family all-inclusive resort Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Each oversized suite in the family all-inclusive resort Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta features an awe-inspiring view, a spa- style bathroom and a private furnished balcony.

The serene tones and luxurious decors are calming while artfully placed art allows you to capture ocean views from all angles.

Choose from a variety of suites including the novel swim-up suites with private plunge pool.

Internet access in all suites. Awesome views all suites.

Check-out the furnishings here my dear! Is there any other way to do Puerto Vallarta? And have no fear our early booking rates are here!
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family all-inclusive resort Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

club suites and ocean view suites plus swim-up:

  • Rainfall showers and a soaking tub (the Hyatt makes you feel so good)
  • Designer toiletries, bathrobes & slippers (this Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive thinks of everything)
  • In-suite beer, soft drinks and snacks (the good life)
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone with voicemail (see if Aunt Mildred called then erase it so we can get down to the show tonight in the Hyatt Puerto Vallarta)
  • LCD Satellite TV with international programming for all your favorite channels don't miss a thing
  • DVD player to catch a good movie on this family all-inclusive vacation
  • Work Desk 
  • Laptop-sized electronic safety deposit box for your laptop in these secure all-inclusive lodgings
  • Alarm/clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Magnified makeup mirror
  • Spacious Closets with luggage rack
  • Iron and ironing board for that little crease
  • Stocked minibar take all you want. No extra cost in these all-inclusive lodgings.
  • Tea and coffee maker
  • Club suites have in addition to the above, Hyatt Club tower amenities as well as access to your own VIP refreshment center. Spacious balconies with a private hot tub (Jacuzzi) and magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Swim-up suites as well as the forementioned direct access to the lazy river from the pool-side terrace. Only adults allowed in this room


Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has a private beach, Las Estacas, that is surrounded by cliffs and the sound of crashing waves.
This all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta resort features accommodations with ocean views, eleven great unique restaurants, bars and lounges plus seasonal opportunities for whale watching.
The thrill of seeing this mamal stick its' head out of the water blowing a jet of spray in the air can be yours!2

family all-inclusive resort Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Led by the celebrity Chef Maximo Lopez1, the culinary team at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta endeavors to make every meal a feast for the senses.

From local Mexican traditional foods to Southeast Asian fusion cuisine, these internationally trained artists turn a global selection of ingredients into gastronomic delights that begin at breakfast and end only when you decide to call it a night.
There is 24 hour round-the-clock all-inclusive.
1 Don't know about you but we never heard of him.

This Hyatt Ziva on Las Estacas Beach is 3.5 km from Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and the main promenade, the Malecón.
The upscale, airy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemakers, and safes.
Upgraded rooms and suites add from amenities such as ocean view terraces, swim-up rooms (limited to guests over age 18), and suites with separate bedrooms and living areas, plus private plunge pools. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Amenities include 5 restaurants, bars and 7 pools including 5 infinity types, as well as an infinity hot tub and a gym. There's pool and beach butler service.
Now have a butler just like Batman!
Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth who played Bruce Wayne's valet Alfred at Wayne Manor can now be yours at the Hyatt Ziva.
Alfred knows that Bruce is secretly Batman and aids him.
Alfred knows you deserve this holiday and is there to help. His many skills ranging from knowledge of the area and installations in the Hyatt will make your vacation a special one.


family all-inclusive resort Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Tequila Sports Bar:
The ideal place to grab a cold one (beer), order a bite and pull up a barstool to watch the big game or small one. This sports bar invites fans of any team to cheer as loudly as they like.
A full bar, wide array of games (including darts, pool, checkers & chess) and lively atmosphere ensure all will have a good time each afternoon and evening.
Coffee Shop:
Open 24/7. Never closes.
From freshly ground coffee beans brewed into delicious cappuccino to thinly sliced meats stacked high on artisan breads in true deli fashion, this deli & coffee bar offers guests a place to indulge any craving 24 hours a day. Pastries, snacks and tempting desserts will also be offered.
Tortugas Bar:
Chilled coconut, iced paletas, micheladas and more will be served to the lucky guest with their toes in the sand and their heads in the clouds.
Sunset Bar:
Open throughout the afternoon, the Lobby Bar is a quick spot for guests to sample an expertly mixed cocktail, try a local beer or wine, or simply enjoy a soft drink and a few moments out of the sun.
Playa Bar:
Refreshment and relaxation are both in ample supply at the Pool Bar, where guests are invited to partake in beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic options at both a walk-up bar and via swim-up seating in the pool itself.

Comprehensive sports and wellness complex is a fitness center with cross-training equipment Pilates, Spinning & Yoga classes
The Children’s Club provides supervised activities for children 4 -12 years old plus there are Tween & teen activities in addition to Outdoor recreation like | Tennis | Beach volleyball | Water aerobics & basketball | Poolside entertainment |

view of pool at the Hyatt ZivaHere's another view of the pool at this all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta family resort.

The guy on the right is going back to the suite to go on-line and upload some photos to his Face.

The nice woman in the pool near the blue pool beach chairs is thinking how happy she is with the deal she got at CancunSteve.

The man with his back shown dressed in black is going back to that coffee shop for another delicious capachino. He works at the hotel and loves to speak with the guests in his limited English.
Don't forget that
Vita Mar Oceanfront Spa:
Hydrotherapy circuit, holistic spa services such as massage, facials, body wraps and salon services are available by reservation at an additional charge.
From simple mani-pedis and massages to elaborate hydrotherapy pools, the Vita Mar Spa offers everything you need to reach the ultimate level of relaxation. Between the scents, sights, sound and skills, you will unwind, distress and leave feeling rejuvenated. This world class spa features:



prices in USD per person per night based upon double occupancy 2016 - 2018
dates Garden View Suite Partial ocean suite Ocean view
Dec 23 15 - Jan 3 2016 430 440 460
Jan 4 - 31 16 375 385 410
feb 1 - apr 11 16 420 430 450
apr 12 - aug 21 16 300 310 330
aug 22 - oct 31 16 290 300 320
nov 1 - dec 20 16 330 340 360
dec 21 16- jan 3 17 470 480 510
jan 4 - 31 17 410 420 440
feb 1 - apr 11 17 460 470 490
apr 12 - aug 16 17 325 335 355
aug 17 - oct 31 17 300 310 330
nov 1 - 21 17 340 350 370
nov 22 - 25 17 420 430 450
nov 26 - dec 20 17 340 350 370
dec 21 17 - 2 jan 18 490 500 520
jan 3 - 31 jan 18 430 440 460
feb 1 - apr 11 jan 18 440 450 470
apr 12 - aug 16 18 340 350 370
aug 17 - oct 31 jan 18 310 320 340
nov 1 - 20 jan 18 360 370 390
nov 21 - 24 jan 18 440 450 470
nov 25 - dec 20 jan 18 360 370 390
Children under 2 free | from 3 to 12 price above x .4 | for single occupation x 1.6 | discount for 3rd and 4th person less 20% or price above x .8

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we also have OCEAN FRONT, CLUB SUITES, SWIM-UP, ONE BEDROOM SUITES, and PRESIDENTAL SUITES
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Blaze restaurant in the Hyatt Ziva PV Blaze
Open for breakfast as seen to the left with fresh juice, breakfast goodies you don't get back home like guacamole, plus lunch and dinner. Jucy cuts of beef, whole fish, fresh shrimp, calamari and more will be served up in a casual, oceanfront atmosphere that celebrates good times and great food.
Mexican specialties like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and tortas join standard breakfast fare to make each meal special. Casual dress code applies.
The Deli is open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week. Capuchinos and deli cuts to delight you here in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Food carts go all around the Hyatt Ziva offering snacks like tacos wherever you are. Come out, come out wherever you are; delicious hamburgers and the fresh fruit by far in Puerto Vallarta.

The father is asking the little girl, what will you do in the kids club today daughter?
She replies arts and crafts and things. While I'm there what will you be drinking at the pool bar?

Plus there's the
Casa Grande Restaurant
Open for dinner. Savor delicious cuisine from the Jalisco region of Mexico in this authentic restaurant.
Remember Jalisco is the state that proudly houses Puerto Vallarta.
Local ingredients and fresh meat, seafood & produce will be prepared in a wood-fire pit, grill and comal to create traditional dishes like Tortas Ahogadas, Birria, Pozole and many more. And in both the restaurant and its accompanying bar, a selection of Tequila and Mezcal will be offered to complement each meal. Casual elegant dress code applies.



And:
Pureza
Open for lunch and dinner, you will find tempting dishes drawn from the culinary traditions of both Vietnamese (Bánh canh is a noodle dish; quite good) and Thai chefs at this exotic venue. Both in the canopied dining area and at the adjoining bar, delights ranging from skewers and rice paper rolls (thin crust not real paper) to fresh papaya and Asian beers can be enjoyed in a relaxed and inviting space. Smart casual dress code applies.
Melanzane
Open for lunch and dinner. Offering two distinct experiences within one stunning setting, this trattoria style Italian restaurant will bring a taste of the old country to the shores of Puerto Vallarta. Up front, an antipasto bar and casual atmosphere mimic the feel of an Italian neighborhood eatery. In back, a more formal dining area opens for dinner to wrap guests in an intimate setting inspired by traditional Italian Ristorantes. Casual elegant dress code applies.
Vivaz Buffet
A wide variety of cuisines are served throughout the day in this diverse, delicious buffet style restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Food & Beverage Carts
Throughout the grounds, mobile food and beverage carts offer you the chance to sample snacks, treats and delicious cuisine wherever you’ve chosen to relax.
So wherever you are there's a snack for you and yours.
shopping in Puerto Vallarta:
Among the products you will find interesting are silver jewelry, blown glass objects, local pottery, sarapes, clothing, masks and other artisan products. Rosita likes those little ashtrays in the Walmart saying welcome to Vallarta made all the way around the world in the exotic Orient (China)
Puerto Vallarta also has a reputation as an art center, with many fine art galleries, something that sets it apart from most Mexican beach resort cities.
Macroplaza is in the hotel zone which was inaugurated at the end of 2009 with a Walmart supermarket, includes an Office Depot, Muebles América, a large movie complex (Cinemex) and dozens of smaller stores, restaurants and more in two floors. Av. Francisco Villa No. 1526 Col. Los Sauces, Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta's main flea market, the Mercado Municipal Río Cuale exists since the start of the XX Century, but really took off in the late 1970's. An architectural project of Alejandro Zohn built sometime between 1977 and 1979.
The corridors now house dozens of stalls with a wide selection of items, from local handcrafts, typical clothing and jewelry at very attractive prices, remember to haggle. In the past this market offered local produce too. On the second floor you'll find small eateries that offer local traditional Mexican food, lunch and dinner.

Puerto Vallarta is renowned for its pottery and ceramics, beautifully hand-blown glass. Talavera pottery is still made in the area using the same techniques employed by 16th Century Spanish potters.
No relation to the English potters enrolled in Harworts.

The Huichol Indians, native to the State of Nayarit which borders closely with Vallarta, produce stunningly colorful pictures made from naturally colored Indian yarns and dramatic beaded painted masks that are loaded with native ritual symbolism.
Great for your next Halloween party.

Galleries: Known for sustaining one of the strongest art communities in all of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has an impressive selection of fine galleries featuring quality original works.
Several dozen galleries get together to offer art walks every Wednesday from 6 to 10PM between November and April.
No one knows what they do May to October.
Most of the participating galleries serve complimentary cocktails during the art walks to get you drunk and buy paintings.
It's a very popular weekly event among the local expat residents.

Huchi Cuchi art (Huichol):
Puerto Vallarta offers the best selection of Huichol art in Mexico. Descendants of the Aztecs, the Huichol are one of the last remaining indigenous cultures in the world that has remained true to its traditions, customs, language, and habitat.
Think about it. When was the last time you got a WhatsAp from a Huichol?
Huichol art falls into two main categories: yarn paintings and beaded pieces. All other items you might find in Huichol art galleries are either ceremonial objects or items used in everyday life.
Example of Huichol art shown above.
The artist's mommy promised him an ice cream if he finished this picture in time for the gallery cocktail hour.

As mommy was wanting to get to the live music show in the theater of the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Good dancing music and rock often found in Vallarta.
Not like that noise in that Chiapas hotel called marimba. When this fool smacks wooden bars with sticks. Then there's the show. Pin the tail on the marimba musician.
mangos in the pool area at Hyatt Ziva The Hyatt Ziva Vallarta is perfect for family vacations as the staff is so happy.

Why is this waitress smiling?

She remembers this joke a guest told her:
Q: What is a ghost’s favorite fruit?
A: Boo-berries

The Hyatt Ziva offer a variety of water sports, as well as a Kid’s Club, golf*, and fun pool-side activities. Honeymooners and couples will also enjoy Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta's romantic rooms, tours, and evening entertainment.

* golf:

Can’t shake your slice? Join the slice club. Banana balls are one of the most prevalent and nagging swing flaws for some golfers. One of the most infuriating, too. Few shots are more deflating than stepping up to the tee and hitting a hard, looping slice into the trees.
Move back foot towards the ball. Square shoulders. Swing. Most important book the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with the good guys here.

The All Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Resort also has a fitness centre table games, bicycles, and more. In addition there is shopping in Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta, three nearby golf courses, tours and more.

In an area of ecological appeal in Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva rises as a beautiful vacation destination.
This escape, with its awesome beachfront setting, where tradition meets modern design; travelers marvel, mesmerized by this Puerto Vallarta hotel's opulence and inimitable views.
This one-of-a-kind resort will certainly please honeymooners, families and vacationers who recognize the great value of this all-inclusive resort.
Hyatt Ziva, situated on the beautiful beaches in the heart of Estacas Beach, with Superior Deluxe guest rooms, almost all with a spectacular ocean view, features




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2 The Puerto Vallarta Humpback Whales return from their summer feeding grounds along the Pacific coast heading past the Hyatt Ziva then out to the Sea of Cortez beginning in November of every year.
By the start of the official Puerto Vallarta whale watching season, December 8th, the population of Humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas in Puerto Vallarta all but guarantees multiple whale encounters on every holiday.
In fact the guide – Jonas – has seen whales and even lived in one!
Time of day does not affect the whales activity level:
We are often asked ‘What is the best time of the day for whale watching in Puerto Vallarta?’.
Do I know? They say one can encounter the whales of Puerto Vallarta with no correlation between time of day and a greater level of whale activity (like breaching, mating groups, mating displays, etc).
The only correlation found is that the day following a full moon the seas and the whales display lowered activity levels.
So if there's a full moon plan on doing the shows in the Hyatt Ziva's theaters.
The whales are known to sing their hearts out on full moon evenings, maybe this tires them out?!
They like that song Blue Moon
Seriously these humpbacks near the Hyatt Puerto Vallarta sing songs to each other.
Some are courtship rituals.
Singing marry me babe and we'll honeymoon here in the Hyatt Ziva. name the date
Sound travels faster in water than in air. So the whale's song is heard faster than if you yelled across the lobby to the bell boy wanna get these bagages; we just arrived here at this all-inclusive
Marine biologist Philip Clapham describes the song as probably the most complex in the animal kingdom; more so than One Direction or Five Seconds of Summer with retarded lyrics like I miss you, I miss you then dumb psuedo dark crap.

As you know whales are BIG.
The value of booking the Hyatt Puerto Vallarta with us is BIG too, but let's talk of whales:
The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth; it is larger than any of the dinosaurs or my mother-in-law.
The biggest recorded blue whale was a female in the ocean that was 30.5 meters long (more than 3.5 times the length of a double-decker bus and as long as a Boeing 737 jet plane) with an estimated weight of 144 tonnes (almost the same as 2,000 men or 3 mother-in-laws).
The tongue alone of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant and an the Miami Dolphins football team could stand on it!
The heart of a blue whale is about the size of a VW Beetle car and weighs up to 450kg. Yea, that baby got heart. The aorta, a major blood vessel for the heart, is big enough for a human child to crawl through. The brain is much larger than that of some US Presidents blaming Obama for the great Chicago fire, or the sinking of the Maine.


The elderly couple were scheduled to take a 9:12 AM train from Vienna to Budapest.
Seems simple enough.
They arrived with walker out in front at the train station in Vienna with plenty of time to spare to glance at obscene magazines.
Shortly after 9 they wobbled up to Platform 12, where the train to Budapest would arrive (they should have taken a flight to the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta they'd be better off).
A few minutes later squinting, they saw a train arrive at the platform, so hopped on and went searching for their seats. The old geizer saw a group seated in their exact seats.
However, the first sign there was something wrong was when the old hag noticed that their seats were not in a compartment as they were supposed to be.
The geizer thought maybe there was a last-minute change of trains or perhaps a case of alzheimers. Therefore, he proceeded to inquire to the group who was sitting in what he thought were their seats about the possibility that they might be in the wrong seats.
A nice English gentlemen acknowledged.
We began comparing our tickets to see what was wrong since the oldies were sure they had the same seats.
Then I saw that his departure time was 9:07 without even looking at his destination.
The geizer proceeded to inform him that it looked like he was in the wrong train.
He asked, This train is going to Prague, right? It seemed that the entire car responded, Yes!.
It was at this moment that the oldies but goodies realized that they were the ones on the wrong train.
The train had departed seconds before. There was nothing they could do to stop it or get out. A complete freak-out scene.
They informed the first train employee they saw (a sleezy attendant) about the situation. He did a great job containing himself from bursting into laughter and told them he would inform the conductor, who would be passing our seats soon.
Next time no hassles, we do the all-inclusive at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Looking up at the monitor above that the train’s final destination whiv=ch was indeed Prague and that its first stop was at a city called Belchville.
The train conductor informed us we had to get off in Belchville and take the next train back to Vienna. From there, we would have to be reaccommodated to Budapest.
There was no Wi-Fi on the train and my cell phone Internet was too slow to get anything to work, nor where there restrooms. I was so embarrased when the old geizer peed out the window. I hid. Never saw him before.
No sir, these trains ain't like the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with free WiFi in your suite and all public areas. And bathrooms with upscale amenities.
And plasma TV's with all the great shows.

Staying healthy when you travel, try to drink a lot of water and little alcohol, walk a lot, and avoid fatty food.
In an eat all you want family all-inclusive resort like Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta be careful at the buffets as the food is tempting so moderation is the message.

How can you learn about a culture and meet locals without speaking their language?
Signs are universal. A thumbs up for the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
A thumbs down for lying, criminal presidental candidates.
Moving the head left to right is a no; while up and down a yes. Except in Bulgaria where it's the opposite.
A smile goes far.
When Hilary swore to tell the whole lie and nothing but the lie everyone smiled.

How do you get around staying in a country longer than a tourist visa allows? We don't want to leave the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Simple; get an extention at the Mexican immigration offices in town.

Many credit cards have yearly fees. What can one do?
In an all-inclusive holiday pay one flat fee. Never need to reach for the card again. No need for cash or cards.
Many credit card companies will let you move to a no-fee version of the card if you call up.

Sharing awards.
Airlines commonly offer to let you share miles at an abusive cost, without making any attempt to notify you that this service is unnecessary in nearly all cases. For example, American offers to let you share AAdvantage miles for 1.25 cents each, plus a $20 transaction fee, while Delta’s price to transfer SkyMiles is 1 cent each plus a $30 transaction fee. In many cases it can be difficult to receive much more than one cent in value per Delta mile, so it’s clearly a bad deal to pay that much just to transfer your existing miles to another account.
And in a given time period their points expire.
Unlike CancunSteve where your frequent renter points NEVER expire frequent renters program.
So book again and again the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with us and keep getting points for free nights in addition to our early booking giving up to 55% off!!!
You know some families travel down to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with small babies in tow.
Let me tell you about one.
We travelled for the first time with our 8 month old daughter to the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, staying at this upscale all-inclusive for a full week.
About the Flight: We flew direct from Ottawa with Sunwing or Something. We upgraded to Elite Plus which gave us extra leg room, afforded us an extra 10 kg baggage allowance you know how airlines nickle and dime ya, and gave us priority check-in at the airport; good.
In my opinion these three perks were well worth the cost of the expensive upgrade. But my hubby didn't agree.
A lap infant takes up more room than I realized as my baby is fat, and we took full advantage of our extra baggage allowance.
Our flight was supposed to depart at 3:30pm but upon arrival at the airport we learned it was delayed 5 hours (give me a break!).
We checked our bags at the counter and took the baby back home for a proper nap before heading back.
Back at the airport, we went through security and then watched the departures monitor as our departure time inched forward a little.
Getting closer now to arrival in paradise at that Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Needless to say, the Little Miss or Mess was exhausted by the time we boarded.
Baby was overstimulated and fussy and therefore didn’t want to fall a sleep on the flight, despite it being way past her bedtime.
We thought of drugging it or hitting it over the head but refrained.
We were able to keep her fairly content by standing, sitting, bouncing, singing, pointing out new things, like the bull whip if she didn't behave.
We also brought a few small new toys for her to play with.
A Hilary Clinton doll if you push a button it lies.
They entertained her for only a short time, but I’m still glad we brought them.
We packed an arsenal of disinfectant wipes and wiped down everything within her reach as soon as we boarded (and boy did she reach!).
Little Miss or Little Mess finally passed out from sheer exhaustion at around the 3 1/2 hour mark and slept for about 45 mins, long enough so that when she woke up there wasn’t too much left of the flight.
The flight was anything but relaxing, but we hadn’t expected it to be with Little Mess along.
One thing I hadn’t planned on was not being allowed to breastfeed during take-off and landing to help with baby’s ears.
Plus it would have amused the male passengers.
I had counted on this, so I was surprised when they told me I had to hold her against me in the “burping” position. I suppose it makes sense.
The flight home was far less eventful. There was a 1 1/2 hour delay but they were able to shave some time off the flight itself so we only arrived home an hour late. Aside from the crying during take-off (and boy did she cry), Little Mess slept the whole way…on me. No pee breaks for Mommy, but it was worth it to have a quiet, sleeping baby. For that return flight, despite having paid for the seats with more leg room, I discovered a few empty rows near the back of the plane after take-off, so I went back and chose a row, lifted all the arm rests and cozzied up as best I could for the long haul. My husband checked on us now and then, and helped me with my meal so that the baby could keep sleeping. After all, happy baby, happy parents! Tip: I learned quickly to keep my seatbelt buckled at all times so as not to risk waking a sleeping baby when the seatbelt sign comes on and the flight attendants come around to make you buckle up!
All worth it to enjoy quality time at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta it was so funny when that whale put its' head out of the water. Little Mess screamed. She thought she would be lunch for the large water mamal.
We laughed so much!

At the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta coffee shop cafe, baby just couldn't get enough of the pastries.
Miss Mess couldn't enter the children's club and play beach volleyball as she was too little.
While we enjoyed some beach volleyball our maid watched Mess. God bless these friendly accomodating staff members at our all-inclusive resort.
Toward the end of the flight I moved back up to my seat in the 3rd row so that we could be first off the aircraft and avoid the line-up at customs.
I changed baby’s diaper once on the plane. I used the change table in the bathroom so the other passengers wouldn't throw up– doable but a bit of a challenge to fold down and disinfect one-handed while holding baby. If I were to do it again I’d have my good-for-nothing husband hold her while I set up/wiped down the change station, or potentially even use an empty row of seats if that were an option.
We plan to travel often with our little mess one so these purchases made sense for us.
For starters, we brought a car seat just in case we had to ride in anything other than a bus.
And a stroller with a hood.
Most travelers who arrive in Puerto Vallarta head directly for popular attractions like the Malecon, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Beach or even straight to the pool bar at their all-inclusive resort on the beach.
However, travelers can get a much more unique experience out of their stay in the area by venturing slightly off the beaten path. This selection of hidden gems offers a look at Puerto Vallarta as it once was, as an undiscovered yet extraordinarily beautiful fishing village framed on all sides by golden sands, verdant jungle, and majestic mountains connecting this enchanted land to the brilliant blue skies above.
Mismaloya may not be technically within city limits, although not too far from the lovely all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, but as the beach where destiny was permanently changed, it certainly warrants mention.
I loved it there. Having red snapper fish whole fried served by this adorable waitress overlooking the sea.
And around the bend women from the town washing their clothees in a river beating skirts and shirts with rocks in the water.
A wonderful local compliment to the sophisitication of the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Film buffs may recognize this still pristine playa from the classic movie Night of the Iguana, which led directly to the explosion in popularity for Puerto Vallarta as a vacation destination and the rapid development that made the city what it is today after director John Huston as well as several of the films stars made their full time homes in the area.
Who can blame them?
And you'll make yours here in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Despite this fame, Mismaloya maintains a distinctly intimate vibe that draws many more travelers than tourists. Its friendly sands are home to a network of waterfront dining options that specialize in delicious fresh caught seafood.
Do the red snapper!
There is a magnificent array of wildlife in the area from rare and beautiful birds to the resident iguanas that populate both the trees and the film that made them famous. More adventurous explorers can also reach a popular local cliff diving spot for a quick adrenaline rush.
Night of the Iguana was written by Tennessee Williams.
Starring Richard Burton and Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr one of the greats, and Sue Lyon.
An Episcopal minister played by Richard Burton is cracking up, after being ostracized by his congregation for having an inappropriate relationship with a very young Sunday school teacher. They should have left him alone.
He was a good egg.
Two years later, Shannon, now a tour guide for the bottom-of-the-barrel Texas company is taking a group of Baptist school teachers by bus to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The group's brittle leader is Miss Judith Fellowes (Grayson Hall), whose 17-year-old niece Charlotte Goodall (Sue Lyon) tries to seduce Shannon.
Lots of seduction back at the Hyatt Ziva with succulent dinners, lovely staff, and well appointed suites.
Fellowes accuses Shannon of trying to seduce Charlotte and declares that she will ruin him.
In a moment of despair, Shannon shanghais the bus and its occupants, then tries to prevent Fellowes from calling the boss by stranding the tour group at a cheap (and, he mistakenly thinks, phoneless) Costa Verde hotel in Mismaloya. Shannon assumes the hotel is still run by an old friend named Fred, but the man died recently, so the hotel is now run by Fred's widow, the bawdy and flamboyant Maxine Faulk (Ava Gardner).
At Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta phones call anywhere. And excellent WiFi is everywhere.
An added area of interest nearby is the Mama Lucia tequila factory, offering both tours and tastings to thirsty travelers.
Back in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta drink all you want. Eat all you can.
Mismaloya is also home to the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, a preserve built directly into the surrounding jungle that brings visitors into close contact with area wildlife.
Got a baboon there who looks like a president.
Mismaloya is an outstanding place for a day trip, and there are also other attractopms in the area so you can extend your stay in this alluring environment even further.
Getting to Mismaloya from the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is as simple as catching the orange bus line that departs from the corner of Basilio Badillo and Constitucion, directly outside the Oxxo convenience store. From there,
The bus will take passengers south down Highway 200, delivering them to their destination in Mismaloya in just under half an hour of scenic coastal riding.
Get the local flavor. Or have the gang at reception hail a cab.

Looking to enjoy a truly pristine slice of Puerto Vallarta, there is the paradise within paradise known as the Los Arcos Marine Park.
Inaccessible by land, (two if by sea) those wishing to experience its tropical confines must take a water taxi, which departs from the pier at Los Muertos Beach outside downtown Puerto Vallarta and transport passengers for less than $5.
Los Arcos is popular among visitors that enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving thanks to its network of caves, tunnels and reefs. It is also home to a number of fascinating avian species including penguins, pelicans and multiple species of parrot.
So if driving put plenty of windshield wiper fluid in the car.
Wildlife lovers also come to Los Arcos in droves during whale and dolphin migration season to observe these marine wonders in their natural habitat.
The whales won't eat you. Don't let that Jonah thing bother you.
This protected environment offers the chance to relax in a serenely sunny scene or nap in the shade of a palm tree undisturbed by the flocks of people that populate more well-known beaches in the area.
If youve ever wondered what it was like to spend an indulgent afternoon on your own private island, Los Arcos Marine Park is as close as you will ever get.
The whales are peaceful. They eat fish and ships. And chew blubber gum.
The Blue Whale is the largest known mammal that has ever lived, and the largest living animal, at up to 110 feet long and 150 tons. Wow! Bigger than my mother-in-law.
Due to their large size the sounds these whales make can be heard many miles away and are described as a combination of moans, howls and cries among other sounds which can go on for hours at a time. In fact whales that are miles apart can be heard creating the same sounds together in unison. Awesome!
Whale songs have been recorded but never became best sellers.
Maybe with some luck while at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta you may get a chance to hear and see some whales.
But don't be confused.
If you see a fat lady with mauve stretch pants and a wrist watch on her thumb it ain't no whale. It's my mother-in-law.

Yelapa is the southernmost point of the Banderas Bay, with its remote location lending to its exclusive nature.
The village is most readily accessible by boat, with water taxis leaving from Los Muertos Pier as well as other points in the area. Back to the pristine.
With crystal clear waters and secluded, shimmering sands. Yelapa is legendary for the quality of its snorkeling as well, with this area of the bay playing host to a colorful array of wildlife.
So much to see and do in the area of the Hyatt Ziva.

The Botanical Gardens may be one of the most underrated attractions of the city.
Here you'll find all of the beauty you can expect in a botanical garden but with lush jungle trails, amazing bird watching (bring an ambrella) and a river to swim in. Admission is $100 pesos and the garden is open Tuesday through to Sunday.
The gardens are a bit outside of the Old Town but are still accessible by bus (about 40 minutes from Hyatt Ziva Vallarta). You can take the bus from Aquacate and Carranza in Old Town at about $22 pesos each way.
There's a butterly festival, candelight dinners, flower shows, and a bird festival as well.

Huichol art is unique to the states of Jalisco where the Hyatt Ziva Vallarta is located, Nayarit and Durango.
It is very symbolic for the indigenous Huichol people and is commonly expressed through yarn paintings or intricate bead work. You'll find that some markets, shops or galleries in Vallarta have people demonstrating the art of Huichol so you can take a peak and learn about this important Mexican tradition.

If you're eager to experience a night out, Puerto Vallarta has no shortage of bars and clubs for tons of drinking and dancing.
Mind you at the hotel it is all-included in the all-inclusive package.
But to experience the local vibe, many places along the Malecon have great two for one drink specials, happy hour deals, and even free drinks for ladies.
You can get 1 litre of your favourite mixed drink in a styrofoam cup (follow the locals), swing over the Malecon at La Vaquita or simply enjoy the nightly food stalls lined up by the infamous Los Arcos.

FREE Voladores de Papantla. They are amazing. Seen them many times in various parts of Mexico.
They climb up this tall pole; put rope on their feet and spiral downward; flying outward as they descend to the ground head-first.
One member of the troupe,just sits still playing the flute.

Each evening, starting from 6pm, catch a free performance on the Malecon of the brave 'voladores de Papantla' as they spin around a 50 foot pole and perform a traditional flying ritual.
Mother-in-law don't join them as she'd bust the rope and break the pole.
little known things about PV:
Playa Los Muertos closeby the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has an old legend which states that centuries ago, pirates stormed this beach to loot and kill.
And sell Time Share.
The locals put up a good fight, and many pirates died on this beach, thus giving it its present name.
Years ago it was stinky pirate.
Today no pirates remain. In their place find an ocean front spa in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
European class spa with no new age razzamataz like Yoga, Ti Chi, nor Chow Mein.
Just great hydro treatments and soothing massages.
Today, many people talk about how skeletons were found when the first hotels were being constructed here.
Or an empty beer bottle.
Locals state that Los Muertos is as famous as Waikiki beach in Hawaii, however, ain't no Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta in Waikiki!

Did you know that Banderas Bay is one of the deepest bays in the world as well as being one of the largest? The bay is 42 kilometers across and 900 meters deep. So my sister-in-law can stand in the water and her head won't show.
Speaking of water, the kids will enjoy the water aerobics, and volleyball games here in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta is named after former state governor, Ignacio Vallarta.
His given name was José Luis Miguel Morris Ignacio Vallarta Ogazón de Papaya. But he shortened it, as when signing checks, he couldn't fit all that on the line.
Here in the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta you won't need your check book, nor credit cards as this all-inclusive haven includes food, drink, activities, taxes, tips, the whole nine yards.
The low flat price you paid includes it all right down to those upbeat Puerto Vallarta lodgings.
Vallarta graduated from the University of Guadalajara with a law degree in 1854 and became a buther's aprentice as there were few jobs around.
He was involved in the political struggle in Jalisco between liberalism or progresiveness, represented by Jalisco Governor Santos Degollado, and traditionalism or stupidity, represented by Bishop Pedro Espinosa of Guadalajara.
Ignacio became private secretary of Governor Degollado much better than chopping up meat. Ignacio and Degollado participated in the Constitutional Congress of 1856-57 as delegates for Jalisco.
Vallarta fought in the Reform War on the side of Benito Juárez, attending the convention that drafted the 1857 Constitution of Mexico. With separation of state and church.
Of course the church didn't dig this too much.
Ignacio was elected governor of his native state of Jalisco in 1871. During his governorship he was responsible for rebuilding the Government Palace, passage of the Public Education Law of 1874, free public education, and finishing work on the state penitentiary.
A nice jailhouse for the reactionary Bishop.
He declined re-election when his term ended in 1876.
In 1876 he was named Foreign Minister under Porfirio Díaz. In 1877 he was named President of the Supreme Court of Mexico, an office which he served concurrently with his role as Foreign Minister. He resigned from these positions in 1882, preferring to go back to the little butcher shop downtown.

Puerto Vallarta has featured as a backdrop for a number of big Hollywood productions. It’s true; the first of these was The Night of the Iguana (John Huston) which shot to fame in the 1960’s.
In fact this movie alone really put Puerto Vallarta on the map; it was where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor met and played out the bulk of their passionate romance.
Predator (1987) no one remembers, and Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) very fruty, and Limitless (2011) were also filmed here in Banderas Bay!

The state of Jalisco, in which you will find Puerto Vallarta, is the capital of Mariachi music; some people say it all began here. In any case, you will find some incredibly talented mariachi bands here in Puerto Vallarta; there’s even a child mariachi band! The child band hits many off-key notes and no one buys their CD's except grandma and Aunt Molly.
But this music really began in Guadalajara Jalisco which is far away from the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Welcome to the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, your playground on the Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta.

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We attended the nightly activities in Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta that included a circus, a Michael Jackson show, and other fun performances more
Super all inclusive resort on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico another
Great service, food and spirits in Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. The all-inclusive resort is family friendly, but has adult only space for those looking for a romantic experience. Two gourmet restaurants over the beach and two more gourmet restaurants in the main resort buildings. There are several other dining facilities. The service throughout the resort is friendly, attentive and efficient.
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This was my first time in an all inclusive resort.
I came here with my girl friend for 5 nights.
The bottom line is that it was an incredible trip in Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
The Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has 2 sections.
The first section is mainly for family with kids, the second section is for adults only.
We stayed at the adults only section. The rooms are huge, and include comfortable beds, a large TV, a safe, large bathroom and shower, a minibar, and a huge patio looking at the ocean.
The rooms are really amazing. It's probably the nicest room I've ever been in on a vacation.


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