Just got back from a week's vacation in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We went with some friends to a charity auction for my wife's high school a few months ago, and together we submitted the winning bid for the trip. Someone who owns a timeshare there had donated their week.
The resort we stayed at was the Mayan Palace. The rooms we stayed in were in an older part of the resort, and badly needed updating. I think we were assigned these rooms because we were guests and not actual owners of the timeshare. The weather was very hot and humid and it rained almost every evening.
Our second day there, we agreed to attend a sales presentation for the time shares. We toured the resort and sat through 90 minutes of high pressure sales tactics before we were finally allowed to go. Throughout the presentation, we were told that they would try to move us to better rooms, and so we continued to listen with this result in mind. Of course, it never happened.
But, other than that, we had a good time. We did find a great little bar that overlooked the beach at the resort. The waitress there, Olivia, was extremely friendly and helpful, and we ended up relaxing there every evening.
I don't imagine I would ever return to Puerto Vallarta. It was nice to visit once, but not nice enough to return or to recommend to my friends as a vacation destination.
It is nice to be home...