Since you obviously didn't read this message board before you left, I doubt that you'll see this now but here goes. I'm sure that you paid a lot more at the Adventura Spa. If you did read the postings here you would know that the water is not as clear as Cancun (especially in the summer; ie rainy season). You would also know about the vendors, all beaches in Vallarta are public and not owned by the hotels, therefore the vendors have every right to try to make a living there. Also the hotel staff (waiters & bartenders) make about $5 US for a 10 hour day and most travel an hour or so to work so tips are most appreciated and are common if not a given. My wife and I are go there twice a year (going back for 2 weeks beginning Oct 16) and we love the place. The food is not "5 star" but is very good with a nice variety every day. Sorry you didn't like it but it is our "home away from home". Suggest next time you book somewhere, that you check it out more carefully.