The harbor.... nice boats!
On the 15th we were to meet Ray and Linda in the lobby of Paradise Village.. We packed and said good bye to cute little Hola Puerto Vallarta and took a bus to Paradise Village. We walked past the security gates and found the lobby. One little problem happened. The lobby had been changed from a wonderful huge lush tropical lobby area to another up the street. So we sat in one lobby and Ray and Linda sat at another. They were at least clever enough to get a margarita. We waited about 1/2 hour then David walked up street to try to find them I sat and worried then asked another guest if we were in the lobby. I was astonished when she said no.
sylvia and linda
A new one was built and was up the street. Yikes. I put my backpack on and carried David's case up the street. In about a block David came hurrying to me. He explained that there was a new lobby.... (Yeah.... old news to me...) and Ray and Linda were probably at the other one. We walked quickly to the lobby.... Amazingly, it was grander and more tropical and beautiful than the one we just left Ray and Linda were sitting with drinks talking and we hugged greetings..... So great to see them again! We registered and got our "resort" bracelets.
Although we were supposed to be at the "motel" part of the Paradise Village we got a room near the Lobby.. We were astonished at how wonderful it was.
View off of the balcony....
We took photographs. It had wonderful bamboo furniture with tropical print cushions...: it had two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, deck and bedroom. Linda and I walked over to the spa. I made an appointment for a massage the next morning. The spa was incredible: serene and cool. I wouldn't have minded staying there all afternoon.
We went out to the beach to have lunch at the bistro there. I had a fabulous hamburger. We went out to the palopo and sat watching the kids play in the waves. I bought a beach coverup for swim suits from a vendor. Several vendors came by carrying heavy blankets, cases of jewelry and clothing items.
Amazing double hibiscus... unusual double coloring
It's a hard life being a vendor. . They are not pushy and do not approach unless they are summoned. Linda had purchased a coverup from a lady the day before and called to her when she walked by. She had probably 20 coverups and 10 little girl dresses as well as a dozen or so ladies dresses. The weight must have been tremendous! Many people in Mexico work very,very hard. Linda and Ray's daughter Laura came down to the beach with her 3 year old.. while Linda and Laura talked, Olivia and I made sand castles. She was a very bright little girl. I told her she needed to show grandma the castle. Linda goes by "Nana" (I forgot that..
triple orange hibiscus
.) and Olivia went up to David and said "grandma, look at our sand castle." David didn't even blink... he admired it then looked at me like.. What??? And we realized the only person Olivia didn't know was david and when I said show grandma so she thought his name was grandma.... oh, how cute is that???? We sat out on the beach until sunset then we decided to go to a Brazilian Restaurant. They serve mosty meat but that sounded fun to us.
The Restaurant was in the mall of the Paradise village. We walked up the street about 6 blocks. As we walked we passed a small zoo and many beautiful flowers... The mall itself was awesome! It had a huge number of stores and restaurants as well as a grocery store and an internet center.
Red hibiscus tipped with orange...
... we stopped by the internet briefly then walked up to the restaurant. Their meat was some of the best I have ever had. They bring a huge slab of meat to your table and slice pieces off onto your plate. Prime rib, pork, barbeque meat, .... Amazing variety! My camera battery died and I only got a few photos.....
We went back to the rooms.... David and I looked around and truely regretted that we were only going to be there one night. What an absolutely fabulous room!
Nuevo Vallarta Hotels & Accommodations review
Paradise Village ~ Nuevo Vallarta
What can I say? Paradise Village was truly Paradise! It had a beatiful hotel, time shares and condominium resorts, spectacular beaches, championship… read entire review