CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta by Marriott Dining & Play

Located in the beautiful Marina Vallarta neighbourhood of Puerto Vallarta, the CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa offers four world class dining options, a bar and deli, and a long list of luxury amenities.  Dining options abound and guests are invited to take advantage of either a  European plan or an all inclusive option, both allowing for the opportunity to indulge at their many restaurants.

Los Mangos Deli

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner this is the perfect spot to pop in for a quick pastry, cafe mocha, or to grab a bottle of water or pop.  Need something sweet?  Trust me when I say you have to try the butter pecan ice cream!

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The Lobby Bar

With sweeping views of the ocean and just the slightest of breezes this might be the perfect place to stop for a little appetizer before dinner or just one more night cap before bed,

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Champions

Think burgers, club sandwiches, and amazing fries!  Not only does this restaurant feel like back home, but you can run in there to catch that big Hockey, Soccer, Boxing or Football game!  Those big screen TV’s are blasting out sporting events from all over the world!  I can’t tell you how many times we have been away and Hubby has been distressed because he can’t find “the game”. Not only can you find all the games at Champions, but you can find some friends to watch it with too!  Brilliant! IMG_2210

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LaEstancia

Offering a beautiful atmosphere meshing old world Mexican charm with cool contemporary style. Excellent Mexican cuisine and prime steaks.

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Mikado

Serving up Japanese food tableside! Open for dinner, this Japanese restaurant offers a wide variety of sushi, teppanyaki bbq, and Thai cuisine. 

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Las Casitas

Specializing in seafood this pool/beach-side restaurant offers alfresco dining with fresh seafood and salads, grill specialties and tropical drinks.  It was our favourite place to catch a bite to eat!  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

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Had I been travelling with my girls, aka the super picky eaters in my house, they would have had no difficulty in finding something to eat on each and every menu at the CasaMagna Marriott.  We were impressed with the quality of food, presentations were beautiful, and the service was always warm and welcoming.  I would not hesitate to recommend any of these restaurants.  

Kids Club

IMG_2225– Catering to the 4-12 year old set, the Kids Club is open daily and offers supervised care with organized activities from a caring and enthusiastic staff.  There are tonnes of crafts, board games, and pool time offered in their own dedicated pool.  A great way for the kids to blow off some energy while providing Mom and Dad a couple of hours of alone time, or maybe an appointment at the Spa!

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There is also a separate Pottery Painting Program, where for $8.00 a local craftsman will teach your child, or yourself, how to paint "Mexican" barro-clay pottery items!  Lots of fun and a great way to escape the sun for an hour! 

Ohtli Spa

The largest full service spa in Puerto Vallarta, my only regret, I didn’t have time to try it out for myself!

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Gym

Featuring the latest in cardio and weight training equipment the gym was clean and well used, just not by me!

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Our stay at the CasaMagna was everything we could have hoped for.  Staff were warm, welcoming and friendly.  The amenities met our needs, and the special services offered at the Spa are perfect for the traveller looking to indulge while on vacation.  Thanks to the Marriott for their hospitality, we are already looking forward to our next vacation!

*Link to review of CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Accommodations.

*Disclosure: Thanks to Marriott Resorts and #PVpresstrip for paying for my travel expenses to accommodate this review.  As always, all thoughts, statements and opinions are my own.



Comments

  1. oh wow…looks amazing…kids club especially….
    oh and i could go for a day at the spa…ha

  2. This looks like the perfect place for a romantic couple OR family vacation! I LOVE the idea of the Kid”s Club….oh to have had that amenity when we were travelling with our young children. We love going to PV and will certainly put the CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta by Marriott at the top of our list for our next trip!!

    • Stephanie says:

      The ladies working in the Kids Club were so enthusiastic and to have their own pool! Fantastic!
      Glad to hear you will be putting CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta on the top of your list for your next trip. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

  3. Looks like you had a fun time there!

  4. wow love that spa room

  5. This really is a great place for a family. The staff is so friendly, but I thought everyone in puerto Vallarta was wonderful. I could spend a week here with my family knowing we’d have a wonderful visit.

  6. Michelle says:

    I LOVE to hear from real people about the food at the on site restaurants, it can feel like such a gamble when you choose your resort! Thanks for the review!

    • Stephanie says:

      You’re welcome! And I can admit to having a bit of a sensitive stomach. I ate here all week and did not have ANY trouble the entire time! I would not hesitate to take my children.

  7. MrDisco says:

    LaEstancia looks lovely

  8. That pottery painting program sounds wonderful. Just back from vacation–is it too early to go again?? haha

    • Stephanie says:

      It is never too early to start planning your next vacation.
      It’s kind of my mantra!

  9. Maggie C says:

    Such beautiful resort! Very different from the main chains!

    • Stephanie says:

      And we found the resort to be a nice size. Big enough that there was lots to do, and not too big that you felt lost!

  10. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Everything looks and sounds great there! Always nice to have lots to choose from for food when away on holidays especially if there are picky eaters!

  11. Melinda says:

    Wow look at all the services they provide. I’m so jealous. Definitely the place to be!

  12. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    looks great, massages nice, id probably skip over the gym lol

  13. Karen E. HIll says:

    Looks like a great place to stay although anywhere in Mexico would be a great place to me

  14. Looks awesome ,love the kids club

  15. Anne Taylor says:

    Gah!! This hotel looks amazing! I’d love to learn to pain pottery by a local craftsperson!

    • Stephanie says:

      I’d love to see my DD12 paint pottery with a local too! What a unique program!
      I’d say I would like to try but this girl cannot paint a thing! LOL

  16. Lynda Cook says:

    It was great that you had lots of choices to eat, and I love the kids area that is so cool to give the parents a rest from the kids, well it certainly looked like you had a lot of fun while you were there

  17. Sharlene says:

    I’ve never been – looks amazing!

  18. Looks like there is something for everyone and the spa would be a perfect place to relax! 🙂

  19. All the restaurants sounds amazing and I love the variety too. There is something for everyone regardless of age!

    • Stephanie says:

      Having a Restaurant choice is so important, especially when travelling with your family!

  20. looks amazing!

  21. MrDisco says:

    that pool would be perfect for a humid day like today

  22. I wish I could go there, looks awesome.

  23. Doris H. says:

    Looks like an awesome place for a vacation!

  24. kristen visser says:

    oh how i need a vacation! absolutely beautiful!

  25. Vickie Cheung says:

    Look so much fun, need a vacation

  26. Angie Andrews says:

    This is the type of holiday I will need soon, I love the idea of the kids club and spending an hour or two relaxing at the spa or the beach without having to worry.

    • Stephanie says:

      An hour or two to recharge without the kids really does make a Mama happy! 🙂 I’m sure your kids would love some of the activities at the Kids Club.

  27. Looks like the perfect trip!

  28. Kristine Ewald says:

    Looks amazing, I really need a vacation and this makes me excited for the next one!

  29. Jay Miller says:

    Looks like an awesome trip! Some day…

  30. This looks really amazing!

  31. Debbie Bashford says:

    My friends went there last year and loved it

  32. Suzie M says:

    That Spa looks so nice could spend a day there

  33. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I would love to be able to get time off to travel.

    • Stephanie says:

      There is just never enough time to travel! One thing I love about Mexico is you can get 3 and 34 day trips!

  34. Lynda Cook says:

    The whole place looks amazing, I sure would love to dine at the Mikado

  35. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    Wow what a great review, sounds like fun.

  36. Thanks for the review!

  37. Darlene Schuller says:

    Great review! Looks like an awesome place to experience!! Love the piccies!

  38. Crystal Englot says:

    Oh my, oh my! Now this would be a dream vacation for me and my husband!

  39. Victoria Ess says:

    That full-service spa looks incredible!! I wish that you had a chance to go!

  40. Crystal Englot says:

    Can you take me with you next time!

  41. Vivian S says:

    Looks like a fun trip!

  42. Looks fabulous. Might consider for next time. Thanks for the helpful review!

    • Stephanie says:

      I hope you do consider the CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta for next time! Please do let me know if I can answer any questions!

  43. So pretty! Looks like a fantastic place to go.

  44. The kids club at this resort looks awesome, and would be the perfect place to drop them off while I head to the beautiful spa! Thanks for sharing!

  45. JaimeeM says:

    That hall looks so big! Would be an awesome place to go.

  46. Heidi C. says:

    What amazing amenities! I would love to take my family for a visit!

  47. Oh I want to go there now! I like that you said that there is a lot of food choices for picky eaters. I have two of those at my house also. I also like that they have the pottery program. That would be a lot of fun.

    • Stephanie says:

      Picky eaters need choices too right! LOL
      Lots for them and for the more adventurous eaters! And of course the pottery program is a ton of fun!

  48. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    The Ohtli Spa Would Be On My List For Sure! Looks So Relaxing!

  49. Karen E. HIll says:

    If it wasnt summer here I could be there!

    • Stephanie says:

      I didn’t know if I would enjoy Mexico in June and have to tell you I loved it! The hotel wasn’t as busy, flights aren’t as expensive and it was hot but not humid. It was fabulous!

  50. Looks like fun!

  51. Maggie C says:

    Sounds like an amazing time. Love the pix!

  52. Lee-Ann says:

    Enjoyed your review of this place. I’m not much of a spa person, but I could be tempted! 😉

  53. looks very nice!

  54. Suzie M says:

    so much to do & see great place

  55. ivy pluchinsky says:

    looks like a place somebody has to visit at least once

  56. Jeannie says:

    Great review and pictures. I really like how they have set up the playroom.

  57. Thanks for the review. Sounds like you had a fun time.

  58. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i really want to go here now after looking at these pictures

  59. Jennifer P. says:

    Ah, how nice this all sounds! The first thing I would do is drop the kids off at the kid’s club and head to the spa! 🙂

  60. Piroska says:

    What a fabulous looking place! I love the idea of the Kid’s Club, and especially the Pottery Painting Program. What a fun place!

  61. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    This looks like a great, relaxing place to visit.

  62. Looks like another cool place to vacation at!

  63. Debbie Bashford says:

    my friends just came back from there and they loved it

  64. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A great place to escaped to for a break, love the pottery idea that’s a novel way to entertain the kids and they’d love it I’m sure.