, he called someone over to man his post at the door. Suddenly, he could speak English after all.
“Oh! I’m so sorry, Seņor!” He seemed very remorseful and embarrassed, as he dropped everything and ushered us immediately to the best table in the VIP section. “Please let us know whatever we can do for you, Seņor.” ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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.
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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!