My family (3 adults and 3 teenagers) truly enjoyed our stay in this condo. The location of the property in Neuvo Vallarta sits almost in the middle between Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias. It's a quick 15 minute cab ride or drive to either town. Puerto Vallarta offers the "bigger" tourist attractions and Bucerias is a low-key, laid back, smaller town which offers some great shopping and excellent restaurants (Marc's was our favorite!).
This is the first time we stayed in a condo rather than an all inclusive, and for our large party, provided a big cost savings. We bought breakfast, lunch and snack items at WalMart and then in the evening, we'd go out to some really nice, high end restaurants for dinner! I find that staying at an all inclusive resort doesn't allow you to wander outside too much, but staying in the condo "forced" us to go out & about for meals and shopping which we actually enjoyed much more than staying in the same place for our entire vacation! However, if you are one of those that enjoy all inclusives, you can buy daily, 24 hour passes from the attached Dreams Resort at a cost of $69US per person. You can also run a bar tab. There are also a few good restaurants on the beach for breakfast and lunches (Sea Horse and ETC)!
The entire property consists of 4 towers, three are condos and the fourth belongs to the Dreams Hotel. Staying in the condo allows you to share all of the amenities with the other hotel and condo guests (pool, gym, tennis courts, etc.). The beach was also magnificent - you could walk 15+ miles uninterrupted if you wanted! The water was warm and you could walk out quite far into the surf to either body surf or boogie board on the waves!
Our actual condo unit was stunning! The ocean views were spectacular! The unit is very large. The 6 of us never felt cramped & the large bedroom suites provided ample space for people to retreat if they wanted to have some alone time. The kitchen provided all of the amenities you would need, from cooking utensils to condiments to beach towels to boogie boards!! There is an "honor" system for all guests-you leave whatever you can't take with you (condiments, alcohol, etc. ) & the next renters can enjoy what you leave behind! The condo is well stocked with cleaning supplies for dishes/laundry, as well as paper products.
Peter, the property manager, was always available for us! I would definitely stay here again & would highly recommend it!