A fabulous place to stay in Puerto Vallarta!
Posted Oct 31, 2016
Secrets Vallarta Bay was a great place to stay. It's only a few minutes' drive south of the airport and is right in the city of Puerto Vallarta (still right on the beach, of course). I really liked that it was in the city, because it allowed us to venture out off the resort on foot and explore the neighbourhood. I had asked one of the wait staff where the best tacos in town are, and he recommended a place within walking distance of the resort called, El Flako. (I remember the waiter spelling it "Flako", but it seems people on the Internet are spelling it "Flaco".) It's on the corner of Havre and Viena streets. We went three times, and the owner, Don Crispin, was super nice and absolutely fantastic to meet and talk to. He's a retired bartender that used to work at Secrets.
Now about the actual hotel:
The room was clean and the king-size bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. The duvet, pillows, and sheets were exquisite. The bathroom was quite luxurious with dual sinks, a large jetted tub, and a large separate shower with two different shower heads (one rainfall, one standard) on opposite ends of the shower area.
The food was quite good. Some items were only so-so, but others were fantastic. The Mexican restaurant, in particular, was great.
The resort itself isn't very large, but there are several pools and the beach area is very nice.
Secrets is the adults-only area of the resort, while Now Amber is for all ages. Guests of Secrets can visit both sides.