I wish I was still there. it was a spur of the moment trip and even though we had been to Puerto Vallarta, we had never been to this area.
There is a lot of walking and climbing at this reort. I was tired the 1st day but got used to it and it was fine. There is wheel chair access to buffet, some pools and lobby.
Your Arrival: flight to and from were awesome, Bus to resort with rep from signature were there at airport to greet us.
Very quick check in. best rep yet from signature vaations Her name is Jenn, she was always there to help us.
We were in building 2 facing the mountains. Room was quiet and clean. bed was super hard so we asked for a foam mattress which was brought to us right away. always pop and water in the fridge.
Restaurants and Bars: We preferred the buffet restauant, tried the beach BBQ on night. Very nice atmosphere but the 8pm sitting had very little food left. They eventually replenished the salads etc.
the buffet had a theme each nite and if you did not like the themed foods, you could always have a hot pasta and sauce or fresh made pizza, |there was dessert crepes with a wide selection of fillings madr yo order every night. lots of bars available, at night the lobby bar would be busy as there was generally music before the show each night. Weekends were the best as many mexicans came for the weekend and we really enjoyed listening to them sing their favorite songs. During the day we used the adult pool bar and brfore dinner the lobbly bar would be quiet, we would stop for a expresso. One bar called hemmingways was open only at night and served preium drinks,
beach wasa gorgeous, there was a salt water pool area in the ocean that was sectioned off by rocks and lava. all sand and tons of chairs to lie on, main beach was busy bar there too, main pool area was generally full with families. We spent most of the time at the adult pool. it was an infinety pool and hottub open till 1am, bar right there. awesome to watch over the ocean and see whales. this pool is up quite high and the view is magnificent.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
many on site activities like snorkeling, intro to scuba diving, and many off resort activites to go on for a fee. Bus to go shopping for 2.00 US took you to Puerto vallarta or you could go closer to the towm Bucerius, about a 20 minute drive. One thing..not all excursions provide transportation every day so you would then be respomsible for your own , about 25.00 each way. Check with the rep as to which excusrions have transport and on which days.
Other Comments: We had a great time, we met some awesome people from Winnipeg and Killarny. hope you are all well. My husband broke his toe there but that never topped him nor I from having a wonderful time.
By the Way we really enjoyed the small zoo on site. we walked through it many times each day, getting to know the various birds and animals, great idea.
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