My wife and I bought at the Mayan Palace after touring the Nuevo Vallarta location. Our first use of our ownership brought us to the Marina location to be closer to town. The difference was astounding.
First off, the ocean view was interesting. We were in the building furtherest from the beach. The view to the ocean also included the pool area, which was cleverly obscured by palm trees. The room itself (we own a master room package) was the lockoff unit. It had duct tape over the seam of the door between us and main 1 bedroom unit. I assume to help with cooking odors, as the 1 bedroom unit has a kitchenette. The noise from the other other unit, which was being used by 4 adults, was minimal. The furnishings were underwhelming and a bit disappointing. No tubs in the master room.
The resort itself was immaculately maintained. It was a bit of a walk to the pools and the beach from the building we were in, but it was a lovely walk. It takes you by the concierge, travel agency, store, gym, restrooms and restaurants. The pools were clean and and the poolside food was good, but a bit pricey. $8 for a burger? The waiters were annoying when taking drink orders. They offer you a 2 for 1, and my wife would order one. Everytime, 4 or more times, the waiter would return with 2 large drinks, costing $11. The 2 for 1 was the larger cup, and the waiters kept bring us 2 of them. Anyway, I kept letting them get away with it but it was annoying.
For anyone staying in Puerto Vallarta, you are wasting your money eaiting at the hotels or any of the restaurants along the marina. All you have to do is hop on the bus (45 cents) and go to the Wal Mart. From the Wal Mart, walk 2 blocks behind it to taco stand heaven. I counted 20 different vendors, selling everything from Cubanos (delicious pork sandwiches), fruit smoothies, donuts, tamales, menudo, to tacos of all sorts, including al pastor, adobado and asada. The variety was mind boggling, and my wife and I ate there 3 of 5 nights, only having the things we really enjoyed more than once. And each night it cost us less than $15 usd for both of us, including bus fare, multiple beverages and several pastries. Truly a delight. For the adventurous, a bus trip to Bucerias, again only 45 cents per person, can get you a lunch of chips, salsa, guacomole, Lobster, shrimp, steak, a whole fried fish and a bucket of beers for $37. We also had a luch of 2 lobsters, chips, salsa, beers, lemonade and live entertainment for $33.
I would recommend the Mayan Palace to anyone who can go there. The accommodations are pleasent and the location is ideal. The staff is very nice and they take pride in their jobs. I would highly recommend it.
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- Wyndham Puerto Vallarta
- Puerto Vallarta Mayan Palace
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