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First timer in Mexico

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First timer in Mexico

Hello

Looking to visit Mexico mid April next year, would very much appreciate some guidance as to which resort to choose etc. Four adults, 3 under 30's and one just a bit over! To give an idea of our usual holidays, generally go to a Greek island, so not wanting bright lights, nightclubs etc., good hotel, places to visit, great beaches and scenery, nice resort for evening etc

Thanks so much

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1. Re: First timer in Mexico

It would help to know your budget and if you are looking for all inclusive or not

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2. Re: First timer in Mexico

Maybe look at the Buenoventura

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3. Re: First timer in Mexico

Garza Blanca would be a good choice. It is located south of town where the beaches are much better. The resort is beautiful and you can take the bus in front of the resort to town. Another choice would be Hyatt Ziva located on a semi private cove just a 5min. bus ride to town.

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Hi, most likely A.I. as the hotels look amazing, flying from UK so looking at 4 star, booking with a Tour Operator, but open to any suggestions as I have no knowledge of Mexico other than what I have read on here.

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5. Re: First timer in Mexico

Costa Sur is a laid back resort to the south of town.

But there are lots of other places all around the Bay of Banderas. What resorts is your tour operator offering? If you give us a list of your options you are considering, it would be easier to help.

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6. Re: First timer in Mexico

A budget would help too as well as a priority list. The majority of luxurious resorts and longer beaches are north of PV. The most picturesque areas, IMHO, are south of PV. The best resorts for proximity to dining, shopping and clubs would be closer to or in the city core. There are AI options in all areas and in a wide price range. AI can vary greatly too in inclusions from basic to ultra AI. Basic would have three meals, a few snacks and open bar with house brands offered during limited hours. Ultra AI would have 24 hour food and beverage service of a high standard with many included activities and excursions often available.

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7. Re: First timer in Mexico

Since you haven't been to Mexico before, and especially PV, you'll be happy to know that PV has some very memorable dining. I know you said the AI's/hotels look amazing, but just keep in mind that they aren't the only place with good food, which of course depends on your budget.

Soooo anyway, I would suggest choosing an AI that is affordable with the idea of being able to also go to town for some meals. Part of the joy of dining in PV, is the atmosphere in many of the restaurants. You can get cosmopolitan Mexico, or everyday mom and pop Mexico restaurants....which are delightful and can have wonderful food.

If you want real quiet then south of PV would be a good choice. It's easy to get to town, is gorgeous, lush, and quiet. :-)

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8. Re: First timer in Mexico

KTG ... Your statement about not knowing anything about Mexico except what you have read here, shows what this great PV forum has to offer!

Wow! Four people have decided to spend two weeks of their life in PV, spend a good amount of money, and fly 12 hours (24 total) to a foreign country based on this forum. That is a great reward to the members of this forum who spend their personal time sharing their experiences, knowledge and love for PV.

Thank you for your kind words and have a great vacation (experience).

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