While Cancun has the best bargains on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, it seems that Puerto Vallarta has the best deals on the Pacific coast, at least among the desirable cities. This week we’ve found a really wonderful deal at one of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular resorts, the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta.
One of the best features about this resort is that it offers all inclusive plans as well as the so-called European Plan, which comes with the room only and no meals. Not only does it make this an ideal resort for groups where some prefer one style and others prefer the other, but it allows you to see just how much the food and drinks portion costs, so you can decide if it’s worth it for you in particular.
A Deluxe partial ocean view room at the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta with the all-inclusive plan for two people for US$307 per night. The same room with no meals or drinks included is only US$145 per night, so you can see that it costs US$81 per person for unlimited meals and drinks per day.
This promotion is through Expedia, our booking partner, and it comes with free cancellation as well as Expedia Extras, which in this case is a free Puerto Vallarta city tour. There is no minimum stay required to get this rate, but availability is limited.
A 4-star modern resort in a perfect location
Some people are still nervous about visiting Mexico, and even though Puerto Vallarta has been 100% safe for tourists, it’s still comforting for some people that this resort is located in an isolated tourist zone that is still close to the airport and the city center. It’s in the modern Marina Vallarta complex that is filled with luxury apartments, resorts, and restaurants, so there are many guards even though there is no danger.
There are 280 rooms and 4 restaurants, all facing the private beach facing the Pacific, so you get gorgeous sunsets every evening. The resort also has tennis courts, a health club, several swimming pools and even a swim-up bar. With average guest reviews of 4.3 out of 5, this is a popular hotel with many repeat customers, so it’s nice when they can also offer a promotion.
Large rooms with great views
Even the lowest priced rooms at this resort are very large, close to double the size of a typical city hotel room, and filled with luxury amenities. There are flat screen TVs with international channels, separate bathtubs and showers, and even bath robes and slippers for each guest. It feels like a 5-star resort inside, even with prices that are closer to 3 stars.
The cheaper rooms have a partial ocean view, and for only a few dollars more per night you can get a full ocean view, or a few more for a Club Level room with extra amenities. For this price you might expect an older resort that needs a coat of paint or two, but this is a modern and luxurious beach hotel so you can book with confidence.