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Old 10-05-2009, 02:53 PM
zoicca zoicca is offline
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Default 13 of Us Going To Puerto Vallarta

My family of 5 (kids aged 3,3, and 6) are going to Mexico with 2 other couples. Six adults and 7 kids in total.

One of our friends was able to get each couple a 2-Bedroom suite at a resort but the resort is not all-inclusive. It will have a kitchenette.

Any money saving tips? Tips in general? Do they have Costco or Walmart in Puerto Vallarta?

BTW, we went to an all-inclusive last year but this year we will have to fend for ourselves.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:40 PM
JanMcKend JanMcKend is offline
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Smile Travelling with kids 3 -9

If possible, stay at Riu Jalisco - amazing propety, amazing meals, fully stocked fridge in room plus unlimited liquor dispenser in room.

Kids program is so good that kids can't wait to go back.

Entertainment is top class

Friendls, clean and food is top quality to suit all tastes.

Beach is clean and beautiful - lots of pools - one with slides.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:32 PM
Pavese Pavese is offline
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Default Walmart is in Puerto Vallarta

Walmart there right near the port where the cruise ships doc and a Sam's club right nextdoor on the main road where plenty of taxis line up, $4 each way is the fare from the port .
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:16 PM
DiveSquire DiveSquire is offline
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Also there is Vallarta Adventures that you can book any tour through. DH and I went for our honeymoon for 2 weeks. We loved eating in the local restaurants, but beware which ones you eat in. Buy a travel book that gives specific information about the restaurants there, that way you know where you are eating is safe for the family.

Also, not through Vallarta Adventures but awesome tours is the zip lines and taking an evening dinner cruise on a Pirate ship named the Mirigalante. (sp?) Some brothers bought an old ship and restored it to full glory. It was a beautiful ship that sailed the bay while they put on a show and then fed us a good dinner.

Hope this works out well for you and your family.

PS another idea is to take one suitcase full of food that you know your family will eat that you are not sure you will find down there such as certain junk foods that they love to eat...then when you are ready to go home the empty suitcase has now become your souvenir suitcase.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:28 AM
Aisha20 Aisha20 is offline
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Vallarta has something for everyone. It is a tourist town but it is easy to get off the beaten path. You want a Miami like atmosphere it is there. You want real Mexican culture, it is there as well. Do your research.
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