A Fantastic Tropical Vacation
We stayed in a condo at the Grand Venetian. I had no idea of what area in Puerta Villarta would be suitable for a beach vacation. Typically, the listings are by Old Towne, Downtown, Hotel and Marina. Boy did I guess right! The pictures in the listing were very true to exactly what the condo looked like. The owners were extremely helpful. We emailed several times back and forth. By the time we got to their condo, I felt like a welcomed guest. The property is fantastic with 3 infinity pools and one darling little pool that was tucked away which was a perfect spot for water aerobics or just lounging. Three of the pools were heated. We were withing walking distance of Walmart and other stores. A $5 cab ride took you about anywhere you wanted to go. We had a fantastic whale watching experience and many wonderful meals at the marina. Food and drink are exceptionally reasonable priced. The condo has a poolside bar/food area with great food. There are waiters by the pool for ordering drinks.
The fresh fruit was delicious. We ate breakfast at the condo most days. The weather was fantastic every day. It rained one night. We were there in mid January. I would go back to the Grand Venetian in a heartbeat. We rented a car one day and found a resturant that was built into the cliff.
I can't remember the exact name, but local folks will know what you meant. We were literally sitting
right over the water watching whales hop out of the water and iguanas in nearby trees. Prior to this
trip, I knew very little about PV. It is the 7th largest bay in the world and surrounded by the Sierra Madres mountain range. There is not a bad sight from anywhere in the city. You can zipline through the rainforest canopy, whale watch, dinner cruise, shop and relax. You don't need a car. We didn't golf, but you could if you want to. The courses looked as if they were nicely maintained.
Tourists without a Car,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 9/9
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