Garza Blanca Preserve Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48390, Mexico
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Time Share Sharks Airport / Garza Blanca Resort

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 10, 2014

First time to Puerto Vallarta. Planning on taking a Taxi to our hotel, but wait, a girl asked us if we were staying at an Interval International property? We said yes we were.... That is where it all started. She gave us a drink and took us over to Irving. He represented himself as Interval International staff and said since we were members we get a FREE TAXI ride to our hotel. Part of the benefits....... From there he took a map out and told us all about Puerto Vallarta, great places to eat and even some activities that we should do with a local company.

THEN CAME THE HOOK - He said that the place that we could trade our current Interval International membership with was just up the road 15 minutes from us. If we would have a free breakfast and 75 minute presentation he would cut in half the tours, free taxi rides, discount card and even a free ride back to the airport. If it sounds too good to be true - it is! We were told to meet him out front at 8:15 and he would personally take us to this tradable place Called Garza Blanca. We paid him $200 on Visa for the discounted tickets and we set on meeting him in the morning.

We met him away from the place we were staying as he was not allowed to be on their property. When he showed up in the morning 5 minutes late, he put us in a cab and told us he could not take us. The 15 minute ride turned into a scary 35 minute ride with a driver who did not speak english. We thought we had made huge mistake!!!! Finally we arrived at Garza Blanca Resort.

We did have a nice breakfast and was told we should tip our waiter 50 peso's, kind of weird as it was to be a total free event? The 75 minutes promised turned into ALL MORNING..... Bottom line was we did not want to spend $136,000 US Dollars for 5,000 points per year not to mention over $2,000 in Maintenance Fees each year. So, they reluctantly said ok, and gave us a form to fill out with SIX people for us to have them call / bother to be a member. We said NO, then the representative said, we would not get the discounted tickets we already paid $200 for.... We called over his supervisor and he ok'd us not giving up 6 peoples names......

The representative took us to the area to get our discounted tickets, sat us at the table and said wait here. I asked are you coming back, he said yes. He never came back, never shook our hands and never said good bye..... He was off working the next couple. We got up, went to the counter and got our own tickets and took a taxi ride back to hotel.

BOTTOM LINE - When landing at PVR / Puerto Vallarta, EVERYONE at that airport is working a TIME SHARE SCAM..... They all start so simple and fishing for common and simple things like - Are you members of Interval International? We wish we would have never said YES as we spent TWO HOURS at the PVR Airport and another FIVE HOURS at Garza Blanca report only to find out that this WILL NOT TRADE with anything that Interval International has.... No Way! A lot of UN TRUTHS and MISREPRESENTATIONS that I want to save you the time of when walking through the airport for the first time!

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

Amenities at Garza Blanca Preserve Oceanfront Resort & Spa

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Kids Activities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Spa
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Airport Transportation

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