Costa Club Punta Arena
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Our OpinionA fairly basic hotel, but good value for your money. The Costa Club Punta Arena very popular with Mexican vacationers so it's not totally geared towards foreign tourists. However, this does make it a good place if you want to practice your Spanish, not so good if you want to avoid language barriers. Costa Club Punta Arena is a good middle of the road hotel that is close to downtown. If you are looking for a 3 star, it is not a bad choice.
OverviewFor those who prefer the comfort of an apartment, this 3-storey small and friendly complex has recently been renovated and is situated in Vallarta's hotel zone.
Location: Just a short 2 minute walk to the beach on a private walkway, 5 minute drive from downtown, 15 minutes from the airport.
Really basic. My third time there. Disappointed. The staff makes it.More Mexicans than anything. This is all fine except the adult only pool where we could be was not enforced. We tried many times for security to enforce. To no avail.You cannot charge the rates we paid and expect no complaints. Night time was beyond noisy. There was no peace to be had. This was our vacation as well.They had construction going on all day as well. I don't feel this "place" should be available on expedia or any travel sites.
I was at this resort from Jan 13-20. I arrived late at night and the place initially seemed "sketchy." Was pressured by some dude walking around the front of the hotel to go to a strip club, which was supposedly nearby. I have friends that live in PV that told me that you have to pay (bribe) to leave the club. That wasn't what I was there for. I was traveling alone, and because the hotel knew this, they gave me a room with no balcony or patio. It was basic, clean, but not fair, really. Everybody else seemed to have one, and I probably would've spent a lot of time on one. This resort is nothing fancy, but it is very clean. The maid was awesome, providing clean sheets and towels daily. Although I never made it to the Italian restaurant, the buffet was good. Breakfast was outstanding. The older lady cooking the omelettes was my favourite staff member. Lunch was basic, and dinners were good. One night they had roast beef, potatoes and gravy, pork chops and more. The other nights offered grilled chicken and you could always find something. At the snack bar, you could get pizza, (which tasted like a frozen variety) nachos which were very good, and burgers. The burger meat was purple, but I still ate them, and was fine. Drinks? Dos Equis beer on tap. Hard liquor was clearly watered down. I drink diet coke with my vodka, but wasn't sure I was getting diet, or "Coca-Light" every time. I asked for a Paralyzer but couldn't drink it, because it had curdled quickly. ALL IN ALL, I AM HAPPY FOR WHAT I PAID. I would've enjoyed the bar staying open later than 10 PM, though. My suggestion is to open at 11AM, and serve until Midnight. (At least at the Lobby bar)What I did not like is that my flight (Sunwing) left at midnight to come home. Check out is a noon, so you are on your own as they cut your bracelet off. No food. No drinks. But they will hang on to your luggage until you are ready to go to the airport. (Maybe offer meals and drinks for a small surcharge?)It's an older resort. Lots of Mexicans were vacationing there, which I didn't mind, except all announcements were in Spanish only. They said there would be pool activities, but I did not see any. I wasn't there for that anyway. A nice touch was the Iguanas by the snack bar. They were behind a short mesh fence, but it was cool to see these creatures.Very friendly. Good Food. Very clean. Wifi in 3 sections only, and it's hit and miss.I will go back because the price is right.SEE YOU SOON COSTA CLUB PUNTA ARENA.
This is an average hotel with extraordinary staff. The hotel rooms themselves are always clean and bedding/towels changed daily. My wife is a light sleeper and she had a issue with the noise as the concrete walls reflect the noise. Everyone on the property were very friendly. We had exceptional service from Mike(Miguel) @ the lobby bar and Pablo at the breakfast buffet and snack bar (You guys rock!!). The beach is at the end off the resort which is a 2 min walk. The water was ok for swimming, but you had to be carefully of the undertow. We stayed in water that was below our necks. There is no lifeguard on duty at this resort for those of you that have children. A lot of other Canadian and American visitors were upset that the resort population was mostly local, this to me made it more authentic and got me learning a lot more Spanish than intended. All of the staff were great in trying to teach the language as well. Front desk check in only took about 5 minutes. You have to put down a $500 peso deposit for a lock for your room safe. Buffet food was pretty basic. I'm a picky eater and found something to eat at every meal. If you want bacon for breakfast.....get up early. lol. We had made a reservation for the Italian restaurant one night and it was amazing. Excellent service and excellent food (4 course meal). The resort is being expanded/renovated and were workers above the buffet all day long.(all was safe and covered.) The bars could make you pretty much anything you want. The late night lobby bar was open the latest until 11PM which was good because the sound carries straight down the corridor to the buildings where the rooms are located. If you want a late night bar you should try a hotel by El Malecon as they have a bunch along that strip. All in all this resort was a very nice getaway for my wife and I. No complaints about it.
The hotel is just average but I really like the buildings- kind of old and very Mexican. The food served - not bad but a little bit too national for my taste. What I really hated is serving wine in plastic cups. Please change it!!! The service was nice, people nice. The only real problem was the agent from Air Canada. He supposed meet us in the lobby at 9 o'clock but nobody showed up. Meantime we meet another Canadian coupe looking for him too. After 1,5 hour of waiting and looking for him we gave up and went to the beach. Upon our return, we were told he was looking for us but after 11.30. Because we did not meet him the hotel could not provide us with transportation to the airport. The receptionist tried to contact Air Canada but without success. Basically we paid from our pocket for the transportation which was included in the price of the vacation. Hello Air Canada is that right?
Very clean place, adult pool, basic drinks. Meals all buffet style. VERY similar to Casa Dona Susana in the romantic zone. So if you want all-inclusive it's just what part of town you want to be in. We will stay here again
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily plus snacks
- 1 a la carte dinner w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic beer and drinks (10am-10pm)
- Boogie boards
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 208 rooms and suites in several 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required (Children & teens under 16 are not permitted in the a la carte restaurant)
- Snack bar
- 2 bars
- 2 swimming pools
- Children's pool
- Indoor theatre
- Massage service (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Car rental
- Medical services (fee)
- Golf nearby
- Safety deposit boxes (limited)
- Babysitting (upon availability for a fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with shower only
- Some have balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 4 persons
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Costa Club Punta ArenaPuerto Vallarta,Mexico
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Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 1737 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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