CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa- Wish I was still there #PVPressTrip

It is hard to believe it has been over  a week since I woke to the beach and mountain view from my room at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.  Waking up every morning and smelling the ocean, hearing the birds outside and feeling relaxed is greatly missed.  I had four amazing days filled with adventure, amazing food and great people while I was in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  I am excited to share with you my trip and the things I did while there. Today I wanted to show you the beautiful room I stayed in and tell you a bit about the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.

My room



My room had everything I could need for my temporary home away from home. So much natural light with an amazing view of the pool, ocean and mountains off in the distance. The balcony had a small table with two chairs that was a perfect place to enjoy my morning coffee. The open air concept of the hotel made you feel like I was outside while walking to the elevator. When it rained at night the overflow ponds on the main level would fill up and there was mini water falls surrounded by tropical plants and wild life like lizards, turtles and birds. I truly felt like I was in paradise. 

My large room was equipped with a king size bed, love seat, desk, TV with remote and dresser. There also was an in room safe, alarm clock, coffee maker blow-dryer and iron in the room. These extras I appreciated having in the room to make my stay more comfortable. 


Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa proudly holds a spot as one of the Top 10 Resorts in Mexico’s Pacific Riviera according to Condé Nast Traveler. This 4 Diamond luxury Puerto Vallarta resort features newly decorated guestrooms with luxurious bedding, contemporary bathrooms, new decor with Mexican-inspired colors and patterns, four world-class restaurants, and exquisite updates to the banquet facilities and business meeting rooms. The CasaMagna Resort in Puerto Vallarta features the Ohtli Spa, the most spacious and luxurious full service resort spa in Puerto Vallarta. The kid’s club offers activities for kids ages 4-12. Golfers will enjoy easy access to the finest Puerto Vallarta golf courses. The resort’s sandy beach offers lounge chairs, umbrellas, sunshine and the perfect setting for a memorable destination wedding. From family-friendly fun to romantic getaways, the Marriott CasaMagna creates the ideal Puerto Vallarta vacation.

The large bathroom was beautiful.


Standing out on the balcony I had amazing views no matter where I looked. Looking over the ponds, plants, pool and out towards the beach was like nothing I had experienced before. It was peaceful and relaxing! 



If you love the beach, the pool or the shade like me this location has it all. There is a basketball area for your sporty family members, a poolside bar, a kids club with pool and a fitness center (towels provided). There are four restaurants on site and a bar in the lobby. There is also a coffee house and a variety of shops for your many needs or souveneirs.  The food on site was fabulous and the staff very friendly!

The Marriott Kids Club is offered to guests with children between the ages of 4 and 12. Lunch is provided and there are daily activities posted outside. This gives the grown ups some time to enjoy the spa or a date and other areas of the resort without the worry of watching over the children, especially near water. 

marriot8 kids

Onsite they have a turtle nursery for their Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Here they keep the sea turtle eggs safe that are found on the stretch of beach out front. The visitors can be part of the release process when they hatch after 45 days. Lucky for us the season just started and I had the chance to go out and look for some of these eggs. We were under the supervision of the sites biologist, sadly we came up empty handed. However to illustrate the program’s success in 2010, 1,080 nests were collected with 53,150 sea turtles released back into the sea. 

When I travel I have the attitude to do things I normally would not do, eat food I can not access every day and be somewhat adventurous. So while in Mexico I ate Mexican foods, and fresh sea food whenever possible. My first meal was Grilled Mahi Mahi at the Las Casitas restaurant. It was fresh and full of flavour! The perfect start to my foodie adventure 🙂 


As you can imagine I have so much to share with you. I had an amazing few days and loved every minute of it. The area was so pretty and full of history and culture. My most fave though was the people. The kindest most welcoming people you would ever meet. Even the the sun was out and at times it was humid, I came out barely sun-burnt. I would love to go back some day, this time with my family.

Have you ever been to Puerto Vallarta? I would love to her your thoughts. 

Happy travels! 



  1. massholemommy says

    Oh man, don't even ask me how jealous I am right now. That sounds like a trip of a lifetime!!

  2. I would LOVE to go to Puerto Vallarta one day, this room would be perfect
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  3. lizlampman says

    Wow Gorgeous! I love how clean and contemporary the rooms are! I have never been to Mexico, but would love to go. I had no idea there were Marriott's down there, it makes me feel better about going on a trip to Mexico knowing there is a chain of resorts/hotels that I can trust!
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  4. Wow what an amazing sounding place, I would definitely love to spend some time there 🙂 x
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  5. kay adeola says

    Wow this is a place i would love to visit.The view from you balcony is amazing.

  6. I've never been to Puerto Vallarta, however it's on my must visit list! CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa looks absolutely fabulous! I'd LOVE a bathroom like you had in your room, WOW! The photo of the Grilled Mahi Mahi is making me very hungry! Looks delicious!
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  7. dedezoomsalot900300623 says

    I've never traveled outside the US (at least, not that I can remember… I was 2 years old) and would love to go. The view from your room is spectacular! Thanks for sharing your experience. This one will go on my list of places to visit.
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  8. Your room is amazing, I wish I was there right now!

  9. WOW! That looks amazing. I went to PV in 1998. I would love to go back with my entire family.

  10. Wow, that looks amazing! We were in PV a couple years ago on a cruise trip and it was a fun city to visit, even just for a day. I'd love to go back. This sounds like a wonderful resort. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a breathtaking place to stay! The amenities seem to just go on and on!

  12. Looks like a gorgeous place to stay & relax! We are hoping to travel thsi summer to just take a break from daily life.

  13. What a beautiful experience! I did follow your tweets and I have to admit I was feeling a little jealous 🙂 but SO HAPPY for you at the same time. Sounds like somewhere I have to add to my daydream list.

  14. such a great balcony view! the sea turtle rescue would be awesome, that sounds really fun!
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  15. kristentoneycampbell says

    Oh, that looks so dreamy! I'm a huge fan of Marriott. We've stayed in them internationally, too, and have always loved them!

  16. touristmeetstravel says

    What a beautiful place and the food also looks delicious!
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  17. I wish I was there! I would love to swim in the pool!

  18. I have a rule when it comes to booking a hotel: they must have white bedding. It sounds silly, but white shows everything so I feel that if there is a smudge of dirt – it has to be cleaned.

    Cleanliness goes a long way with me, and The Casa Magna looks just like the resort I would book with. Great views, great food and a clean and fun atmosphere.
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  19. casavilorainteriors says

    those views from the room are great! I would enjoy a stay there

  20. I've never been to Mexico before, but oh my gosh, what a dreamy locale it seems to be. From the room to the amazing view…wow!
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  21. Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like you really had a fun time.
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  22. That looks like a beautiful place to stay! PV is on my list of places to visit!
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  23. ladymarielle says

    I've never stayed at the Marriot before but that is a dream of mine! Looks so amazing! I'd want to live there lol

  24. Jennifer Williams says

    What a beautiful place to stay, I want to go sit poolside and then relax to a nice meal. I love Marriott because they always go above and beyond for their guests.
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  25. I have never been but I would love to go. This resort/hotel does look amazing and looks like it has everything you need right down to excellent food!
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  26. amandamcmahon299783648 says

    Looks like a great dinner. We went to another place at Puerto Vallarta…that whole beach area is amazing, isn't it!

  27. Gorgeous room & resort area! Seems so relaxing, I'd totally go!
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  28. What a lovely location. I know you had a great time with Paula and Deanna. Hopefully I'll make it to PV one day with my family.
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  29. toughcookiemommy says

    This looks like a beautiful resort to visit. The sights are just lovely.

  30. That looks absolutely awesome. So pretty!
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  31. You wish you were still there…I wish I went there once! Hahaha! What an amazing place to visit!

  32. Looks like you had a fabulous vacation. If I was in your place, I would not want to come back either.
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  33. Judy C(Judy Cowan) says

    Wow that looks like a great resort and the room you had looks really nice! Would like to visit PV one day.

  34. Paula Schuck says

    I also enjoyed this spot very much. The marriott was lovely, clean and the service was exceptional. Plus, the food!
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