Costa Club Punta Arena

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Our Opinion
A 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.

Overview
For 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.
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  • nameisabby : Abbotsford, Canada
Budget friendly

We stayed here Dec 12-20,2017.Second time back.What we like/liked about the hotel is the walking distance to the Malecon(15min walk)there's a grocery store next door(3 min walk)Bus stop right outside the hotel.Beach.Sunsets!Pool for kids,pool for adults.Clean.We stayed in the newly built hotel on the 4th floor.2 double beds,bathroom with stand up shower,balcony overlooking the pool and had a semi view of the ocean,which was nice.We were able to watch fireworks from the adjacent hotels and malecon.It's a place to sleep that's clean.Our expectations were not high as we stayed here in 2012 and we were looking for a family friendly all inclusive place to stay with a pool,beach,walking/bus distance to places.Bar/drink guys are attentive and friendly.Bring your own bigger cup as the cups are small.The waiters in the Italian restaurant and Buffet are also attentive and friendly.The Omelet lady was fabulous!As everyone knows when you tip them they go the extra mile!Especially Omelet lady if you like bacon!(She has bacon behind and if you tip her daily she'll ask if you'd like bacon)(At least during our stay)The bars close at 10pm except the lobby bar at 11pm.Adult pool was nice with the exception that while we were there the 20-25 years olds were playing their own loud music in spanish and partying it up without respecting the actual adults who were there to enjoy and relax.A few times we asked them to turn it down and even complained to staff.(But nothing was done)The way we look at it is just because they have an "adult" wrist band to drink doesn't mean it's party time music in spanish in adult area.We were the minority and didn't want to stir the pot if you get what I'm saying?The Shower!Let it run for about 5 minutes and it will get hot.But don't turn off for next person as it will take 5 minutes to heat up again.No complaints as we knew this from 2012.It's just the hotels water system they are connected too.Buffet food...what can we say?It's budget friendly.You start to get creative after a few days...If only they had a bit more variety of fruits and veggies at breakfast and dinner....Carbs seem to be the choice....The beach!Is rocky.No fault of hotel as it's the corrosion of the ocean.There was a river next to hotel and when it rained we had never seen so much GARBAGE floating down from wherever!It went into the ocean and sides of beach.Again not hotels fault,it's the towns fault for the litter.The abandoned hotel is a sight!The whole week we were there workers were on the very top drilling!and watched squatters in and out.Interesting in the morning how you hear chickens and roosters...At least they have fresh eggs!Eventually we were able to tune them out.Not hotels fault the eyesore is there.We had a fantastic time with no expectations.Let's say this would be compared to Motel 6 compared to a Sheraton Hotel.We will be back!

  • Bella F :
Below average

It serves to the mexican locals who are all on vacation at this place. The Food sucked! THE refried beans look like brown water no beans. Forget trying to get a hot water to shower or towels...pools are over run by screaming, unruly Mexican kids. Pools isn't clean. It sits next to an abandon building that blocks the ocean view. First time to Mexico and last trip....I WILL never come back!!!

  • Jake L : Melita, Canada
Nice place of the money

This is a nice place for the money it was clean and the grounds are very pretty.The buffet was good lots of choice what you want to eat. Just a short bus ride to downtown and grocry store is just next store. The Staff are friendly and keep the grounds spot less . Loved the snack bar and the staff there not a far walk to the beach more quiet than the main pool water to many kids for my liking . The pool above the dining room is nice and quiet not that big and short walk to the bar below it . The old building that isn't finish should go wrecks the view from the pools looks like it's been there for years and was never finished.We had a balcony which was nice to sit out on at night or watch the sunset. Would go back in a minute if we could get the same price as last year a lot higher ? So back to Cancun this March.

  • Renie49 :
An enjoyable holiday.

Our room was comfortable. We enjoyed the food. outside snacks were great The beach and water was near to enjoy. Sightseeing on the bus was an adventure.We could also go for walks to view interesting things about Puerto Vallarta.We enjoyed seeing a large rubber tree.

  • Vladan P :
Good deal if you keep your expectations low

Spent a week there in Jan 2017 with family (kids 11 and 6). Pros:- Very clean- Friendly service- Central location (15-min walk to downtown)- On the beach- Low all-inclusive priceCons:- Food is just average and only two restaurants are available (all-you-can-eat and a-la-carte that works evenings only)- Basic accommodation- Entertainment is lacking (mostly in Spanish to cater to local majority visitors)- Abandoned hotel nearby ruins the experience- Kids club didn't work due to construction- Wifi is weak and usually not working

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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)
  • Kayaks
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  • 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
  • Gym
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Golf nearby
  • Safety deposit boxes (limited)
  • Babysitting (upon availability for a fee)
Standard Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Some have balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Kids Deals - Kids under 7 stay for free when sharing a room with 2 adults; pay only air and transfers. Max 2 kids. (Inclusive plan)

Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of Domestic wine and a fruit basket. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in.

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  • Costa Club Punta Arena
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Costa Club Punta Arena
Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 1737 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico

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