We are staying here for a week. The facilities and amenities are great. We love the large balcony overlooking the city and the ocean.
The location is superb if you like walkable access to everything. And to get to other places, like the marina, taxis are everywhere. Restaurants abound and we haven't had a bad meal anywhere.
The condo is on a busy street. There is a lot of street noise when outside. But it's very quiet inside.
Nightlife is everywhere. Bars are open very late if that's your thing. There was only one night where the music bothered us with incessant banging until 5:30 a.m. Not since though. (Hence the 4 stars instead of 5.)
Access to the beach is one short block away.
If you are looking for a quiet remote getaway, this isn't it. But if you like to be where there's a lot going on and tons to do, look no further and book now!
My wife and I and another couple rented this beautiful condo for our annual Mexican Vacation. Somewhere, somehow, we started coming to Mexico the first week of January many years ago and the tradition continues. Along the way, we fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and this was our third visit. First year we stayed on the edge of old town, the next year we stayed on the beach out by the cruise ships. With this in mind, we have decided downtown, in the romantic zone is the place to be. Good shopping, great restaurants, fun street scenes, music, merriment and a cool beach too.
They say this condo is one block from the beach, let us tell you it is a short block. You can go out the door, walk 77 steps and find yourself with a front row seat of the beach. If you head the other direction, it's a block to one of the best late night taco stands in the area. Dress shops, trashy souvenirs, farmers market and great street scenes all hang just outside.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about the condo. Comfortable beds, nice big screen TV, thick luxurious towels, nice art, ultra cool everywhere. The kitchen is equipped with anything you might need to cook yourself a deluxe gourmet dinner. Including my personal pet peeve, good knives. Speaking of dinner - a block away are two great fresh seafood markets. We got the blue tuna one night and some giant shrimps the next.
This place is unique in it's roof top infinity pool. Nice sized enough for laps or great for watching the sun set. The rooftop also has a great place for grilling (see shrimp story) or enjoying a bottle of wine at sunset. Further, the roof is equipped with an auxiliary kitchen in case you want to prepare a meal up there. But, please don't cook all your own food.
The best breakfast spot in PV is a block and a half away. The best el Pastor tacos are a block in the other direction. There is a chicken stand just 3 blocks away where you can get a full carryout rotisserie chicken dinner for 7 bucks. The flavor will blow your face away.
After dark the whole area comes alive with music and dancing. We would have gone but the sun set wine wore us out.
I know some of my Gringo friends are wondering this. The water is good. And, my Spanish is "nada". The people here are friendly to a fault and you'll have no issue.
Finally, there really are Chihuahua dogs everywhere. Check out Alley's dress shop half way from the beach to the condo. She has three of the cutest ever.
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