Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta
Travel Blogs from Nuevo Vallarta
... of us headed out for an open water dive. We paid a bit extra and had the panga to ourselves. We had a phenomenal time. We saw whales, and turtles on the boat ride and once in the water saw all kinds of sea life. In between the two tank dives we snorkeled to a hidden beach that required swimming thru an arch. The arch was about 30 feet from entrance to exit. Once inside there is a beautiful sand beach open to the sky but only accessible ...
... that can take all the extra water and wind. But there are mosquitos in estuaries and it's hotter. And it's a resort compound, controlled, read the dogs may not be as welcome as they are in La Cruz. There is another choice right next to Paradise called Nuevo Vallarta Marina, but it was wiped out in 2002 by Kenna's storm surge. I think it's ...
... My favorite ones were those people who would come up behind you while you were walking, throw their arm around your shoulder and guide you to their place of business.
“This way, amigos!” The salesmen would shout with reptilian smiles. That was one of several attention-grabbers thrown our way, making it difficult to track how many amigos I had made in the span of 5 minutes. I had warned Joanna of their high-pressure sales tactics, ...
... Vallarta strikes us as the least Mexican town we have visited because of the number of US citizens resident here, (47,000). But it has the Mexican “quirkiness” that we have come to expect. Here it takes the form of sculptures along the malecon, metal on land and sand sculptures on the beach. It is a pretty area as the town is situated on Banderas Bay surrounded by the jungle clad mountains of the Sierra Madre. There are so many birds here that we ...
... the second signal lights where you see the Tobogan sign on the side of a bodega. It is this gem of a spot, that at one time was a family ranch, but a few years back was turned into an oasis of sorts that includes 3 large pools, a small water slide, a number of polapas, a few out buildings, and a wonderful restaurant built on to the side of a mountain, with a full view of Banderas Bay and all of the towns and cities surrounding it. It is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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