CasaMagna Marriot Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Review



I’ve just returned from a four day stay at the CasaMagna  Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa by Marriott.  A mid size hotel set right on the beach, and a mere 7 minutes drive from the airport.  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. Puerto Vallarta is paradise for those seeking beach time, warm weather, and days packed with spectacular adventure.


When we arrived at the Marriott we were ushered through a large open air lobby speckled with unique artwork to our seamless check in process. 


It was hard not to be distracted by the ocean scented air, and the beautiful mountain view around every corner.


This 4 Diamond luxury Puerto Vallarta resort features newly decorated guestrooms with luxurious bedding, contemporary bathrooms, and new decor with Mexican-inspired colors and patterns.  Our room was well laid out, welcoming and had a comfortable King size bed with a view of the ocean.


The suite was quite large and contained a seating area complete with a work space and couch.  We could adjust our own room temperature with ease, there were outlets that were easy to access on both sides of the bed, to charge our phones and laptops, and overall found the room on the 7th floor to be very quiet.PVRoom2


After a full day of in the sun and exploring, we also appreciated the flat screen TV with satellite reception,  and excellent wifi  signal which was quite strong all over the resort.  Wifi packages could be purchased at check in or from wireless device right from your room.  


The spacious balcony was the perfect place to enjoy this stunning view over the pool and ocean.



The room had ample closet space, enough hangers for two, and a large digital safe big enough for a small laptop, cellphones, wallets and your passports. 


The bathroom was quite large and well laid out with a separate powder room area. There was fantastic lighting and a large shower.  There was a small selection of shampoo and conditioner but I would also recommend bringing your own.

If you are traveling with children, families can be accommodated in one of the many adjoining suites. 

Our room at the CasaMagna Marriott was perfect for our four day stay, the only problem, four days was not long enough!!

Out front of the hotel the rough sandy beach was spotted with bright blue beach chairs and the occasional beach bed for those craving a siesta.

Sea Do’s were available for rent for the more adventurous types. 


We were thrilled with the beautiful clean infinity pool and swim up pool bar.  This was quite possibly the warmest  pool I have ever had the pleasure of swimming in while in the Caribbean.  There were plenty of lounge chairs, (no fighting for a place to sit) and there were an abundance of umbrellas for those in need of a little break from the hot Mexican sun.

Service around the pool was quick and friendly.  I highly recommend the Piña colada, oh and perhaps a Corona with lime! There was also a pool side lunch menu that we took full advantage of.  Do not miss the nacho chips and guacamole!


Make sure you take the time to catch a sunset, it will make you catch your breath as it sets over Banderas Bay.PVPoolSunset

My conclusion; the CasaMagna Marriot Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa is a great place to escape to, a solid value for the money, and a great place to start your next adventure with your family. 

Please come back next week when How To Survive Life In The Suburbs will feature; the four unique restaurants, The Ohtli Spa, and Kids Club for ages 4-12 all available at the CasaMagna Marriot Puerto Vallarta resort and Spa! 


  1. Lynda Cook says:

    All I can say is WOW!! looks like a little piece of heaven, if I had the money and wasn’t scared to go on a plane I think I would totally go there, your rooms were also amazing and I loved the pictures you took from the balcony, excellent shots, I don’t know how you could only stay there for four days, I would cry if I had to leave…lol Glad you and your hubby enjoyed yourselves and had an excellent time!!!

    • Stephanie says:

      Wow really does sum it up! I think this might be just the place to help one get over their fear of flying 🙂 (and really truly there are some amazing deals in the summer time) #justsaying 🙂

  2. That view! I don’t think I’ve actually stayed at a resort with a true ocean view and now you have me thinking I need to make it a priority, your pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for the review and can’t wait to hear more.

    • Stephanie says:

      The view was amazing! There is something kind of surreal about having both an ocean and mountain view, I recommend it! Can’t wait to tell you more, and in the meantime if you have any questions feel free to ask!

  3. such a beautiful location, love the pictures and review, I am jealous for sure

    • Stephanie says:

      So glad you enjoyed my review!! Not only was the location on the beach great, but the proximity to the airport was amazing too! I love landing at the airport and checking into my hotel a mere 10 minutes later!

  4. I wish I can go here!

  5. Gorgeous!!!!

  6. Brandee H says:

    Looks like a beautiful place!! So many pools! I was in Puerta Vallarta once but this outshines everything I remember!!

    • Stephanie says:

      My Hubby was in Puerto Vallarta YEARS ago and says it has changed so much! It is truly tourist centred now and there is so much to do!

  7. The pool looks huge! I haven’t ever taken my kids to Mexico, off to check it out.

    • Stephanie says:

      Not only was the pool huge, but it was so warm! I loved it and really wish I had more time to enjoy it! I haven’t taken my kids to Puerto Vallarta yet either, but after this trip it is on the list!

  8. Wow this looks amazing, i want to go 🙂

    • Stephanie says:

      There is really something for everyone in Puerto Vallarta and the Marriott Casa Magna was a perfect place to call home while we were away! Let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them!

  9. Looks so pretty in there & it look like you have the beach for yourself! Thanks for sharing photos of your trip =) #WW

    • Stephanie says:

      That sand was HOT! LOL I think it kept people closer to the pool and the pool bar 🙂 There was enough space that you could chat with other people if you wanted to or find a private spot all to yourself. Perfection!

  10. Oh my goodness that looks amazing! and so relaxing!

    • Stephanie says:

      It really was amazing and the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of touring. My only regret was that we didn’t have more time there!

  11. have always wanted to go to PV

  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Looks like a great place to visit and stay! Glad to hear that you have a great little getaway!

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you!! It was so great to get away with my Hubby, even though we were busy the entire time, it was amazing to be out and about and not always talking about the kids and the house! LOL I highly recommend a getaway to the Marriott Casa Magna with someone you love!

  13. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    id be living at the pools

  14. Hi Stephanie, What a grand resort, wow what a great place to vacation. Thanks for sharing over at Oh My Heartsie this week, I appreciate that. Im also following you on Twitter, FB and Pinterest. Hope to see you again!!!

    • Stephanie says:

      This was a great resort without being too big! Just perfect! Thanks for stopping by today, it’s great to see you!

  15. What a beautiful place. I wish I could be there.

  16. I wish I can travel and go here in the future!

  17. What a gorgeous resort! It looks like an amazing place to visit. 🙂

  18. Heidi C. says:

    What a gorgeous resort! You have me dreaming of Mexico now!

  19. wow, what a beautiful place!! Would love to check it out someday….

  20. the pools look amazing

  21. Astro Pham says:

    It looks amazing but college life will never let me have this break xD

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    The place you stayed looks remarkable!

  23. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Beautiful is a word that sums up this resort I believe, love the photos. Nice to be able to take a getaway from every day life in such a beautiful place. 🙂


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