Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

Km 7.5 a Barra de Navidad | Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast 48390  [SEE MAP]Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All-inclusive packages available
Downtown Puerto Vallarta's shops and bars are not within walking distance

Located less than 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and removed from the area's bars, shops and other resorts, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa attracts travelers seeking seclusion. According to past visitors, the resort's grounds are lush and peaceful, especially around the infinity pool. The beach also gets its fair share of praise, though guests caution that the sand can be a bit rocky. To truly bask in the splendor of Garza Blanca, try an aromatherapy massage at Spa Imagine or a dip in one of the resort's Jacuzzis. As for dining, Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge, BocaDos STK and Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge earn high praise from past guests, who applaud the attentive staff and tasty dishes (which are covered by the property's optional all-inclusive room rates). Should you crave more variety, a plethora of dining options can be found nearby in Puerto Vallarta. Previous guests also raved about the guest rooms and suites, which feature flat-screen TVs and hammocks on private balconies or terraces that overlook the ocean.

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Location
Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 165 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Families

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Oyster.com

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Garza Blanca Preserve is one of the leading luxury options in the region, and stands out for its 165 massive, elegant rooms (all with ocean views), as well as its location on the lush, jungly private preserve that gives the resort its name.

Travel + Leisure

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Garza Blanca's ... hotel rooms and suites are some of the largest in Puerto Vallarta, all with dark wood furnishings, high-tech touches (iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs), and boldly colored accents such as bright orange pillows and turquoise bed throws.

Fodor's

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Hollywood celebrities have stayed at this new and award-winning resort when visiting Puerto Vallarta for vacation – and it's no surprise why. It's luxurious, nestled between the hills and the clean waters of southern Bahia de Banderas, and offers all the amenities and attention to detail you can think of.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2186 have reviewed the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2186 reviews 4.5 (based on 2186 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa feature contemporary furnishings with Mexican touches like tile floors and pops of color on linens and artwork. Every accommodation has a terrace or patio with a hammock and an ocean view. Standard room amenities include stocked wet bars, flat-screen satellite TVs and walk-in showers and closets. Suites offer separate soaking tubs and dual sinks. And in Honeymoon Suites, Three Bedroom Suites and Two Bedroom Panorama accommodations, guests will find outdoor Jacuzzis.
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $10 per day
  • Kitchens and in-unit laundry facilities available in all suites except Honeymoon and Junior Panorama suites

Standard room size633 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The 85-acre Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa can be found approximately 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Although restaurants and shops are not situated nearby, the resort sits alongside a beach. Travelers can also hail a taxi or hire a car to get around the area, and on-site rental car hires can be arranged through the property's concierge. A variety of bars, eateries and boutiques are located near El Malecón, which sits about 5 miles north.
  • About 10 miles south of Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • Optional all-inclusive food and beverage plan available
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Three restaurants are available at Garza Blanca. Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge serves international fare throughout the day, plus an extensive alcohol list that includes more than 100 brands of tequila and 2,300 bottles of wine. At BocaDos STK, guests can savor modern twists on steakhouse classics, plus raw dishes and small bites served in shot glasses. And for casual poolside snacks and cocktails, visitors can check out Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge. For travelers who opt for the property's all-inclusive food and beverage plan, all meals, drinks and room service orders are covered.
  • Dinner reservations recommended for Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge and BocaDos STK
  • Dress code enforced at both restaurants
  • Room service offered daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

A kids club is not offered at Garza Blanca, but the resort schedules a variety of free kid-friendly activities, including hikes, origami classes, treasure hunts and traditional Mexican arts and crafts projects. Children's tennis and water sports lessons are offered as well. Kid-friendly activities are available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Children ages 5 to 12 welcome to enjoy kids activities; children younger than 5 can participate with a parent
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Free water sports equipment includes kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

A fitness center with free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment is available at Garza Blanca. Additionally, the property offers a variety of complimentary fitness classes like yoga and stretching several times a week. Guided runs, walking tours and kayaking and paddleboarding excursions are free to participate in as well. And alongside the fitness center, guests can play tennis, squash or basketball on one of the resort's courts.
  • Live entertainment provided in fitness center from 6 to 8 p.m. on select days
  • Yoga room available in fitness center
  • Free tennis clinics and loaner equipment offered; private tennis lessons can be arranged for a fee
  • Kayaking and paddleboarding excursions take guests to Los Arcos Beach
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

A nearly 3,000-square-foot ballroom with modern chandeliers and red and gold decor is located on-site for business functions. For conferences, the space can accommodate up to 156 people. The room can also be divided into two smaller areas for more intimate affairs.
  • No on-site business center offered
  • Outdoor function spaces include two decks and a tented garden area

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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