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My Second Site Visit Review

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I came back more than a week ago but had tons of work and such a bad flu, but here is it finally, is kind of long ok? ...

 

- Friday

We arrived like 9:30 our flight was delayed like 25 min so we ended picking the rental car at 10:00, but was one of the best things to do because we had so much freedom and flexibility to move.

 

We were supposed to see the Music Band (ENLACE) but they were playing on Friday and Saturday only at the Vallarta Palace and they wouldnâ€t let us in so we checked in at NH Krystal Vallarta and headed downtown to meet with some friends.

 

If you like Tacos al Pastor or Tacos de Trompo, please try Pepe Tacos there are across the street (side street) of the Gas Station at the Downtown Area, wow even I am Mexican and coming from Monterrey a City with a bunch of good taco restaurants, let me tell you those were really good, and the good news they are open from 6 pm to 6 am!!!

 

We were supposed to have dinner at De Santos but Jorge was starving and he couldnâ€t resist to Pepe's... LOL. So we had tacos and then we went to have some drinks at the DeSantos .. I really like their restaurant area, loved their decor and soft lighting, the service was really good and the prices were average. My friend had a salad and said it was really good the rest of us just had drinks...

 

We stayed at the NH Krystal which is kind of old, they did some renovations but the main pool and service at the pool and food need more than that. They gave us rooms at the Tower 9 which is the newest part of the hotel and in front of the beach which was nice, but walking from the reception at nights on heels was not so nice. They have carts during the day to move the guests but late night you have to walk... so be prepared!

 

They provide continental breakfast and snacks on the afternoon as well as red wine for the Tower guests only... we tried some quesadillas and some bbq wings... they were just ok.

 

Saturday

 

Morning we meet with Selma the Group and Conventions Manager for the Velas Vallarta, she is such a nice lady she invited us to have breakfast and was very good , and when we came from the buffet bar to our table she order some mimosas to toast , was a really nice touch.

 

The hotel is very nice, the pool area is huge and they have like connecting rivers, there is a calm and quite area and the party area. The rooms are very nice and the suites are HUGE!!!

 

All of their rooms have kitchenettes and fridges with beer, water, sodas, juices, yogurt, butter, jams, milk and there is also like a cabinet with oatmeal, cereal, peanuts, chips, crackers , coffee, tea and bread. They replenish everyday whatever you used and is included.

 

We did the tour of the hotel, and she offered us to come back on Sunday to stay the afternoon at the hotel. So we went back to our Hotel because we were tired, we changed and headed to the beach.

 

At 5 pm we went to the Church at the Marina to check on the music and decor of a wedding that Prisar was coordinating ... and I have to say again I am love with the Church, is so beautiful and looked so nice decorated... I like the Music too ... so we have one more item checked in our things to do.

 

We went to have dinner at La Dolce Vita, and was so good!!! the service was awesome and the food was delicious!!! the tuna carpaccio , the pasta and the calamari were incredible.. as well as the wine.. so with our stomachs ready and full we moved to the Mayan to check on the wedding that Prisar was coordinating and I just can say: BREATH TAKING!!! it was so exciting to see our venue at night, decorated, lighted, the jetty with hundreds of candles in their bags... I cant say enough good things about how it looked!!!

 

I wanted to take some pics but I didnâ€t want to interrupt , so I resisted really hard not to... I am sorry BDW pals. We arrived at the dinner time, the food look really good... they offered some drinks while we were seating at the sunset bar and we saw the fireworks and have to say I got teary eye ... I was so excited....

 

At 12:00 am we move out from the Mayan and went back to the malecon area again, we meet our friends at the Mandala, a new place just opened. It was fun, the music was perfect and we had great time.

 

Sunday

 

We had our appt for tasting with Priscila and the Mayan Crew: Ruben, Nayeli and the Chef. We tasted 2 different choices for appetizer, main dish and dessert. We felt in love with the shrimp and mango salad for appetizer and the chocolate duo with vanilla sauce for dessert. We are still deciding over the main dish, but I have to tell you the flavor, presentation, setting was very nice and we loooooveee it.... the Chef is very accommodating he took notes and pics of all what we wanted and said.

 

After eating a lot, we went back to the Velas Vallarta to spend the afternoon, they gave us one complimentary room and all inclusive for that day, we spent the afternoon at the pool and beach having drinks and then at night we went to the Mexican Night, the food was AMAZING and the Margaritas specially the Tamarind one were delicious.

 

After a short but very good trip we were back to the airport at 10:00 pm , we found out that our flight was delayed 2 hours so ... we ended getting home at 2:30 am that night!!! but for 50 dlls each and a very productive trip I was more than happy.. Tired but Really happy!

 

LOL hope you got here and still awake!!! LOL

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Great review Edna! I've been to Velas and I agree that the rooms are huge and nicely decorated, and the pool/rivers are awesome! I could lose a day just floating around...I almost did :P

 

Sounds like you had a fun and productive trip. Next time I'm in PV I'll have to check out the taco spot and Mandala.

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It sounds like you got a lot done Edna!
...and oh my goodness the food sounds fantastic!
Can I go back to Mexico now?!
Only if I can come along!!!

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Thanks so much Edna!!! This PV review is great, I am getting really exited about our weddings there it's going to look so beautiful.

 

Dont worry about the pics...I can just imagine the jetty with all the candles, and the fireworks...omg I can't wait.

 

I have a question? what this wedding at the mayan a small or large wedding? I just want to get an idea of how mine is going to look like since I am having about 50 guest only.

 

Thanks again for the great review.

 

verenicce~

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Edna, thank you so much! I agree with Verenicce, I am so excited for our weddings!! Prisar posted a new wedding on their website. Is that the wedding you attended? I looked so beautiful! I love the Trellis over the sweetheart table.

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Thanks so much Edna!!! This PV review is great, I am getting really exited about our weddings there it's going to look so beautiful.

Dont worry about the pics...I can just imagine the jetty with all the candles, and the fireworks...omg I can't wait.

I have a question? what this wedding at the mayan a small or large wedding? I just want to get an idea of how mine is going to look like since I am having about 50 guest only.

Thanks again for the great review.

verenicce~

Hi Verenicce,
the wedding I went was for a 100 guests, I counted 10 tables but dont worry I think Christine's Wedding was smaller and they use like long tables instead and looked wonderful, have you checked her pics and the ones at Prisar Webpage?

And regarding pics, I just saw because Amy said that Prisar posted a new wedding, well that wedding I went!!! it was from Lindsay and Juan.. so you can check the Jetty lighted and part of the decor!

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Thanks for the review!!

I definitely have to check out the taco place, sounds yummy!
You have to try them, have one order of Tacos al Pastor with cilantro, onion and pinnaple, then you squeeze limon ( the green ones! LOL) and salsa verde over the taco... and you are ready to go!!!! YUMMY!!!

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Great review Edna! I'm so happy that you got to see the Mayan all lit up at night - I can only imagine how beautiful it was!
I know Jaime.... It was so beautiful!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Edna, thank you so much! I agree with Verenicce, I am so excited for our weddings!! Prisar posted a new wedding on their website. Is that the wedding you attended? I looked so beautiful! I love the Trellis over the sweetheart table.
Yes that was the wedding Amy!!! Lindsay and Juan, she was from Canada and he was from Mexico City!!! The jetty looks AMAZING AT NIGHT as well as the rest of the beach area, the sunset bar, the setting.. everything!! and the DJ had the stage decorated with some white clothes that looked great!!! I know more money but it looked great!!!

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Great review Edna! I've been to Velas and I agree that the rooms are huge and nicely decorated, and the pool/rivers are awesome! I could lose a day just floating around...I almost did :P

Sounds like you had a fun and productive trip. Next time I'm in PV I'll have to check out the taco spot and Mandala.
I wished I had my float mat .... and the taco place please you have to go... Mandala is such a nice place, they are open during day as restaurant and during night you can have drinks and dance around so is fun.. they close at 6AM... you have to go sweetie, I know you like to party like me LOL!

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It sounds like you got a lot done Edna!
...and oh my goodness the food sounds fantastic!
Can I go back to Mexico now?!
Yes Paula go to PV... probably you can crash on all the Mayan Weddings LOL! or at least on mine!!!

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