Puerto Vallarta, the beach capital on Mexico’s west coast, has all the elements of a fabulous family getaway.
The beachfront town, with its historical city center, is packed with activities for families on the go. Miles of beachfront, wildlife, zipline adventures, cultural attractions and festive restaurants combine to put Puerto Vallarta in the top destinations for a multigenerational getaway.
One resort in particular is showing off a host of renovations. Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments (formerly the Buenaventura Grand Hotel) has a beachfront location, but it is also within walking distance to the vibrant and cultural energy of downtown and the malecon.
At the end of 2019, the resort wrapped a $2.1 million renovation. The first included the complete renovation of the Frutas y Flores and Sunset restaurants, and the addition of the Sky Bar, which is reserved for guests in premium accommodations.
The second phase, which just concluded, included the refurb of the 60 guest rooms in Tower C, which have been rebranded as Renovated Resort Room & Renovated Deluxe Ocean View. The rooms have a new color scheme, new lamps, USB charging ports, coffee maker and minibar. Bathrooms have upgraded marble and shower heads.
Families can take advantage of the recreation program, which includes beach volleyball, ping pong, beach soccer, kayak tours and cooking classes.
The upgraded kids club, open to kids ages 4 through 12, has a menu of activities, like soccer games, sandcastle building, arts and crafts, X-box and movies. There is no extra charge for the kids club, and it is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For an additional fee, parents can make use of the resort’s babysitting services, as well; day and night services are available. Registration is required.
And for adults who want some “me” time, the renovated spa has private booths for massages, including a separate area for couples’ massage. Beachfront treatments are also available. The gym has renovated equipment, as well as sessions available with a virtual trainer. Free yoga lessons are offered daily at 9 a.m. on the beach.
Throughout the resort, the renovations included updates to
the Shakti Spa; a pool that has been upgraded with new tiling; a new
snack hut on the beach; new beach furnishings, upgraded Wi-Fi throughout
the resort and a new activity center.
Rates for the Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments begin at $128 per night and include accommodation, food & beverage, 24-hour room service (a service fee per order applies), in-room minibar and regular theme nights.