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Puerto Vallarta or Cabo?

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#1 bridetobeashley

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    Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:11 PM

    Hi, I'm looking at getting married the first week of February 2010 and I am trying to decide on Riu Santa Fe in Cabo or Riu Jalisco in Nuevo Vallarta. Does anyone have any thoughts on either one, from what I've found, it looks like Cabo it's closer to downtown but the beach is pretty rocky and unswimmable, while Nuevo Vallarta is a bit further from downtown Puerto Vallarta but has a good beach. I've never been to either place, I've been to Ixtapa and Rivieria Maya in past years. Any advice anyone can give me would help.

    #2 ClintsGurl09

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      Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:58 PM

      Congrats and welcome!!

      #3 alkoch

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        Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

        I almost went with RIU Jalisco, its a great resort and they are very helpful, but the package & prices at the Barcelo were a better fit for us. I have never been to Cabo, but I love PV/NV and its only a 30-40 cab/bus to town, we stayed at a non-all-inclusive when we were there and it wasn't a problem to go to town every night for dinner. Hope that helps!

        #4 ~Melissa~


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        Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:31 PM

        Oh that's tough; PV or Cabo?! but as soon as I saw you were looking at the Riu Jalisco, hands down PV. Of course I'm partial because we got married at their gazebo but still :P I loved that resort and so did all my guests and family.

        The Riu Jaslico is about a $20 cab ride to downtown PV. have you ever heard of Bucerias? it's about a $5 cab ride from the Riu Jalisco and is similar. Great food and cheap shopping. Got to love that!

        If you have any questions we have a Riu thread in the PV section :0) We're here to help! Either way Cabo or Pv will be a great location for your DW.

        #5 vlynnw

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          Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:34 PM

          Congrats and welcome! You will find a lot of helpful information on this site about those locations - I personally have never been to either so I can't really help out too much.
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          #6 Dmitri_Markine

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            Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:34 AM

            Welcome and happy planning!!

            #7 kcangel99

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              Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:35 AM

              Congrats and welcome! Happy planning!
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              #8 jenniebey

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                Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:15 AM

                Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to the forum.

                I went through the same decision (Cabo vs. PV) and I decided on PV. It's more tropical in mind where as Cabo is more desert. However, I love both!

                I have not been to the Riu in Cabo but I stayed at the Riu Jalisco last fall. I really enjoyed our stay and yes, the beach is nice. However, I'm not certain where they have the ceremonies at, but the gazebo (which might be it) is in the center of the hotel 'courtyard' and is not very private (just something to consider).

                I'm sure you will be happy with either location. Best of luck with your decision. Location is definitely the hardest decision!

                #9 *Karla*

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                  Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

                  Congrats and Welcome to the Forum! Happy Planning

                  #10 Mishka Designs

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                    Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:14 AM

                    Felicidades and welcome to the forum!! I've never been to Cabo, so I can't help you there - Nuevo Vallarta is beautiful but it is definitely a "vacation" spot and not so much a "hot spot" ... if that helps at all :).

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