My husband and I just returned from 2 weeks at the Mayan Sea Garden. It was wonderful! We checked in with Kristen and she was fast and efficient. We told her it was our first time in Mexico and asked if we could get a condo with an oceanfront view. We checked in on Friday, and check in dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday which probably helped. She accomodated us and we were on the 2nd floor of the resort (the first floor does not have guest rooms). The 2nd floor has a washer, dryer, and ice machines. Our room had a perfect view of the pools, and ocean. The staff is very accomodating and extremely helpful. We had maid service every day and someone came in to turn down the bed every night and left Hershey's kisses on the bed. The room was spacious and very clean. We mostly ate at the resort or one of the Mayan restaurants. The food was good and reasonable. We did eat at Miguel's in Bucerias and The Blue Shrimp in Puerto Vallarta. Would recommend both. If you like shrimp, you have to try The Blue Shrimp. (Recommended by the staff at the Sea Garden). Transportation was easy and inexpensive, with the bus stop just around the corner from the Sea Garden. There was a bus called a trolley or train and is an open air vehicle which takes you to the Vallarta mall about 10 to 15 minutes away and it's free. We made all our phone calls back to Wisconsin from a kiosk in the mall for $.30 per minute. We took the bus into Puerto Vallarta for shopping and walking the Malecon. You can barter with the vendors, and generally buy items for about 1/2 price. If you go across the bridge in Puerto Vallarta, the flea market is cheaper than the stores on the Malecon. I even traded my small hand-held calculator with a vendor and got 50 pesos off a lace tablecloth. The calculator cost me $1.00 at Wal-mart. We went on a whale watching trip, snorkeling, and swimming with dolphines. All were fantastic. We saw 2 moms and baby whales. We were so impressed with the Sea Garden, we bought a membership and now can spend up to 4 weeks per year there. We own a timeshare in Florida, but the Sea Garden impressed us much more than our resort in Florida. Both staff and guest were more friendly, and there were activities to participate in from 9 in the morning till 4 and some nights, every day. The Rum-Ba restaurant has a fantastic breakfast buffet several days per week and room service was also fast and reasonable. We can't wait to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Sea Garden