| Originally Posted by abandcraig |
A question for all you you upcoming (and past) las Caletas brides. I just made the decision to get married there as well - we are putting the deposit down on Monday. However, now we may have to change our hotel choice. Where are all of you having guest stay at? We were going to stay at Barcelo Mismoloya but are now concerned that it might be too far to town (for those that want to venture in) and then the ride to the marina would be quite long from what I hear. Just wanted to get some advise from some other brides. I want to get everything booked now! We are learning heavily towards an all-inclusive but I think we are still open to any suggestions. We think we will have about 40 people and the hotel has to allow children. Thanks so much for your help!!
Roberto and I are Marriott people - we love to rack up those points! We stayed at the Marriott in the Marina area, as did a lot of our guests. On our wedding website in the accommodations section, we put four hotels that are all right in a row (relatively easy beach walking distance, in this order) - Velas Vallarta, Marriott, Melia, and Westin. No one stayed at Velas Vallarta (although I have stayed there once a few years ago and it's GORGEOUS), one couple stayed at the Westin, and then most of our guests were either at Melia or Marriott. Velas and Melia are all-inclusive, while Marriott and Westin are not. A few people made other arrangements outside of the marina area. We didn't do a room block or anything - people just made their arrangements and everything worked out great. From the marina area hotels to downtown is a short cab ride (around $8-10 US) or you can even take the bus for about a dollar if you walk a bit out to the main road. Getting cabs from the hotels to the marina was easy for people to do. We didn't really have any problems with the hotel except for some drama with our welcome party, which turned out great - I just waited a LONG time for the contract! Our wedding was in February, but then we just went back two weeks ago for a 4-day weekend (FREE with all the Marriott points we had racked up over the last year and a half), and it was great!!! Good luck to you and congratulations on your choice to get married at LC - you will be glad you did.