Velas Vallarta Suite Resort

Av Costera s/n, LH2, Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast, 48354, Mexico | 4 star resort
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Two weeks in paradise

A travel blog entry by wmaxtman


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 …

To the beach for two weeks

A travel blog entry by wmaxtman


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 & …

Things you learn...

A travel blog entry by scott_and_kerry


... an hour. The party continued until the early hours of the morning. Needless to say, I was tired this morning. Our teacher lives above us. She said she felt bad for us, because it kinda kept her awake bur she is used to it. It happens Everywhere in Mexico.
tonight we are going for supper at an Indian Restaurant, with our instructors and classmates. Hope to eat some good food and practice more Spanish.

Stay tuned....
Kerry & Scott


Una vida sin causa es una vida sin efecto

A travel blog entry by jessegnatovich

... I raked the leaves and Chloe swept the stairs after raking them. The boys didn't do much of anything. They were playing with sharp objects like the axe and machete. But boys will boys and you can't expect anything else. The adults carried the stove across huge rocks. They held onto it the whole time and it was REALLY impressive. Thank God that nobody fell or got hurt. We worked until 2 and continued after eating a DELICIOUS lunch. I still don't know ...

One last trip to wrap up our year off from work.

A travel blog entry by yippeeyahoo


... intense Elaine. I have absolutely no regrets moving to BC and understand fully how blessed I am to have both my sons living almost next door, great partner, beautiful giving friends and a good paying career. Life can be so generous when you open your heart and mind to receiving it.

Back to Vancouver to head off to work on April 2, 2012 and I am okay with that. I have had a blast and the adventures will continue.


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This 4 star resort, located on Av Costera s/n, LH2, Puerto Vallarta, is near Canopy Tours de Los Veranos, Bay of Banderas, Venus Sunshine Spa, and Marina Golf Club.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsVelas Vallarta Suite Resort Puerto Vallarta

    Reviewed by wmaxtman

    Best resort ever

    Reviewed Feb 4, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Hazen, ND , United States Flag of United States

    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!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by wmaxtman

    It's the best

    Reviewed Jan 29, 2011
    by (3 reviews) Hazen, ND , United States Flag of United States

    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

    Spectacular Resort


    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.

    Did not lke Velas Vallarta Grand Suites Resort


    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.

    In love the Velas!!


    Hello...just returned from Puerto Vallarta and cannot stop talling about it. We stayed in a one 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 problem with service. Two restaurants which were good...buffet in both for breaky. Beach restaurant sooo nice in morning for 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.

    Nice but watch out for the time share sharks!


    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.

    Comfortable and scenic, but....


    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.

    Nice but....


    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.

    A very nice hotel


    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.

    Great hotel, but don't go in June


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Velas Vallarta Suite Resort Puerto Vallarta

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding