Garza Blanca Preserve Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48390, Mexico
Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
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460
Very Good
19%
132
Average
6%
44
Poor
3%
21
Terrible
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  • Couples88
  • Solo90
  • Business87

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Photos

Water Taxi Schedule and fare as of March 2010Water Taxi Schedule and fare as of March 2010

My on the front porch of the tequila haciendaMy on the front porch of the tequila hacienda

John Huston statueJohn Huston statue

The patioThe patio

Forum Posts

Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by emptynest8

We will be traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico January 2011. Just wondering if it is safe to be traveling to this part of Mexico? Thanks, jr

Re: Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by ViajesdelMundo

I presume you are flying and not driving?? Flying in and out should be fine. Still most of the drug probs are just up near the northern border.

Obviously, no one can pick it; but you can find horror stories about almost anywhere in the world. For myself, I don't worry about that kind of thing and am looking at another trip to the mainland myself next Spring. (GDL, SMA, etc)

Re: Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by travelgourmet

I find Puerto Vallart to be the perfect tourist zone Mexican get-away. As mentioned by Trish, if you fly in or arrive by cruise ship, it should be safe. I'll repeat the "just know your surroundings as you would anywhere else in the world" reminder. :-)

Re: Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by juliogg

PV is great. Lots of great eats. Go to Playa de los Muertos. Its in the old PV. This is the beach that started ALL of the tourist to go during Elizabet Taylor and Richard Burton Movie in the 60's. There is a great Restaurant Beach bungalow type eats called "El Dorado" right on the sand. Have some drinks there and maybe a fish on a stick. Highly recomend. Walk the "MALECON" in middle of town (Ocean Boardwalk) after dinner in one of the MANY Restaurants there. Lots of galleries, shops,etc. The beaches south of PV are BY FAR much nicer (SAND & WATER WISE) than north of PV. PV is safe. Lots of tourists from all over the world.

Re: Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by Magzstar

Yes very safe indeed we in our third week now

Travel Tips for Puerto Vallarta

wait to get your taxi

by marlin3377

When you arrive at the airport, don't be surprised to be bombarded by people offering you free taxis and transport to your accomodation.It is absolute bedlam. If you haven't ordered transport, walk straight past these people, they are ALL trying to sell you timeshare. If you allow them to give you free transport, you will be obliged to attend a full day presentation were the emphasis is on Hard Sell. Walk towards the exit and you will find a stand with 2 ladies at it. They will arrange for a taxi for you which will be waiting outside. You pay the women and they give you a reciept which is also you insurance whilst in the taxi. Just a further tip, at this point, you may be approached by somebody you think is a taxi driver to offer to help with your bags. These people only carry your bags through the doors to the waiting taxi (a matter of about 10 feet) and then demand a tip. If you've made it that far without them, you will manage the rest of the way!!!!!!

Sculptures on the Promenade

by amambaw

Along the beachfront in downtown PV, there are several sculptures and statues. We saw these spiffy chairs and decided that is was the perfect photo op. Not really a must see, but they are very neat, and you might see some unusual creations.

Puerto Vallarta Tip

by Carmanah

was exploring Puerto Vallarta's little alleys and streets. The city literally sits at the base of a rainforest. The clouds would roll into the mountains and it would be incredibly atmospheric at times. The mix of ancient and modern Latin architecture and the weathered brick roads made Puerto Vallarta very inviting.
Photo: Puerto Vallarta's older neighbourhoods in the southern side of the city. Photo by my dad.

Money Info and TIPPING

by Skye_Miles

I always suggest to pay for most things in pesos. You will usually come out ahead this way.
The American Express office is located in the downtown, right across the street from the backdoor of the Hard Rock Cafe.
No US-Canadian coins are accepted anywhere.
No personal checks.
I recommend paying for all purchases in pesos. This is the money here and you will nearly always come out ahead in your bargaining or whatever you are paying for, by paying in pesos.

TIPPING
The people here basically live for tips. Remember that the average wage is approximately 5USD per day so tips are important! I suggest 15% at restaurants. Basically any excursion you go on, at the end of the tour the crew-guide will pass the tip jar around. This is a personal decision for you to make. When people ask me how much I suggest 5USD on up, depending on how you felt the service was. And of course, if you go anywhere and receive poor service, then by all means, do not tip!

Hmmm....what to pack?

by Chica_Mellie

I recommend packing light, that way you can bring back more stuff! :o) Bring cool clothes, maybe a sweater for night time, a pair of pants too. If you will be doing alot of walking, its always good to have comfortable walking shoes. Have all your medical suppiles on your carry on. if your bag goes missing it may be importaint to have those with you. ( along with other items of importance. Lots of film!!!!! dont forget your bathing suit!!! its a must. ** Dont foget your sunscreen!

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Address: Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48390, Mexico