Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa


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Travel to beautiful Puerto Vallarta and enjoy a stay at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa! This gorgeous resort, situated on Banderas Bay, boasts an all-inclusive paradise for adults and children, complete with gourmet dining, thrilling entertainment, and exciting activities!

Whether you're lounging on warm white sands or relaxing in an outdoor Jacuzzi, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa will have you reveling in a truly luxurious getaway. Pamper yourself at Spa Imagine, where you can enjoy luxurious spa treatments, a cold plunge pool, pressure massage shower, and more.

When it comes to dining, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa offers three delectable restaurants to feast at. Sample Authentic Mexican flavors with a modern flare at Blanca Blue, nosh on steaks, chicken, and seafood at Bocados STK, or grab light bites and cocktails at Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge.

Activities abound at this amazing tropical retreat! Adults and little ones can both enjoy a variety of fun things to do throughout the day, including kayaking, face painting, paddleboard lessons, bracelet making, origami classes, tequila tastings, and more!
HOTEL LOCATION
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa is located just 10 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta and 35 minutes away from the international airport. Conveniently located close to the quaint boardwalk and busy night life, while maintaining the privacy.
Address: Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Km 7.
Puerto Vallarta
JAL

MX
Local Phone: 52(322)-176-0700
HOTEL FACILITIES
Concierge
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzis.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Squash: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Unique one-of-a-kind location, 24 hour concierge services, security and front office, hospitality suites, lockers and showerslocated in the mezzanine, gym, pool concierge and butler services, chaise lounge & day beds, kayaks, paddle boards, infinity pool Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Total Rooms: 164
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
The hotel discourages Spring Break and multiple student reservations. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.
ROOM TYPES
THREE BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 bathrooms, 2 deep soaking tubs, sepaate showers, dual vanities, spacious closets, private wrap-around terrace with oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen. All Inclusive.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PENTHOUSE OCEAN FRONT
Features 3.5 bathrooms, 3 whirlpool tubs, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closets, private panoramic ocean view terrace, oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi. full size kitchen, living room and dining room area, butler service. All Inclusive.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DELUXE
Features 1 full bathroom with oversized tub, private balcony or terrace with ocean or jungle view, wet bar, entertainment center, premium television channels, oversized hammock, luxury toiletries, daily housekeeping. All Inclusive.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
ONE BEDROOM STE OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room area, 2 full bathrooms, 1 whirlpool tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private terrace with oversized hammock, full size gourmet kitchen, wet bar, breakfast bar. All Inclusive.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TWO BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 bathrooms, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, spacious closets, private wraparound terrace with oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TWO BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 full bathrooms, whirlpool tub, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private wrap-around terrace with oversized hammock, wet bar, full size kitchen. All Inclusive.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE PANORAMIC
Features one bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate shower, twin vanities, spaciious closets, private terrace with ocean view and oversized hammock, wet bar, premium television channels, luxury toiletries/linens, magnetic keys. All Inclusive.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
THREE BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 bathrooms, 2 deep soaking tubs, sepaate showers, dual vanities, spacious closets, private wrap-around terrace with oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
THREE BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 4 full bathrooms, 2 whirlpool tub, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private wrap-around terrace& oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen. All Inclusive
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
ULTRA TWO BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Featured with 3 bathrooms, dual vanities, spacious closets, private wraparound terrace with ocean views and oversized hammock, wet bar, granite top island, four-range gas stove and oven, ample dining area, stainless steel appliances, luxury toiletries.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Sofa
Telephone
Television
PENTHOUSE OCEAN FRONT
Features 3.5 bathrooms, 3 whirlpool tubs, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closets, private panoramic ocean view terrace, oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi. full size kitchen, living room and dining room area, butler service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
ULTRA THREE BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Featured with 2 king size and 2 queen size beds, 3 bathrooms, dual vanities, private wraparound terrace with ocean views and oversized hammock, wet bar, granite top island four-range gas stove and oven, entertainment center, luxury toiletries.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Sofa
Telephone
Television
DELUXE
Features 1 full bathroom with oversized tub, private balcony or terrace with ocean or jungle view, wet bar, entertainment center, premium television channels, oversized hammock, luxury toiletries, daily housekeeping.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
HONEYMOON SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Features one bathroom with whirlpool tub and dual vanities, separate shower, walk-in closet, outdoor Jacuzzi, air conditioning, private terrace with ocean view, wet bar, entertainment center, premium television channels, oversized hammock. All Inclusive.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
ONE BEDROOM STE OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room area, 2 full bathrooms, 1 whirlpool tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private terrace with oversized hammock, full size gourmet kitchen, wet bar, breakfast bar.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TWO BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 full bathrooms, whirlpool tub, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private wrap-around terrace with oversized hammock, wet bar, full size kitchen.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE PANORAMIC
Features one bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate shower, twin vanities, spaciious closets, private terrace with ocean view and oversized hammock, wet bar, premium television channels, luxury toiletries/linens, magnetic keys.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
THREE BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 4 full bathrooms, 2 whirlpool tub, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, walk-in closet, private wrap-around terrace & oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JULTRA JUNIOR SUITE PANORAMIC
Room size is 985 Sq. ft, twin vanities, spacious closets, private terrace with ocean view and oversized hammock, wet bar, flat screen TV, premium television channels multi-line telephone and voicemail, deposit box, luxury toiletries and linens.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Telephone
Television
TWO BEDROOM PANORAMIC
Features a double sofa bed in the living room, 3 bathrooms, deep soaking tub, separate showers, dual vanities, spacious closets, private wraparound terrace with oversized hammock, outdoor Jacuzzi, wet bar, full size kitchen. All Inclusive.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
HONEYMOON SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Features one bathroom with whirlpool tub and dual vanities, separate shower, walk-in closet, outdoor Jacuzzi, air conditioning, private terrace with ocean view, wet bar, entertainment center, premium television channels, oversized hammock.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa:
Blanca Blue Restaurant - Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, One of Vallarta's premiere dining venues, boasts breathtaking ocean views, a stylish lounge, a 230 label wine cellar and a selection of unique, dishes that will seduce the most passionate foodie. Offering wide range of cocktails
Hiroshi - Flamboyantly blending ingredients, textures and techniques found in Asian cuisine, Hiroshi is a zesty gourmet restaurant dedicated to the sophisticated culinary arts. Open to guests aged over 16 years old staying at Garza Blanca. Surcharges may apply.
Bocados Stk - Bites and meats reinvents the image of your classic steakhouse, creating a fresh new concept. Combining worldwide contemporary and unique flavors, the menu offers a blend of raw foods, small bites and the finest imported meats.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Kayaks, paddle boards, other activities.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Applicable Ages: 12 years and under.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
OK and possible security breach of their credit card system
MannyManyPenny,
Tue Dec 11 10:38:07 EST 2018
The Good: The hotel is nice in general, great environment, beautiful beach, and a lot of activities. The OK: Food is average, nothing special but nothing bad The Japanese restaurant was really really slow in serving food. Heard a couple of tables complaining when we sat down and they were furious on their way out. The majority (or half) of hotel properties are on a hill so it's not entirely handicap friendly and you will need to take a shuttle from the breach to your hotel building. The Bad: Ant problem in the hotel room. There was a complimentary chocolate dish in the room upon arrival. However, the chocolates had ants crawled all over. After we threw out the chocolate, ants still kept coming to the kitchen bar and the desk. For the entire trip I only used my credit card once at the the hotel. A few months later, my card got an unauthorized fraudulent charge at a gas station in Mexico.

AMAZING Resort!
JJboone, Asheville, North Carolina
Tue Dec 11 09:06:55 EST 2018
I love everything about this beautiful resort. This Feb. '19 will be our third visit. Fantastic setting, friendly staff, great selection of cuisine. You can do as much (kayak, snorkel, gym, basketball) or as little as you like (comfy beach/pool chairs everywhere). Can't recommend Garza Blanc highly enough!

Beautiful, Unique Resort
travelfun652, Wichita, Kansas
Sat Dec 08 08:27:35 EST 2018
We travel frequently and have been to Puerto Vallarta 15 times in the last 12 years. This was our first stay at the Garza Blanca, however. We were there for a week in early December. I will start with the great things about this resort. Their setting has to be one of the very best in the area with gorgeous expansive views of both the ocean and the shoreline of the entire bay. The grounds and pools are extraordinary and perfectly maintained. It is an extremely peaceful and quiet setting with no loud music around the pools and no organized activities there either. Instead, there are several excellent young musicians who provide live music around the upper pool and in the restaurants. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas around the pools and the lower pools even have chairs with facial sun shades! There are always enough towels and no towel cards are needed. The gym is located at the Mousai, a sister property on the hill. It has panoramic views, a very good variety of equipment, and is open 24 hours a day. The Garza also offers complimentary guided hikes, kayak trips to Los Arcos, and a bird-watching trip on the property. Without exception every single employee we encountered was very friendly, helpful, and well trained. We truly appreciated the superior service of the staff at BocaDos restaurant, especially Martin and Fabian Lopez. We also had the pleasure of meeting the Room Service Manager, Kirsten, who was extremely personable and helpful and is an employee any business would love to have. She is a true ambassador for the Garza and its owner. We also got to talk with the young man at the Mousai desk outside their entrance, Alex, who was very friendly, professional and helpful. Our ocean-VIEW room was beautiful, large, and comfortable with a huge bathroom (shower and tub) and a large balcony. We were in one of the two newer towers on the hill. (Book an ocean-FRONT room if you want ground level closer to the beach.) The 3 restaurants (Blanca Blue, BocaDos, and Hiroshi at the Mousai) are lovely, the food presentation is outstanding, and the food is generally good. When we were there, the Aquazul Beach Bar and Grill also served Italian food for dinner which we did not think was very good. But their lunch food was super delicious and could be ordered while at any of the pools. (Even with the AI plan, a ticket with all the food and beverages ordered must be signed after each meal and when leaving the pool area for anything consumed there.) Dinner reservations for our entire stay were easily made when we checked in. There were a few things that could be a problem for some guests, however. (1) There is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and you take a trolley to get to the rooms, gym, pool and restaurants on the hill. We watched people with canes and wheelchairs struggle to get on and off the trolleys and navigate the slanted walkways. Trolleys come by the designated stops about every 10-15 minutes. (2) If you are a beach lover, this is not the resort for you. It is very small and rocky and we only saw a handful of people in the ocean. Even though it was never windy, the ocean was never calm enough to snorkel while we were there. (3) The wonderful quiet atmosphere could also make this a poor choice for most preteens or teenagers. There is no entertainment staff or available games like at most Mexican resorts. (4) Many people complain about checking in and immediately being escorted to a "Welcome"person who is there to book tours and encourage you to attend a timeshare presentation. We simply told them we were not interested in tours of any kind and avoided it. (5) Our biggest surprise and disappointment, however, was when we checked in and were told we had not booked or paid for the All-inclusive package which was our understanding. I have booked 2-3 all-inclusive vacations a year for the last 12 years and have never had this happen. I knew the Garza offered both the AI and European Plan and still thought I had done it correctly. Needless to say, adding another $1200 to our vacation was not a good start. We met a couple who had the exact same thing happen to them and they had also used Expedia. I don't honestly know if this is an issue with the Garza or the Expedia website. I booked an AI vacation a year ago at this Garza for a family member, using Cheap Caribbean, and had no problems. Perhaps you either have to talk to an Expedia representative when booking with them or buy the plan when you check in for about $100 per person per day. I would also warn those who are interested in buying a membership there (timeshare) to find out what you will be charged for food. One couple said they were shocked to have to pay $150 per person per day for each one in their family of 5!! Suggestions: Private transportation is either the same price or cheaper than getting a cab at the airport and is much easier. We used Puerto Vallarta Tours, paid $30, and were very pleased with the driver and clean, air-conditioned car. At the end of our vacation the Garza called a taxi for us and it was $20 back to the airport. (It always costs more when leaving the airport than going back...some city tax issue.) Downtown PV is safe and clean and should not be missed with its beautiful Malecon and sculptures and sand art. There are great restaurants--we love PiPi's--, lovely art galleries, and lots of beautiful jewelry. By far our favorite place for jewelry is Seven Silver right on the main street (#538) facing the ocean; they have a turquoise awning. The owner always has good quality items, unique things you don't see everywhere else, and extremely reasonable prices. I have bought many things from him over the past years and all have worn well, even the least expensive items. (Many shops close for a siesta time from about 2-4; he is one that does.) It was a $10 cab fare to downtown and is about 15 minutes from the Garza. I think you can also take an orange bus right outside the resort to downtown for about 50 cents. We have been to 10 different locations in Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta is still our favorite!

Best part of the ocean in Puerto Vallarta
699hollyf, Mesquite, Texas
Tue Dec 04 23:12:20 EST 2018
I booked a last minute weekend trip to Garza Blanca for a beach getaway. I booked the all-inclusive option and was upgraded to an ocean-front suite at my arrival. The room was huge! I loved it had a washer and dryer(came in handy for wet shoes after the waterfall hike). The view from my room was also amazing whether inside laying in bed or hanging in hammock on the patio. I spent most my time at the beach, tons of beautiful rocks along the beach. The water could be rough at times so I would take caution if you aren’t a strong swimmer. There was a water rescue while I was there. The food at both Blanca Blue and Bocados STK was wonderful. The food is artfully presented. The drinks were also of high quality and every bartender ensured you received a perfect drink. The resort offers wonderful activities. I was able to hike to the waterfall. Wish I was there longer to do the kayak tour! You truly cannot go wrong here. Everyone is friendly and seem genuinely happy to serve you.

Garza Blanca Resort
Mark M,
Sun Dec 02 12:15:44 EST 2018
Multiple pools, snorkeling, kayaking, medium and harder hiking with security. Excellent service with all inclusive, shuttle up to towers runs constantly . Less than 10 minute walk to tower 4 and 5. Multiple very nice restaurants. 45 minute shuttle from airport. Roving wireless musicians. Nice beach with breakwater rocks with sea urchin crabs and other tropical fish.



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