Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta First Impressions

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I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive hotel nor have I been to Mexico in the winter so I didn’t know what to expect.  At 20,000 Hyatt points a night (transferred from Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Bold), the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is an amazing deal.  They definitely don’t skimp out on food or drink offerings as an all inclusive.  You can pretty much order any non-alcoholic or alcoholic drink you’d like and order anything off the menu at any time or go to the buffet at any time.

Puerto Vallarta has definitely exceeded my expectations.  Also, thanks Hyatt Diamond for the Penthouse 2-story Plunge Pool Suite upgrade :).  One unique and cool thing is you don’t give your credit card for incidentals because there are no incidentals, even the minibar is free.  I’m sitting on the balcony enjoying the ocean views and crashing waves while I write this.  I’ll write a full review later on, but here are some pictures to entertain.

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Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Awesome Views!

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Awesome Views!


9 comments for “Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta First Impressions

  1. Ang
    December 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Is it easy to get to/from the airport? What method of transportation did you guys use?

    • December 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Yes it’s very easy. Just used the authorized taxi and it cost $18.

  2. IL
    December 21, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Very nice! I’ve always wondered what an all inclusive resort would feel like. Is the 20k points for two people? Any way to use your diamond suite upgrades?

    • December 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      20K is for two people. I actually got a good AAA rate for $230 for two nights and points for another two nights. I’m using up all my Barclay points before cancelling the card. They let me keep my room even though I used suite upgrade for just two nights.

      • RG
        December 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm

        Looks great! My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Zilara in Montego Bay last year and loved it! We booked the family for 4 nights at the Ziva Los Cabos this summer. Rom, I was wondering if you can please give me some tips about the activities you did at the Andaz Papagayo? Considering booking a 4 nighter from socal with my wife and I’s annual free nights and points. Thanks – RG

  3. Nelson
    December 24, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Hi, Rom!

    I sat in front of you on the plane ride back to LA. Thanks for telling me about your website! I’m ready to learn more about travel hacking from all the experts like you 🙂

    Happy Holidays!


    • January 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Nice meeting you too, happy travel hacking!

  4. IL
    January 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Will you be writing a full trip report on this? =)

    Ash is interested and wants to learn about the activities and food.

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