Hello, We just returned from staying at the Mayan Palace Marina Vallarta for a week. We had a nice vacation. There are a few things i would like to say about the hotel. First of all the crowd is older. The average age had to be at least 60. The good thing for us was there weren't very many children to bother you in the pool. The daily activities were ok. But just when you wanted to relax they started to play the music and do aerobics, or water valleyball. When you asked them to turn down the music they wouldn't do it. Our luggage didn't make it to the airport, the concierge was to take care of the situation however made no effort what so ever to resolve the situation. Called us on our last day there to ask if we had received it yet, still have not received any luggage and probably won't. The grounds on the hotel are beautiful, they are lush and green with lots of blooming flowers. There were always available chairs around the pool and beachfront. The absolute most to die for spot is the "tribu club" The white chairs and couches looking over the ocean. The service up there is fantastic, the view is great, great music. They say there is a $5 cover charge, but you get a free drink with that, so it is a wash. You truely feel like a queen up there. Try the sirloin burger from the outdoor grill by the pool, fantastic or the club sandwhich, and their prices weren't even to bad.
One thing to stay away from is Hawaiian night. Terrible! Their was a horrible selection of food, and it was very cold standing in the wind and by the time you sat down to eat everything was ice cold. The entertainment seemed like a bunch of 16 year old girls learning to dance. I am easily entertained but this is not worth the money.
As for the rooms, they were nice and large. The beds were very hard. Didn't like the couch pull out system always felt like you were sleeping on the floor. Very small balconies, but we had an ocean view so that was worth it. The marble floors were pretty but very dangerous when wet, my husband slipped and fell twice. We had daily maid service and they were wonderful.
It was just to far to always go downtown, there was alot more traffic than I was expecting. It always cost you $8-10 dollars for the taxi to downtown. The bus is a fun experience but with all the frequent stops it does take some time to make it to your destination. Go to the marina for food, Victors is very cheap on drinks and food. He has a wonderful breakfast. Fajita Bananas has great fajitas. The lighthouse is perfect for a nightcap.
As for food downtown, our favorite spot was an italian resturant La Dolce Vita. Great pizza and pasta. We also very much enjoyed Pipi's. We did the Los Veranos Canopy tour, it was a good time. Our husbands golfed at the Jack Nickalus course and said the views were amazing. All in all it was a great vacation. Who could complain while sitting on the beach drinking pina colads, when everyone else is freezing back in MN.
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Wyndham Puerto Vallarta
- Puerto Vallarta Mayan Palace
- Mayan Puerto Vallarta