Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The property sits on a lush nature preserve less than 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta
  • The Pacific Ocean sits on one side, the Sierra Madre Mountains on the other
  • Rooms are great for families and have a terrace and living area; suites are even larger
  • An infinity pool pours down toward a private beach

100%
"Beautiful hotel. They tried to act like they were not familiar with the travel zoo perks like the $50 breakfast credit and $30 credit but once we pushed and showed them, they agreed to it."
Betty
Aug 16, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

This family-friendly luxury resort is "one of the region's top luxury options" and "a strong choice for both families and couples" (Oyster.com). The property sits just 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta but feels secluded and tranquil, spreading its 165 rooms and suites across an 85-acre oceanfront nature preserve with tropical gardens and palm trees.

Deluxe Rooms are spacious and include a walk-in closet and one king or two queen beds. All rooms also feature sweeping ocean views, flat-screen TVs and an open-air balcony with a hammock. Junior Suites have one King bed and nearly 1,000 square feet of space, including a separate living area plus a free-standing bathtub near the terrace so you can soak while overlooking the bay; upgrading to an Ultra Junior Suite gets you to a higher floor which means even better views.

The sprawling resort complex gently descends a hill toward a private beachfront (which is quite swimmable, unlike a number of other Vallarta destinations). Three pools including an infinity-edge pool sit along the patio, where beds, hammocks and lounge chairs are within range of an alfresco bar and lounge. Kids are well taken care of here -- there are tons of activities like cupcake decorating, face painting, bracelet making, origami classes and more. 

Dining options include the BocaDos steakhouse, which opens to a terrace where ocean views are framed by torches, while the Blanca Blue restaurant and lounge serves fine-dining Mexican cuisine. After 6 p.m., guests of Garza Blanca also have access to cocktails and stunning views at the rooftop bar at the 5-star Hotel Mousai. Don't worry about walking up and down the hills throughout the resort -- there's a trolley that regularly circulates throughout the property, getting guests where they need to go quickly and safely. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Butler service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Up to 2 children 12 and under eat free of charge when sharing parents’ room in All Inclusive Plan and using existing bedding (on request).

Restrictions apply for some dates during the year. Kids do not eat free on the following dates: Feb 14 - Feb 18, Nov. 23 - 27; Dec. 22 - Jan 3

Charge for each child: $109 (subject to tax) per night for Feb 14 - 18; $95 (subject to tax) per night for July, August and November dates and $132 (subject to tax) per night for Dec. 22 to Jan. 3. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Under the European Plan, children meals are not included.

Rates are based on double occupancy, extra person charges apply; will be charged per person, per night and in USD, subject to tax and added to your bill at the hotel.

European Plan:
Travel January 4 thru December 22; extra person is $94 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Travel December 23 thru January 3; extra person is $125 (subject to tax), per person, per night.

All Inclusive Plan:
Travel January 4 thru December 22; extra person charge is $214 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Travel December 23 thru January 3; extra person is $275  (subject to tax), per person, per night.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
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(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa – Puerto Vallarta (Villa Group) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel. They tried to act like they were not familiar with the travel zoo perks like the $50 breakfast credit and $30 credit but once we pushed and showed them, they agreed to it.
Other Comments
Staff was very pleasant. Tito who did the hikes was so great and so Manuel with his Ceviche class (or was it Miguel?).
Betty Aug 16, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was excellent!!!! The food was delicious as well. This is the nicest resort we have ever been to. We want to go back next year!
Patrice Feb 10, 2019 Coupeville, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff.
Simon Dec 22, 2018 Charter Township of Clinton, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location, views and grounds
Alissa Dec 07, 2018 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Everything
Pam Dec 03, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
service was fantastic. views were wonderful. great value for the travelzoo price.
Other Comments
would definitely go back.
heather Oct 05, 2018 Rocklin, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, always ready to meet your needs
Other Comments
The facilities were first class, with a very nice beach area
FAUSTO Jul 01, 2018 Mexico City, Mexico

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