📍 Cruz de Huanacaxtle (Puerto Vallarta), Mexico
😍 Multiple pools are spread out throughout the property so you never really feel like any of them are too overwhelming with people. The food at the pools was awesome. The drinks on the “base” package were average…bartenders were great, but the alcohol used was pretty basic (first time I went to this hotel they were using top notch stuff). The hotel is a nice change of pace being up in the mountains and within a quick ride (on a slightly dodgy vehicle) you’ll be set up at the beach club. It’s a beautiful property to walk around (and get some exercise in). Not to mention the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
😐 The “specialty” restaurants. Unfortunately you cannot book these ahead and if you are only there a couple days it may be hard to get availability. But to be quite honest, the food quality at the “specialty” restaurants was pretty average…I much preferred the food at the pool. The upkeep of the hotel was decent, but there were areas that were slow to be cleaned. I noticed that there was definitely a difference in operations from the first time I stayed there vs my last visit.
❤ or 💔? While there are certainly areas that can improved upon, I would definitely consider going back. So, ❤ it is.