Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort
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... almost anything you could want would eventually come driving down that rough cobble stone street.
You want a fish taco? One of the neighborhood kids will run to the corner kiosk and get you one. Need eggs? You buy them by the "each" and they're put in a little plastic bag like a pet goldfish. Do not run with the bag or you'll have scrambled eggs shell and all before you get home.
... How am I to know what I'm gonna feel like wearing next Friday to happy hour? What if my tan lines are bad and I need to align my straps of my sundress to the ones of my bathing suit? Or what if I have a sunburn because I always forget to pack sunscreen and therefore I need something loose and comfortable to wear? Or if I get homesick and want to bum around in my favorite t-shirt being completely unproductive? Perhaps I'll keep my promise to myself to ...
... me to get to SFO and get the non-stop arriving about four hours after April in PV. I was able to get in touch with my transportation from the airport so I had my ride handled.
I got to SFO and promptly got tea and a croissant continuing with the rebellion. I found a quiet spot and fell asleep. Much to my surprise I woke up to find the gate full of people. I got outta there and went to find my gate. There I ...
... to carry our luggage to the hotel. The first 5 seconds outside of the car get my shirt and pants soaking wet. The next 5 seconds take care of my passport, phone, and underwear. This is rain like I’ve never seen before... as it turns out, the tail of Hurricane Calvin.
We are inside and I am still slightly knocked out by the intensity of the rain. Mollie, the landlady, brings two towels. I grab one and start wiping my face. "The ...
... wasn't too crazy about it!), then shaved the hair around the wound with my razor and tried to tape it together with some tape they had. It wasn't working and finally Laurel said she thought I needed to go to the hospital for a stitch in it. I trusted her judgement and complied. Thinking the language might be a problem depending where they took me, I asked if Rigoberta could go with us as I knew he was still at work at the restaurant. The one medical tech ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort Puerto Vallarta
We (two adults, no kids) recently returned from a two-week stay at the Embarcadero. It's the third time we have stayed there. If you want perfect (or close to) stay at a five-star resort and pay the price. The Embarcadero isn't perfect, but based on our experiences and conversations with many others, it is one of the best value all-inclusive resorts in the PV area -- especially because it is often available as a sell-off.
Had a great time!
We stayed for 2 weeks in 1999 and had a fabulous time! The sports and entertainment staff were great and we were constantly amused and busy having fun! Lots of activities and great people! The grounds and rooms were clean and staff were friendly. Had a wonderful time, and have recommended it to all our friends and family! Hope to return one day!
Our first time in PV. Loved it. The Embarcadero, sucked bigtime. Rooms adequate, tip the maid or you get no service at all. Grounds well kept. A La Carte meal, huge rip off, no water sports. Bartenders were great. Dont settle for room with no deck, and if you get one without goodluck getting one with, just wont happen. Food, well breadfast was fine, lunch same every day, dinner was disgusting, a total mystery!!!! On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this hotel a 3. I would never recommend an all inclusive to anyone, because the food was bad but we had paid for it and then had to eat out alot. But love Puerto Vallarta and will be back.
I just returned from a 2 week stay with my husband and 2 year old daughter. The area was lovely, but I would not recommend this hotel. My husband and I summed it to "Bad dishonest management". The brochure (Red Wing) advertised a kids club. There was no kids club, nor were there water activities. Many people complained, but nothing was done. Finally we were able to bring our daughter to the kids club across the road at "The Melia Hotel", but not without a stink. We spoke with management everyday for a solid week and were told to come back tomorrow. Finally after a week, our Red Wing rep showed up and we sorted it out. Another problem that they have is that there are 2 types of rooms. The first being your basic room with no balcony and the second having a large kitchen and balcony. The price is the same for both, but it is by random choice of who gets the balcony rooms. We asked to swith the second day that we arrived, but were told to come back tomorrow. Finally after 8 days of "coming back tomorrow" and having to go to the crooked management, we were finally moved to a room that would accomodate 3 people. I can certainly understand that they have 2 types of rooms, but they should charge a different rate for each. This would give people a choice before they arrived.
My sister and I spent an 'all-inclusive week' at this hotel. It was in a good location, north of downtown P.V. by about 6-7 miles and easily accessible by bus or taxi. The hotel itself was nothing fancy, though adequate. Some little things wrong, such as light bulbs burned out, screen door off it's runners. We found the staff extremely helpful, courteous and friendly. It was relatively quiet in the area, we felt safe out in the evening walking around the marina. It was quiet for sleeping at night, some partygoers in the hotel, but with the doors and windows shut and the air conditioning and fans going it wasn't a problem. Food was plentiful and available all waking hours. Entertainment at the evening meal wasn't great, but they tried. The pool was lovely, deck chairs always clean, grounds attractive. The recent hurricane had done damage to their beach and at the time we were there (early Dec.) it had not been repaired. However, it was still pleasant to sit on the property and gaze out to sea. There was shade under a few trees. Safes in each room provided security at a reasonable price. Lots of hot water and a clean bathroom. One criticism we had was they did not provide their guests with bottled water, though in the bar and a meals it was purified. The bellboy told us the water from the taps should not be used for drinking, though we later read in the local English newspaper that P.V. water was safe. So, possibly there was no need to buy water. I would go to the same hotel again as far as liking it went, but I would probably try another one just for a change. I felt the strongest point for the Embarcadero was their excellent staff.
Nice location with some problems
Very nice location on the Marina. You can watch all the ships go by and enjoy a long walk on the boardwalk. Staff very friendly,food average to good depending on the day. Rooms and pool area kept very clean. Suffers from poor management. No information provided about hotel facilities and activities unless you ask. Lost hotel water for half day.
Also lost my wallet to the pickpockets in P.V.
All my money and cards were taken. Be careful in town!
Service was great, entertainment was fantastic, staff was for the most part pretty good except one of the security guys stole my friend's rose. One other thing I didn't like was our friends were not allowed in our rooms if they were from another hotel which kinda sucked. Overall however, the food and drinks were great and most everyone was friendly. Be sure to get involved in the activities the coordinaters organize for the best experience and language learning opportunities.
We had a fabulous vacation, the service was great, everyone was extremely helpful and friendly! Great entertainment crew... fun times!
i found this hotel very well accomidated and the service was excellent. i have stayed at this hotel every spring break for three years and i have found no troubles. every morning the bed was made with towels folded like flowers, it may depend on the maid or if you tip her, but i found this hotel amazing! i would recomend it!
Hotel review - Embarcadero Pacifio
I would not go back again. The hotel is nice, but the management is very poor.
Poor room service , no towels, water to hotel went out twice, etc. etc.