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“Puerto Vallarta Charmer!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lindo Mar Resort
Ranked #44 of 127 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, Canada
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Puerto Vallarta Charmer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

By far, this is the best place to stay in Vallarta if you are looking for Mexican charm! This small resort has it's own private beach in the prestigious Conchas Chinas neighbourhood. Every self-contained unit opens out to the ocean, has a full kitchen, maid service everyday except Sundays, an outdoor pool and infinity hot tub, palapa huts on the beach, towel service and the Playita Restaurant. Maria at the concierge is very helpful and Franklin at the front desk is efficient. This is a well run resort as we've been returning year after year and the staff has very little turnover so you know they are treated well. This is the last resort where you can still walk into town (20 min) along the beach, or the bus stop is a very short walk or take a taxi (always on hand). Take your camera for awesome sunsets!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
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Minneapolis MN
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Exactly what I wanted. This place is beyond fabulous. We had a 2 bedroom deluxe condo, which was HUGE, and had two balconies overlooking the beach, one in the master bedroom and one in the living/dining area. Like a previous reviewer, my jaw dropped when I opened the door. Gorgeously decorated, fully furnished with heavy, carved dark wood and bright colorful paintings and cushions. The entire place had tile floors (great for beach places, keeps cool and clean), which we were told by a friend were handmade. The kitchen was fully stocked with handmade ceramic dishes, cookware, plastic storage containers, utensils, blender, toaster, and coffeemaker. We only ate out twice during our week long stay. The Master bedroom was huge, with a king sized bed, large dresser, large closet, a safe, a chaise lounge, and a balcony with a table & chairs. The Master bathroom was two large rooms, one with the sink & lots of storage shelving, the other with the tub and toilet. The tub was huge also, be sure to bring some bubble bath to fully enjoy it! There were touches of class everywhere, and everything felt luxurious. The staff were friendly, and extremely helpful without being overbearing. We had the Sunday breakfast buffet at the restaurant, which is a can't miss. We wish they'd have it more than once a week! The pool area is gorgeous also, with a fountain dripping into the end of it, and built in seating on two edges. The hot tub was built so that the water ran over the edge on the side facing the Bay. The beach area was gorgeous, we used the Palapas and beach chairs every day. It was a small beach area, but considering most of the surrounding shoreline is rock, this was a perfect little sandy oasis. The beach area is public, but the palapas and beach chairs were private. We snorkeled right off the beach, and saw amazing, abundant sealife even in just 2 feet of water. We snorkeled out around all the rocky areas, saw several Eagle Rays, a Moray Eel, and so many beautiful fish. There were little hermit crabs on the beach, fun to watch. We went in September, during rainy season, but didn't have any trouble with it. Usually it rained at night, & was partly cloudy in the morning and late evening. We got to watch a couple of fantastic thunderstorms after sunset. There was an OXXO a short walk down the road, and we were able to walk into town in about 20 minutes. There's a small grocery store down Amapas street just when you get into town on the west side of the street, I was able to get a huge, ripe papaya, cilantro, and sour cream for about $3. If you're traveling in the fall, bring light, cool clothes, and either a hat or an umbrella to protect you from either the sun or the rain. Be aware that about 3pm daily it's crazy hot & humid, and the best place to be is in the water or the AC.
If you're a person who doesn't like the cattle herding feel of "tours," like myself, I have to mention the fabulous guys with their own boats who would pick us up right on the beach outside the hotel for a flat boat fee of $45 an hour, for up to 6 people, to go where ever you wanted, or to fish. We compared this to what the tours were charging and offering, and found this to be a steal. We were so glad we did it, especially when we saw the huge tours come to the snorkeling locations we visited, wearing their bright orange "Mae West" style lifejackets and being herded into and out of the water by the boom of a bullhorn with hardly any time to snorkel. The desk staff know the guys with the boats well, they contacted Antonio and Carlos for us to set up appointments with directly. They were both friendly, stand-up guys who delivered personal service with no BS. To go to Los Arcos for 2 hours cost us $90 total, for a private boat with a cooler, whereas the tours charged $95 each, and although they didn't advertise how much snorkel time you got, the reviews stated about 30 minutes.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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SFO
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Lindo Mar is just out of town, so it's quiet and the views are spectacular. It's a small boutique place with its own practically private beach. There is a pool, too, if the waves get too large. Don't miss out on the great snorkeling right on the rocks. And those rocks provide a symphony all day and all night long. The restaurant is great and the hotel services, including massage, are fantastic. Home away from home. And the great city of Puerto Vallarta is only $5 away by taxi.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kauai
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Lindo Mar was exactly what I was looking for to relax in Puerto Vallarta. The room had an amazing view overlooking the ocean and we ended up spending way more time lounging at the beach then I expected. The restaurant and bar was great and the service there was wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bkhorge
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Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

7 Days of Bliss here. Spacious, tidy rooms with breathtaking vistas of the bay. Once you tear yourself away from your bedroom and its magnificent ocean view, enjoy a great meal or drink downstairs in their lovely restaurant downstairs. Post-meal, scramble down a few steps from the restaurant into your own private beach. Enjoy the water, enjoy the view, or just pass out: whatever works for you. Fantastic customer service from soup to nuts. Will we be back? Count on it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Lindo Mar Resort
Address: K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#18 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lindo Mar Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled right on Conchas Chinas Beach in the exclusive southern section of Puerto Vallarta, Lindo Mar is the perfect escape. Enjoy ocean views from your one-, two- or three-bedroom condominium suite, complete with a full kitchen, cable television, maid service and air conditioning to cool off after a relaxing day on the beach. ... more   less 
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