Jenn & Lumberjack

Rancho Bandares Puerta Vallarta

Sunsets, Mountains & Sand is what PVR is all about! 

We stayed at Rancho Bandares in April.  It is a beautiful small resort.  The rooms are nice and great for traveling in a group.  We had a 3 bedroom suite and traveled as 3 couples which worked perfectly for us.  The suite had 3 bathrooms a kitchen and a living room.  The rooms are nice but a bit dated.  I can look past this because the hotel is just all out great!

For Instance- the pool is 4 tiered and each day it seems the kids at the resort took over the top tier while adults took over the middle 2 and kids were in the 3rd.  So it was a nice separation. The pool is a waterfall as well so it is very peaceful.

The food is amazing too.  The resort only has one Resturant but serves a completely different menu every day.  You can choose to have all inclusive or not but I think it is totally worth it because the food is seriously good.

They have a small spa which is very nice but not fancy at all.  The massages are very good though.  I had a massage in a hut over looking the beach which I would recommend.

The beach was beautiful and clean, you could walk for miles.  The water is not as clear as the Caribbean but the beauty of Puerta Vallarta is amazing.  You can see Mountains Ocean and Sand all at the same time.  And the Sunsets are Amazing!

Puerta Vallarta is actually a very large cove and Rancho Bandares is located on the Northern Side of the Cove in Punta De Mita.  Punta De Mita was a fun town to see  We took a boat to Islas Marietas which is just beautiful and worth seeing.

We also went to Sayulita.  Absolutely the best authentic Mexican town I have been too!  Cannot wait to go back. They have streets and streets of shops and each street ends at the beach.  Resturants line the beach and you can eat and watch surfers all day.  Absolutely a must place to visit!

Rancho Bandares is owned by Marival.

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  • Tara

    July 21, 2017 at 5:20

    This looks amazing!! I have explored much of Mexico outside of Cancun and Cabo. Ten years ago, I would have said Cabo was my favorite, sleepy Mexican town… but now, not so much!