Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:17 AM
· 0 Comments nelida
Pros: The whole wedding
Dennise Betancourt did an amazing job with all of the planning. It was seriously a dream wedding. It was everything I could of asked for and more. The photographer and videographer were excellent as well. I have no complaints and I wish I could do this every year. They seriously made my day memorable and it will forever be remember by everyone who attended the wedding. I still get phone calls from everyone on how it was the best wedding they have been to. Fire dancers are a must and my guest also enjoyed the cigar roller demonstration. I extended the wedding by an additional 2 hours and it was worth every penny. Thank you to the Vallarta Adventures team for making my day a dream come true.” (
Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:21 AM
· 0 Comments katieandkatie2017
Pros: Beautiful venue, DJ, Fire Dancers, Madelyn, unique
Cons: It went by way too fast!
Las Caletas was the perfect wedding for us, and we cannot imagine it any other way! Katie and I were married February 15, 2017 at Las Caletas. Madelyn Fregoso was our wedding coordinator, Jairo was our officiant and Rafael was the DJ. All three of them were amazing and we were so impressed, humbled and happy with how well we were taken care of, how easy it was to communicate, and the level of hospitality and professionalism they all showed us. Our dream wedding would not have been possible without our wedding coordinator Madelyn. From the time we started planning our wedding stateside, until the end of the night at Las Caletas, Madelyn was always helpful, communicated quickly and easily, and was genuinely interested and invested in making our day perfect. We could not have hoped for it to go as well as it did, and we are so happy we were teamed up with her. When we decided to do a destination wedding, we wanted to do something different; with friends and family flying in from all over, we wanted to treat our guests to something different and fun for the time and money they spent travelling to celebrate our special day. As we were, they were also super impressed with La...” (
Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:46 AM
· 0 Comments sarahlele289
Pros: Guitar Soloist, Parrots, Fire Dancers, Cynthia, Beutiful Beach Setting
Cons: None/Had to leave :-(
My Husband Eric and I were married at the Las Caletas Beach Hideaway with Adventure Weddings on Tuesday 5/9/17. We originally booked this date with Adventure Weddings in November 2015 so we had lots of time to prepare for our destination wedding. I was originally assigned to have Blanca as my wedding coordinator (by request) and unfortunately about 3 months before my wedding date I received an email from her stating that due to health reasons she was no longer going to be working with Adventure Weddings. Needless to say I was pretty bummed as she had amazing reviews from past brides here on best destination weddings. I was then assigned to Cynthia going forward. Since we were just beginning the planning process at 3 months before the wedding I was anxious to get started and working with her. I did run into some trouble contacting her with questions and confirmation of the final payment amount due 30 days before the wedding date. We did eventually get the information we needed and we were able finalize the payment with her about 3 weeks before the wedding. Then we were off to Puerto Vallarta with my smal...” (
Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:05 PM
· 0 Comments drjohnson856
Pros: Everything. Dennise is insanely good at her job, the entire day went off without a single hiccup, the decorations were gorgeous, the food was outstanding, and the entire staff made sure that everyone was well taken care of.
Cons: No cons...just more pros - The DJ is amazing, the boat rides are a ton of fun, the bride and grooms suites are beautiful, and somehow the whole wedding went off perfectly while we felt no stress. A+++
We took a bit of a shot in the dark by planning our wedding at Las Caletas. Sure we had heard a bunch of amazing reviews and pictures online looked amazing, but neither of us had actually visited the location before. We decided to go for it anyway, and were put in contact with Dennise from Adventure Weddings. From the very first interaction through email she was the most professional and knowledgeable person we could have possibly asked for. She took in our ideas and organized them into a large, but very easy to understand document that detailed plans for every aspect of our wedding. We had some normal requests, but also some slightly odd ones that she handled without a blink. Her responses were always timely and full of great suggestions, or examples of what she could do based on the requests we had made. After all the back and forth through email, it was finally time to travel to Mexico for the wedding! We arrived a few days early, and Dennise arranged a site visit for us to go over all the last minute details. I think this is the point where peak wedding stress was supposed to happen, but this visit did the compete opposite. It was immediately apparent that Dennise was e...” (
Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:54 AM
· 0 Comments erinlane309
Pros: Everything from the professionalism and kindness of the staff to the detail of the ribbons on the bouquets! Not one misstep!
Cons: Honestly, not one member of the party has been able to think of one besides echoing of the wishes to extend the experience!
We've read all the other comments and truly can echo all the positive sentiments. My friends have all referred to me as the calmest and smartest bride they've ever seen. ALL of our guests continue to talk about the day and we received numerous "best wedding of our lives" compliments. From the beginning working with Dennise was a dream. Adventure Weddings truly has the kindest community and staff that made our day amazing. Being in the US and communicating via email, was no obstacle. We continually were in contact when necessary and with very quick responses to any questions and many examples provided leaving no doubt. I truly had no worry as a bride and it was the greatest day starting with a staff member meeting us at the port to our personal bar tender in the bridal suite through the DJ keeping the party alive on the boat ride back! We got to enjoy the experience as Bride and Groom and be present in every moment of the day. We had two children and my almost 90 year old grandmother who were just as entertained and the kindness and attentiveness of the staff was un-matchable! Ivan and Cindy and their staff captured our day so beautifully in pictures and video - our family has wa...” (
Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:59 AM
· 0 Comments blove1
Pros: Everything- this place is a dream come true for destination weddings
Cons: how the whole day went by so fast!
This place is literally a dream come true, if your wanting a beach wedding. We got engaged over a year ago, and I kept going back and forth between Hawaii and Mexico. After seeing pictures of this place and everything they offered in their packages, I was sold. It was super easy communicating back and forth. I was a bit nervous about planning a wedding over email/phone, but literally try not to stress it (like I did) They know exactly what they are doing, and will meet all your goals you have and more. Cynthia was my wedding planner, and she was absolutely amazing. She wasn't just a wedding planner, but she turned out to be a friend. Props to her, for dealing with my craziness-constantly. Going over for the site inspection and seeing everything for the first time. HOLY. The pictures don't even do the place justice! The day of the wedding, I brought 9 girls, who have never been to Las Caletas. They were all blown away with the beauty of the place. When we arrived, we went up to the Bridal Suite, and met Chava. He literally treated us like VIP and was there for everything. The breakfast, lunch, the numerous drinks- very tasty! Chava did a 10000000/10 while helping us, es...” (
Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM
· 0 Comments LindaBounds
Pros: Everything was Beautiful - Catamaran ride; the island; beach; service; dinner/drinks; DJ; almost a full moon to boot!
Cons: Can't think of a thing - All guests said the best wedding they had ever attended!
It was a dream come true wedding on April 7, 2017 at Las Caletas! Cynthia was wonderful to work with – easy going, friendly but with attention to all our details. ALL our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended in their life!! Everyone was relaxed and had the time of their life from the minute they stepped on the Catamaran to travel to Las Caletas. The island is a natural beauty – the water, sand, rocks, lush foliage – a paradise. The bridesmaid and I had a wonderful day relaxing on the beach, pampered at lunch and all afternoon while we dressed for the wedding. Jairo performed a wonderful ceremony and the tears flowed! Dinner and drinks were delicious and service warm and friendly. Our DJ Raphael coordinated the music beautifully for the service and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. It was also almost a full moon – could not have been more perfect! Truly the best destination wedding place in the world!” (
Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:24 AM
· 1 Comments seanywalker
Pros: Everything. I had a lot of changes to the schedule (I plan events, so that's to be expected), and our wedding planner was able to accommodate with a smile :).
Cons: Adventure Weddings at Las Caletas should be on a different level. The rating system should go to 6 stars just for them!
3/25/17: Wedding of a Lifetime Find our hashtag on Instagram and Facebook: #suggstobeawalker I can not begin to explain how amazing our experience was. We wanted a beach wedding and LOVE Puerto Vallarta, as it's our home away from home. My partner was researching venues and found Las Caletas back in April of 2016. We blindly booked after reading all of the positive reviews. We were paired with a wedding planner at that time and was told we wouldn't start the real planning until 3 months out. I was a little nervous for this as I plan events for a living, but after reading the reviews... I calmed down. We were in Puerto Vallarta about 6 months before the wedding and toured the venue at that time. If you haven't been, I have to tell you... This place is breathtaking. That initial venue tour was relaxing and we felt so much better. We loved our wedding planner, and she made us feel very comfortable about the whole experience. She mentioned they do 200+ weddings a year! That actually made me feel better as this is pretty turnkey for them. We were able to go through a presentation with all the opti...” (
Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:56 AM
· 0 Comments kwilliams729
Cons: Honestly - nothing
We got married on March 18, 2017 at Las Caletas, and it was everything we had hoped for, and more. First off - the venue is naturally gorgeous, very secluded, lush and private. At night is it all lit up by candlelight which made it even more beautiful. We were lucky enough to do our site visit a few months prior to the wedding, and our AMAZING wedding planner, Madelyn, spent so much time with us touring the venue and answering every little question we could come up with. She remained just as patient as ever throughout the planning process. While you do start planning about 3 months in advance, ask for the wedding questionnaire as soon as you book - there are some things on there that you may want additional time to think about and will make the 3 month planning period even easier. The entire process was pretty simple, and Madelyn made every little detail we asked for come to life. There was not a single thing that was overlooked. Madelyn was super responsive to emails the entire time and honestly went above and beyond to make our wedding exactly as we imagined it - even when we threw her last-minute curve balls about menu items, seating arrang...” (
Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:07 PM
· 0 Comments baileycarterwedding
Pros: That I only got to do it once
Cons: Nothing that I can think of
This venue completely exceeded our expectations. Madelyn and her team were SO helpful and answered all of our (sometimes silly) questions throughout the entire planning process. The cove was incredibly exclusive, it was our little slice of paradise. The ceremony and reception were far from cookie cutter or cheesy. They took our ideas and turned it into a reality better than we could have hoped for. We had 40 guests and everyone we talked to the next day couldn't stop talking about how it was "the best wedding they had ever been to"! The food was fantastic, the drinks were delicious, and the entire staff was beyond accommodating and friendly. Thanks Adventure Weddings!!” (
Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:55 AM
· 0 Comments NLauman
Pros: everything is just great!
I had the best time at my wedding, I got married February 3rd 2017. Dennise Betancourt was my wedding coordinator, she always responded on time and was able to capture our wedding vision and she added so many beautiful details. Very professional, efficient, friendly, and helpful. She worked very hard to give us the most memorable and beautiful day. Thank you Dennise. Our DJ Raphael hit all the right notes, kept the party dancing and creating a great ambiance. Jairo was the officiant was awesome, he helped coordinating the ceremony with the best service. The service crew was so amazing; friendly, attentive, discrete but always on hand to refresh your drink. We and our guests had the best time. They deserve their #1 rating. They are the most gracious hosts and they really know how to throw a party. Wish we could do it all over again. ” The DJ, the flowers, the waiters and the entire team was so helpful and the service was marvelous. The setting is just as beautiful, Las Caletas is the best place to get married. I understand booking a wedding specially a destination wedding can be a difficult decision, I didnt kn...” (
Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:06 PM
· 0 Comments tmingi
Pros: Everything! Staff, location, execution of bride and groom's vision, attention to detail, food/drinks
Cons: None. Well, if it rains.
Our wedding in December 2016 at Las Caletas with Adventure Weddings was an absolute dream come true! We were fortunate to work with Dennise Betancourt, and have to say we were so pleased with her from start to finish! CHOOSING A VENUE:We reached out to Adventure Weddings over a year in advance with potential dates we would like to stop by for a site visit. They accommodated our date requests and connected us with Dennise before we even booked our site visit flights. We were given specific details on how we would spend our day at Las Caletas, which included a meeting with our coordinator. Dennise was organized, thorough and answered many of our questions. She explained the timeline and took notes on what inspiration we already collected or were brainstorming. PLANNING: Exactly according to the timeline, Dennise sent us all of the paperwork we needed to complete. She was responsive to emails and communication prior to the 90 day planning period also. We had a lot of little details planned, and she was so wonderful in accepting all of our ideas and telling us how Adventure Weddings could accommodate. She went above and beyond to ensure every detail was ex...” (
Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:36 AM
· 0 Comments Chelsrenee
Hello Past LC Brides! We are getting married on Feb 17 at Las Caletas. We have booked fire dances, gotten all of our decor down pat, basically only the tiny tin details are left. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions, or little tidbits to pass on. Secondly, has anyone experienced poor communication? I understand the planners there are busy, but I have really been having trouble getting questions answered, have asked for a skype call and gotten no response, we leave for PV in 2 weeks and I still have unanswered questions and am starting to panic because my planner side of me is not calm! I am more than sure that it will all be amazing once we get there, but I hate the uneasy feeling gah!! One concern I did have is the sand being hot, the girls and myself are all going barefoot... anyone have any stories to share about barefoot in the sand? Good or bad. So if anyone has advice I would love to hear it, we are so so so excited! Feel free to reply to this thread or email me at email@example.com Thanks ” (
Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:39 PM
· 1 Comments Himmelray
Pros: So easy, so fun, so good, so happy. 100% professional from beginning to end.
Cons: We had to leave. Boohoo...
We were married at Las Caletas in December of 2016. A big shout out to the planning and service crew! Our planner Madelyn was the best. Very professional, efficient, friendly, and helpful. She worked very hard to give us the most memorable and beautiful day. Thanks Madelyn. Our DJ Raphael hit all the right notes, found the perfect tunes and kept the party dancing to the end. Cruise director Julio made sure we all got there and back and had a good time along the way. Ivan our photographer was so good and we got an excellent photo record of our big day. Beethoven the officiant was awesome, calmly delivering a flawless ceremony. The service crew was so amazing; friendly, attentive, discrete but always on hand to refresh your drink, light your cigar and keep you partying. We and our guests had the best time. These folks deserve their #1 rating. They are the most gracious hosts and they really know how to throw a party. Wish we could do it all over again. ” (
Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:17 PM
· 1 Comments Dawnale
I have my wedding date set for the end of April 2017 at Las Caletas. So I guess we will not start planning with the planner for another month or so. Can anyone tell me what I need to bring with me. I am not working at the this time so have plenty of time on my hands to get ready but not sure what I need to do/bring. If anyone can give me some advise, please email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. ” (
Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:09 PM
· 1 Comments ochoamj
Pros: everything! Food, decoration, drinks, music, beach, ambiance, planning, staff, bartenders, MC, minister, video, photos... etc.
Getting married at Las Caletas was the absolute best decision we made for our wedding. We got married there on 11/19/16, and it was absolutely AMAZING. Words cannot express how happy my husband and I are by the excellent treatment we received from start to finish. My wedding planner was Madelyn Fregoso-- she is THE BEST. Madelyn made planning from such a long distance such an easy process for me. She was there to answer ALL my questions, answering emails daily and providing me with the best advice and input when needed. She was extremely accommodating to any changes we had to make, and was very understanding and helpful. She met with us 2 days before the wedding, and was extremely thorough with our site inspection and detail review, to make sure everything went as planned on our big day, and it did! I could not have asked for a better wedding planner and coordinator. She facilitated everything and made sure every detail was perfect for the wedding. She treated me and all my bridesmaids great on that day and made sure we were well taken care of that entire day!I can rave on and on about Madelyn for days, however, the entire team at Las caletas deserves all the praise in the world...” (
Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:50 AM
· 0 Comments mikkiandnicco
Pros: Staff, Location, Service, Photographer, Everything
Cons: The American/Canadian exchange rate - not anyones fault!
We had our wedding on November 10, 2016 and it was the most magical day. I could not have imagined having my wedding anywhere else in the entire world, it was the wedding of my dreams. Our wedding coordinator was Blanca and she was the best! In the last month before my wedding, I made a bunch of changes to our colors, flowers and guest count and she was able to handle everything! I even called her the night before my wedding from the resort and changed the amount of people coming to the early girls suite at 7am the next day and she was able to arrange everything seamlessly. I gave her a little box of items to be put out and everything was done perfectly. We had a little bit of a hiccup with the tide being so far in but Blanca brought me down to the ceremony site before anyone arrived and showed me where they were moving the ceremony location so that the tide wouldn’t hit us as much. Blanca and the rest of the staff setting up everything were amazing! I watched them ensure that the poles and decoration wouldn’t move with the tide knocking against them, taking them down and putting them back up again and again until they were pe...” (
Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:32 AM
· 0 Comments Jessicaseabeck
Pros: Sea of love, Sand, Sun, Love, Music, Great Food, Drinks, Hospitality, and more L<3VE!
Cons: It was perfect. How could there be any cons at such a magical place!
From the very first e-mail we got from Dennise from Vallarta Adventures we knew this was going to be special. Our wedding was the most magical day EVER. Everything went smoothly and beautifully. What a gift it was to be married by the sea of love. The food, decorations, entertainment, and staff were all incrediable! Dennise B our wedding coordinator was truly a gem. She made us feel so comfortable and truly took care of EVERYTHING! Our photos and video will be such a great reminder of our beautiful wedding day at Las Caletas! Cheers to any bride and groom who decided to pick Las Caletas as there wedding destination. You will not be dissapointed! One LoveThe Dietrichs ” (
Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:28 PM
· 1 Comments JessicaHalttunen
Pros: Communication, Location, Food, Atmosphere, Staff
My husband and I started looking for where we wanted to get married pretty much right after he proposed. I'm a wedding photographer in San Diego, so I knew I didn't want to get married in my city, because I didn't want to shoot someone else's wedding where we got married. It would have just taken away the magic of our day for me. So we started our search and looked all over. When we found Las Caletas on the Style Me Pretty Blog it literally took my breathe away. I jumped off the couch and showed my fiance (at the time) and we instantly fell in love with it. I inquired right away and received information from them the very next morning! One of the things that I was most anxious about having a destination wedding would be the communication with us and our planner and making sure that everything we hoped our day would be, would be taken care of and not lost in translation (literally and figuratively). I can say that not only did Vallarta Adventures exceed my expectations in making us feel like we were COMPLETELY taken care of, but Madelyn (who was our wedding coordinator extraordinaire) was literally the best thing that could have happened to us!! From the moment she was assig...” (
Posted 29 July 2016 - 07:00 AM
· 0 Comments jhewitt
Pros: Everything! Location, Food, Music, Staff
My husband and I got married on June 15, 2016 and it was absolutely incredible! Dennise was our wedding coordinator and she made everything so easy, followed up with e-mails quickly, made awesome suggestions and was so incredibly sweet in person as well. The day before and of she was on the ball with everything and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, I never worried about anything, she's the BEST!!Location- Stunning, really nothing beats it, every guest was raving about it and the whole experience in general, if you want a destination wedding this is where you NEED to have it!Décor- they can do anything you ask for, all depends on what you want to pay for, my flowers, tables etc all looked incredible!Food- exceptional and there is something for everyone, they were able to accommodate gluten free and a shell fish allergy.Hair and Makeup- The team they brought in was awesome, I'm glad I didn't pay for people to come on this trip to do our hair and makeup because the team from Joel's Salon were amazing! They do airbrushing for the makeup which lasts in all the heat and the hair team was able to do everything my girls asked! Use them you won't regret it,...” (