Barcelo Puerto Vallarta Resort Reviews
The Barcelo Puerto Vallarta resort is set against an inimitable backdrop of fabulous Mismaloya Bay, along a beachfront with over 1600 ft of light golden sand. The property is twelve minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and 35 minutes away from the airport.
For a bit of history and hollywood trivia...This hotel was built in 1989 on a large part of the sets used in 1963 to film "The Night of the Iguana", the film which shot Puerto Vallarta to fame, and sparked a torrid romance between Ava Gardner and Richard Burton. The hotel was bought by the Barcelo Resort chain in 2005 and underwent a 31 million dollar update and renovation. Barcelo Puerto Vallarta guests (For additional fees) can enjoy fine Mexican cooking at the Los Sets de la Noche de la Iguana Restaurant, located in what was once the hotel where Ava Gardner stayed in during filming; or at John Huston's Seafood Restaurant (better known as the Casa Huston), along with many other facilities created for the 19 sets where the famous movie was filmed.
The Barcelo Puerto Vallarta has just undergone another multi-million dollar upgrade. All of it's rooms have been updated and modernized. One of the most striking features of the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta is the gorgeous grounds.There is a great mix of sun and shade, fun and relaxing privacy for families found all around the main pool area.
The beach at the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta Resort surrounds a protective cove and marina. The beach is not too big and not too small, it's just right for families. It's probably one of the most private beaches found amongst the Puerto Vallarta resorts
If there are any down sides to this resort or considerations parents need to make it would be....
-The Barcelo Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by dense foliage. Depending on the time of season you visit, there can be mosquitos so pack some bug spray
-This resort sits all by itself. There is nothing else to do in the immediate area without a cab ride. This is definitely a vacation spot for families looking for a laid back vibe.