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Cabo or Puerto Vallarta????

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#1 grnyc

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    Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:02 PM

    Ladies! I need your help. We would've loved to have our wedding in Hawaii, but it is a bit too far for a lot of our guests on the East Coast. Thus, we are now considering Cabo or Puerto Vallarta to have a destination wedding. Unfortunately, I've never been to either. Have any of you been to both and which would you prefer to have a wedding?

    Between the two, which has more activities for our guests, natural raw beauty, ability to get away from the cheesiness of the resort towns/areas, and better beaches? Which is the lesser tourist trap?

    Thanks for your help!

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:38 PM

      Since you are posting in the PV thread you are probably going to get more PV's :).

      With that, I've been to both places. Cabo is a desert on the ocean - so for the raw natural beauty - you are going to want PV hands down. It is more authentic Mexico - and they have beautiful green jungles, waterfalls, and of course the ocean.

      PV is also less of a tourist trap for sure. You are going to find it more "authentic." I'm not saying bad things about Cabo - I love Cabo. But for what you are looking for I'm going to say PV. Cabo is a great party place, they have ATV's, lots of famous bars, good food, etc. Cabo is also more expensive because it is more touristy than PV.

      Good luck! Let me know if you need any help.

      #3 KarenM

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        Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:56 PM

        Yep, PV hands-down!! You have the benefit of having a wonderful city full of rich culture & warm people, plus all of the things Jess mentioned.
        Of course there are tourists & if people choose to just stay at the resort it won't matter much, but you'll get more of a true Mexico feel/experience, I think anyway, in PV if you venture off the resort & go exploring.
        One thing about some of the beaches in PV, in the hotel area or near the marina they tend to be a little more rocky. We'll be farther south, at Dreams, so hopefully it'll be smoother - they're said to have one of the best beaches.

        Good luck deciding! I know for us that was the hardest part.

        #4 weddinggirl72

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          Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:47 PM

          I have been to both places but Im a huge fan of PV. Everything mentioned previously is True! There is only one swimable beach in Cabo which is why I decided to choose PV even though Cabo would have been easier for my family to get to (they are from LA). I know my east coast friends would have been pissed if they weren't going to be able to swim in the ocean. There are great restaurants in both places but PV has more of a selection in different locations (in the hills, on the beach, etc.). I researched hotels in both locations (when I was trying to make my decision) and I familiar with many of the hotels in Cabo so let me know if you need help. A friend of mine attended an awesome wedding at the Sheraton Hacienda in Cabo and I remember the pricing being very reasonable. If you need help let me know, I will try not to be biased. :)
          So far 68 RSVP's and 56 people are booked to stay at the resort!

          #5 trobin01

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            Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:14 PM

            I just made the same decision. And chose PV. I chose it because there was a lot of good properties AND there is something for everyone there. Culture, shopping, adventure tourism, golf etc. Plus I knew all of my Canadian friends and family would be pissed if they few across the continent not be able to swim in the ocean.

            #6 Sandy

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              Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:34 AM

              Everything above in respect of Puerto Vallarta is true! There's so much culture, great restaurants, cute little shops, cobble stone streets, beaches etc. It is also really safe. I have backpacked through all of mexico and puerto vallarta was hands down my favourite place! I would recommend not staying on the hotel strip though (it is older and busier) but staying at either dreams puerto vallarta in conchas chinas; in the marina area (ie. westin, velas) or in nuevo (dreams vm, rius)...

              #7 allyson779

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                Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:57 AM

                I have been to both and hands down PV.....especially for the beaches.
                Almost all beaches in Cabo are too dangerous to swim in.
                PV has a little bit of everything from snorkeling and golf to night life and various excursions.
                Also many times PV is more affordable compared to Cabo when comparing rates for rooms and flights.
                Bride & Groom plus 86 booked!!!

                #8 Patti

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                  Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:55 PM

                  I prefer Cabo, however, my daughter got married in PV and it was fun too.

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