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Old Aug 4th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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I've stayed at Villa de Palmar but it was a couple of years ago, not recently. The timeshare people are (or were in my past trips) after you check in at reception and get your key but before you go to your room. They have a little desk and they really push visiting their sister hotel, Flamingos. You have to tell them no firmly.
I liked the room, it was well stocked and kept up, at breakfast they try and push the buffet, which is more than I can eat or want to pay, just tell them to bring you the menu.
The pools are nice, one by the ocean, and a main pool with a slide where they have activities off and on during the day like water aerobics, water polo, etc. I don't remember it being loud or nonstop. There is also a quiet pool next door at Villa de Mar which you can use.
Cabs into downtown for dinner, etc. were pretty cheap compared to other parts of Mexico.
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Old Aug 4th, 2016, 07:36 PM
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You can check Iberostar Playa Mita or Riu Palace Pacifico as an alternative in Puerto Vallarta base on @tropicaltravelnet
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 12:00 PM
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I think they are looking at places in Puerto Vallarta, not out in Nuevo.
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 02:43 PM
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Thanks all!! I feel bad saying this but I still can't decide. I took a look at the webcam at Villa del palmar and it was full of kids. Don't get me wrong I love kids...as long as its not overrun with them. We are also not into the activities of a resort either. I was attracted to VDP, because of the nice beach, the fact that there is some activity on the beach (choices where to have lunch), we can get a 2 bedroom suite, and its convenience to downtown.
Garza Blanca looks just beautiful, but Im afraid it might be a bit isolated (we might get bored???) and its further away from downtown than I wanted to be.
Yikes....I'm really stuck. So stuck, that I considered the Hotel Presidente in Cozumel....but since we don't dive or snorkel, that's probably not the best choice. Besides, I was looking forward to dining out (casually) in Vallarta. Hopefully, I'll be able to make a decision tomorrow . My dates are already for next week.
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Well this is all too bad. Because I love Puerto Vallarta so much I'd basically stay anywhere to get there...

I'd suggest The Tropicana, but since you hatde Playa Los Muertos I guess that won't work.

How about the Secrets part of Secrets/Now Amber, it's an adults-only resort in the hotel zone?

Or Casa Magna Marriott in the Marina?

The Sheraton?
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 05:43 PM
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The Secrets has a terrible beach and is much pricier. It is waaaay too modern for me that my husband won't stay there, not that we don't like nice, but this was very modern. Also, the beach is shared with Now Amber so very many kids there anyway.
if you are considering the other side, then maybe the Valentin Imperial Maya north of Playa del Carmen. Reasonably priced (less than a secrets, but a solid hotel with a nice beach and nice pools). Might be an option. Still adults only.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 06:30 AM
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Following up with Suze's latest suggestion - the Marina area might work for you. There are a bunch of restaurants within walking distance from the hotels there - when we stayed, we walked up to the Marina every day for breakfast and several evenings for dinner. While the Marina isn't as vibrant as the Malecon, we enjoyed it and it's a fairly short taxi ride to downtown. I am not familiar with the condos in that area, but I know they exist. You might want to do a search. We stayed at the Westin and I liked it but it's not on a good stretch of beach. The Casa Magna Marriott, in that same area, has a significantly better beach.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 08:55 AM
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I liked Casa Magna Marriott a lot. I was only there one night (put up by the airlines when our flight couldn't get out). But I thought it was a beautiful place to stay. Both the beach and the pool are were very nice. I don't think about it because of price and location aren't right for me, but for a quick 4-day getaway for someone new to PV I think it works OK.
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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 07:16 AM
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The so called Old Town, isn't old at all and nowhere near the historical origins, unless 50 years is considered 'historical' LOL. Very inaccurate post from a real estate company, there's NO seafood at the Farmer's Market.
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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 09:28 AM
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Hmmm... I don't mind seeing Vista Alegre show up here.

But sounds like they haven't actually been to Old Town Farmer's Market (which is wonderful and begins on Sat Nov 5 in Lazaro Cardenas plaza).
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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 01:06 PM
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couple months old thread topped by an advertiser . . .
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