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I love being at the beach and have not tired of Puerto Vallarta. We don't usually go back to the same location repeatedly because we enjoy seeing new places but this one has gotten us hooked. Not even sure, but I think this was our 6th time going there.
We spent our first week at the resort where we own timeshare - Velas Vallarta. It is also …
We had a wonderful time in Mexico. This was the first time we stayed for 2 weeks and could have stayed longer I think. It was sunny and warm but not as warm as previous trips. It was earlier than we had gone in the past but the locals said it was unusually cool with highs in the upper 70's rather than the 80's that we've usually had.
Mike & …
So many times we see only what we see. Our narrow vision then becomes the total of what's around us. We all do it. We may try not to, but it's like swimming upstream. This trip we've spent entirely too much time around gringos to have any kind of idea of the "real" anything.
But this may show more of Puerto Vallarta then you've seen before, and totally more than anyone staying in the ...
The more I travel, the less anticipation I seem to feel leading up to my trips. I mean, I still have that countdown app on my phone, and check in on it from time to time, but I don't spend the weeks and days before my next adventure plotting and planning and stressing and organizing. It's more like, the morning of my flight, I scramble to check all the items off my virtual to do list, and although I seem to always be rushing in the last moments, never ...
... 3 Mexican states (Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco) all the way to Puerto Vallarta… in the middle of a rainstorm of quasi-biblical proportions. The Ark was not ready because this kind of storm only happens in September – but it seems God didn’t get the memo. Or maybe it’s that Climate Change thing, who knows? Anyway, we drive through streets turned rivers. A bus overtakes everyone and it feels like the car is totally ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVelas Vallarta Suite Resort Puerto Vallarta
We keep going back to this same resort because of the friendliness of the staff, the cozy setting and the wonderful service. We love the beach restaurant - beautiful view and great food!
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This was our fourth stay at the resort. We have the option to not take the all-inclusive so we chose not to this trip. We like to try local restaurants as well as enjoying the beach restaurant at the resort. Our friend Rigoberta at the beach restaurant is our favorite waiter but all the staff is excellent. The units are clean and very comfortable, the grounds are gorgeous and the drinks are reasonable compared to Nuevo Vallarta.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Velas Vallarta Suite Resort Puerto Vallarta
Brand new resort just opened in December 2002, not even quite finished when we stayed there. This resort is in Nuevo Vallarta directly on the beach. The place is incredible, awesome open air lobby and check in centre, 3 large pools (one heated), swim up bar, 3 restaurants, large suites with balconies all overlooking the ocean and the pool, lots of really comfortable beach chairs, free internet access by the front desk. The food was outstanding, if eating in the buffet be sure to request them to cook your food fresh, garlic shrimp were fantastic along with basically everything else. I have been sick 2 of 2 visits to Mexico before this trip and this time not even a hint of sickness. Beautiful beach for walking, and nice waves for body surfing. The best thing about this hotel however, is the service - the best I have ever experienced at any resort. Everyone was very eager to please. I would say this is as close to perfect a resort as I can imagine.
Be Carefull, there are TWO OF THEM!
Be careful, there are two resorts, owned by the same group with confusing names. There is Velas Vallarta Grand; and Grand Velas Vallarta. Grand Velas Vallarta is the newest, just opening in Dec 2002. It is also mandatory "all inclusive" ; and there are NO kitchens in the suites at all. There ARE many sales people there, but just get past them because the resort is GEORGOUS! I only say no thanks once to them w hen I arrive. I never acknowledge them again or they will attempt to engage you. Velas Vallarta Grand is older, but still georgous. Most units have kitchens and all inclusive is optional. Its a little closer to town (right next to the airport, YUK) and lots of grown up vegatation. Love them both. They have separate things to offer.
Excellent Resort but too may salespeople
We have been to Velas Vallart, Puerto Vallarta last year and we fell in love with place. Our first trip we ended up buying an ownership at the resort and last November 2002 we upgraded our membership to Villa Plus. I guess it is too late now to change our mind in buying the membership but hopefully we can sell it back to them. The sales people are quite nice but not very honest on what they tell you.....something to watch. If you are there listening to the salestalk (more than 1 1/2 hour) do not sign anything until you are quite clear. WATCH FOR SOME OF THE LIES FROM THE SALESPEOPLE. I do not think that they have any conscience at all.
Just got back from one week, all-inclusive at the Velas Vallarta Grand suites Resort. I would not go there again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. As soon as we entered the lobby and after we got our room key, the "vultures" decended on us. The horrible Time Share Salespeople. They are rude, arrogant and will not take NO for an answer. After a long flight, all we wanted to do was go to our room and hang up our clothes and change. We had to become very abrupt with the salesperson and all she said was "why don't you want a time share?". It is a totally money-driven hotel. We talked to a lot of people who had bought a timeshare there and they all regretted it. They continually receive a lot of pressure to upgrade their timeshare for more $ and less privileges than their original contract. The contracts keep changeing every year and hot to the benegit of the buyers. The hotel itself is very nice looking with lovely pools and grounds but the jr. suites are not nice, no balcony or patio. DO NOT GO WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE, the menu us terrible and all the food is tasteless, lots of beans and tacos, YUK!!! Go to another hotel instead, or you will regret it.
Hello...just returned from Puerto Vallarta and cannot stop talling about it. We stayed in a one bedroom...room 3167. Large with full kitchen, dining table with 6 chairs, tv's in both bedroom and living room. Double sized patio with perfect view of nightly sunset...awesome!! Not one complaint about room. Hotel is beautiful..pools are amazing with canal that connects the main pools which you can swim through. Gardens are stunning with bridges etc. I thought the beach was fine...did boogie boarding, played some beach soccer and volleyball when there were enough people. Staff were excellent...no problem with service. Two restaurants which were good...buffet in both for breaky. Beach restaurant sooo nice in morning for breaky...eat and stare at the water. Due to the hurricane they had a while ago, it was quite slow all over Puerto Vallarta so we had no waits for anything. Dowtown is about a 10-15 minute taxi and costs about $4.20 US plus tip. There is abus right outside but for the 4 of us would have been $3.60 or so so we always jumped in a cab. Quicker too. The Malecon downtown (boardwalk where you walk along the beach) was closed due to the hurricane but most stores/restaurants open. Some hotels closed though...Sheraton/Holiday Inn. They got hit hard I guess.
We made Velas Vallarta Grand Suites Resort our honeymoon destination. Early July was a great time to go, it was in the down season so it was less crowded.
it is about twenty minute ride in taxi to downtown area. There is a bus that stops in front of the hotel that will take you downtown, which I recommend you taking versus a taxi. It is cheaper and quite the experience if you haven't taken a bus ride in Mexico.
The larger accomodations were fairly nice, but the small studios were quite undesirable! I was suprised and disappointed in the quality. Also, watch out for the timeshare presentation they offer, it isn't completely on the up and up.
Velas Vallarta is an impressive hotel -- no doubt about it. The front lobby area is expansive and inviting, but just beyond it is the wonderful, lushly landscaped courtyard with three interconnected swimming pools and winding paths throughout the property.
A group of us went to Velas VAllarta in June of 2001. It is a beautiful hotel with a lush pool area and huge pools. If you go here opt for the all inclusive plan because the food is much better than at other resorts and makes a much more relaxing vacation. Our room was quite dark, but was good overall.