Oh how winter #%@^$* Stinks.........Just some quick info for those who are curios:
Absolutely fine.............I walked up and down the coast each side of the Royal Sands and the beaches are fine. There is less than there was 5 years ago, but nothing to panic about, plenty of sand for everyone.
Again, no big deal. There were concerns about undertows, etc on these boards. Truthfully, I thought it was much more calm this trip than in the past. We had 2 days straight with very calm waves.
Awesome.....ignore weather.com or accuweather.com........I found the forcasts to be a joke, they were calling for clouds and temps in the low 70's for 3 days when we were down there, and all we had was sun, and it was HOT.
There is a quite of new construction at many of the malls on the strip. The mall near the sands is completely torn apart, so avoid it. (where ruth's Chris steakhouse is) La Isla is really nice now and they are adding an addition to it. Carlos and Charleys has moved next to Coco Bongo and the Flea market....nice location, but not as big. Margaritaville has decent drinks, but it is EXPENSIVE, and the food stinks. If you have kids under the age of 10, do not buy them a bus ticket. The bus is now 6.5 pesos. Finally, the airport has greatly improved! The walk of hell is nothing like it used to be. Most vendors are restricted to outside the terminal. Avoid the men in blue shirts, they just want tips to drag your bags 20 feet. And if you get private transportation, your driver will be outside of the building behind the gates. Also, save your baggage tags, they won't let you claim your luggage without them, actually kind of nice, minimizes the chances of someone walking away with it.