The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has good news. Following a spate of hurricanes that came close to damaging resorts and hindering tourism in the area last month, all hotels, shops, attractions and golf courses in Puerto Vallarta are fully operational and ready for families to take time out to enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, waterparks and ziplines. Take a look at four must-stay hotels if you are considering a family vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
1. Velas Vallarta. Situated on Banderas Bay with views of the Sierra Madre Mountains, book your stay at Velas Vallarta. Kids will love the Kids Club with activities like tennis lessons, stone painting, kite flying and Mexican Bingo. In the evenings, look for movie nights and a mini disco. Families will also love being in close proximity to downtown Puerto Vallarta with its beachfront boardwalk, El Malecon. Or, head to the main square, Plaza Principal, for weekend concerts, food stands and an artisan market.
2. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Kids will love all that CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has to offer, like a dedicated children’s pool, a kids club, pottery painting and video games for teens. There’s even a seasonal sea turtle rescue program that runs June through November. The resort is also close to the Aquaventuras Park and Puerto Vallarta Zoo. Or, stay on-property for activities like water volleyball, ping pong, Spanish lessons and horseshoes.
3. Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta. If you book a stay at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, you may not want to leave the resort. Children will love Marival Kids, the on-site kids club that offers activities that moms, dads and kids can enjoy together, like pirate adventures and scavenger hunts. Also, look for a children’s pool, special kids menus and multiple restaurants. If you must leave, enjoy nearby ziplines, walking tours and catamaran trips with stops for snorkeling and kayaking.
4. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta. Families will love the Westin Kids Club at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta as little ones keep busy building sand castles, making Mexican crafts and playing board games. The resort also boasts two swimming pools, one of which has an adjacent children’s play area. Moms and dads will also love the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids, which offers fun and healthy meal choices, as well as Las Pergolas Beach Club with its wooden pergolas to rent by the day.