Where to stay in Puerta Vallarta???

Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Where to stay in Puerta Vallarta???

I am traveling to Puerta Vallarta in February 2009 and need advice on where to stay. I was planning to stay at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita but due to scheduling conflicts during the particular week that I am traveling there, I have to explore other options. Where would you recommend to stay? It doesn't necessarily have to be in P.V. but as long as it's within just under an hour outside of the city then that's okay with me. Thanks!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 07:06 AM
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Does it need to be the same quality as the Four Seasons resort? Most of the other resorts in PV and surrounding are not quite that high-end.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 10:47 AM
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Last summer we stayed at the Casa Magna Marriott at Marina Valarta and really enjoyed it. It isn't like a Four Seasons, but it was comfortable. THe food in the hotel was good and there are all the restaurants of the Marina a few steps away.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 01:03 PM
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Traveler-is this your first time to PV? You'd miss a lot by not staying near town. The Marriott is a great suggestion. PV has so much to offer.
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Old Apr 4th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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You could rent a villa?
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Old Apr 4th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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We have stayed at the Marriot and also in Nueva Vallarta at Las Galas. They are very different. I preferred Las Galas it is gorgeous, but it is an all inclusive and further away from Vallarta.
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My favorite thing about PV is the town itself. We just returned from our second trip there and we stayed at a beautiful condo on the south side of the bay. Check out vrbo.com for condo listings. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, but also explore the wonderful restaurants and malecon. IMO Puerto Vallarta is not the place to do an all inclusive unless you just want to veg on the beach.
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I would go with the Marriott and explore that area and take a taxi to town a few nights that way you are getting a very nice hotel and service and can walk around the Marina area, Then you can explore the town a few nights by taking a taxi into it that's what I did when I stayed there. If you would like to stay closer to town with the avail to walk into town I would choose the Sheraton it's not the Four Seasons but I stay there the most. I love the people that work there. Good Luck
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Have stayed at the CasaMagna a number of times and think it is a great place to stay. Rooms are large and nicely decorated. Great pool and staff is delightful. We skip breakfast at the hotel and walk over to the marina where there are a number of restaurants. We always take a cab and go downtown for cocktails/dinner. Cabs are inexpensive and it only takes about 15 min or so to the Malecon.

There are too many good places to eat in PV and I would skip the all-inclusive properties.
 
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If you don't mind me jumping on this thread, I am also a 1st-timer to PV and choosing b/w Westin and Marriott. Mid-thirties couple looking to not be around too many kids...so hoping for an adults-only pool.

Also, would mid-June be a good/bad time to go?

Thanks,
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Hi Traveler,
I stayed in the Osuna's Villas, you will love that place (you can compare with the Four Seasons)http://sierradelmar.com/sierradelmar.html or if you want very American style stay in Paradise Village, me as real estate person first try and then recommends.
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Hi dmunk2000, sorry, June and July is very HOT and rainy.
In Paradise Village you have Golf, beach, swimming pool's zoo, Mall and excellent apartments, or may be you like sailing, ask for the properties that have with water front and your own yacht.
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Not true, very unlikely to have any rain in June, late July maybe.
But all bets are off this year, after the coldest winter on record, I don't expect rain till August.
I wouldn't stay at Punta de Mita or Nuevo Vallarta if you paid me, far too far away from Puerto Vallarta.
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My husband and I have stayed at the Casa Magna Marriott two times in the past two years. We love it and can't wait to return.
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Old Apr 8th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Not true about June, Punta2007.

I've been in Vallarta the past two years (2nd week June 07 & 06). It was hot and humid, but only rained a little bit, and mostly it was dramatic thunderstorms during the night. Daytimes were sunny and gorgeous.
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