I just stumbled across the photos from our stay at Villas Loma Linda and all of the wonderful memories came rushing back!
We own a timeshare and exchanged for Villas Loma Linda. Our stay was WONDERFUL! We had a HUGE 2 bedroom villa. I called ahead to make sure we got a villa with a n outdoor jacuzzi. They asked for an extra $100 for it, but it was worth every penny! We watched every single sunset from that jacuzzi. One thing in PV you cannot miss is every sunset! Just don't do it.
It's true that Villas Loma does not have air conditioning, which we knew going in. Being from New Hampshire, though, on our first day we thought we might have made a mistake. But once the sun set, and through the rest of the week, we never gave it another thought. Besides, sleeping with the balcony doors open towards the ocean was just lovely. And the fans are very effective. (Keep the time of year in mind when you visit, though. If it were 5 degrees hotter, my husband and I would have wilted! We visited in early May, and the locals said it was a little on the cool side for that time of the year.)
There is construction on the hill, so if you are a light sleeper, I would rethink Villas Loma Linda for now. It wasn't the noise on the hill that was bad, it was the large trucks at the bottom of the hill that made the most noise. It's such as shame that a great place like Villas Loma Linda has to deal with that commotion!
Our hosts Carlos and Juan were absolutely wonderful. They called our taxis for us, they helped us book excursions, and were generally very helpful all around.
One thing I wanted to share is that this place is VERY rustic (which we LOVED, by the way). You really feel a part of Mexico when you stay here. BUT... if you like the modern conveniences, this place is not for you! The floors are endearingly uneven, there are many steps to climb to get to your room (try to get a room closer to the top of the hotel.. that's where the front desk is), there is no TV or clock or telephone.
And in the summer, there is no food available on premise. We walked to the supermarket downtown and had a blast shopping. A taxi was waiting for us to take us back up the hill. Just ask Juan or Carlos and they'll give you a map with the grocery store marked. We had a gas grill on our patio, which was just over the top for us. Steaks, grilled chorizo, and chicken... with sliced avocado and locally made tortillas on the side... yum!
Would we stay there again? Yes, but only if we had the same 2 bedroom villa with the jacuzzi.
- Also Known As:
- Villas Loma Linda Hotel Puerto Vallarta