(Closed) Anyone planning to honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We didn’t honeymoon there, but we’ve gone on wonderful vacations there.  I love Puerto Vallarta, it is my favorite place in Mexico.  There are many hotels right on the beach, the closer you are to the downtown area, the more expensive the hotel.  Most of the hotels are actually timeshares, but they also rent them out like a regular hotel room.  The biggest problem with PV is that you will get hit up to go to time share presentations.  You can either just ignore them, or if you are good at saying no and like to get free stuff, you can sit through a presentation.  The last time I went we got a $100 bottle of Tequila for listening to a presentation (I’m really good at saying no). 

The zip lines there are amazing and worth every penny!  There is a wonderful place in town (you can’t miss it, the lines will be crazy) with the BEST tacos el pastor I’ve ever had.  Everything there is wonderful and inexpensive.  A cute town.

Post # 4
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Newbee

We went to PV in August of 2008 and it was very lovely.  We left from San Francisco on  United Airlines and stayed there for a whole week in an all inclusive place.  The place was called "Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya".

We did the zip line with Canopy Tours de Los Venos; ate at Pipi’s and scarfed down their lovely guacamole.  And in front of our hotel, there’s a little road that takes you to "Tony’s restaurant" and it’s SSSOOOO good!  They don’t have a paper menu.  They brought out a bunch of seafood and asked which one of their seafood you would like.  SO GOOD!!!  They also have a cuban restaurant in town and it’s really good too.  We went into town a lot on their buses.  Their buses are only 6 pesos per person and the drivers are very friendly.  You’ll have lots of fun!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We went for my birthday last year…the beaches especially in Nuevo Vallarta are gorgeous.  People constantly trying to sell you condos are the only real downside.  I highly recommend the guidebook Hidden Puerto Vallarta.  We found some great restaurants and a really fun idea for a day trip to a fishing village in there.  (BTW, the mojitos at the cuban restaurant HappiJoyce mentioned are great!)

We ended up spending 3 days close to downtown PV, and then 4 days in Nuevo Vallarta.  Definitely the beach in NV was waaaaaay nicer, but there’s more to do in PV itelf.  We felt a bit trapped at the resort in NV, but a honeymoon might be differnt.  Anyway, it’s really beautiful and I think would be a great honeymon!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh, I forgot to mention, definitely go up to Los Carmalitas for dinner with an amazing view.  The food is okay, but it’s a great experience.  The only thing to know beforehand that it’s cash only.  And you probably want to arrange a price and return time (leave time to linger and enjoy the view) with a cab beforehand b/c it’s hard to get one when you’re there…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

We are going to Dreams Puerto Vallarta in July! So excited!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

 I just got this in an e-mail today…I just want to warn people about the current dangers of near-future travels to Mexico…we were originally going to take our honeymoon there but decided against it…and sorry about the large font…I just copied and pasted from my e-mail
Mexico is risky Travel and not Smart As a special event travel site, we have been asked to send you this travel warning regarding travel to Mexico!
Many of you may either:

  • Have Children looking to go there for Spring Break
  • Thinking of Going to Cancun (for any reason)
  • Or know someone who is considering Mexico as a get-a-way
The U.S. TRAVEL BOARD is basically forbidden U.S. traveler to go there. Suggesting that you are traveling at your own risk.

Gang Violence is killing bystanders in tourist locations and they are suggesting that you only visit locations in tourist areas during the day.
According to CNN as well, it appears that they can not control what is happening over there right now.

Mexico is trying to down play the media coverage, thus this alert to responsible travelers has been reissued.

There are other options for travel, don’t play with your life. Even if you have been there before things have changed. We would hate to get an email about something tragic happening in Mexico at any popular areas.

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Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re going to Dreams as well, and we’re date twins! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did not honeymoon in PV, but went there with my now Fiance for my 30th birthday.  We stayed with friends in their condo at the Shangri-la which is located in Marina Vallarta.  The area is beautiful.  You can rent a condo or stay next door at the Marriott.  Several friends have stayed at the Marriott and *loved* it.  The beaches are rough so swimming in the ocean was out.  Plus you can dine at the hotel or walk into the marina–there are quite a few places to eat there.  Downtown PV is a bus or cab ride away.  Make sure to check out Daquiri Dick’s, The Red Cabbage, or Hacienda San Angel. 

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