REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > Vacations and World Travel

Vacations and World Travel Visiting our beautiful city? Come stay at the Arbutus Vista - Vancouver's Bed & Breakfast.
How was your trip? Which tour packages would you recommend/avoid? Must do's and must eats? Share tips, photos and experiences with other senior RS members who just want to get away..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
Need my Daily Fix of RS
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: burnaby
Posts: 289
Thanked 344 Times in 74 Posts
All Inclusive Resort, Mexico

Hey,

Looking to book a week long vacation in the Mexico area some time in October/November. Anyone have any recommendations on resorts. Thinking about heading to Puerto Vallarta, but I'm flexible as it'll be either myself or one other friend.
Advertisement
ray666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
I am Hook'd on RS
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 67
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Same question, who can share experience?
dashosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 36,791
Thanked 14,522 Times in 5,741 Posts
Imo outside of Cabo when it's nice the pacific side kinda sucks imo

I've stayed at the Riu in cabo, Riu in Vallarta, a few other ones I forget the name of. Basically you want a 5 star or nothing. We went as a family to most of those places then my parents went with some friends of theirs to Barcello in Cancun, they said of the 5-6 places they've been that was head and shoulders the best. Food, the resort, etc they said everything was the best they've seen there
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 04:19 PM   #4
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 4,015
Thanked 475 Times in 285 Posts
We stayed at Barcello in Cancun and that was nice. Two hotels and we were able to eat lunch at their other location.
racerman88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
Waxin’ Punks
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 7,159
Thanked 6,054 Times in 2,084 Posts
If you wanna stay on the west coast for direct flights, Riu Palace in Cabo is nice. Barcelo in Cabo is as well, but their service sucks balls compared to Riu. Don't expect to do much ocean swimming in Cabo though.

PV is just ok IMO... for my money and ease of travel, Cabo is best bet. Also cooler there temperature wise compared to PV.

If you don't mind connecting flights, Mayan Riviera has the best beaches for swimming. Grande Paladium Kantenah is a nice one.. hot as shit over there though.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MG1 View Post
punkwax, I don't care what your friends say about you, you are gold!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemhg View Post
What do your farts sound like then?
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 05:51 PM   #6
Throw yo paws in da air!
 
XplicitLuder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: State of Trance
Posts: 5,125
Thanked 2,779 Times in 957 Posts
went to puerto vallarta last year we stayed at the sheraton. it was good but the water was meh. im actually heading up to Maya Riviera this year in december and we are staying at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, its like 3 hotels in one resort and you can go to any of them for bfast/lunch/dinner! and the water has that tropical look.

my friends parent own a travel agency so i just usually ask him for deals. we booked this in advance and for two weeks its 2.3k$ , which isnt much of a deal i guess but more of the normal? haha i always see him post like last minute deals( as in you flight 1-2 days from when he posted it) for a week for like 800-1k$ which seems good but obviously choices are limited. check up VIPtravel.ca

if i cant give this advice because it may be considered advertising, mods go ahead and delete or w/e. this is just the only place i know so im sharing my insight. And im not giving out any names or anything so take it as you please :P
__________________

Proud member of GRAPE Great Revscene Action Photography Enthusiasts


2008 Infiniti M45X - Y50 (Current)
2000 Honda Prelude SH (Sold)
1995 Dodge Spirit (Sold)
1998 Nissan Maxima SE (Sold)
1996 Honda Prelude SR-V (Sold)
XplicitLuder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:10 PM   #7
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
meme405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,860
Thanked 7,759 Times in 2,313 Posts
As XplicitLuder mentioned if you are fortunate enough to be one of those rare people who can wait till the last minute to book something, then just hop on a plane and go, you can find incredible deals for mexico.

I personally have been to cancun, mazatlan, and manzanillo.

Only one I have been to more than once was mazatlan, and honestly its fine, unless you go during jellyfish season which is brutal, cause then you can't go in the water.

FYI jellfish season is 8 months out of the year...lol
__________________

Barney Fucking Purple FX35
Brianna - 2008 FX35 - Build Thread
meme405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:25 PM   #8
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 36,791
Thanked 14,522 Times in 5,741 Posts
For price reference we stayed at Riu palace cabo during american spring break (late April/may) all in flights and everything 4 of us paid $1200 each.

And Cabo for swimming, yea you're gonna drown if you can't swim lol. If youre a strong swimmer you can easily swim out past the break but if you're not, you're not swimming in the ocean.
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #9
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Matlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 2,025
Thanked 1,079 Times in 368 Posts
Mayan Riviera was awesome. Never tried anywhere else, but I did hear that the pacific side sucks in comparison.
__________________
Electrician.
Matlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 07:16 AM   #10
Waxin’ Punks
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 7,159
Thanked 6,054 Times in 2,084 Posts
Also, I've found that travelbestbets.com is a good resource for Mexican vacations.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MG1 View Post
punkwax, I don't care what your friends say about you, you are gold!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemhg View Post
What do your farts sound like then?
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 09:15 AM   #11
My homepage has been set to RS
 
melloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: #604
Posts: 2,267
Thanked 2,454 Times in 813 Posts
Been to Riu Vallarta in PV. (8 days for $1100/person w/ travel insurance)

I went with the expectation to sit for 8 days by the pool/ocean and eat & drink. Keeping that in mind, it was great. Service was excellent.

Only cons for this particular hotel was:

-Pool was all ages.. so trying to relax having kids jump around was abit annoying.
-24/7 bar was crap just because you didn't have any decent food.
-1 elevator in center of hotel (Hotels in a U, we were on the tip of 1 wing with ocean view, so either go to the elevator or climb 7 flights of stairs drunk...)
__________________
Quote:
[17-03, 09:23] Amuro Ray is it normal for my dick to have things growing on it?
Quote:
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna You guise are like diet coke and I am the mentos
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna Incredible. How easy it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
I'm scared of spiders... When I see one I toss my cats at it
melloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 09:17 AM   #12
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 36,791
Thanked 14,522 Times in 5,741 Posts
Has anyone been to one where the 24/7 bar food was actually good? Or they have 24/7 room service etc?

Riu palace promotes itself as a 5 star and their 24/7 food bar was fucking terrible, gross looking hot dogs/burgers and your typical radioactive Nacho cheese
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
G
Banned (BBM)
 
G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: None
Posts: 3,125
Thanked 659 Times in 261 Posts
Trying to go during first week of January. Trying to decide between the following:

• Hilton Puerto Vallarta (Decent Location [PV]Good rating[5stars], Good price [$1500/7 days])
• Hotel Riu Cancun (Good location [Cancun], Decent Rating[4star?], Decent Price [$1700/7 days])
• Krystal Cancun (Good location [Cancun], Decent Rating[4star?], Decent Price [$1700/7 days])

Any thoughts? I keep looking at the beach/scenery difference and Cancun>PV hands down...

Anyone else have any locations that were pretty good in Cancun/Mayan area? I am pretty convinced that the Gulf Side is way better than the Pacific Side...
G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #14
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 36,791
Thanked 14,522 Times in 5,741 Posts
IMO all the Riu's just kind feel cookie cutter
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 10-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
G
Banned (BBM)
 
G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: None
Posts: 3,125
Thanked 659 Times in 261 Posts
^Care to explain a little more?
G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #16
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 36,791
Thanked 14,522 Times in 5,741 Posts
I dunno compared to the other resorts I've been to all the Riu's I've been/seen just seem like they all follow a similar formula, layout, the staff were mostly good but since the two Riu's I've been to are kind of known as "party" spots sometimes it seemed like staff treated anyone under 50 like they were kids.

I dunno it may be for you so don't rule it out, but now that I've stayed at the Riu I don't think I'd ever go again just on the basis of trying somthing different
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 10:26 PM   #17
G
Banned (BBM)
 
G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: None
Posts: 3,125
Thanked 659 Times in 261 Posts
Everything was okay though? The beaches just look so much better than the Pacific side... Or is it not that big of a difference?
G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 10:46 PM   #18
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
LC21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: richmond Lah!
Posts: 5,459
Thanked 474 Times in 224 Posts
I recently came back from PV and stayed at Riu Jalisco. The "all you can eat and drink" mentality is great but it's kinda similar to what you would expect at an AYCE sushi restaurant in terms of quality. I cant speak for the other resorts but the food at Riu Jalisco was nasty, i almost had to go out into the city every night to grab food which was way better. The flea market(Bucereas) had some of the best tacos i've had in my entire life. The water in PV was quite rough when i went in September, people had to get out of the water way before dark because it got too violent(then again, its storm season).

Overall, i had a great time, only paid $770(flight included) for 7 nights. But if had to pick again, i would probably go to Cancun or Cabos.
__________________
My Feedback~



BlAh~
LC21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 10:50 PM   #19
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
keifun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: VANcity East
Posts: 3,418
Thanked 359 Times in 185 Posts
Going to NOW Sapphire in Cancun for my destination wedding. Anyone been there?
keifun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 06:14 AM   #20
Waxin’ Punks
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 7,159
Thanked 6,054 Times in 2,084 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by G View Post
Everything was okay though? The beaches just look so much better than the Pacific side... Or is it not that big of a difference?
Huge difference. If you enjoy ocean swimming and hanging in the water for hours, go to Cancun/Riviera Maya. South of Cancun, Cozumel basically does what Vancouver Island does for us and reduces the waves. Very comfortable swimming around there.

Cabo will suck you right in if you're not strong.
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MG1 View Post
punkwax, I don't care what your friends say about you, you are gold!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemhg View Post
What do your farts sound like then?

Last edited by punkwax; 10-17-2014 at 06:21 AM.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
G
Old 10-17-2014, 02:05 PM   #21
manage the cap you say????
 
Not really racist!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,184
Thanked 3,613 Times in 1,181 Posts
Riu Cancun > Riu Cabo

better, bigger resort, better food, better experience, more to do "within" the resort IMO
__________________

\\ ______
  \(ಠ益ಠ)
   >  ヽ
   /   へ\
   /  / \\
   レ ノ   ヽ_つ ayyy lmao
  / /
  / /|
 ( (ヽ
 | |、\
 | 丿 \ ⌒)
 | |  ) /
`ノ )  Lノ
Not really racist! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #22
G
Banned (BBM)
 
G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: None
Posts: 3,125
Thanked 659 Times in 261 Posts
Anyone have experience with the Oasis resorts?
G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 05:48 AM   #23
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 531
Thanked 246 Times in 69 Posts
anyone with experience on El Dorado Seaside Suites?
How's the food?
chinook79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #24
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 344
Thanked 353 Times in 89 Posts
make sure to get cheap hookers
maksimizer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Old 11-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #25
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 531
Thanked 246 Times in 69 Posts
Anyone had any experience booking through AMEX website for car rental? I found some crazy deals for car rental in Cancun for a week for as little as $5 for not so known rental company or $45 for Nationals or Thrift. It looks too good to be true, and I know they will try to force me to buy CDW which should already be covered by my credit card company, but other than that, would there be anything else I need to watch out for?
I did rent car in Cancun before.. and I guess I was lucky enough to not have any bad experiences in the past.. I am just worried that $5 to $45 per week deal is too good to be true..
chinook79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net