$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 24, 2014

Costa Sur Resort and Spa

3 stars
Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km 4.5, Puerto Vallarta, 48390
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
44 reviews
Just what we were looking for

I did some home work before my stay at Costa Sur and was not disappointed. The location is perfect,... See full review

  • 1 sunshine
  • Mar 13, 2014
Puerto Vallarta

Scenic and peaceful, small beach sometimes covered by waves. See full review

  • whale
  • Jan 31, 2014
All-suite Puerto Vallarta hotel captivates with ocean views, activities
Costa Sur Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta holds a prime position on Banderas Bay. Sitting on a natural lagoon, the 208-suite property enhances the feeling of paradise. Guests can go snorkeling, get a spa treatment or participate in the many daily activities hosted by the hotel. Tropical rooms take advantage of the Banderas Bay views via private balconies. If they so desire, visitors can relax in their rooms all day. There's even a kitchenette for cooking meals.
Highlights
  • Affordable all-suite Puerto Vallarta hotel in Old Town
  • Rooms with kitchenettes
  • Private lagoon for protected swimming
  • Daily programs, including margarita making and water aerobics
Location
Costa Sur Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta sits on gorgeous Banderas Bay, a 30-mile stretch of pristine coastline. The location positions guests in front of a unique sight from December to March: the breaching and leaping of humpback whales. The property, situated in historic Old Town, invites visitors to explore the sights, food and culture of this fishing village-turned-tourist-hot-spot. The Romantic Zone, a center for nightlife, is just 10 minutes away.
Rooms
Costa Sur Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta caters to extended-stay travelers who make full use of the in-room kitchenettes and balconies with ocean views. All 208 suites come with the essentials, including cable TV, safes and direct-dial international phone service. Tropical flair is a signature. Expect bright room colors such as yellow, blue, green and red coordinating with floral prints and island furniture.
Features
An action-fueled day awaits at Costa Sur Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, which hosts activities such as Spanish lessons, water aerobics and margarita making. Two pools are natural draws, but the real showpiece is the natural lagoon in front of the resort, where kids can swim safely. An on-site spa and fitness center beckon with refreshing treatments and state-of-the-art equipment.
Dining
Guests at Costa Sur Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta savor ocean views from the La Cascada restaurant, or sip cocktails at the two on-site bars.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (6.8 mi/11 km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Bay of Banderas (7.9 mi/12.8 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet center

Hotel Map

20.5729 -105.2494
Area served
Puerto Vallarta.
Nearby airports
Puerto Vallarta International Airport - 6 miles (PVR).
Area description
Placed in the exclusive Conchas Chinas Area, sorrounded by amazing natural beauties.

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Costa Sur Resort and Spa Rooms

One Bedroom Suite Ocean Front
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults / 2 Adults & 2 Children, 1 Queen size bed in separate bedroom, sofa bed, Full bathroom, Private terrace, Cable TV, Direct dial international phone service, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchenette & Safety deposit box.
Studio Ocean Front
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults / 2 Adults & 2 Children, 1 King Size bed and a new full-size Sofa Bed, Air Conditioning, Balcony, Private bath with shower, In-room safe, Equipped Kitchenette, Microwave, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils, Direct dial telephone, 42" flat screen TVs, cable/satellite, IPod docking stations, Ceiling fan, iron and iron board.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Barefoot Bar
This is your oasis by the pool with great ocean views. Informal, barefoot dining at its best. Great cheeseburgers to fresh shrimp tempura tacos. From cold beer to the best margaritas. Open 10:00 am to 10:30 pm. Happy hour 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Sunset Terrace / Martini Lounge
Enjoy a gorgeous sunset view, and choose from our varied martinis menu and our Mediterranean style hors d'oeuvres. Open from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Cascada Restaurant
Enjoy beautiful ocean view outdoor dining. Extensive breakfast buffet. An international menu from a simple sandwich to a gourmet dinner. Excellent wine selection. Theme nights: Steak Out (Thursday), Mexican (Saturday) & Italian (Monday). Open from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (44)

Ratings and reviews for Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1 sunshine
Andover, MN
Mar 13, 2014

Just what we were looking for

I did some home work before my stay at Costa Sur and was not disappointed. The location is perfect, not too busy and an amazing view. The room, though a little dated was large and extremely comfortable. The staff were very helpful and available to assist with anything or any information that you needed. We loved the convenience of the bus stop right out side the hotel. All the peopls staying there were pleasant and in a "relax" atmosphere. We will return again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Overflow Wedding Guest
United States
Feb 19, 2014

Amazing view, everything else was blah

We stayed a few nights at Costa sur for a wedding. The view from our very large room was spectacular. We were underwhelmed by everything else. The room had a kitchen, but the pots were dirty. Breakfast came with our room, but it was eggs and bacon with no substitutions. The pool area didn't have enough chairs for everyone, mostly because the guests saved all the empty chairs and left. Also people were smoking cigarettes and cigars all over the crammed pool deck, so it was hard to get away from it all. They were also constantly running out of towels, with at least a 30 minute wait for a small batch of new ones that vanished immediately. The front desk staff were nice, but very slooooow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
whale
chicago
Jan 31, 2014

Puerto Vallarta

Scenic and peaceful, small beach sometimes covered by waves.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

from dec-mar. if you don't go whale watching in Banderas Bay your missing part of natural bueaty

Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stanley Adjabeng
Lewisville, TX
Jan 20, 2014

Good Hotel

We stayed at Costa Sur from Jan 10th – Jan 15th 2014 and we enjoyed our stay there. The hotel is an older hotel but very clean and I think the service is what wins customers over. For example when I first arrived, they already had a room assigned and checkin was quick. However, when I got into the room it smelled like smoke so I went back down and asked if they had a non-smoking room. They advised me that they did not really have smoking and non smoking rooms but they gave me the key to another room on the 13th floor to check it out and see if I liked that one better and if there was no smoke smell and then decide which one I wanted. The 13th floor room did not smell like smoke so I chose that one. The view was marvelous as you can see from the pictures. The lagoon was perfect for swimming and you did not need to worry about the waves sweeping you away into the open sea but you still got the feel of the ocean. You can see fishes in the lagoon and crabs on the rocks if you go near the rocks. They have snorkeling equipment, kayaks, boards etc if you need to rent at reasonable process. They have about three restaurants and had breakfast and dinner buffets most of the days. Their prices are a bit higher but it is comparable to what you will pay if you go down town for dinner. They also put on different shows during dinner. While we were there we had a band play one night for dinner and a Mexican theme dance another night. It was fun to see the effort the restaurant was doing to entertain the guests. Apart from the lagoon they also have two pools. One is a regular pool and the other a therapeutic pool that is warmer. Weather was nice when we were there and we saw three whales in the open sea while lounging by the pool. Overall Costa Sur is a decent place and location to stay. You can relax in your room or go down to the lagoon and relax by the beach or you can relax by one of their two pool. Costa Sur is not the Four Seasons by its look but its service is comparable to any service based hotel. If the building can be updated I think they can become a top notch hotel in Puerto Vallarta. If you are looking for a good hotel with very good service and nice attendants this is the place. At least that was my experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the square and walk around. It's nice and you can people watch.

Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorna7041
Collinsville, IL
Jan 13, 2014

Wonderful stay

Costa Sur was beautiful! The staff was great and so helpful especially Veronica and Erik. The only thing I would change is the main pool is sooooo cold that hardly anyone could stand to swim in it! There is another pool that is heated, but though there were signs posted that it was adult only, kids overran it every day, so it was difficult to enjoy. The buffet was ok, but a little pricey. Overall, I would recommend this resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Have one on them
Wisconsin
Jan 9, 2014

Older facility - they try harder

Great rooms. All oceanview rooms just delightful. Older Hotel with a 1980s feel. Staff is first class. The pool area is not huge but could always get a good spot and great service. Beach is small but check web site. We took bus into town and would cab to return. Puerto Vallarta Discovery gave us a great city tour. Jorge A was a fun tour guide with perspective on all of Puerto Vallarta

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

River Cafe good fancy place. Good Meixican wine. El Mole de Jovita - welcoming excellent food

Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mexico travelpros
BC
Dec 1, 2013

This hotel was great!

Great views, staff, location and food. We'd go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Taco Dave
Spokane, Washington
Nov 14, 2013

A great value for the location

My wife and I have been staying at Costa Sur for 12 years and have enjoyed our stay every time. All the rooms look out over the bay and are very clean. The staff is top notch and ready to see you have a good time. Fun for the whole family. We will be booking with them again next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

You can catch the bus right in front for a short trip to old town PV and just a short walk to the beaches

Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ania m
chicago
Mar 14, 2013

not to bad but not great either

The location of the hotel is great if you plan on staying there entire time. However, if you want to get to center where all the fun stuff are or even further where you take cruses you will have to take a bus or taxi every day. The staff were nice however some of them didnt speak english or simply didnt bother speak it seeing my husbend who is Hispanic. Guess what? I dont speak spanish...Food was ok...every night is a theme. When we decided to eat dinner that night at the hotel it was bbq night. My food was tottaly cold...it was better to stay there but eat somewhere else. The view from hotel room was amazing but bathroom was old and smelled like sewer...overall i would not recomended...most hotels in Puerto Vallarta has ocean view but this one needs update. It is old and little stinky...i would not go there again if i go back to Vallarta

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Costa Sur Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alberta Traveller
Alberta, Canada
Feb 19, 2013

Family Vacation

The hotel is beautiful and we enjoyed the pool and the lagoon out front. Three of our group did however get sick for a couple of days each which was not good. Only takes a short trip by bus to get into town. Personally I could have stayed a few extra days but maybe next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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