much will a taxi from the airport to the penthouse cost me?
ride will cost you $25 [US Dollars] and it is a fixed price. Other taxi
trips within defined zones are governed by set rates established by
the City authorities. Should you wish to take a taxi to a restaurant
of your choice, do not let the taxi driver change your mind; many drivers
receive commissions for taking customers to selected restaurants. Most
importantly, never enter a taxi without agreeing with the driver
on the price of a trip, FIRST! You are not expected to tip the taxi
driver. The fare for trips within the Centro zone, which is downtown,
is only 25 pesos.
laundry facilities available in the building?
- a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, are located in your penthouse.
You will have to handle this chore youself because the maid doesn't
do laundry, dirty dishes - or windows!
do I get the keys for the penthouse and what do I do with them on departure?
you will be met at the airport by our Host who will escort you directly
to the Penthouse and provide you keys and helpful information. Should
you arrive by sea or road, you will pick up your keys from the One Beach
Street complex's front desk Reception. Upon departure you will return
them to the front desk Reception. Lost keys will incur a charge. See
there a telephone in the penthouse and can I call home to the USA?
there is telephone service in the unit and it is for local calls only.
Incoming long distance calls will be received, outgoing long distance
calls are blocked. For long distance please use your mobile 'phone or
calling card. Prepaid calling cards, beginning at 100 Pesos, are widely
available, especially at supermarkets, pharmacies and liquor stores.
International calls will cost you 15-18 Pesos a minute - local calls
5.50 Pesos per minute. More
amenities are available in the Playa del Sol complex?
are many indeeed: Swimming
pool and sun deck, Lido Beach Club, Gym, Spa, an Internet
Café and a Deli. Safety deposit boxes are available and the building
has 24 hour security. If you are not in the mood to make your own breakfast
you may have it, or a light lunch, in the Lido Beach Club. On the sun
deck or the beach, refreshments are provided by the Lido
Beach Club Bar. The penthouse amenities include TV with cable programming,
VCR and DVD player, air conditioning;
fully equipped kitchen includes blender,
coffee maker and toaster, washer and dryer, each bathroom
has a hair dryer available, maid service and telephone service, and,
tub overlooking the beach and bay. In addition to the building's
safety deposit boxes, there is a private safe within the Penthouse where
you may secure your passports, travel tickets, cash, et al. It is large
enough to accomodate a small laptop computer.
the penthouse wheelchair accessible?
unencumbered access for the handicapped is available from the parking
garage, directly to the elevator and up to the penthouse. As you may
may note from the photographs on the Arriving
page there are many steps in the front lobby that may be difficult,
or best not, to maneuver.
I have to do house cleaning during my stay?
if you are compulsive - otherwise there is maid service every other
day, or if requested, daily service is available. Maid service does
not include washing dishes or laundry.
I use U.S. Dollars for shopping or will I have to convert to Mexican
will find that good ol' US Dollars are widely accepted but it will definitely
help to have some Pesos in your purse or pocket. The exchange rate you
get for USD from street and beach vendors may not make you happy. The
best exchange rate is obtained by using your ATM card at a local bank.
Some ATM machines and Banks are noted on our interactive
detailed map of Viejo Vallarta. Many stores, vendors and
restaurants will refuse to accept torn, mutilated or even slightly damaged
paper currency, US or Mexican, so make sure your money is crisp and
whole. Foreign coinage is not accepted. A Currency
Converter is available for your convenience.
I reserve day excursions or special events like boat trips or tours?
are many ways to make these arrangements: through the conceirge in the
lobby or there are many agents within a few steps of One
Beach Street where you can peruse the countless offerings available.
Many operators also have online reservations. You will find a small
collection of these on our Links
page. Puerto Vallarta presents you with a tropical smorgasbord of Activities.
Things to do, from sleeping on the beach to ATV riding or zip lining
through the jungle, shower at the foot of a waterfall, horse riding
along the beach at sunset, swim with the dolphins, sail with pirate
rascals; day and night it's eye popping!.
about Montezuma's Revenge and the drinking water?
is largely an urban legend - the local water utility board has exceeded
the World Health Organization's standards for drinking water for fourteen
years, however, Playa del Sol has its own water filtration system for
the entire building, and, just to be doubly reassuring, the penthouse
has its own water filtration system on the refrigerator's drinking water
and ice maker dispenser. However, if you must slake your thirst in jungle
pools, you're on your own! Should you be a worry-wort, then you may
easily purchase Microdine to purify vegetables and salad greens.
like to roll around in the sun - are beach blankets or towels available?
You can create your very own Beach Blanket Babylon simply by using the
Resort's Towel Service. Please ask the conceirge at the front desk.
The Lido Beach Club directly on Playa de los Muertos also provides towel
service. Please do not remove towels from the penthouse. The Towel Service
provides larger and more appropriate towels for the beach.
penthouse looks great, but I like to soak in a hot tub after a strenuous
day hiking or water skiing - where is the nearest spa or hot tub?
complex has a spa. If you are too exhausted to drag yourself down to
the lobby, then you may prefer to use
the hot tub on the Master Bedroom's balcony.
Close at hand, private, and in more ways than one, you'll be above it