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Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
Ranked #14 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Forney, Texas
1 review
“Awesome wouldn't go anywhere Else.”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

This has been an amazing experience I have stayed at many different all inclusive's including "Sandals" and spent twice as much as this and didn't like it any better. We had the best service that you could expect anywhere. The steak house was the best "Alvaro" was the best waiter we could ever ask for he was very attentive and cared for our every wish he is one of the best waiters on the property. Erik was the manager and made sure that everything was perfect which it was. I have paid way more for Dinner back home and have had way less service. The pool and beach waiters were extent also they made sure that as soon as our drinks where low they were making sure to bring us new ones or what ever we needed. We are So Glad that we picked Garza Blanca for vacation and we can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: We had the basic room and wouldn't have changed it for the suite we have a young child and it wo...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Just returned from this beautiful resort. I will make this short and sweet. Do ask for am ocean front room bc if u don't you will hike to the other side of the resort or wait on a golf cart to take you to the main lobby area which is the location of the beach, services by the pool, etc. Buildings that aren't located in the main area is beautiful. However, expect to hear construction, and no service at the pool. I didn't enjoy the steak house at all maybe it was a bad night. However, the other restaurants are tasty. Plenty options even Vegan.

If you don't want the timeshare spill simply say no but the front desk will call you to ensure that you haven't changed your mind. All in and all nice trip just know what to ask for.

If you get a chance to venture off the resort and check out a restaurant called Ocean Grill simply amazing experience wear a bathing suit to enjoy the private beach area as well.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This next week will be my husband and my 3rd time to Garza Blanca in november! We have done a fair bit of traveling and have never ever gone to the same place more than once. This place is just so amazing we cant help ourselves!! And this time we are bringing our 3 kids and mother and father. I am so excited to share our favorite place with them.
The food at all the restaurants is wonderful as are the drinks and the service is fantastic. We really come to just relax so the all inclusive is a really good deal for us as we are content to mainly just stay at the resort and enjoy all it has to offer
The rooms are out of this world beautiful. And the view with the sound of the waves crashing is heaven!
The beach is nice and sandy, the waves can be a bit rough on some days but nothing too extreme. if it is rough the pools are just the right temp and never too busy.
We have always found check in to be quick and no pressure to do the time share stuff, they ask but a simple not interested is the end of it. Cant wait to see you all again cheers!!

Room Tip: We like the rooms that are near the ocean, not in the towers, but that is just our personal preffera...
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Healdsburg, California
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We have been visiting Puerto Vallarta since our 1982 Honeymoon, and Garza Blanca is the best yet.
Even though it is a Timeshare property, we did not feel pressure to attend a Time share presentation past the checkin request to get -15% off everything to tour the resort.
The one bedroom suite was more room then we needed, and having a washer/dryer allowed us to pack lighter and do laundry during our stay.
It was easy enough to get a great poolside chair, and never had wait in line or sign out a towel, as they always had towels on the chaises. Very attentive personal in every aspect, which gave you an impression they are treated well. Can't wait to go back!
We did not purchase the All Inclusive, but did have breakfast included. Not just a light fare offered, but a full menu including Eggs Benedict , etc.. at no charge. The sweet rolls were wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We just spent a week at garza blanca. This must be one of the better if not the best resort in puerto vallarta. We had an oceanfront one bedroom all inclusive. The food at blanca blue and the steakhouse is excellent for puerto vallarta standards. The meals we had were generally better than the local restaurants like cafe des artistes. Although we had the all inclusive, the food prices seemed fairly reasonable compared to other restaurants. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, and clean. It's probably the best beach is pv. The water is almost blue, and much clearer than the murky gray sand/water in Nuevo vallarta. The staff were all very friendly. Both Sergio and Jaime went took very good care of us at the pool area. We vacation regularly, visiting Hawaii (all the islands) about 4 times a year. This will certainly be one of our new spots.

One warning - stay away from the timeshare presentation.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The staff was so polite and the food as amazing...My husband and I are going to plan another trip this year... It's an great place to go and relax and enjoy quite time with your love one...

The rooms also have a great view of the ocean!

Room Tip: The suit was the best!...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Stayed 10/31 to 09/03 and could not have been more impressed. When we walked in, the greeting and check in was extremely easy and fast. Politely declined the tour when our concierge began to run through the discounts, and she had no problem and made no further push or comments. Arrived in our beach front Honeymoon Suite on the far side; and couldn't believe how beautiful the room and view was. I've looked at every single picture and read every review in the weeks leading up to this trip. And I can't begin to express how much more incredible the views are. Meaning the islands to the South, the city across the water, and even the beach; are so much closer in person then what the pictures show. It really makes for an awesome view.

Service at the pool, office, Blanca Blue, and the Valet; were all awesome. Told my girlfriend I'd never seen a staff seem so genuine and friendly. Never felt like they were just gunning for a tip or to get something extra out of you.

Had breakfast at Blanca Blue on Friday; and it was an awesome buffet style with a quick order girl there to make omelets and other fixin's. Had dinner at the pool one evening that was phenomenal. The portion for the shrimp fajitas was double what I'm used to.

Room 3303B was legit. Honeymoon suite on the far side. So it was super private. Guess if I could change anything; I think we could have maybe been 1 story higher on that end,,, so if we had that option I might have taken it. But there was literally nothing wrong with our spot. Couldn't believe how close we were to the water, and how awesome it was to have the waves crashing on the rocks all night.

Room Tip: 3303B couldn't have been a more impressive Honeymoon Suite. Very end of the hallway and buildin...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel_Administration, General Manager at Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Thank you very much for choosing Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa to enjoy those special days of your honeymoon, which we hope have been unforgettable. Chic and expressive with sense of contemporary Mexican cool, the views range from the bright city lights to the adjacent sierra mountains and ocean.
Each Honeymoon Suite allows sensuality and style to take over.
Suites are imaginatively designed to complement the vibrant tones of Mother Nature’s surroundings and to immerse you in a unique lifestyle and a sense of uplifting wellbeing, relaxation at its best.

With its enigmatic, torch-lit panoramic view of the bay, Blanca Blue Restaurant and lounge offers the very finest gourmet dinning experience that go beyond the pleasures of the taste buds, enchanting all of the senses.
In addition to an exquisite evening menu, designed for a sophisticated culinary experience, there are many inventive snacks and seafood dishes to delight the ‘peckish’ visitor throughout the day.

Wine lovers will delight in more than 230 of the finest labels from around the world in Blanca Blue Restaurant’s exclusive award-winning wine cellar.

Allow our expert sommelier to lift your spirits and take you on a tour of the world’s best wines with recommendations from France, Italy, California, Chile, Australia and beyond. Specializing in the finest of Mexican wines, why not ask our sommelier to guide you through our selection of national labels.

We look forward to welcoming you on your anniversary and to relive those magical moments WHERE THE FANTASY COME TRUE: GARZA BLANCA PRESERVE, RESORT & SPA.

With my best regards

Pierre Yves Bonin
General Manager
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Property: Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
Address: Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 48390, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#9 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#10 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#11 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#12 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacularly flanked by the vibrant blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the verdanant tropical forests of the Sierra Madre mountains, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa nestles gracefully just minutes south of historic Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's most dynamic and sophisticated vacation destinations.All Suites feature in-style decor that include marble floors, granite countertops, private terraces, whirlpool tubs and artisan in room amenities.Our ultra-chic gourmet restaurant is one of Puerto Vallarta's most sophisticated and premier dining options, catering breathtaking ocean views, a stylish lounge, a 230 label award-winning wine cellar, and a selection of unique contemporary dishes tailored to scintillate your senses. ... more   less 
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