Large balcony with ocean view. We were able to view whales in the bay...bring your binoculars!
Two bathrooms with large showers
Bedroom separate from the living room, separate AC in each room!
Washer and dryer...cut down on the amount of clothes you need to bring!
Very adequate kitchen facilities
As Canadians we were thrilled to have TSN and CBC News as a cable selection
Digital safe...no key required
The owner, Lupe, is extremely easy to contact and communicate with
The staff never failed to be friendly and helpful. Carlos, one of the concierges, never failed us.
There is a shuttle to the Marival Beach Resort, where you have a private beach, staff there is also attentive. Juan Jose especially.
Beach...there are boogie boards and kayaks available to sign out, no cost, from the beach hut.
Bikes are available free from the Marival Beach resort...we biked to places such as the Paradise Plaza for groceries and Bucerias to visit friends.
There is a well equipped gym
Also a separate quiet pool as well as a very nice hot tub area
Special dinner rates...available if you don't choose the all inclusive option...dinner is available for 250 pesos a person...it includes appetizers, soup/salad, main course, dessert and at least one drink
Biking...follow the road directly in front of the resort north to Flamingo, the road will end but the path will continue as a sidewalk, change into a dirt path and you will find yourself in Bucerias. About a thirty minute ride.
Bucerias...has many vendors and some good restaurants...if you need something to read there is a second-hand bookstore, Gringos, one block south of the bridge, turn east. Bucerias also has a Sunday market which sells everything from clothing to fresh fruits and vegetables at extremely reasonable prices. At the bridge turn right and go east, under the highway.
Groceries...you have a couple of options...Paradise Plaza has the Sunset Market, you can walk or bike but it's very expensive. The Mega is our favourite...it's along the highway, close to Bucerias. If we didn't need a lot we biked. There is a pedestrian overpass you can use to cross the highway. Walmart, a taxi will cost between 60 or 70 pesos.
Taxi...ask for Jaime (pronounced Hi-may) he speaks English well and is a good guide
Busing...very easy to get into PV...take the shuttle to the Marival Resort, walk a block south to the bus stop...take the Nuevo Vallarta Directo for 15 pesos a person. This will take you to the PV Walmart and further. To get home take the Nuevo Vallarta Riu. The bus will drop you off right in front of the resort if you ask him.
Restaurants...there are several restaurants within walking distance...Fajita Republic, Ciao (Italian) and Riviera Grill (Mexican). Try the tortilla soup at the Riviera Grill.
Make sure to bring enough sunscreen, we found it to be at least twice the price there.
If you plan an excursion vendors seemed to offer different rates for the same thing, check around first.
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