A Truly Wonderful Vacation!
Submitted: April 19, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
I have to admit, after culling through hundreds of places to stay in PV, that the photos, detailed description, and prior reviews of Tony's place is what sold me. I am familiar with Conchas Chinas and knew I wanted to book our trip to this beautiful area. We have two kids (12 girl & 13 boy) so we needed not only room for them but also access to a beach.
We were very happy with our decision. Tony's hospitality and unending patience with my many questions prior to our trip made our time in PV the best! His place is beautiful and the views are perfect! The sound of the ocean waves with all the windows open is so calming. The pool was a big hit with us after hours on the beach. We had it all to ourselves! Towels and floats are provided, too. Kids loved seeing all the iguanas nearby in the jungle.
The location of Tony's place is great in that we could walk down to Lindo Mar for eating at La Playita or to El Set - great brunch on Sunday. The walk back is a bit steep at one corner, but you take it slow and enjoy the beautiful foliage and well kept condos on the way.
I highly recommend a day pass at El Presidente on the way south to Mismaloya. The very reasonable price allows acces to their beautiful beach, towels, chairs, umbrellas, pool (swim up bar) and restaurants. Plus you get credit back to spend on food and drinks. If the weather is good, you can parasail from the beach, too.
We would take a taxi or bus (taxis come to your door and bus stop is at bottom of hill across from El Set) into town to experience the southern end of PV, my favorite area! So much to see and do and eat! Lots of shopping at the mercado and enjoying the island on Rio Cuale (rickety bridges were a hit with the kids) walking on Los Muertos beach, eating - so many great places, strolling the Malecon, etc.
We only made it to Nuevo Vallarta once for swimming with the dolphins, but unless you like cookie cutter crowded all-inclusive resorts, I think Tony's place was the quintessential get away from the hustle and bustle of our lives. I'm glad we chose to stay a week so we could just spend a day just relaxing at his place and exploring the area.
Thank you Tony for allowing us to stay and providing all the comforts of home. The washer/dryer alone was a blessing! We'll definitely come back again and my parents are hoping to book soon.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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