April 20, 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

Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 7.5, 48326, 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 19 hours ago

This is literally my first online review and, no this isn't paid or fake. This was our first time to PVR and we brought our 7 yr old twins. Being our first time to the area, I wanted a resort which included at least 1 bedroom, kids activities, good food, pool and beach. This resort checked all those boxes. We were in a 2 bedroom, 3 bath HUGE suite with amazing views. There were around 4-5 kids activities each day which my kids loved. Please note that there is NO KIDS CLUB and the resort is in great need of one! However, Elena and Brianda were wonderful and made the week so special for my kids. Food was awesome (I'm pretty picky) and the pools were very nice but a bit warm. The beach was great because they have created a wall of sorts with rocks to minimize the waves and create a small bay to swim and snorkel in which made all the difference!!! There was an all inclusive option but we wanted to go into town because I've heard the food in PVR is great and that is indeed true. Taxis are pretty affordable into town and there's a bus stop right in front of the resort. Also please note this is a timeshare property so you will be hit up to participate in that.

aadelman36 - Boulder, Colorado

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We went to Garza Blanca over Christmas with our family of 12. Our rooms were so absolutely amazing! Fabulous huge rooms with living room and kitchen and a balcony that went around the living and master bedroom. We stayed in the towers. The food was wonderful and the wait staff was amazing! We are actually going back the middle of April just my husband and I. We had 5 kids with us and they loved it also. Just first class all the way!

mommychain - Oklahoma City, Ok

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful resort. From the service to the food and drinks, and the pools and views, I can't say enough good things about Garza Blanca. It exceeded my expectations. Definitely go with the all-inclusive option. You'll come out close to even if not better. The food at every restaurant was 5 star. Boca Dos Steak (get the filet or kobe) and Blanca Blue (do the breakfast buffet, catch of the day) were my favorite. Hiroshi at Hotel Mousai had a stunning view but the sushi was ok. The miso cod and dessert were awesome. Our favorite staff member was Jose Miguel at the pool. He made us feel like we were his favorite guests. I was never empty handed! Chips & dip, quesadilla and chocolate cake were on point. Also double pina coladas and the minty gin drink were delicious. The upper pool was more quiet with less kids and more spots available. I think they said the hot tub was open all night, but we stuck to our private hot tub at night. Our panoramic view from the room was stunning. The steam shower in the master was a luxurious way to start the morning. The hot tub on our deck was a great way to end the night. The hammock on our panoramic deck was a relaxing spot to read a book. I can go on and on. The advance hike was great! Parents shouldn't bring their little ones though. It was hard to watch the parents trying to make sure their kids were safe as we crossed some very steep, rocky obstacles. This is definitely more for teens and adults. The waterfall destination was a sweet spot to jump in and swim. There are fish and the water is super clear. Slightly cold, not bad though! If you're jumping off the cliff, take off your wedding rings or valuable jewelry. It's a common spot people lose these things, apparently. If you get seasick easily, avoid the kayaking or take Dramamine. It was a good workout and fun to snorkel. But there were a few people who got sick towards the end from all the waves. If you are looking for a good workout, hit up the gym at Hotel Mousai. So nice! It has everything you need + a gorgeous view of the ocean. We will be visiting again! Thank you!

Jenny A

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

The Garza staff was great. Always nice and very helpful when needed. The food was excellent. We especially liked the sushi restaurant! Blanca Blue does a great breakfast buffet along with great views of Los Arcos. We stayed in building four (up the hill). We always walked down to the beach via stairs but the trolley is a better option for the trip up. The rooms are amazing! Loved the huge deck and the hammock, great place for a late afternoon siesta after a day of fun and sun. The beach is pretty small with no waves for body surfing as they have a breaker protecting part of the beach. This is good for small children to be able to wade in as well as a good taking off point for kayaks and paddle boards. I paddled over to Los Arcos from the beach, 2 1/2 miles each way, it looks closer. It was a great paddle but I would recommend it in the morning while it is calm and also, when you get there all the tour groups have not arrived. We also really liked the pool up near buildings 4,5,6. a great infinite pool with good pool side service of drinks and food! The staff keeps the drinks coming! We were not a huge fan of the time share presentation. They ask you at check-in if you want to go through it, (they were not pushy, initially).they offer some add-ons if you decide to do it. Free internet was one of them. In my opinion the internet should be free at a resort of this caliber. We also got free transportation back to the Airport and 1/2 price massages. The time share presentation itself took about 2 hours, they get a little pushy towards the end. Even though it seemed like a good deal it was not something that was a good fit for my wife and I. In the end just stand up and say thank you and we are not in any way interested (unless of course you are). The Spa was amazing! My massage was the perfect ending after the long paddle that day. If you want a resort with night life this is not it. It is more of a relaxing and quite resort. You can head into town via taxi (bout 20 min) for all of the night life you want. Overall I would give this resort a thumbs up. Not cheap but worth the value.

stevenh0911 - Des Moines, Iowa

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a one bedroom suite in bldg 2 right on the ocean. Falling asleep to waves every night. Huge balcony. Fully outfitted kitchen (altho we never used it!) The trolley is fun (or you can easily walk up the man) and the views from BocaDos STK and Hirochi are unbeatable. Friendly staff everywhere except at checkin and checkout. Wonderful complimentary yoga class and waterfall hike (beware the hike says "intermediate" but I think it's truly advanced for many of us!) It's about 35 min outside of PV, and it is perfect for a non-spring break relaxing vacation. Strange thing is, they have plenty of bars, but no seating there (not even bar stools!) The downside is the push towards timeshare. They offer 15% discounts on wifi (no, the wifi is not included!) and on food and drink, which didn't affect us as we were all-inclusive. They offer a free breakfast or lunch and a 90 min 'tour'. Well, the breakfast alone took nearly 30 min and all we had was coffee. Then, they bring in the big guns and attempt to tag team the closing. Also, the checkin and checkout were slow, inefficient, and confused. Too bad, as they have a beautiful property.

J B - Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

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