May 16, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa is nestled against the deep blue Pacific waters of Los Arcos Marine Park, some of the best snorkeling grounds in Mexico. Garza Blanca is thoughtfully built into its natural surroundings – its pair of rock-anchored infinity pools are spectacular – and a calendar of guided expeditions offer easy opportunities to wander afield. If the sun’s rays get too intense, replenish with a facial using Natura Bissé products, a Barcelona cult favorite.

Harness the healing properties of Kundalini yoga in a meditative class by a lagoon. Grab a kayak and paddle through the craggy rock formations of Los Arcos. Swim among tropical fish. Revive onshore with a glass of fresh-squeezed passion fruit juice (or one blended with a vintage Avión Silver tequila). Dine on blackened blue fin tuna in adobo negro with apple compote and piquillo pepper sauce.

Location of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 7.5
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Nearest Airport: PVR

Amenities for Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 48 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa Services
  • WiFi
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • In-Room Amenities
  • CD Players
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Video Game System
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Cool Pools
  • Family
  • Food & Wine
  • Holiday
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 18 hours ago

Everything was perfect. The food is incredible (especially at Hiroshi's and at the Mossai rooftop pool). Service is incredible, very friendly staff. 3 pools, 2 with Jacuzzis, that are great fun. We took the all inclusive and we believe it's worth it as the prices in the restaurants are pretty expensive and there isn't anything else around the hotel. Best thing for sure is the hammock in the room's balcony, we never thought a hammock can be this comfortable, even for 2 people at the same time! Overall great experience, wouldn't change a thing :)

NoamHorenczyk - Giv'atayim, Israel

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

There are many nice things about this hotel but there were a series of service issues that dampened our enthusiasm. We did talk with management twice and they sent a bottle of champagne and strawberries, but they should have said they will do more to rectify these issues. The issues included: include ordering ice and not receiving it – not just once but twice and even after personally speaking with a manager who assured us that we would get ice, a wedding reception with music so loud that one couldn’t possibly sleep even with earplugs and that went until 11PM rather than ending at the “quiet hour” of 10PM, and the concierge who forgot to make our dinner reservation. A luxury resort shouldn’t have this many service issues.

K12345 - San Francisco

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in Garza Blanca in December 2016. This was truly a luxury hotel! Hotel/grounds: The hotel is made up of various buildings, the older ones are closer to the beach and the newer, more elegant buildings are further uphill. We stayed in a junior suit up the hill and loved it. The room was very large, and the balcony which overlooked the ocean was beautiful (we were on the 9th floor). Every night we purchased a fancy bottle of wine from a local store and watched the sun set from our balcony. Note: There is a road that separates the lobby from the buildings up the hill and in the morning (~9-10am) the noise from that road can be loud. There is a trolley that runs every 10 minutes or so between the buildings to take guests down to the main lobby. It was very useful. The route to walk down the hill is also nice as it goes through the grounds and guests can see a bit more of the property. We travelled in early December (before Christmas break) so the hotel was fairly, empty and there were no children around which was great! The last two days of our stay did overlapped with Christmas break so there were children splashing in the pools and making noise. There is an adults only building (the Musai), though it was more expensive. Food: We did not opt for the all-inclusive option because it was very expensive, we are not huge cocktail drinkers, and normally all-inclusive food is bad. We did eat one meal at each of the restaurants (except the steakhouse) during our stay, and the food each time was excellent!! Additionally, any drink that I ordered from the hotel restaurants or bars was made very well. I’d recommend the all-inclusive if you are a foodie, or will be eating/drinking a lot at the hotel. Pool/beach: Each building has its own infinity pool and each pool was beautiful. The Musai’s pool was the best but it is restricted to Musai guests. Since it was the low season, the staff let me use it in the morning while by boyfriend was at the gym even though we were not staying in that building. There is free coffee/tea/fresh juices at the pool bars in the morning too. The beach was not very nice unfortunately. It was very small which is great if you have children or if you want an exclusive beach, but it was also incredibly rocky due to the partial collapse of their retaining wall. I assume they will clean it up at some point. The sand was white which looked pretty. We drove to Sayulita and surrounding areas for beach fun. Surrounding areas: My boyfriend is Mexican so we rented a car and drove to surrounding areas to tour and dine. The downtown area wasn’t dangerous (however, we blended in with the locals so perhaps that’s why we received good deals and weren’t hassled). There were a lot of wonderful restaurants downtown that were clean and very tasty. The driving was a bit scary though because no one seemed to respect the traffic laws. There is a bus route that other guests used with ease. Miscellaneous: The time share presentation is much longer than 90min, however, I haggled enough that they gave us $75 USD, two free tickets to Islas Marietas, and free tickets to Cirque Du Soleil + candlelight dinner on a private island which was fantastic! The free kayaking excursion delivered by the hotel is also worthwhile! There was also a turtle release one evening but we were not available to attend.

CanMaple - Toronto, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The room and the pools were very nice. However the hotel did not honor the "free breakfast" deal offered on their website. We enjoyed are stay but the room only option does make you feel like an outsider.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from a week long stay at Garza Blanca with three young children and several family members. Pros- The views are amazing! The balconies are relaxing and the rooms are clean, spacious and modern. The staff is attentive, kind and sincere in their efforts and the food at the Japanese restaurant is on par with the best restaurants around. Cons- While the staff is kind and attentive , they lack training on the finer details. Restaurant service is slow, reservations are hard to come by despite seemingly tons of empty tables at any given time, pool service is also slow and chairs are hard to come by( although I have to state that the pool concierge was awesome and the staff for the kids activities really go the extra mile) wifi service is terrible. They charge $10.00 per device per day which in and of itself is a ripoff but worse yet the service is spotty and unreliable. You would never be able to rely on the wifi if needed for work. There is absolutely no nightlife at the resort and entertainment in general is lacking. While my children are young and the pool, beach and limited kids activities entertained them , children over the age of 10 would likely be bored after more than a couple days. Also the all inclusive plan while nice can get a bit repetitive as the menu selection at each restaurant is small and doesn't offer much variation. Room service menu is small and the food is often cold by the time it arrives. Room tips- the views from building four and five are amazing and the space is incredibly. We stayed in a panoramic suite in building 4 which had tons of space but if you have young children the oceanfront units are much closer to the kids pool, beachfront restaurant and activities. Overall Garza is a beautiful resort with truly luxurious rooms. The staff is kind and hard working, and the food overall is above average for hotel Food. With a bit of training and attention to detail the resort could become a complete five star experience.

Littlememe22 - California

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